First things first, the oddball, fish out of water theme is apparent and I do think it works. Jax is the quintessential bad boy dating the sweet, hometown girl next door. Lisa Vanderpump should thank her lucky stars for this match-up that brought the steam and essence of great T.V to her high end restaurant throughout her last season. Especially, after the drama with Kristen and Tom Sandoval ended.
I was reluctant at first because the typical fish out water, Hollywood boy in a small town is overdone so often. However, Jax Taylor is intriguing enough to make it work with his brutally honesty charm and narcissistic behavior. It is a far cry from The similar reality show The Simple Life with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie mostly because Jax and Britt is based off of Jax trying to gain approval of her family, and convince her and himself that he’s getting close to the idea of marriage. With that being said, we see Jax speaking of Britt’s supposed depression and how before he puts a ring on it, she needs to go back to her old self. Let’s be real here, Has she really lost her spark, or is it Jax trying to aim for perfection with his known perfectionism? I have to admit too, I am seemingly rooting for this couple; I love seeing Jax put in his corner, and from watching Vanderpump since it began in 2013, he has grown since he’s been with her.
The real heart of the show lies within Mawmaw. She’s the HBIC and her and Jax have the best relationship. I love seeing her sitting on the porch and being real with him. She understands he’s not used to this lifestyle and accepts him for who he is, and I love that she doesn’t try to argue with him or force her and Brittany’s family’s values on to him. He also fully accepts the routine of the farm and puts on those boots that Mawmaw refers to whenever insisted. To cut it short, seeing Jax strap on boots, eat frog legs, wear deer piss, kick it with the sweetest gma ever, and fight his narcissistic behavior to please his lovely gf is TV gold to me and I’m sold.