I Hate Jill Zarin Tuesday Update June 22, 2010
Why can’t I stay away from The Real Housewives of New Jersey? This has to be the most disappointing show on Bravo since Launch My Line. That show I easily turned off, or maybe I just found something better to watch. Even as I sit and watch Teresa plan a ridiculously expensive party while filing for bankruptcy, as I watch Jacqueline try to have a serious conversation with her smirking smart-ass daughter and Danielle visiting her doctor, I want to change the channel. Before I know it, the show is half over and then I figure, what’s the point of changing it now?
I don’t have a Neilson Rating box in my home, so I’m not encouraging Bravo to keep this show on the air, right?
Three women seem to be fighting for the one opening that Dina left, we have two Kim’s and one Elvira. Elvira apparently even announced that she WAS the newest New Jersey Housewife but Andy Cohen put the kibosh on that by tweeting:
BravoAndy: To the Lady named Elvira sending out press releases saying ur the new RHNJ: It ain’t true. Ur on 2nite’s ep for 10 mins tho. Enjoy+Sorry!
It appears to me that the two Kim’s are also vying for the position, one is telling tall tales about Jacqueline to Caroline. The other is a drunkin fool who decides to make a speech during Teresa’s housewarming party. The speech was cut out of Bravo’s final edit of the show, thank goodness.
If I had to wager a guess, I would say that none of these three women will be regular players on the show next season. Here’s hoping Mr. Cohen can do a better job of casting this show. I know that there has to be women in New Jersey who would make great Housewives. Maybe they’re all too smart to want to be part of the craziness!
This episode Teresa tells us that she has been living in that house for a year and is only now planning a housewarming party. It seems to me that the Giudice’s moved into the Golden Money Sucking Castle at the end of last season. I don’t know when each season was filmed but it doesn’t seem possible that a whole year has passed, I don’t care enough to do the math. I found it a bit odd that the two couches that Juicy Joe doesn’t love were still sitting all alone in the Living room, exactly where we left them at the end of last season. No coffee table or chairs to keep them company. Teresa gave us the plan for the room, unfortunately for her, Juicy Joe can’t deliver.
I would not even attempt to try to put a price tag on Teresa’s housewarming party, the servants, the party planner from hell, the exterior decorations including up-lights, we had a light up bar, dance floor installed, and complete furnishings. Entertainment included a guy who swallowed fire, a DJ and Teresa’s ingenious speech. Whatever the charges were, we know that they are probably rolled into those credit card bills that are included in the bankruptcy. Isn’t that what people do right before they file? Charge up everything to the maximum so that they can include it in the total debt? Wipe it all away and start all over again? I don’t know, just asking….
So just to be sure I understand, Jacqueline doesn’t care who Kim is friends with, she is going to give her a chance but Teresa doesn’t want anything to do with Kim because Kim is friends with Danielle. In the end, Kim got a last minute invitation to Teresa’s party and didn’t think twice about attending? Who does that? I think it was pretty clear that Teresa had no intention of inviting Kim, yet a last minute call from a friend of the hostess made Kim jump up and put her party dress on. Apparently Kim does that as long as Bravo’s cameras are going to be rolling.
I will deny it if anyone ever calls me out on it, but I did tear up a little bit when Caroline was taking to Albie about his education. When she talked about a mother’s feelings when your child is hurting, how could you not sympathize? No one really explained what Albie’s issues are, there are many different learning disabilities and Caroline described it as a “form of ADD”. Best I could tell he has trouble reading and comprehending which would make it difficult to be an attorney even if he can graduate from law school. Attorneys have to read, a lot! Caroline discussed this briefly when she appeared on Watch What Happens Live and told us that there will be a happy ending! So why are we watching this again?
The Manzo family dinner was pretty dull, I was a little surprised that they teased Albie about being just good looks, particularly after his issues with law school and his learning issues. It seemed a bit insensitive but they clearly are a close family and they celebrate the kid’s hard work.
Jacqueline and Chris talking with Ashley were the most annoying scenes of the night! The conversation started off being Ashley apologizing for her behavior during the poker game that we saw last week, how did it turn into Ashley moving back home? That kid with the smirk on her face, smiling while apologizing and snickering while she agrees to all of the demands of the parents was just infuriating. I would not trust that kid to follow the rules at all! I really don’t understand why she would want to move back home in any case. Jacqueline tweeted last night that the conversation with Ashley lasted a lot longer than was shown. I only hope it included a sincere apology, somehow I doubt it.
Jacqueline’s blog said that the car that they gave to Ashley last season was given away, I really don’t understand that either, why would you give it away and not sell it? Why would you give it away at all? What did Ashley do to have her vehicle taken away? Whose car was she driving last night? Why do I care? Why am I watching this again?
Danielle’s surgery was a little scary! First off, was her operation done in a strip mall store front with a light up letters that were spurting and sparking and missing bulbs? Did her doctor say he was looking forward to doing her surgery? Did the doctors in the operating room seem like two frat boys discussing some chick’s boobs? Did Bravo show us way more of Danielle’s boobs than anyone needs to see? The only redeeming scene was Danielle’s daughters on the show last night, I really like those two girls! Say what you want about Danielle but her girls are lovely, gracious and smart girls.
Just a quick Thank you to Bravo for not showing Teresa’s kids!
So who thinks that Bravo is going to bring in an additional housewife and who thinks they’re going to finish the season with just the four ladies? A better question, do you care?
I used to really look forward to Watch What Happens Live but the changes that they’re making are NOT improving the show! I would look forward to hearing whom Andy Cohen chose for his Mazel of the week and the Jack hole, now with three options, we already know at the beginning of the show what the choices will be and I couldn’t care less which gets more viewer votes. The jack hole is the person who stole something from his back deck? Do we care? Were there more deserving choices?
What the hell was that photo of Danielle with Dina’s cat on her boobs? Is Bravo trying to change WWHL to suit the demographics for The Real Housewives of New Jersey? Are they trying to make a fool of RHONJ fans? Dumb down the show for the change in venue? Maybe Monday night viewers are not as sophisticated as Thursday night fans? What the hell is it Cohen? I’ll tell you what, that ugly cat in the place of Danielle’s tata’s should have offended her, it sort of offended me! It wasn’t funny at all! Watch What Happens Live has become a pathetic joke!
Danielle singing was the oddest thing I’ve seen in a long time, she seemed to be trying to seduce the woman at the keyboards who apparently wrote the song. Andy even asked her if they were “together” and Danielle coyly answered that she won’t be answering that question.
No one is going to convince me that Danielle is a lesbian! She has shown time and time again that she loves men! This is clearly some publicity stunt that she is trying to pull to get more attention. Kim Zolciak tried it too and it made her look like a complete fool!
The 13-year old boy who calls in every week is becoming creepy! Who lets a 13-year old boy watch the Real Housewives? Who lets him stay up until past 11pm to call into a TV talk show? I’m looking forward to him being away at summer camp….jeeze I can’t believe how ridiculous this whole thing is! Andy adding at the end of the call that he would meet him in person when he returns from camp made it even more gross! Yes, Kelly, this is gross! Women discussing their feelings, not gross.
FYI, in case anyone is interested, the reason that my Amazon account has my mother’s name (Cathie Mulholland) on it is because I ordered her some books that she asked for and I had them sent directly to her (Gone with the Wind stuff) when I signed back on to leave some reviews, I didn’t realize it was still in her name until I hit the send on the review, it wouldn’t let me change the name, but there is still only one review attributed to me. You won’t find one under Lynn Hudson. I actually wanted it to say Lynn Hudson because I wanted to be sure that Alex & Simon knew that I left them a positive review but you can’t change the name once you post the review.
Until Next Time…….