Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Review: Most Eligible Dallas focuses on dating
The cast is seen in plenty of DFW locations, though they wouldn't be our top picks for date spots.
The cast on Most Eligible Dallas is, as they say, single and available, so Episode 3 saw four of the six people going on dates – some sexy, some not-so. In short: Gay guy Drew Ginsburg wanted to go on a date with straight guy NFL punter Glenn Pakulak, but Courtney Kerr got to schmooze with the hunky man instead. Blonde bombshell Tara Harper went on a horrid date with a guy who told her he was “D.T.F.”; and Matt Nordgren had lunch with two women, then drinks with a(nother) pretty blonde.
The episode begins with Courtney getting out of bed after Matt hung up on her at the end of Episode 2 because she's been mean to Matt's on-again-off-again “friend” Neill Skylar, who has a young son. Courtney suggests she and Neill go to the Dallas Arboretum to make amends, and there she meets Neill's adorable son Major (“Maje”) and orders a midday glass of wine. (Neill had previously snarled about Courtney being a heavy drinker.) Courtney half apologizes to Neill and they pretend to be friends for a few minutes.
Next up is Matt, who's at Medina for a “business lunch” which involves a chat with a pretty blonde Holly. Another blonde, Annie, happens to be walking by, and Matt invites her in, too. “Even in the middle of a busy work day, I make time for beautiful women!” Matt said.
We find the crew next at Blackfinn, where Courtney has signed Glenn and Matt up for a charity date auction. They're wearing black tight tees that say “Ask me about my package,” which means, of course, their date package, should you win them for the evening. Drew plans to “buy” Glenn, but after he wins the bid, he passes the straight man off to Courtney.
The two go for a date at Landon Winery in McKinney, but not before Glenn picks Courtney up in an old, tan Cadillac that is so not Dallas. In past episodes, Glenn has been personable and cutely shy, but in this episode, he shows off his cocky side mixed in with several romantic misses. He takes her the hotel NYLO, which Courtney calls "so cool"; we call it "Plano." Glenn asks if she wants to stay at the hotel – bow chicka bow wow! – and she offers him a high five. In Plano, that means no.
Tara's date is with new guy Jesse, who drives his Porsche to Sambuca. That's where everything good ends. They awkwardly fight over Lady Gaga's musical appeal, and then Jesse declines a side of asparagus with his meal because it makes his pee smell.
On Matt's second date, he takes pretty blonde M.J. to Four Lounge in Uptown Dallas. Bravo cued up the dramatic camera angles in this scene, especially when they showed a close up of M.J.'s glossed lips going in for a sip of her cotton candy martini, then licking her lips. M.J. learns that Matt isn't ready to get married – hasn't she seen the show!? – and the date ends awkwardly, no kiss.
We see very little of young mom Neill, who seems to spend her time with her son Maje or singing folksy tunes in the recording studio.
Tune in next week when the girls go to the gun range, Courtney disrespects Drew, and Neill goes on date with Glenn. Or so we're made to believe.
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