So my favorite new show is "Whatever, Martha," with Martha Stewart's daughter, Alexis, and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt watching old clips of Martha's shows and making fun of them.
It's just awesome. I wish it was on every day, because I feel like I've seen all the episodes now and they're just keep rerunning them. Alexis and Jennifer aren't afraid to totally mock Martha's weird guests, they try to make her craft projects right along with her and end up as completely lost as the rest of us are, and often Alexis gives you the idea that being Martha Stewart's daughter was not nearly as fun as the image may make it seem.
(In this slideshow, she poses with an elaborate heart lattice cake her mom made for one of her birthdays, but on the show, she relates a birthday where her cake was a pound cake with a pillar candle stuck in it.)
The best part is the relationship between Alexis and Jennifer. They absolutely remind me of me and my best friend sitting on the couch pulling our own "Mystery Science Theater" on any random TV show. I know they're filthy rich and have grown up in lifestyles that no one I know can even imagine, but they don't come off that way, they come off as prime examples of the same goofy girls from my generation that I grew up with.
Jennifer loves the double entendre, but you can tell she's good-hearted and if she thinks she goes too far, she pulls back "oh, sorry, that's your mom," and then, two seconds later, is pushing the envelope again. It's just awesome. And she asks the questions of Alexis that everyone who knows Martha wants to know, but no one but a friend could really ask.
And God bless Alexis for not being the kind of daughter you suspect Martha might have ordered up from central casting. She plays the rebel role, but you can tell she loves her mom, even though she's not one bit afraid to dish on her childhood. Life at Turkey Hill, Martha's famous home that she and her husband renovated and that plays such a role in her books, sounds like a hellish amount of work if you were young Alexis living there. Her attitude is refreshing and just screams honesty.
They also have a radio show, Whatever with Alexis and Jennifer, on Sirius. We have XM, but now that the two are merged, I'm hoping an XM channel will pick them up, too.