Smokin’ hot

October 31, 2013
(A&E)
(A&E)

The best new reality-show character is Victoria Edwards.

Sixty-ish Victoria, above, is the daughter of former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards, 86, who served four terms in the state house and 81⁄2 years in the big house for bribery and extortion. The show is “The Governor’s Wife” (10 p.m. Sundays on A&E). Edwin married his prison pen pal, the ditzy Trina, 35, who is now Victoria’s stepmother.

Victoria’s hair is a helmet of darkness. Blood-red lipstick coats her slash mouth. Her eyeshadow is in- spired by “The Walking Dead.” An electronic cigarette dangles from her lip. She wears culottes. “Cof- fee and cigarettes, it’s gonna be a good morning,” is how she starts the day.

Irked that Edwin and Trina want a baby — one more heir to share Dad’s estate — she declares: “I have not been this pissed off since I started my medication.”

Baby-sitting Trina’s sons from a previous marriage, she asks, “You don’t have any once-a-cat?” (At least that’s what it sounded like to me.) I don’t know what she wants BUT SHE REALLY WANTS IT. When the boys say no, she goes: “Could you ask around?”

I’m watching next week to find out if she gets some.

Marc Silver has been watching TV since the days when people wrapped aluminum foil around TV antennae to improve reception.
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