A&E’s “Wahlburgers” is a thick heaping of Boston baked silliness starring two of Hollywood’s biggest stars and their beloved mom.
From executive producers Donnie (CBS’ “Blue Bloods”) and Mark Wahlberg (“Lone Survivor”) comes this unscripted series that’s as much an infomercial for their burgeoning hamburger empire as it is a chance to relive sibling rivalry — not so much with each other, but with brother Paul, the chef who flips the patties and more.
Mom Alma is the force that brings the brothers together — and sometimes makes them crazy.
No matter how old they get or how successful they are, they seem obsessed with being Mom’s No. 1 son.
“Paul. You know you are my favorite,” Alma says in her thick Dorchester accent.
“Because I’m in the room.” he says.
But there’s Drama — no, really, Johnny “Drama” Alves — Mark’s friend who inspired the part of Johnny Drama in Mark’s HBO series “Entourage.” He, along with Henry “Nacho” Laun, is here for comedic relief — or as a warning about childhood buds who turn into barnacles.
Next week, Donnie brings home girlfriend and “The View” co-host Jenny McCarthy to meet Mom.
Paul recoils when Alma agrees to give Jenny a copy of the family recipe for sauce.
“You’ve known her for five minutes.”
He’s in for a bigger shock when Donnie reveals the origin of the recipe.
Donnie tells the camera, “Kind of naive for Paul to believe my mother invented a spaghetti sauce.”
Despite growing into Hollywood heavyweights, Donnie’s and Mark’s rough ‘n’ tumble childhoods are never far from their thoughts. Donnie remarks that as a kid his favorite meal was “macaroni and welfare cheese.”
We know these boys adore their mom. So is it too much trouble to ask her to wear a seat belt the next time one of them drives her around Dorchester?
It’s what a favorite son would do.
Source: Boston Herald