Formal Wars – Not Good But Not Fully Terrible Either
Formal Wars kicked on SEVEN and it had a Four Weddings feel about it. The host Melanie Vellajo was seen at the beginning, middle and end of the show and it was all happy endings.
The show each week follows two girls who are having their year 12 formal, the most important days of their lives in their mines. The twist is the mother gets to choose everything for their big day, the dress, the hair and make-up, the date and the form of transport. Good for the mums as they get $2000 to spend that they did not have to stump up.
Last night it was Chanique and Montana who were battling it out with their mothers. Chanique who was a stereotypical petulant teen was desperate for her dress to show a lot of flesh. Her mother from Fiji was hoping to get her into more traditional garb. In the end she went with Camilla caftan style that suited the mother’s need for colour and Chanique’s need to show flesh. In fact her bosoms were just about popping out of it.
She also picked her date. At one stage it looked like she was going to pick a 24 year-old cousin who just looked like trouble, but ended up going with one of her best male friends.
Montana who was nicer to her mother than Chanique only cracked it when she thought her mother was going to drive her to formal instead of her getting her dream pink hummer. In fact judging from next weeks promos the pink hummer is a thing with teenage girls.
It was clear the girls must have tried on the dresses before hand as they both fit perfectly.
Anyway as a mother of a young girl I saw my future of receiving attitude and trying to talk her out of wearing mega high heels that she will be barely able to walk in.
The show was not that great, but it was not the worse reality show I have watched.
What did you think? Will you be watching it again? Were these typical teenage girls?