Joe Bruno on the Mob – Mob Wives – March 4th Show – Part 2


March 6, 2012


At the end of  Part 1 of VH1’s “Mob Wives” (the March 4th Edition), we saw our little lovebirds, Renee Graziano and Hector “Junior” Pagan, arguing in Renee’s living room, when Pagan, in a huff, storms out of the living room and bounds up the stairs, presumably to his (theirs?) bedroom.

At this point, the show was annoying me so much, I had to stop watching and record the rest.

But as your humble news correspondent, I have a job to do, and by golly, I’m going to do my job no matter how much it distresses, or depresses me. Plus, whenever I write anything on the show “Mob Wives,” my blog readership goes through the roof.

After all, like someone said in Godfather II, “I am not a communist.”

As  you may recall, as Junior climbs the steps away from Renee to avoid her hysterical rantings, Renee screams after him, “You’re running from the truth again! You’re real good at that!”

Cut to Renee in the studio addressing the audience.

Renee – “I just want to settle my mind and get to a place where I am happy. I’d give my life to just have a normal family. Even if I pull my hair all day long. I just want to be normal.”

Editor’s note: How could this woman ever lead a “normal life when her father is in prison and her ex-husband, is now a rat against her father and his pals, and is presently in the Witness Protection Program, practicing his little speech in court that will put  all the defendants in prison for a very long time?

Oh, I forgot, these episodes were shot before it was discovered Pagan was a canary, and anyone watching this show and not familiar with what has transpired since, will be none the wiser. Shame on VH1 and the producer of the show, Jennifer Graziano, Renee’s sister, for not issuing a disclaimer before the show, and after every commercial, setting the record straight. The plain truth is, all these shows that portray Renee and Junior Pagan as getting back together are a bold-faced lie. Renee may have been sincere, but Pagan was lying through his teeth. Maybe he needed the money.

In any event, I will continue……

Fade in: Back to the living room, with Renee and Pagan discussing their past, present, and future lives.

Pagan – referring to their meeting with a marriage counselor. “I think the way it should have been was to work from here on in, and not look back into the past.”

I have to stop right here for a moment. This guy is talking to the Feds, wearing a wire on his friends and his ex-father-in-law, so that he can avoid big time in jail. Of course he’s “working from here on in,” but for only himself, and damn everybody else.

But I digress.

Cut to: Renee  — in the studio — to the audience – “I think Junior’s upbringing made it very hard for him to express himself, but we are trying to make it work.”

Wrong Renee. The last thing on Pagan’s mind is his relationship with you. He’s too busy trying to figure out if the wire he is wearing for the Feds is making him look fat.

We continue……

Fade in: Back to the living room.

Renee to Pagan – “I know everything is not going to be a bed of roses, but I just want to settle my friendships, and settle my marriage and just be happy.”

Pagan to Renee, with a straight face – “It might make us closer.”

Renee (radiant) “That’s why I love you. I just want you to help me.”

Pagan – (scoffs) “Help you? I can’t even help myself.”

Editor’s note:  I think it’s sure as spit that Pagan’s helping himself pretty good by talking to the Feds.

Renee to Junior – “That’s why I’m here. You have me for that.”

Junior just smiles, like he’s thinking, “If she only knew.”

Cut to: Renee back in the studio –  to the audience. “I know that Junior and I will somehow get back together. I’ve always been in love with him and he’ll always be in love with me.”

Talk about delusional.

Cut to: The living room  — Renee to Pagan – “I need a hug.”

She gets up from her chairs, hugs Pagan, and kisses him on the forehead.

Renee to Pagan – “I love you so much.”

I immediately lose my lunch.

As a bit of comic relief, Renee and Pagan show up at a Halloween party thrown in a chic restaurant by one of the other mob wives. They are dressed in identical orange prison jump suits, with serial numbers on the front, and “Department of Correction” on the back. Also at the party is Karen Gravano, dressed as a “naughty nurse.”

That’s all I’m going to say about that.

Cut to: A festive party in a tony restaurant:  A well-dressed middle-aged man is having a great time and entertaining all the girls. He’s dancing; the girls are dancing. Life is wonderful.

Cut to: A burley man whispers something in Pagan’s ears. Pagan looks like he just swallowed spoiled milk.

Cut to: Renee back in the studio —  to the audience – “Something strange is definitely going on with Junior. He’s acting so strange and paranoid. I’ve seen that look on his face before and it always ends up bad.”

It turns out that the guy having a great time at the party is a cop. And Pagan just hates cops. It’s the FBI, Pagan’s in love with.

The  camera pans to the exit of the restaurant. We see their backs, as Pagan and Renee storm out of the party.

Fade out: Over and Out.

I can’t wait for the next episode of “Mob Wives.”Just like I can’t wait for by Dr. Riveter to perform my next root canal operation.


16 Responses to “Joe Bruno on the Mob – Mob Wives – March 4th Show – Part 2”

  1. I really hate to admit this but I actually like “Mob Wives” Im from a very small town in North Carolina and I never really thought this lifestyle was real. I guess I just assumes it was just from the movies. I just watched the episode where JR “self surrenders” and was I had to know what happened so I googled “Hector Pagan”. I came across the things you have written and I truely enjoy it! After reading all you have wrote I am questioning what is it like to be in “the lifestyle”? Is this show totally different than the actual mob life. I have so many questions. I feel like a small town southern girl who knows nothing as if Ive been sheltered from whats really out there. I truely enjoy reading your blog and hope to read more.

    • Tiffany, I was born and lived in Manhattan’s Little Italy for 48 years, and I never met womem like the ones in Mob Wives. And I met plenty of so-called “mob wives.”

      The show is totaly exaggerated, and the people from New York know this. To me it’s like watching cartoon characters.

      The cursing is totally out of line. The charcters are over-the-top. The melodrama over-done.

      But like you said, if you’re from a small town in North Carolina, how would you know this? You wouldn’t.

      • I see now what you mean….VH1 shows the reruns over and over again and the more I watch it I see what you are saying. Am I wrong in saying that Renee is the most overdramatic person on the show? If you live a “true mob lifestyle” why would you do a show like this? When watching the show its hard to tell what these women are talking about due to all the bleeps. It seems more far fetched this season than last to me. Renee seems more daramtic this season as well (if thats even possible)

  2. I’m confused as to why you think there should have been a disclaimer at the beginning of the show? I mean most people that do watch get that it is over done exaggerated reality. If they were to put a disclaimer about Junior Pagan being a rat etc… it pretty much ruins the shows story line. Like you said they are doing it all for ratings. Glad I found your site though. That is the only good thing I can say about Mob wives the show. That I found this site because, that show is not even worth wasting an hour of my life anymore.

    • April, It’s intellectually dishonest for a show to portrary two people with marriage problems trying to get back together, when it’s common knowledge that Junion Pagan has been in the Witness Proection Program for months. All they had to do was say something like (or run a flowing line sequence), “Since the filming of ths episode, Junior Pagan has been placed in the Witness Proection Program. This show and all future shows will display the sequence of events in the order in which they happened. Sorry for the confusion.”

      Would this hurt ratings? Mabye. Maybe not. But you keep your integrity this way. Most people who read the newspapers, especially in NY City, know the situation already.

      But I’ve learned, I should never use the word “integrity” and “Mob Wives” in the same sentence.

    • And April, thanks for the kind words about my blog.

  3. Bruce walls Says:

    That fat cow,how could she think anyone would want to ba with her,ha ha what a train wreck of a women,or beast.

  4. Bruce walls Says:

    Does Karen care more about her father the rat or being a murderer or that she looks like five people on tv.

  5. Tiffany, the women do this show for one reason, and one reason only — MONEY!! They are probably all broke now, with husbands either in jail, or now divorced from them.

  6. I have to say that i came across your blog to read about “The Mob Wives” having no clue who you were or much about the mob for that matter. In one day i have become completely fascinated by them because of your writing. well done. Can’t wait to finish reading it all even though it seems it might take me years! 🙂 (and i just may need a mob translater to understand some of the terms haha) Have a great day!

  7. How could anyone be in love with a nut case drama bitch (renee) she is sooo stupid !!! She evwn majes her own son sick

    • I have to say that drita is so sickening with her foul mouth. I love to see her get her ass beat. A real lady huh ???

    • I think it is a bunch of bull. Yeah sure she is going to lose her sh&&^% regarding family but, come on already. It is as if a vein exploded in her head the way she is acting. It’s WAY to over the top. Renee complaining about money & throwing the wonder bread on the counter last week saying that’s all she had was comical considering she just had all that plastic surgery that went wrong & she was in the hospital with a life threatening infection.

  8. I think I may be in love with you. Your sense of humor- while not as great as mine- is wonderful. I can tell you actually feel sorry for Renee and that means a lot. I have to admit I watch this show because of the “Train Wreck Effect”, I just can’t stop looking! Your input is much appreciated 🙂

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