Being Maci – RECAP & What they DIDN’T Show.
I was expecting the Being Maci special to be something…..educational….maybe something more along the line of parenting or what she’s doing with her life….but it was like Jersey Shore, Meets the Hills, with the cast of Teen Mom.
There were an annoying amount of scenes about Maci’s new friends not liking her old friends, and some girl who’s outfits always pissed people off. No, I’m not kidding. It was mind numbing.
It was also centered around “the Tree House” which is Maci’s house that she shares with 2 friends, and as soon as Bentley was gone, it became a party house to the nth degree. It was almost like watching a sorority special.
They showed Ryan bring up how he didn’t like the beer and Beer Pong stuff int he garage next to his toys, and when Dalis commented on it in response, Ryan awkwardly got defensive about Maci. It honestly made no sense. he brought up Maci’s friends and not knowing much about them but knowing they have a partying reputation, and when Dalis chimed in, he asked why she was hating. Again, he bring sit up and then acts all pissy when she chimes in. It was weird.
They show a conversation of Dalis saying “what are you talking about?” and him being all pissed off saying she won’t leave him alone. What they didn’t show was that right before that, he had called, said they were done, and gotten off the phone. Mind you she’s in California saying goodbye to her dying mother. Immediately after the phone convo, they failed to show the text he sent to Dalis, saying that he hadn’t meant it. Then he immediately started a conversation with one of his boys about how Dalis is jealous and controlling.
And then BAM, he’s out partying at a club with Maci….on one of the TWO nights he had Bentley during the episode. He proceeds to call Maci “sexy” and tries to get her to invite him over to her place…..again, while his girlfriend is in California with her sick mother.
The next day, Maci brings it up to Ryan and he almost guilts her into hanging out with him, by essentially saying if they didn’t she might not get another chance. So they agree to go out to the track with Bentley the next day.
Dalis calls Ryan while he’s getting ready to meet Maci. She’s on the phone crying saying she’s trying to tell him about her day….again, her day spent with her dying mother….and he gets an attitude with her about calling him, and hangs up the phone.
This is the weekend that he wound up cheating on her.
While he’s out with Maci, he brings up their potential future and getting back together…..
Honestly, I feel like this is a shitty portrayal of life as Maci. It portrayed her as a hard partying mom with dramatic friends. Maci is very obviously a good mother, and does a lot of great things for and with her son, but this special really didn’t emphasize this. I mean….of all the things they filmed, they filmed her spanking Bentley in a bathroom….was that necessary? Some parents span, and some don’t. But lets be honest, was that aired for anything other than controversy?
This just made Ryan look like his usually shady and disrespectful self.
And they made Dalis out to be this jealous and controlling girlfriend, by leaving out some pretty important information.
All in all, I’m pretty glad this one a one episode thing, and if I were Maci, Ryan, and Dalis, I would feel the same.