LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Paris Hilton’s World According to Paris second episode was actually hilarious tonight. After Hilton’s premiere episode made news for its dismissal ratings, and mess of storylines, tonight’s episode actually seemed like it from a different show. The key to tonightâ€™s episode were two words: Brooke Mueller.
In the first episode, World According to Paris was simply too many childish, unentertaining scenes that really weren’t unusual. News analysts and fans agreed the premiere was simply a boring cluster of scenes of egomaniacal minutia. Such was not the case tonight.
From scene one, producers picked up the pace with a tight, well structured storyline that focused on Mueller. Somewhere between the first and second episodes producers realized that Hiltonâ€™s charm is when not everything goes right, when her beauty is coupled with someone else’s craziness, when she really admits her imperfections at simple tasks we all do so well, and when she relishes and laughs at even her own flaws.
Starting at a notable Beverly Hills hotel, Mueller and Hilton in a short scene set up that Mueller is ready to date. Moments later, producers establish how Mueller lives and is devoted to her children. A bizarre live-in sponsor adds to the humor. After the premiere was accused of not being real, Mueller is very honest. Her living situation is unique, entertaining, and very quirky.
Hilton seems to live in a perfect world. But Mueller helps Hilton demonstrate that, behind the fronts of beautiful homes and adorable people rests struggles, conflicts exist that we can all relate to. Of course, there is Hilton, who has to call up Charlie Sheen’s wife to bring her gas, and then jumper cables.
After Hilton debuted to resounding poor numbers and comments from news analysts, tonight’s episode hopefully gives fans a second chance to believe that this reality show is actually real, that Hilton has relationships and storylines to divulge not just pink bed sheets and staged bathtub scenes, and that living in Los Angeles can be unpredictable, especially when you are Paris Hilton.