Miami Monkey

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 5.3  (53)

Miami Monkey is a reality TV show that aired on VH1 in 2013. The show followed the life of Angela Raiola, also known as Big Ang, as she opened up a new business venture in Miami, Florida. The show consisted of 8 episodes that aired over the course of a month and a half.

Angela Raiola, already known for her larger-than-life personality, was the owner of a bar in Staten Island, New York. Seeking to expand her business, she opened up a new spot in South Beach named Miami Monkey. Angela was determined to make her new venture a success and hired a new staff to help her run the bar.

Miami Monkey was meant to be a destination for locals and tourists alike, with its prime location in the heart of South Beach, but it quickly became a spot for drama and conflict. Angela was joined by her close friend and manager, Raquel, who helped her navigate the challenges they faced in the bar industry. Raquel was a key player in the show, often mediating conflicts and dealing with the various personalities in the bar.

The bar staff featured a diverse group of characters, each with their own unique personalities and background stories. There was Morgan, a bartender with an overtly sexual demeanor, Nate, a bouncer with a temper, and Cristina, a hostess with aspirations of becoming a model. The show also brought in two new bartenders, Chiara and Roxanne, who added to the already high tensions in the bar.

The Miami Monkey staff often clashed with each other, particularly when it came to work ethic and professionalism. The show regularly portrayed instances of staff members arriving late to work and failing to follow Angela's strict code of conduct in the bar. Angela expected her staff to be punctual, hard-working, and professional at all times, which often led to heated arguments between her and the staff.

Despite these challenges, the staff at Miami Monkey worked hard to build a new customer base and make their mark on the competitive South Beach social scene. They hosted various theme nights and events to bring in new customers, such as a fashion show and a burlesque night. These events were often popular with the customers, but they also brought in additional drama as the staff worked to pull off a successful event.

Throughout the show, Angela was shown to be a tough, but supportive boss to her staff. She encouraged them to work hard and held them accountable for their actions. With her years of experience in the bar industry, she was able to provide her staff with valuable advice and guidance to help them grow in their roles.

In addition to the challenges facing the Miami Monkey staff, Angela also faced personal challenges throughout the show. She revealed that she was battling cancer, and the show documented her struggles to balance her health with her responsibilities at the bar. She also dealt with personal relationships, as she tried to balance her close friendship with Raquel and her romantic relationship with her on-and-off-again boyfriend, Neil.

Throughout the show, Miami Monkey provided viewers with an entertaining look into the bar industry and the challenges that come with running a successful business. The show mixed drama, comedy, and personal stories to create an engaging narrative for viewers. While the show was short-lived, it left a lasting impression on fans of reality TV and Angela Raiola's larger-than-life personality.

Miami Monkey is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (11 episodes). The series first aired on September 8, 2013.

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Seasons
Season Finale
11. Season Finale
November 14, 2013
In the first season finale, Ang expects her entire staff to work the bikini fashion show, but when one Monkey fails to show, Ang is faced with a dilemma.
Monkeys in Bikinis
10. Monkeys in Bikinis
November 7, 2013
It's "Swim Week" in Miami and Big Ang and her team plan a bikini fashion show at the Miami Monkey.
Whine Bar
9. Whine Bar
October 31, 2013
Staff management proves difficult, as Ryan and Marissa refuse to be in the same room and Cristina and Morgan clash. Ang reaches her limit when drama unfolds at a wine event.
Worst Team Meeting Ever
8. Worst Team Meeting Ever
October 24, 2013
Things are very unsettled at the Miami Monkey, especially after Ang's Gay Soiree. When the gossip continues to spread, everyone acts innocent starts pointing fingers.
Drama and Drag
7. Drama and Drag
October 17, 2013
After creating a division between the New York girls by sharing gossip with Roxanne and Ryan, Morgan makes a suggestion to secure her place at the bar and impress Ang.
A Big Ang Birthday
6. A Big Ang Birthday
October 10, 2013
Although there is tension among the Miami Monkey staff, they must plan a birthday bash for Ang.
Monkey Business
5. Monkey Business
October 6, 2013
At Ang's staff pool party, Cristina and Nate hit things off. Meanwhile, Morgan is absent from one of Ang's events... again. This time Ang takes it very personally.
Monkey In The Middle
4. Monkey In The Middle
September 29, 2013
After throwing a fit at the Miami Monkey photo shoot, Morgan considers her return to work at the bar. It seems that Ang is the only one who wants her "Miami daughter" to return.
Mo' Monkey Mo' Problems
3. Mo' Monkey Mo' Problems
September 22, 2013
At the photo shoot for the Miami Monkey ad campaign, the tequila thief confesses and the staff starts to question their relationships. As one thing after another goes wrong, Ang tries pick up the pieces and put things back together before it's too late.
Monkey Wrench
2. Monkey Wrench
September 15, 2013
When one of the girls suffers a meltdown, Ang may short on help. Things worsenwhen they realize that one of the Monkeys is a thief.
Miami Monkey
1. Miami Monkey
September 8, 2013
In the premiere, Big Ang tries to open a bar in Miami and recruits her daughter, Raquel, to help.
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Where to Watch Miami Monkey
Miami Monkey is available for streaming on the VH1 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Miami Monkey on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 8, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (53)