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The Two Coreys - A Beautiful Trainwreck

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Having been excited for months for the new A&E series “The Two Coreys” like the good little fan I am, I tuned in, turned off my cell phone, and completely focused on my two childhood crushes/inspirations last Sunday night. There probably is not any other person in the world rooting for a Corey comebackas much as myself and this new series was what I believed to be just the beginning. I must admit with incredible sadness and regret that I was disappointed....mostly for them.

I’ve always believed that if a celebrity is to make a comeback, it better be good, which means even if they need to be out of the limelight for years, it will be worth it. Remember when we were so excited when we thought Britney was making a comeback post the K-Fed divorce, just to be led down a path of shaved heads and rehab? I have the same feeling about the Coreys- not a triumphant comeback, but a sad trainwreck of one.

The “loosely scripted” reality show has Haim, a meat-eating bachelor slob, moving in with Feldman a married neat-freak vegetarian and his wife Susie.

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High jinks ensue.

In just the first episode of “The Two Coreys” Haim smokes cigarettes in the house (a big no-no), hits on the chairwoman of PETA at a serious dinner, and makes Susie Feldman cry. The second episode has Haim screaming at Feldman over a missed radio appearance, and Feldman dramatically breaking the news to Haim that Warner Brothers is in fact making a sequel to The Lost Boys and has not invited Haim to participate. This results in tears. I know all of this drama in just the first episodes sounds juicy, and it is certainly a beautiful disaster to behold, but after this “reality” series is over, I have a feeling Haim isn’t going to be getting any movie offers. It’s not nearly as scary as “Hey Paula”, but may be almost as sad.

Check it out for yourself Sundays at 10pm on A&E