Review | Mob Wives

Credit: VH1

Air Date: Sunday 1/1

Us Rating: ***

"I would like to hit her with a crowbar." That's what Drita D'avanzo has to say about her convicted bank-robber husband's "other woman" in the reality show's season 2 opener. A frank and often ugly look at the lives of a group of mob-connected women, Wives truly bristles when blousy Renee Graziano is the focus.Depressed from a botched plastic surgery, she throws a party to "celebrate life"…that culminates in a plate-throwing, hair-pulling brawl. These snarling women can be grating but mostly fascinate -- from a safe distance! (VH1, 8 p.m.)