It's a family affair on 'Ice loves Coco'
June 20th, 2011
11:26 AM ET

It's a family affair on 'Ice loves Coco'

The more I watch "Ice loves Coco," the more I feel like I am watching 'The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet," minus the kids, but throw in a few hair extensions.

When I caught the debut episode last week I was ready for "The Odd Couple" -  some sex and lots of crazy over-the-top antics. But that's not what I got in the last episode ,or this week for that matter. Instead the first two episodes have really been about the love in this family.

We learned how Ice-T and his wife Coco make their seemingly "opposites attract" relationship work in the debut. But in this second episode we met Coco's sister Kristy Williams, who is five months pregnant and comes from Arizona to visit the duo.

But even before she shows up we see Coco and Ice at home planning for the visit - Coco was cleaning the house as if the royal family were on its way, dusting tables and vacuuming non-stop. Ice asks "Why are you cleaning?" Coco responds, "because Kristy is coming into town tomorrow and you know how I want everything to be perfect for my sister!" Coco then suggests to Ice that Kristy could sleep in their bed since she is pregnant. Ice-T likes that idea about as much as he likes Coco in a turtleneck.

Instead he shoots back by saying, "That's not an option. She's just pregnant. Women can still chop wood when they are pregnant. At least she ain't sleeping on the floor!" Awww isn't he sweet?

By the way, Kristy is the real star of this episode. Everything revolves around her. When Kristy arrives in town, the first place Coco takes her is shoe shopping in NYC. While in the boutique with her sister and another close friend, Rashida, Coco tells her sister she can't buy flats because she doesn't allow flats in her home! And it's totally believable since so far we haven't seen Coco in flats or without make-up (or without perfectly bleached roots).

Coco even suggests that her sister should wear shoes during child-birth. Coco said: "I am trying to take her out of Arizona and make her feel like a sexy woman even being pregnant. I'll have (her) in Louis Vuitton's in the stir-ups." All three ladies break out in laughter at the thought of that.

Then her sister lets her know that she wants Coco to be involved in the birth of her child by being in the delivery room. Coco and Ice-T are both surprised at this request. Ice says Coco can cook a grilled cheese sandwich but questions whether she can actually assist with childbirth.

Not wanting to let her sister down, she says yes, and then sets out to learn everything about childbirth. Speaking of children, Kristy and Ice-T have a heart to heart talk as he shows her around the set of his show "Law & Order: SVU."  She urges Ice-T  to pressure Coco into having a baby so her child will have a cousin. Ice-T said he didn't believe in pressuring anybody, but he goes on to say,  "I told Coco whenever you are ready to have a baby let me know. Ice can do the deed. It's not a problem. I can put twins in her. That's not a problem." TMI?

Later we see Coco take a childbirth support class, and watch as she and Ice view a birth on TV. And although I love this show, I didn't enjoy these two scenes. Both were contrived with Coco obviously playing up the shock, fear and disgust factor when it came to learning about what a woman goes through for birth.

Minutes before the half-hour show ends we get a diversion. We see Ice-T talking to speaking to a group of students at Kean University. The actor tells a parable to illustrate his overall message to the college crowd: in life you will always be given opportunities that you should never pass up.  And for a second, just a second, I thought this gangsta rapper was becoming Oprah!

The show's premiere did well in the rating with "Keeping up with the Kardashians" as its lead-in. It will be great to see if viewers continue to love Ice and Coco in the following weeks.

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. stellamojo

    I love this show, and I don't watch any reality TV shows. They are two lovely lovely people, not what I expected at all. They respect each other and are just good together. How refreshing to have a show that promotes real family values. Never thought I'd say that about Ice and Coco, but that appears to be who they are, hard working, loving people.

    June 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tina

    PLEASE add Million Dollar Decorators to your tv recaps – your writing is hysterical and that show would surely provide ample material!

    June 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Susan

    I like Coco, she is sweet and kind, what's right with that?

    June 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Austin Powers

    It's a man baby!

    June 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. shanna


    June 20, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. Fabio

    I can't believe it's not butter

    June 20, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. oleg

    sorry. i meant ice t. have seen the show a few times. it still stinks.

    June 20, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. oleg

    No offense meant, but this is one terrible show. Super boring and double lame. Poor icecube must be henpecked or hurting for money. This show stinks.

    June 20, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • elm

      Coco looking kinda manly there. Does Coco have a goober under that skirt?

      June 20, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |

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