Posted Mon, April 18, 2011 12:01am EST

'Mob Wives' Recap — Jailed Husbands, Fist Fights & Prison Phone Calls. 'Real Housewives' Beware!

Unlike the ‘Real Housewives’ who are wonderful at talking the talk, these terrifying women seem to follow through on their threats and promises of brawls — be very, very afraid!

With all due apologies to the walking dead and vampires, the scariest show on television has finally arrived and it features four very living, and very blunt, ladies. That’s right folks, Mob Wives has arrived and as it made clear right from the start, the ladies of the mob are to be just as feared as the men who run it.

First off we get to meet Renee Graziano, daughter of Anthony and formerly married to a mob member who is raising her son is Staten Island. She likes fur. Like, really likes fur. Also, eye shadow. She does not however like Karen Gravano, daughter of legendary mob informant Sammy “The Bull” Gravano. They used to be friends until Sammy cooperated with the feds and then Renee’s dad said she had to end her relationship with Karen. Sigh, oldest story in the book…

Karen lives in Phoenix but is moving back to Staten Island to work on writing a book. This seems like the stupidest idea every but hey, to each their own. I mean, if the Witness Protection Program relocated me, I would stay hidden. Then again, I would also try to avoid associations with an ecstasy ring like Karen did, leading to some problems with the police. These surely pale in comparison to her impending problems with Renee.

Drita D’avanzo seems like the most level-headed of the group (not saying much) and is the mother of twins. Drita’s hubby Lee robbed a bank and is now in jail, making her wonder if she should stick it out or take the twins and run. Her birthday party serves as the major drama for the episode when she invites both Renee and Karen. Zoinks!

You see, Karen gets back and reconnects with Carla Facciolo. Carla’s husband, and Karen’s ex, Joey is in jail for insider training. She tells her kids he’s at work. Carla is Alabanian and entirely muscle and decides Karen must come to Ditra’s birthday. Less one think Carla’s life is all glamour, she explains she frequently loses her nails when slugging girls in the face. Seriously.

The party is, of course, a delightful mess with Renee throwing barbs at Karen on the patio of a scenic Staten Island club while enjoying a Newport. The drama is of course riveting, but in the back of every viewer’s mind has to be how these mob fights sometimes get serious. Like, dead serious.

What did you think HollywoodLifers of these delightful premiere? Who is your favorite mob wife?


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Posted at 1:43 AM on March 18, 2013  

I really like the show. I think it’s the most authentic of all the shows. there’s real raw emotions on this show and you go through the emotions with these ladies. I really felt Renee’s pain when her father was brought down, and considering he had just come home. She shouldn’t show so much of her emotions to the public but it’s understandable. I love the commitment and respect they give to family. Now Drita, I just looove Drita. If Drita likes you, you know, and if Drita doesn’t like you, you will also certainly know it. There’s no “ifs” “ands” or “buts” about it. I like how honest and upfront she is about her feelings. I just think she needs to start calming down with the fights now, her girls are getting older and I don’t think you want them learn those behaviors. But, overall, I do think you are pretty reasonale person. And shou-out to A.J. I think you are such a good kid.

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Posted at 3:26 PM on July 12, 2011  

Hi Ladies, (Mob Wives) just want to say that your show is awsome one of the best reality shows on TV because mobbing is a very real thing in life there are not to many reality shows on TV that are really real (Key Word Real) and the one nice thing about this is it all comes down to Family and being loyal, Something that not a whole lot of people in the world believe in anymore. Power to the mob wives love you all

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Posted at 1:02 PM on June 29, 2011  

Hey Drita this is for u. On the last episode u went off on Karen only because u were so upset with the news about Lee that any little thing that Karen said or didn’t say was going to make u go off. You brought back the whole thing with her on Lee because u wanted to validate the time frame on when ur darling Lee was to suppose have this affair so u through in dates for ur own points, so that it could help u with when & how ur husband could do this to u , so any little thing that Karen said u was gonna blow ur top……….. U have stay with him this long & every man cheat , go on with ur life cause we all know how much u love him. ( just get one for urself ) work it babe the game is on. But u’ll never forget.

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Posted at 3:34 PM on June 3, 2011  

and like you never made a mistake i guess your one of these
perfect people and if things like that piss you off you must
not have a life.
so so sad.

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marsha clark

Posted at 2:55 PM on May 4, 2011  

Get your facts straight. drita does not have twins let’s start there. It was Carla’s birthday you idiot. things like this piss me off more than the people they are reporting about. These women are mostly women of circumstance some by choice others by birth–either way it’s a hard life to get out of and anyone who is really trying to do so i give credit to them. IT’S NOT EASY SO GET THE FACTS CORRECT BEFORE YOU PRINT THEM.

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helen coachman

Posted at 5:50 PM on April 16, 2012  

hey marsha i agree that blew my mind but some people are wanna be smarts

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helen coachman

Posted at 5:56 PM on April 16, 2012  

marsha also names dont match the pictures

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JJ from SI

Posted at 2:35 PM on April 28, 2011  

Whoever wrote this should be fired immediately for getting everything in the article incorrectr. All this guy had to do wasw write an article on the show… I mean who get’s the names that confused. Dumbass!

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Posted at 9:39 AM on May 3, 2011  

JJ, I thought I was losing my mind. I’m glad you set the record straight.

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Posted at 9:26 AM on April 25, 2011  

Does this site fact check or can anyone write and publish a story on this site???? How professional and pathetic. I’m sure by now they know they were wrong in this article, but havevyet to correct it or take it down. Says a lot for this site. LOL

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Posted at 4:29 AM on April 23, 2011  




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Posted at 9:15 PM on April 18, 2011  

ummmmm, just wanna say you have Carla & Drita confused…

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Posted at 1:58 PM on April 18, 2011  

Just a note that it was Carla’s birthday, not Dritas.

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