Hey, y’all. Welcome to Sur – the hottest restaurant in LA, the hippest restaurant in LA, the sexiest restaurant in LA! I’m taking this from the promo – I haven’t actually been there/read about it/wanted to do either. Though, the fact that I haven’t been there is absolutely a point in its favor regarding its trendiness.
In case this is your very first recap or very first episode of a show on Bravo, here’s a little backstory. Lisa Vanderpump Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, owns two restaurants in LA with her husband Ken. The first is Villa Blanca, in Beverly Hills, and the second is Sur, in West Hollywood. She’s been awarded a spin-off that will document the trials and tribulations of the tragically beautiful staff of Sur.
For our first minicap, here’s the breakdown:
Lisa continues to be awesome and looks down on everyone that happens to cross her path. She is not wrong to do so in 99% of all situations. Love her. She rules with an iron fist over a staff of people who spend the entire episode calling each other out on being famewhores, then interview that they’re in LA to be famous. Natch. The pre-packaged drama? Schean, a Villa Blanca server who moved to Sur, has admitted to sleeping with Eddie Cibrian (the former Mr. Glanville and the current Mr. Rimes) and now everyone hates her. Well, that’s not totally accurate. This crazy bitch named Stassi hates her, and since Stassi apparently rules the roost, she makes all the other servers and bartenders (one of whom, Jax, is her boyfriend) promise to hate Scheana. And before you think I’m being unfair to Stassi, she straight up calls herself a bitch in an interview, so while I’m sure she’s getting the bitch edit, she’s literally asked for it. Fair game.
Scheana’s only mistake thus far, besides an ill-advised demo tape, seems to be actually admitting to having slept with Eddie Cibrian. There is virtually no other reason to dislike her. She works hard, wants people to like her and eventually stands up to Stassi when Stassi’s bullying results in extra sidework (Server Code Violation – for SHAME!). I’m probably more morally corrupt than Scheana is because after Stassi wigs on Scheana for wearing the same color dress as her, I kind of want Scheana to bone Jax in the bathroom ASAP. Team Scheana, Gasmii. ‘Cause bitches ain’t shit.
As for the others, they are many and TWO of them are named Tom. And before you say, “Alejandra, just refer to them as Tom A. and Tom B. in accordance with their last names!” I can’t! Both of their last names begin with an S! And they might as well be twins. One will be referred to as Tom Dating Kristen and the other will be referred to as Tom until I can find another distinguishing characteristic.
Kristen is another server at Sur along with Katie, and they both seem fine, so far. Didn’t get to know them very well. They’re brunettes…? The two are best friends with Stassi, Jax and the two Toms and together they make one big happy Sur family. Well, a Sur family, at the very least. Considering that Jax insults his girlfriend with his manager all the while flirting with another girl within the first 15 minutes, I don’t have high hopes for everyone’s friendships come the end of Season 1.