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Desperate Scousewives First Episode Gets Trending on Twitter

Twitter buzzing as Scousewives hit the screen

We got formally introduced to the Scousewives tonight via the delightful E4. Twitter was full of people with an opinion on the show both good and bad. With the hastag #scousewives and #desperatescousewives quickly becoming trending topics on twitter alongside ‘cringe’ on Liverpool’s trendmap.

Despite a fair bit of negativity towards the show – which E4 said would be dramatised for entertainment, there were many people admitting that it was quickly becoming their ‘guilty pleasure’ alongside Made in Chelsea, Geordie Shore and The Only Way is Essex.

Welcome Home Jodie Lundstram!

As anticipated, Jodie burst onto our screen after returning from London, and couldn’t hide her delight about being back in Liverpool, saying she was going to ‘smash it’. She revelled in her return home with her family and friends and declared that London was behind her.

Have a go on the blow, Joe

Layla, on the other hand was much more discontented after o.nce again finding herself waking up in the shared flat of her on-off lover, serial philanderer, Joe – who was practically ushering her out of the door. Complaining that she felt used, Joe was quick to point out that he had just wanted to ‘give her a go’ on the inflatable air bed! Layla makes a swift exit finds herself outside Joe’s flat in last night’s clothes. She grumbles that although she feels used, she just can’t help but keep going back for more.

Meanwhile Amanda and Chloe are out shopping in velcro rollers (in true Scouse style) preparing for the Style Awards in which Amanda was presenting an award. She admitted that her favourite word after ‘free’ was ‘discount’ when referring to the freebies and perks that her reputation and socialite status earns her.

We meet ‘Britain’s Most Brutal Blogger’ Jaiden, who was live tweeting throughout the show. He claims that he’s no bully though – just opinionated and says it as it is. He offers words of advice to Elissa, Joe’s ex. Elissa is struggling after their break up because although consistently hurt her, she admits that nobody made her laugh the way he did and that deep down she could still have him.

The mood is lightened when Jodie is interviewed for a job at The Priory Salon – run by gay couple, Mark and Chris. They don’t quite know what to make of Jodie – especially when during the interview she asks for time off to watch her brother play football. One of our favourate one-liners of the show came from Jodie, when the guys say that they want to expand the services of the salon to include “analbleaching”. Her reply? “Er, it’s a bit Hollywood…we’re in Anfield”.

We then watch as Amanda and Chloe spend all day preparing for the Style Awards – where Chloe is bleaches her own hands with household bleach in order to remove the disasterous fake tan stains from her palms.

Nice Guy Adam

Meanwhile the guys, Adam, Joe and Danny are out discussing the girls with Joe citing Layla as his ‘fall back plan’ – until they practically hide under the table when Layla and Sam (Danny’s on-off partner) enter the venue. It’s left to good old nice guy Adam to cover for the other two by telling the girls they have left.

But Layla knows that Adam is covering for Joe, because that’s what guys do. Sam tells Layla to get over Joe – she said that Danny was the same and used to always put DJ’ing before her. Later Joe invites the O’Toole sisters – which includes another of Danny’s ex’s, Debbie, to the Style Awards.

The Scouse Brow

Back at The Priory salon, Chris and Mark have reservations about hiring Jodie – that is, until she demonstrates her speciality – the Scouse Brow. The client is won over and Chris and Mark hire her – as the customer is always right!

We get to see Amanda talking openly about the difficulties in starting out as a model – the long hours in London for no pay – just to get her name out there. She talks about life as a mum behind the glitz and glamour – like doing the school run and making the tea. We also get a sneak preview of Amanda’s calendar and the girls practice their favourite modelling poses.

Another bit of the first episode that made us chuckle was Chris and Mark talking about hiring Jodie and then their own sex life – before saying that the ‘kids’ (their dogs) can’t be in the room whilst they get some!

Bunny boiler Layla?

When Sam and Layla rock up at the Style Awards, they rearrange the seating so that they are sat with their on-off partners Joe and Danny. Cheeky Joe says that if Layla couldn’t speak he’d marry her whilst player, Danny says that they are ‘both gorgeous but psychos’.

Both Gill and Debbie O’Toole use the opportunity to chat up property tycoon, George (who Jaiden describes as knicker dropping) who has just scooped an award for his family run hotel, The Hilton in Liverpool.

Living every bit up to Danny’s psycho label, Layla is seen pinning the seating plan names to her dress as ‘Layla loves Joe’ and proceeds to give Joe a grilling as to why he invited Debbie and Gill to the evening and not her – demanding to know in what capacity Debbie was here with him. Danny, quite obviously intoxicated, sprawls himself over Debbie, telling her how much he loves her and that he doesn’t want her to end up with a ‘wrong un’.

Chloe tips off Amanda that Jaiden has been slating her on Twitter. She vows to have words with him about it if she sees him.

Elissa ain’t over Joe

We see the first bit of real emotion after Elissa and Joe talk candidly outside about their break up. It’s quite easy to see that Elissa hasn’t got over him and she bursts into tears when she talks about the woman he was emailing behind her back when they lived together. She tells him he has ‘no respect’ before hurling some four letter obscenities at him and storming off. Joe admits to the camera that he is genuinely shocked by her reaction.

It isn’t long before Amanda catches up with her Twitter nemesis, Jaiden – she proceeds to tell him exactly what she thinks of him, describing him as a ‘z-lister’ and ‘wannabe Perez Hilton’. The final straw comes when he describes her extensions as s**t – to which she responds by throwing her drink over him but missing by a country mile.

So what did you think of the first episode. Did it live up to your expectations? Will you be tuning in next week?