Sneak Peek of Tonight's 'Mob Wives' Episode

Drita D'avanzo, the "hot tempered Albanian"
married  to Lee, a member of the New
Springville Boys gang, currently incarcerated.
Watch a previews of tonight's series premiere of Mob Wives, including one about mafia progeny Karen Gravano getting ready to return to Staten Island. Click here.

From VHI, this summary:

Mob Wives is a docu-soap series that follows the lives of four women at a crossroads, having to pick up the pieces and carry on while their husbands or fathers do time for Mob-related activities. They are struggling with their identities, their own families and their futures.

Mob Wives is a docu-soap that follows the lives of four struggling, "allegedly" associated women who have to pick up the pieces and carry on after their husbands or fathers do time for Mob-related activities. The women are long time friends who live in New York City's "forgotten borough", Staten Island. Along the way they battle their friends, families and each other as they try to do what's best for themselves and their children. It's not easy to maintain the lifestyle they were accustomed to when the family's primary bread winner is in lock up.


From The Godfather to The Sopranos to My Cousin Vinny, these women are sick and tired of the lies and stereotypes that exist about their lives. They're determined to finally set the record straight and show the world once and for all that while their lives may seem crazy at first glance, they love, laugh and get their hearts broken just like everyone else.

The cast: 

DRITA: Drita is a hot-tempered Albanian who married into the mob much to the chagrin of her straight-laced immigrant family. Her husband Lee is part of the New Springville Boys gang and is currently in prison for robbing a Staten Island bank. While she's been married to Lee for 12 years, she's only been able to spend 2 years with him due to his crime sprees and jail time.

KAREN: Karen is returning to Staten Island after a 10 year absence. She's thrilled to finally be able to return home to the city she loves and reunite with the girls. Karen's father is legendary Mafia informant Sammy "the Bull" Gravano. While he confessed to 19 murders in his book, he is currently serving a 19-year sentence in an undisclosed location. Karen once dated Drita's husband and as a result, there is still some underlying tension between them.

RENEE: Renee is the drama queen of the group. Even though she stirs up the most trouble, she'll give you the shirt off her back. Renee grew up in the glory days of the mob- fur, diamonds, limos, all by the age of 7 and she still carries that Mafia attitude. Renee's father is Anthony Graziano the former consigliore of the Bonanno crime family who is currently serving an 11-year sentence for tax evasion, racketeering, and conspiracy to murder. Renee is a mob loyalist and despises what Karen's father did.

CARLA: Carla fancies herself a Manhattan girl. She is used to the finer things in life and has no desire to give them up. Carla's husband Joseph is currently serving an 88-month sentence for fraud after stealing 17 million dollars from unsuspecting senior citizens in a boiler room scandal. The couple have twin 8-year olds, Joseph and Carmen, but that doesn't curb Carla's desire to party like there's no tomorrow.




Comments

  1. I'm looking forward to this series. I think many people who idolize the Mafia generally tend to believe that it is a life of glitz and glam. Maybe perhaps, there are various aspects of the life that allow one or a family to live comfortably, but that isn't always the case. It will be ineteresting to see how this misconception is overall portrayed - either proving that misconception as a myth or reality.

    What I don't understand and would love your feedback on , is how the Mafia would appreciate this kind of attention or spotlight on their life or dealings. I understand that it is a new time, a new generation, where various forms of reality tv are ramptant on just about every major network/tv station/channel. How can these women guarantee that by allowing a camera into their lives, that other male members of their family aren't found out or harassed by Enforcement? For a group of women who admit that the life has its hardship for raising children on their own, and for who all at the same time staunchly believe in not snitching or becoming/demonstrating the various ways of being a "rat", I find it slightly strange that they would broadcast their connection to the underworld so fragrantly.

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  2. I'm looking forward to this series. I think many people who idolize the Mafia generally tend to believe that it is a life of glitz and glam. Maybe perhaps, there are various aspects of the life that allow one or a family to live comfortably, but that isn't always the case. It will be ineteresting to see how this misconception is overall portrayed - either proving that misconception as a myth or reality.

    What I don't understand and would love your feedback on , is how the Mafia would appreciate this kind of attention or spotlight on their life or dealings. I understand that it is a new time, a new generation, where various forms of reality tv are ramptant on just about every major network/tv station/channel. How can these women guarantee that by allowing a camera into their lives, that other male members of their family aren't found out or harassed by Enforcement? For a group of women who admit that the life has its hardship for raising children on their own, and for who all at the same time staunchly believe in not snitching or becoming/demonstrating the various ways of being a "rat", I find it slightly strange that they would broadcast their connection to the underworld so flagrantly.

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  3. Anesha - your eyes are beautiful closed, I wonder what they look like when open! You made the same comment twice for some reason -- do you have a preference for one vs. the other? Hey, I'll leave them both up if you want!

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  4. As for your questions: made guys like any publicity at all. While they probably enjoy movies and made-up stuff, like The Sopranos, they don't like this kind of exposure. Do a search or go back a page or two for my post about the rap-artist Testa, who had to delete some videos he made because he was told, from "higher powers," that they revealed too much inside info about Cosa Nostra...as for the law, they probably get a kick out of anything that doesn't glamorize "the life," and Mob Wives I don't think is going to glamorize anything.

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  5. Re: my eyes: thank you ;) You would have seen what they looked like open had I not deleted my blog. Ha. I switched to Tumbler. I prefer the second comment I left earlier - they had less spelling mistakes. :)

    Thanks for your feedback and speedy response. I really love the blog, and all of your thorough research. Definitely beats doing it all myself. Keep it up!

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  6. Well, you could always email me a pic of yourself with your eyes open at matrix83@aol.com -- I have other websites and pics of myself. I keep a low profile on this site...but I have another one about pop culture, entertainment, etc.

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  7. this show stinks. what are you watching??? really???is renee a real girl or was she transformed?? sex change??

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