In their new reality show on the Oxygen network, newlyweds Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott move from their comfortable lifestyle in the city to a bed and breakfast in a small town with the idea of making the B&B a successful venture, although they admit they are not giving up their acting careers. While the airwaves have been inundated with reality shows looking into the lives of various people, there's something interesting and charming about this couple that is, at times, spellbinding.
Tori grew up in the lap of luxury and in the opening episodes discovers living in a small town and in a house that needs renovation is at times a frightening experience. When she finds out that there isn't a restaurant that delivers her coveted Chinese food, she just about freaks out. And let's not even get into the fact that the local video store is void of any adult entertainment, which to Dean is just another hurdle they have to overcome.
Every episode has the couple coming up against new challenges. During the renovation of their B&B they move into a trailer in the back yard. Can you imagine Tori Spelling living in a trailer? And the fact that she is pregnant (at the time they filmed these episodes) adds to her challenges.
Little things that might be minor to many people are horrendous for Tori. In order to stay on budget, the couple decides to do some of the exterior painting themselves. Well, when some of the paint splatters on Tori's hair extensions, that's a major drama. Keep in mind that before she had her baby last month, Tori was disinherited from the family fortune. She has since reconciled with her mother however during the purchase and renovation of their property, the couple was basically on their own and putting everything they had into their new business venture.
Yes, they are both actors and can definitely put on a show. And they do include a lot of drama in their lives, but there is a lot of comedy as well. It's a fresh idea on television. If it had been anyone other than Tori Spelling, this show wouldn't be as enticing.
Tori and Dean Inn Love airs Tuesdays at 10:30 PM ET/PT.