I guess I was one of the few who actually liked the show that got the boot from TV and is now airing online due to poor ratings.
But from the very first episode you just kind of knew it was not going to last long because it was lacking in more than a few things, despite the fact that most of the women were likable.
1.The Tuesday time slot sucked
Was I the only one that forgot the show was actually on after the first two episodes ? The show would have probably had a better chance of succeeding if it aired on Sunday, Mon or Thursday night. Because on Tuesday nights I know I am not the only one who doesn’t watch much TV.
2. Lack of Social Media Buzz
One of the big reasons other ratchet reality shows have managed to stay on air is because of social media. When Love and Hip Hop ATL was on, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook blew up with trending topics, gifs and pictures.
What happened after a episode of Starter Wives aired ? for the most part you could hear crickets, no one really cared.
3. No Shaniqua Tompkins
A piece of the puzzle seemed to be missing in terms of the cast to make the show work and I thought it was Shaniqua, who has the most well known ex.
But If it wasn’t for her ex 50 Cent tripping her up with legal issues, that only allowed her to make a brief statement in episode 1 her participation and spilling the tea about what life with 50 was really like was what would have made the show interesting. Of course 50 being 50 had to take a stab at the “wives” after they got the boot saying that they need to get jobs.
4. Wrong Network, TLC: Just all kinds of wrong
From Day 1, the premise of this show had VH1 or Bravo written all over it.
Because something tells me even TLC probably knew that this type of show wasn’t the right fit, so they gave it a Tuesday Night slot, hoping that it would die a quick death so they could move on. You just knew it would soon be in the TV show graveyard when you basically saw TLC wasn’t going hard on the promotion before & after it aired.