There's a LOT more dramaz going on with the RHONY gals than there EVER could be on GH. So, for those of you that watch that show and caught the 3 part reunion show, this is for you!!
Who CAN'T watch this show with moments like these!!?
First of all, this season was more catty than usual. Seems like everyone was fighting. Friends were enemies, enemies were friends. Seeing Ramona embrace Simon and Alex McCord was well, a bit shocking. Once the season rolled on however, it was easy to see why the sane went to one side and the overly dramatic, singing nutjobs went to the other. Jill Zarin, once the centerpiece of the show was reduced to apologizing every two seconds about her "behavior". Oh, Jill...I'm sure you tried your damnest to get the gals to gang up on Bethenny..but she's the fun one!! She's the one the public likes...the one being asked to do all the talk shows. She has her own show! You just run some fabric store!! Now, I loved Jill and Beth--they seemed on the same page and pretty cool. Watching Jill tell Bethenny she was "done" over and over again did it for me. SO, go hang with the Countess and Krazy Kelly.
Speaking of that wack-a-doodle..if you missed the reunion at least try to watch clips of this train wreck doing her thing. I'd love to try to explain her but it would take a PDR and a psycho DSLM scale to do it. Although she's been an airhead in the past, this season she took the cake. (or er..gummy bears). On a trip to the tropics for Ramona's pre-wedding celebration she completely flipped out. Screaming, telling people Bethenny was going to kill her, crying on the phone to Jill. There's been subsequent US magazine articles of Ms. Bensimon telling the world she was "bullied". Which, if you watched BRAVO's awesome montage, you'd know was all hogwash. Kelly says one thing, does another. During the hilarious "What What Happens Live" with Bravo Andy and Kathy Griffin, Kathy wonders what Kelly is "on". Andy giggles, looks around and then looks uncomfortable. I guess the ladies don't have to pass pee tests to keep working.
Watch Kelly's PSA (yes she filmed one) on "systematic bullying" it's sad she thinks it's true because even IF Bravo didn't show all-- they showed enough to let us see that Kelly is as big of a bully as anyone else on that boat is.
The newest housewife, Sonja was actually a godsend this season. At least she could look at things from newer eyes. She's spunky, comes from a real "old American Money" marriage, and seems to take things with a grain of salt. I can live without the Sex-Maniac angle but whatever.
I'm going to say some nice things about Luanne now, so CountessHaters to the left!! She was the one that called Kelly out on her "ho -bag" comment to Bethenny when the Krazy got back from the boat. She also had MANY moments during the reunion show where she tried to get Kelly to see how stupid she really is. (didn't work) We all saw Kelly say Bethenny was a "cook" not a "chef"... and refuse to sit across from her at dinner. Yes, the Countess sings a horrific song-- but hells...at least she's having fun. (loved her on The Dish)
Ramona...Ramona..Ramona. She's the girl from HS that just says whatever she wants and gets away with it because she's so hyper and not really paying attention most of the time you cut her a break. Plus, she drinks like a fish and spends a ton of money on her friends. What's not to like??! She looks fabulous and seems to really love her hubby. Plus, she gave it to Jill in a spectacular display of frenzied screeching. Loved it.
I am also an Alex and Simon fan because they just are so funny to watch and really seem to get that this is all a bit silly. They would be people I would have to dinner just to hear the REAL skivvy on the show. Loved that Alex found her voice this season too. Jill really did make way too many snide comments about her boys and Simon to let it go any longer.
I think the best thing about the Housewives from NYC is that they are on the fringe of "high society"--- because lord knows, the REAL society mavens wouldn't be caught DEAD on a reality show. Plus, I bet their lives are a tad less..er... shocking then these ladies. Every one of them are trying to sell something..from books to shows to CDs..to fabric to jewelry to skin products to Skinny Girl drinks. It's actually a giant show filled with promo ads for Kodak, catering companies, designers and even NYC stores. Ah, the American Way!! It's totally pure escapism at it's best.
Great moments on the Live Show:
Bethenny's Face when Kelly was talking (think Angela of The Office)
Kelly saying she supports Peta and is against the abuse of animals but "wears furs when she wants to" she also thinks Gummy Bears are their own food group.
Jill's Bracelets and Shoes. They needed their own cameo.
Alex McCord defending her nude photos while Jill is yelling "Spread EAGLE" at her.
Andy and Bethenny's side glances to each other when Kelly was talking
Ramona's eyeballs and "dress fanning"
My husband came upstairs and watched for about 2 minutes. He's seen some of the shows during the season and was howling, shaking his head that BRAVO actually airs this stuff. I told him be happy I only watch 2 Housewives shows...NYC and OC. I told him to go back downstairs to watch the BBgame. (after yelling STOP TALKING WHEN I'M LISTENING TO THE CRAZY LADY SPEAK!!)
Biggest hope? ALL the footage from the BOAT trip into Madness is aired by BRAVO. They could actually make a movie out of it. We could all go on Twitter for 2 hours and dish. (all the ladies are on there!!!) I think those of us viewers really REALLY want Kelly Bensimon to fess up to her lunacy or have her show up on Dr. Drew. Her poor girls. Oy. I can also totally see this show being used as a study in sociology at some college someplace. heh, extra points if you can diagnose each of their neurosis!!
PS. LOVE Bethenny's new show--she's hysterical. Even her one-liners have one-liners and her hubby? Cute and fun. Loved it when she was shopping for her wedding dress.