Last night, the Verdi family once again rocked the airwaves of Logo for its viewers and fans. In The Big House has become something of an eye catcher to people as the television show has lots of fans. I’d like to think that I’m the #1 Fan BUT I don’t mind sharing the spotlight a little. Only just a little, for your information!!
Yesterday’s episode really got us in touch with who the Verdis really are as people and not just a dramatic family overall. Despite Dotsie and Big Lou being at each other’s throats still after all this time (reading him for tanning while she did all the housework which I applaud her on), we got to see a softer side of Michel and Jay in their personal lives. Reality TV is not just something you make up and go off a script. Reality means the truth and what is actually real versus a lie. With that being said, we ventured to see the struggle of Michel’s inability to have children. According to the episode, her and Jay have tried several times and have been unsuccessful at each attempt. I can understand the instinct of wanting to be a mother tho. It’s tough to want to build a family of your own but have a hard time doing it. Being a mature and sensible couple, they have sought out the help of their friend ,who was at one point willing to carry for them. Later on, we learn that talks to her girlfriend to see if it would be okay and has to sadly report to the couple that she will not be able to go through with it anymore in fear or losing her unapproving partner. I feel bad for Michel, honestly. It’s sad to hear something like this when someone so amazing is able to care for a child but can’t. Having taken to Twitter during my live tweeting during the new episode premiere, I got this from Michel:
Knowing her, I’m sure she already has it all figured out. You go girl!!
Moving right along, we come to Big Lou and his continual struggle with his son Louis‘ openly gay lifestyle. In Episode 1, we witnessed Lou trying to set his son up for date with a girl, while at the dinner table. We also saw “the talk” he had with Joey, Louis’ love interest. Now in this second installment, we get to see that Big Lou has officially taken the job at FUBAR in WeHo with Jay. Coming in from having been outside to talk to his son, Lou says that working at the bar has him “fagged out”. Okay, I KNOW it’s a little offensive to say (as we can see from Louis and the rest of the Verdis in the rest of the episode) but think about it. 25 years ago, things were different in Lou’s time. He just needs some schooling in 2012 times and he’ll be fine. Later, we see him and Louis having a chit chat in front of FUBAR about having kids. “You can’t have kids with him, or can you!?” I personally know the pressure from this. My dad stresses with me each and every day that I won’t ever have kids and no one will carry the family name. I remind him that I do want kids but in MY own time. So, I can relate to what Louis is going through. However, I sad we only got to see Joey for like 30 seconds. I know this is about the Verdis but I hope that the boys get more screen time so we can see their love blossom. I mean, what’s life without a little love story, right!? In regards to her dad’s behavior in this chapter of the series, Michel had this to say:
Towards the end, the family gets together for a up-to-date family picture of them all. Mind you, the last one that Michel can remember taken was before Big Lou went to prison a long time ago. I would say it’s time to update that, too. Speaking of, I think I need to set a date for my own family. In the process, Dotsie and Lou fight over things in their past and basically take jabs at each other. Frustrated that it’s not going the way she planned, Michel gets up and storms out while revealing that her surrogate backed out and now can’t have a family of her own. “It’s pathetic that I have to tell them tragic news to get them to smile,” said Michel as they posed to take their portrait. Take a look. The Verdi family is decent, for once ….
All in all tho, the Verdi family is making waves on Logo. I know I’m not the only one that loves the show but I know that soon, I’m planning a trip to West Hollywood for the chance to meet and greet these fab people and see what FUBAR and St. Felix are like for myself. Stay tuned for that adventure tho. It’s coming up REALLY soon!!
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