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Please Marry My Boy – Some Of Those Mothers Look Like Nightmares

It is the chicken or the egg question for the contestants on Please Marry My Boy, is it the mothers or the sons that is the obstacle in their ability to find a partner?

Take Melina for instance who appears to have swallowed the Cardamones Handbook on how to raise your son and does everything for him. Vlad who is thirty is still living at home and it does not appear to be for financial reasons. Seriously this guy is not a catch he will have really bad expectations on what a wife does for him. Also Malina would be a nightmare mother-in-law.

Also she is fixated on hooking him up with a Serbian girl so I suspect she is going to be very blinkered when it comes to picking the dates for her son.

The other mother who would be difficult to get on with would be Karen Kenny and you wonder if the reason her son Matt has not found a girl is that her domineering personality has meant he has not developed his own. What is interesting is that Karen in the speed dating appeared to want a daughter that was similar to her.

At the My Kitchen Rules launch yesterday I asked both mother and son why this was. Matt said his mother wanted a friend to get on with. Not sure two strong personalities would gel.

Also Karen said she wanted someone like her with strong morals and values which also included good manners. I did query where the “sex” question fitted into this considering it was quite rude and she did admit it was a “mistake”.

Anyway the episode started off with the mothers and son’s speed dating ten women each, and they could not complain about the quality of the girls the majority were good looking, articulate and personable.

Malina  and Vlad – Vlad does not appear to be a catch, sure he is ok looking but the overbearing mother has clearly had an effect on him.

Also if you are not Serbian chances are you are not going to be good enough, and she does everything for his son. At thirty he still lives at home. He has never been in love.

Like a lot of guys Vlad’s eyes were boggling at the over the top sexy girls. He particularly liked the girl who could do some clenching manoeuvre with her breasts.

Also there was the catholic topless waitress who said she was going to “wait” until she was married. Would you really want to be with someone who was flaunting to everyone but yourself? Also appeared to be a strange set of values. Milena was probably right in saying  no way to that one.

Vlad liked Liz the best.

However Malina picked the Serbian Andrea, Contanza, and Jackie. Jackie showing she was on the show to find love not to have her 15 minutes of fame had picked up the vibes about the mother and son and wanted to get out of there fast. She declined to go to Adelaide. A very wise decision.

In the end Malina selected Liz to go to Adelaide.

Elva and Tony – Tony is 35 year old man-child. Even his mother admits he is shallow. In fact I wonder how Tony turned into such a tool with a mother who appeared to be very likeable indeed.

Tony was like a little kid anyone one with a bit of sparkle, well in this case peroxide blond hair and a mini skirt would attract his attention.  Thankfully his mother is scathing of this approach.

However he did have the kooky Alex, the 40 year old tarot card reader who had never been in a long term relationship to contend with. She told him he would be moving away from his mother and he looked shocked.

Tony picked Tammy-Lee the 30 year-old model as his favourite. Her childhood ambition was to be barbie doll so just maybe he can be her Ken.

Elva picked Sarah, Magadalena and Tammy Lee.

Karen and Matt – Matt is a cute guy, but he does have a touch of the bland about him.  His Mother thinks he attracts floozies. Karen appeared to be enjoying being on a reality TV show experience and was making it all about her. She would think of herself as scary I would probably just call her brash.

One of her questions she asked was how many times one of the girls has had sex. Koa answered more then five less then ten. I take it that was the number of guys she had slept with. I am not sure what that information tells you about a person. It may indicate that Karen has a bit of a double standard in this area.

Amand the Swedish student is smitten with Matt. However Josie is on a student visa and Mum was worried that she would take off back to her homeland. What she did not add in was the possibility she may take her son with her.

Karen picked Lydal, Amanda, and Koa to move in with her.

Anne and Brendan – This was the nicest pair and the pick of the mothers and the sons. However he was having a hard time being seen as a love interest by the girls as his nickname is Frendan. Yes nice guys do finish last.

Anna fitness instructor  charmed Anne and she selected her as one of her three. The other two were another Anna, and Edwina.

Brendan just be the one who may find love on the show.

Who did you like? Who do you think has the best chance of finding love? And would you marry any of these boys?


1 Mummy's Boy { 01.31.12 at 9:35 am }

Its Milena.

2 Culinary Boner { 01.31.12 at 9:39 am }

It’s spelt “Milena”, Raver – a good old fashioned Serbian name, for an almost stereotypic old fashioned Serbian immigrant mama. Soft on the sons, and hard on the daughters. That’s the way of it. Mr Receding Hairline Mummy’s Boy would have been spoilt to blazers by mama all his life, even beyond the stuff those Cardomone boys got. At least the Cardomone’s lads would have copped a bollocking or two from their feisty, more modern mum when they got outta line. Vlad would have got a serbian donut instead to ‘soothe his nerves’.

Line up girls, line up. Meet Vlad the Impaler (of your dreams of independence, equality and a life without drudgery).

Though Milena is no more than a product of her cultural heritage and upbringing and is well-meaning in a uneducated way.

Karen the Skankiest MILF to ever grace non triple X screen time is just plain scary. Oedipus much.

3 Mahlia { 01.31.12 at 11:39 am }

What do people expose themselves like this on TV??? Why???

4 KJ { 01.31.12 at 1:14 pm }

I pity the girl who ends up with Vlad, no one will even be good enough for Milena…. Jackie dodged a bullet there.

5 Permanently 23 { 01.31.12 at 3:22 pm }

Vlad was utterly disturbing. Men like this kill me. They treat their parents’ home like a hotel and their mothers like the live-in help. My guess is that the girl who left dodged a big bullet. Run for the hills lady!

Nothing less sexy than a man that can’t act like an adult.

I quite like Matt, but his mother would scare me off. Can you imagine if you had his babies? That MIL would never shut up!

6 brain dead dave { 01.31.12 at 3:55 pm }

Vlad even turns up to the date in a flannelette shirt. His mother should just buy him a blow up doll…made in Serbia ,of course.

7 TragicTV { 01.31.12 at 4:03 pm }

We have yet again stooped to a new low, and what the hell were those comments by Elva about that poor girl in the photo “she might be good in bed…”, they didnt even show her interview and she looked like a beautiful girl, where was she?

8 Jeb { 01.31.12 at 5:54 pm }

totally loved this show. Tragic I know.

Reality shows depend so much on the editing and this one was really tight. They captured (or manufactured – I don’t really care to be honest) a bit of awkwardness, some lols, bit of cheesy emotion etc. what more could you ask for.

I’d actually disagree with most comments in saying that I found most of the guys and mums kinda likeable. With Karen – she’s a school teacher for crying out loud. Tough job for those not a bit rough, bogan and yeah scary. Sex question was out of line though.

Big Tony seems like a moron. A loveable moron. Hilarious watching his face. Props to his mum for bringing barbie girl along. That’ll be awesome to see, especially as he has the girl next door type and the hippie also.

Vlad’s girls are in for a hard time. Props to him for rocking the flanno, liking wrestling and asking the girl named costanza if it’s like it is in seinfeld. She must get asked that roughly 100 times a day but hey – I started shouting ‘George!’ when I saw her name. Milena is a hoot and means well. Funny seeing her fall in love with serbian girl and then shake her head when Vlad said Liz was his fave. On Liz – absolute stunner! So are heaps of the girls. Including the chick who opted out. Yeah adelaide does that to a girl.

Um whos left – the nice guy. He is actually does seem like a good dude and I reckon he’s got a good shot. His mum loves the fitness instructor and she’s nice however (and rarely say this about a ginger) Edwina seems awesome. Latest TV crush for sure. Hard to believe people like her go on shows like this.

Can’t wait till next week.

9 Leop { 01.31.12 at 6:25 pm }

digressing I know but Ada Nicodemou – OMG she is so cute and lovely; how come Ozi tv hasn’t used her before to host shows; what a 100% perfect fit she is for this show – and no one giving her accolades, c’mon now guys, what’s up? Hope some switched on producer has sat up and taken notice; all our little lovelies are off to LA in search of fame ‘cos the same ones here get used over and over – half their luck, but……….

10 Alex { 01.31.12 at 8:45 pm }

Hey, why call me “kooky” WHAT part of my detatched persona is kooky? piss off and get a day job.

11 Alex { 01.31.12 at 8:47 pm }

Tony and elva were weird! Couldn’t u see how bored I was? I was hanging to go home. Vlad is revolting, he mum is disgraceful, treated Liz like crap cos she’s an Aussie…so why move to Australia? , stoopid really.

12 Maz { 01.31.12 at 9:30 pm }

We liked the Swedish girl and it is a pity that Karen did not give her a chance. However, it does explain why Matt is single. She is overbearing.

CB-You crack me up but so so true!

13 tiredtoday { 02.06.12 at 12:16 pm }

Karen should mind her own business, asking someone how many times they’d had sex has nothing to do with her and is abit creepy really. If she is rude enough to ask such questions on television, it really makes you wonder what she has asked Matt’s previous girlfriends. You would think she’d have more sense, being a mother as well as a school teacher.

14 rob { 02.07.12 at 7:44 am }

I know Josie from buying coffee from her – she’s dodged a bullet getting away from that mum!

15 Mike { 02.28.12 at 5:14 pm }

Andrea is not serbian she is Croatian which might pose a problem for milena