Welcome to my first recap of “Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor.” Holy good Jesus what have I gotten myself into???
This show is in Season 2, and I didn’t watch or recap Season 1, so I have tried to catch up this week. Wow. So if you didn’t watch Season 1… here is a little recap of the characters (meant in more ways than one) and what went down in Season 1.
The show is set at a Trailer Park (duh) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, called Myrtle Manor. I’ve heard through the grapevine that it also called “Patrick’s.” Myrtle Manor is a park consisting of 120 trailers, and there are TONS of rules one has to follow as a resident of Myrtle Manor. They won’t rent to people with bad rims or tats or dress seductively…or so they say, but so far it seems this is ONLY to whom they rent.
The owner of Myrtle Manor is Cecil Patrick. He’s an older, no-nonsense gentleman who has put his daughter, Becky, in charge. His motto is “No Pay, No Stay.” He’s consistently grouchy, is constantly threatening to evict people and always tells Becky she is doing a crap job. He has owned the park for many, many years, but at the end of Season 1, he basically sold the park… but more on that later.
Becky, while sometimes tough, is also a pushover with a soft heart. Her father turned the management of the park over to her, but she keeps making a mess of things and he’s constantly threatening to fire her. She tries to enforce the rules and holds a weekly Town Hall Meeting at the trailer park’s hair salon- Tangulls- and every week it’s “The Airing of the Grievances.” And normally, the topics and issues are stuff that really shouldn’t be between landlord and tenant.
Alyson is Becky’s 20 year old daughter who took over management of the park for a short time in Season 1. Cecil turned it over to her when Becky had jacked something up particularly badly. The residents made her cry and boycotted her Town Hall meeting with picket signs, so Becky was put back in charge.
There is a narrator- “Jeana with a J” is her name. Jeana is Becky’s Aunt (and Cecil’s sister in law), although they have to be pretty close in age. Jeana just ended her 20 year marriage and is motorcycle chick. BTW- Rule #17 of Myrtle Manor is “Idle in / Idle out” no moped or motorcycle riding in the park. Jeana seems pretty normal.
The other residents are a bunch of characters… and they tend to drink a lot: