Mob Wives would be nothing without its drama, there’s no doubt about that. But it's undeniably refreshing to get an occasional break from catfights, yelling matches, and verbal threats so convincing that even we as viewers get a little scared. Thankfully, Big Ang is that break, in the flesh.

Somehow, the gruff-voiced Staten Island native managed to remain in most people’s good graces and stay out of fights in an almost Switzerland-ian fashion, despite being friends with everyone. Did anyone even know that was possible in the world of reality television? It was undoubtedly this quality of hers that earned Big Ang her very own spinoff—Big Ang premiered on VH1 this past summer, and it was must-see (reality) TV.