Given the current state of realty TV, comprised of vapid celebrities and back stabbing nobodies who will step on anyone to grab their 15 minutes, this series based around the Boston hamburger joint, co-owned by Donnie and Mark Wahlberg and run by their chef brother is surprisingly sweet. This being realty TV in 2014, the entire series is written and staged like every other show masquerading as “realty” (hey, look who decides to visit the restaurant! It’s Donnie’s celebrity girlfriend Jenny McCarthy!). Regardless, once you accept the forced story lines, it’s a pretty enjoyable show.
The Wahlburgers – Season One/2 DVDs/221 mins./A&E Home Video/2014