Joe Bruno on the Mob – The Producers of Mob Wives Show No Shame
March 27, 2012
So now I know exactly why my site “Joe Bruno on the Mob” got bombarded with so many hits yesterday – March 25, 2012. (16,953 to be exact)
I had recorded the last two shows of Mob Wives, but frankly, the show is so bad, I couldn’t bring myself to watch them. But I knew something must have happened on the show to cause all the commotion on my blog. When I finally found out what it was, I got sick to my stomach.
The world has known for the past few months that Renee Graziano’s ex-husband, Hector “Junior“ Pagan, has turned into a government informant – rat, canary, stool pigeon – you pick the term. Yet, the show has gone on like nothing has happened, and week after week it’s the Renee and Junior love-in.
Will they get back together? Will Renee again marry her true love, who had cheated on her almost from the day they first married?
But on the March 25th show, instead of finally telling the viewers the truth about Junior’s turncoat act, Mob Wives put on a disgusting performance that started with Renee finding a letter from Junior saying that he had “self-surrendered” himself to the law. (This actually meant that the FBI had pulled Pagan off the streets so that he wouldn’t get killed when all the facts on him being an FBI informant came to light.)
Then the hysteria on Mob Wives accelerated into full gear. The rest of the show was Renee literally howling and screaming that “she’s losing her mind,” and displaying so many other bouts of hysteria, I was ready to lose my own mind. The show ended with Renee on the phone to her father’s house (looking for information on Junior), when the police arrive (at her father’s house) and arrest her father Anthony Graziano.
Renee’s screaming gets worse, “Don’t arrest my father!” she yells into the phone. Repeatedly.
Renee starts screaming, crying, moaning, rolling her eyes, and looking like she’s ready to barf on the floor. Renee does basically everything melodramatic except literally pull the hair out of her head.
It was a sickening, disgusting, and extremely painful scene to watch.
Then the producers of the show cut to a promo for next week’s show, when the viewers, ignorant to the real story, may (and I say may) finally be told the truth: Pagan is an FBI informant; Pagan wore a wire while speaking to Anthony Graziano, and that’s why the elder Graziano was arrested; Pagan never had any intention of getting back with Renee Graziano; he was using her to get close to her father, and her father’s friends, so he could wear a wire on as many as men he could. And as a result, the FBI had a field day, arresting several alleged organized crime figures, who are now awaiting trial, with Pagan as a major witness against them.
So, to shamelessly boost next week’s ratings, VH1’s Mob Wives will drag out the misery for at least another week.
I’ve always written how bad the show Mob Wives is, but this was way beyond bad; it was beyond any semblance of common decency to see a woman literally go out of her mind on television. Maybe she was acting; maybe she wasn’t. And then there’s the question of was everything happening in real time? Or were the histrionics staged after the fact for maximum effect? No matter which way you cut it, the entire scene was way over-the-top.
Sure, I feel sorry for Renee Graziano, and her son A.J. who is an innocent victim here. But to stoop so low as to graphically display a woman’s agony (faked or real), when the truth has been known for many months, is beyond dishonest.
Shame on VH1. And shame on the producers of Mob Wives, which includes Renee’s sister Jennifer Graziano. I’d rather watch the lions eat the Christians in the Roman Coliseum then see Renee go through her convulsions again. Severed body parts would be less terrifying than what I witnessed on the March 25 show of Mob Wives.
One thing’s for sure; next week’s ratings for Mob Wives will be off the charts. And that’s all they care about anyway.
PS — I have 320 articles on my blog “Joe Bruno on the Mob.” Only 16 have anything to do with the show Mob Wives; some peripherally. That’s five percent. Yet Mob Wives’ articles get 80 percent of all hits on my blog. This proves how distorted our society has become.
More to come next week. Hopefully for the last time.