The OWN network debuted its latest “docuseries”, 2 Fat 2 Fly. The show stars two best friends, Ramone Dickerson and Corey Simmons, who own a food truck in Columbia, South Carolina that features stuffed chicken wings. You read that right…stuffed, chicken, wings. When you see these brothas going over their signature recipes, it does make you want to hitch the first thing out of your area to South Carolina and get a taste.
2 Fat 2 Fly is highly entertaining largely because of the personality of these two young men. They grew up together, and their friendship is just as palatable as their wings. Watching these two interact with each other and the fun they have at work with their staff makes for a great show. I think I’m living for Ramone’s impressions of family members. And speaking of which, the family element is integral to the show.
In the first episode, Ramone’s parents drop by to check in on the fellas, and drop a bomb. If they don’t see a return on their investment in the business, they will repossess the truck in 30 days. What??!!! Pressure…. With that news, the guys get cracking and try to find ways to make money. Ramone books them for a food truck event…that’s nearly 100 miles away, on the same night Corey’s sister is having a house warming.
Corey understands that this is a great opportunity, but he is visibly torn about potentially missing out on the family event. We learned earlier in the show that he is extremely tight with him fam, and that they are one of the reasons Corey moved back home after graduation. Corey winds up missing the party and his family gives him hell over it. I couldn’t help but think, Can’t both sides man up and understand that this is business? But, the flip side of that is it’s great to see black family on television that is so closely knit.
I think the OWN network has another hit on their hands. I will be watching and rooting for these brothas as my mouth waters for stuffed wings.
Check out 2 Fat 2 Fly on Saturday nights at 10PM EST on OWN
Did you watch? What did you think?