The premise of the show is that rocker Bret Michaels, the lead singer of Poison, is looking for a lady to love, ala Flavor of Love, but with a metal twist rather then a hip hop one. After years of either one night stands or long term relationships, it is apparent that Bret is rusty at dating, but up to the challenge.
In this first episode, Bret pulls up to his rockin' pad on a custom hog. The girls cheer and ogle him while he makes an introductory speech. That being done, his head of security Big John comes out and looks the ladies over. He immediately picks out five that are not "up to standards" and kicks them out before they even get in the door of the house. While four of the ladies go pretty quietly, Tiffany is just not having it. As the chosen ladies head in the house, Tiffany decides to bang on the door and plead for one last shot.
Big John is a big softie, and lets Tiffany in. While this drama has gone on, the other ladies have, in true rock and roll style, broken into the booze and started partying. Kristia and Brandi C. bond immediately, and proclaim "when we put our boobs together we can think better". Oh lord, I smell a threesome in Bret's future! As the ladies continue to get things going, Tiffany decides she has to catch up and gets really hammered. It is a combination of pity and a feeling in my belly watching her. But things are just getting warmed up!
Bret comes out, dressed to the metal nines and proceeds to take pictures for the backstage passes that the ladies will be receiving later. Several ladies make out with Bret, and Heather even shows her boobs while making the metal horns. It was enough to make any rocker steam up the lens. A couple of the girls freeze up, making for a bad start for them. Poor Lauren looks like a deer caught in the headlights.
After the picture taking, Bret engages the women in conversation. Brandi M. wins my vote by telling Bret that as Scorpio, she is ruled by her genitals. You go girl! Brandi C. tries to get Bret's attention in a high pitched voice that is a tad annoying. More on her later! My favorite moment is when Bret tries to engage Tamara, a smoking hot babe, in conversation. Either she is drunk, nervous, or not super smart, as she fails to make any sense at all. Luckily for her, Bret is a rocker dude, and he is into her bod.
Other girls of note include Samantha, who has several tattoos and a master's degree. She and Bret hit it off, but she worries he will not be interested in her for long because she doesn't drink or party. My opinion is that she will make the cut, because she is smart and interesting. Bret also has a "moment" with Rodeo, an older, but hot lady with a cut bod. They bond over their kids, and she feels very close to him. I quite like Rodeo, and hope she stays around for the duration. She is a bit older, and has had a fascinating life. Other ladies Bret seems fascinated with are Lacey, who is a rocker with bright red hair, and Jes, a tough girl with a shock of pink runing through her blonde hair. I was surprised to see how beautiful Jes was under the "punk" look she was sporting, and imagine she and Lacey will be aroud for a bit.
During all this interaction, poor Tiffany is stealing the show by getting as drunk as humanly possible. As the cameras roll, she tries to get into a fight with Brandi M. and Dallas. Big John has to remind her that she is there by the skin of her teeth. To see her stumble over her words and try to make sense of it all is insane. It reminds me of my rocker days, so I feel her pain.
Two girls, Faith and Magdelena, take the more lady like route. Both are wearing demure summer dresses and are drinking wine or champagne with manners. Bret keeps both of these women around, probably for their stunning good looks and hard to get mannerisms. I am interested to see how things fare for these ladies as the competition proceeds.
Before Bret makes his cuts, Brandi C. comes out wearing a hot pink bikini that is at least two sizes too small. She sits on his lap and cuddles, which pretty much saves her ass and guarantees that she and Kristia will survive to see a possible threesome with Bret.
Other survivors are Brandi M. my wild child favorite, Rodeo, Dallas, Heather of the boob showing, Jes, Lacey, the very vacant Tamara, Mia, Samantha, and by the skin of her teeth, Tiffany. Bret tells her that he has had nights like that, getting completely hammered, and that he is making an exception for her. It made me appreciate Bret, despite the fact that he had a fixation for hot chicks with big hooters. There are several blondes left, and a few wild hairstyles. Bret has his work cut out for him, if previews of the season are any indication.
I quite enjoyed Rock of Love. It is my new guilty pleasure. As much as I secretly watched Flavor of Love, I am going right out there and saying it publicly: I am going to watch this show to the bitter end. I have got to know who hottie rocker Bret is going to pick!
Did any of you check this out or are you cringing in horror that I was so into it? Heh heh.