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29 out of 36 people found the following review useful:
I love this show..., 19 August 2006
Author: jupiter303 from poland-usa
I almost never watch E!. Can't stand the silly hype usually. But where
I am living currently (abroad) there aren't too many options.
This show however is great. Actually one of the better reality shows I have seen, compared to "The Osbourns" for example and the rest, half of which I can't even remember.
The three ladies on the show are simply fun and the series just kind of sucks you in. Not so much for the T&A, just the fun of it all. Hef is admirable for his age, straight talking and easy going, a role model and inspiration for many. Not in the "traditional sense" perhaps, but still in a good way. With his 80 years of experience it's no wonder he could pick some charming ladies to be around and on the show as he has.
I was always curious what his life was like and this show satisfies.
Don't take it too seriously, just sit back and have some fun and relax with it.
Quite a simple concept really, but in this day and age not east to find on TV.
40 out of 60 people found the following review useful:
eh, honestly- give it a chance, 30 August 2005
Author: cognitivethinking77 from United States
i know that a bunch of playboy bunnies running around a mansion with someone who is turning 80 next year seems a little...trashy. but honestly, if you actually sit down and watch an episode, you will realize that the girls actually aren't that trashy. two of them have college degrees. one has a masters. the third is a massage therapist. like really? come on. you can't just call them dumb because they are hot and live at this mansion. the only one who doesn't seem smart or poised is Kendra- and if i had to guess her age i'd say 18 or 19. shes just a typical girl, nothing to get upset about. this show is completely harmless, and in the middle of the day when nothings on, its nice to watch gorgeous girls goof around.
34 out of 52 people found the following review useful:
Get over it..., 11 January 2006
Author: golightly32 from United States
The Girls Next Door is funny light hearted television, in a not so
funny light hearted world. I'm not quite sure the world of television
has been entirely up to par in the past few years anyhow.
Is it thought provoking, and life altering? Maybe not, but it's just fun to watch. Sometimes, and some days you just need some light hearted entertainment.
If you don't agree with the show, or the participants then just turn the channel or hand yourself over to those DVD's you're so happy to own. Don't belittle other's successes (even if they aren't your notion of success). It's just TV, not brain surgery.
32 out of 54 people found the following review useful:
This show is great!~, 6 December 2005
Author: blondetexaschic from United States
I have to admit before seeing this show, I thought Hugh Hefner was just a little sleazy, but in all reality he is such a caring and kind hardworking gentleman! And I love how this show shows its viewers the everyday lifestyle of Hef's girls! I am not afraid to admit, after watching this I began to like Hef soot much, and this show is awesome! I recommend it for anyone who likes a fun show without any drama. I am addicted to it now! HAHAHA! And after seeing this show, it really makes me want to live in the Playboy Mansion! And even his girlfriends just seem like they would be fun to hang out with! And I just can't say enough about Hef! I just love him now! He is SO cute! And what he has done for those girls to me is great! I mean so what they have a 9 o'clock curfew, but hey they can get whatever they want when they want! And his number one girlfriend Holly Madison seems to really care for him, so I think it is sweet!But anyways, I recommend this show highly! I find it incredibly interesting and just down-right fun!~
21 out of 33 people found the following review useful:
Love it.., 13 November 2005
Author: xImBreathlessx from Boston, MA
I absolutely love this show but i have to admit that the show wouldn't
be what it is without Kendra. Kendra is one out of the three playboy
playmates featured in this show, she is so hilarious and has the best
personality. I honestly don't get why people hate on this show, if you
don't like it then don't watch it. Anyways, each episode usually has to
do with the girls going on trips or doing a photo-shoot,i definitely
think it's one of the most entertaining shows out there right now. I
have to admit that when i first heard about this show, i was like "are
you serious?, i wouldn't watch this if you paid me", but it became one
of my favorite shows. I highly recommend everyone to at least watch one
episode of this show but i warn you, you will be hooked.
12 out of 19 people found the following review useful:
The show is an instant classic!, 30 March 2006
Author: brr8760 from United States
Ohmigod, am I hooked on The Girls Next Door! I was never a Hugh Hefner fan (seven girlfriends... please), but he is one cool guy now that he's older. Smart and clever, Hefner's appearances on this show are brief, but effective, like Hal Holbrook in the movie "Wall Street." He has the casual importance of a pioneer nearing the end of the road. And his three girlfriends-- head gal Holly, insecure Bridget, and flighty Kendra-- are endlessly interesting, even when talking about nothing very important. What else...? The theme song rocks, the Playboy mansion is a beautiful fantasy for everyone, and the staff is a hoot. Really, this show is like a modern version of "King Lear," with three sexy ladies and a bunch of tiny dogs.
10 out of 16 people found the following review useful:
Funny, Engaging and a little bit Naughty!, 20 October 2006
Author: strawberrystarness from United States
Girls Next Door is a reality TV series about three females, Holly,
Bridget and Kendra, that are all dating Hugh Hefner. Each of the girls
is between 21 and 28. Hugh Hefner just celebrated his 80th birthday!
Holly is Hef's main girlfriend and the other two are slightly lower on
the food chain.
This show is very funny. There have been many funny moments throughout the seasons it's been on. It shows that the girls are smart and sensible and that they truly love Hugh Hefner. Hefner is very chivalrous and very much a gentleman. He's always a very gracious host, although he can be rather picky at times.
The Girls Next Door gives the audience a taste of what life is like in the Playboy Mansion. We get an inside look at how the mansion runs, the parties that are thrown and so much more.
This show is not for children. There is nudity (often times a lot of it) although everything is censored. However the main focus of the show is about how life is at the Playboy Mansion.
I personally LOVE this show. It's my addiction. It's an awesome TV show and gives us that taste of celebrity reality that we crave. It's funny engaging, a bit naughty and very well worth watching!
12 out of 22 people found the following review useful:
You can dress up a pig, put lipstick on it and call it Monica, but in the end, it's still a pig., 17 June 2007
Author: davidandm from United States
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
On the surface, the giggly blonde three-some do their best to show how
much fun they are having at the mansion. Throwing parties, attending
charity events, an occasional nude/semi-nude photo shoot. Hef wanders
in and out of these scenes to give his opinion or laugh at something
the girls are up to. A reality sitcom with lots of playboy logos and
To those of us with higher standards, it's nothing but a dirty old man with tons of money and Viagra sleeping with his very well-paid call girls. You can take a pig, dress it up, put lipstick on it and call it Monica, but in the end it's still a pig. That about sums up the bottom line of this show. I suppose some might argue when the old man kicks off these 3 hookers will have nice bank accounts and can move on to a real job. But money can't buy you self-respect, and I would hate to wonder what these girls see when the mirror stares back at them...
6 out of 11 people found the following review useful:
Delusion, Talent and Money, 18 February 2007
Author: lambiepie-2 from Los Angeles, CA
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Personally, I like "The Playboy Organization". Hugh Hefner took a
simple concept of a men's magazine with "girl next door" type nude
pictorial and grew it a recognizable multi-national organization.
What Hugh Hefner has is three twenty-something women, all with different personalities, but are typical platinum blondes with all the right attributes, who are his 'girlfriends'. These women all live at the huge and fabulous Playboy mansion and share Hugh Hefner when needed. There are cute little squabbles, cute little jealousies, wonderful little parties, they all share the magazine projects and they all share Hef. They're SO cute!! It's such a cute portrayal, right? You've got to be kidding. Or better yet, to whom are they kidding - the guys who write to "Penthouse Forum"? (Sorry, couldn't resist.) What a crock! But... that is the beauty of the show.
Some guys will watch this and fall into the "crock". Other guys will watch for the eye candy and skip the informative narratives. (And there are plenty.) Some women will watch and be totally disgusted that an 80 year old man who talks openly about taking Viagra, and has had a below the waist implant romps around with these three twenty something 'girl friends'. Still other women will call them nothing but gold digging tramps who 'rob the old age home' for men with money and connections and have no self respect or morals.
But...other cosmopolitan women will look at this and know it's 'full of it' because no woman is comfortable in sharing her man with any other woman, let alone live in the same house with them and also work together. They would kill each other, and Hef would have to find other women for his enjoyment. But these women don't. And week after week they get cuter, and more delusional about their individual relationships with Hugh Hefner. If you watch the program knowing that, it is entertainment, you can't help but laugh.
But make no mistake, this show is as crafty as Playboy Magazine itself. And while it looks like these gals have the "upper hand", it's Hugh Hefner at his wittiest and smartest pulling 'just another one' on the media market. Ya gotta give the man a hand for that, 80 years old or not. Now that's real entertainment.
10 out of 19 people found the following review useful:
Laughable., 24 January 2007
Author: Blueghost from The San Francisco Bay Area
I can't believe I saw this show. I truly can't. And yet I have.
I remember shooting bikini videos years back, and thinking to myself how jealous I was making non-crew spectators as I did my job. It put a smile on my face. But now I'm watching a video which is ostensibly in the same "genre" so to speak; the "pretty girl expose" sub-genre, and now that I see the product of such work (which I rarely viewed after a job was done) I'm at a loss for words. What can I say? Oh... my... God... if there was anything more vapid and hair-brained than a video about girls feeling competitive and special about being invited by the world's oldest, commercially successful, "dirty-old-man" to show off their bodies for a "sex" magazine, then I can't think of it.
Myself, I think there're few things that compete with the female form, particularly one that's gifted and graced with beauty. But to create a TV series about girls feeling special about getting naked in front of a camera... I mean... words just can't describe it. And yet here it is, in all of its Betacamn glory.
Jealous? No, just thoroughly astonished.
And yet at the same time I understand that there's a niche market for this sort of thing. The kind of male (or female as the case may be) who is in awe of physical beauty, and thinks there's something special about such people, and hence wants to get to know their inner emotional and social workings. Such a program offers a vicarious experience for those who aren't "part of the scene", so to speak.
I imagine it also offers a kind of testosterone boost for a certain kind of male who also likes this kind of thing, and seeing the rewards doled out to the pretty and intellectually vague.
But that'a a little harsh, because some of these girls, for all their clique-oriented petty competition and feigned sisterhood, demonstrate an internal understanding of who and what they are, and why they're prized as such. This puts them apart from the runaway who gets caught up in the illicit sex industry, and knows no other value to herself.
Even so this show is a waste of digital storage space, and is comically nauseating for those who like their entertainment somewhat more high-brow. Watch at your own risk.
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