I Hate Jill Zarin – The Real Housewivews of New York by LynnNChicago
I was really upset with Sonja Morgan after the first few episodes of this season , the way that she treated Alex McCord really annoyed me. Even after Alex forgave her and even Tweeted her support of Sonja I wasn’t altogether ready to forgive and forget. Tonight Sonja completely won me back tonight.
When Cindy was forcing her brother and her assistant to look at her vacation photos I thought, are you kidding me? We have to watch Cindy boring her loved ones with these stupid pictures? When Sonja popped on-screen and openly admitted that she cut Cindy out of the photos I loved it! After the initial shock of what Sonja said I was laughing hysterically! I did not see that coming, I fully expected Sonja to deny it all and say it was just an honest mistake but Sonja owned it and it was the best scene of the night! Luckily it was the only scene that featured Cindy and as expected in Cindy’s scenes it was incredibly dull, until Sonja popped on the screen. Brilliant!
Sonja had a rough episode and thanks to Jill Zarin, all the details and dollar amounts are out there on-screen, obviously all the newspaper and internet media posted details and figures but it’s not Jill’s place to repeat rumors on-screen. Instead of just being supportive the way Alex, Ramona and even Cindy were on-screen, Jill decided she was going to pretend that she actually attended college and give Sonja legal advice. To add insult to injury, Jill’s interview was so condescending and judgmental yet she has absolutely no experience or education in these matters. Her sister and father being attorneys doesn’t qualify Zarin to open her big vicious mouth! The legal education doesn’t seep into your brain just because you’re nearby Jill, neither does human decency or restraint, no matter how much time you spend with Alex McCord, you’ll never be a decent human being. Everybody hates a know-it-all.
Luann actually popped on-screen and said that NOW she understands why Sonja was behaving badly in Morocco, adding “it wasn’t just the influence of Ramona”. Is she kidding? Sonja behaved badly? We’ll get to Lulu…
Jill Zarin and Luann deLesseps notwithstanding, my best to Sonja Morgan, I hope things only get better!
Bravo spent an extra three months editing this show but I thought the goal of re-editing was to make it better? We got Jill Zarin with her husband shopping for suits and Jill manages to make a fool of her husband by vetoing every choice he made and allowing him to utter all of three words throughout the entire scene. Jill explains that she worked for a years in a men’s clothing store. Yoohoo Jill Zarin, Bobby’s been buying suits for himself for a lot longer, let the man buy the suit he wants! I love how Jill figures that having her initial embroidered onto Bobby’s shirt then women will stop hitting on him…do women hit on Bobby Zarin?
Another dull scene that Bravo foolishly included in tonight’s episode was Luann having dinner with her boyfriend and the only thing I remember hearing over and over “I missed you” and “your feather hair style is so 80’s”. Oh wait, that was me talking…..
The show opens with dueling seductions, Alex and Simon are back together at home and Simon gifts his wife with three sexy outfits of lingerie and Alex models them for her husband (and the Bravo cameras) While in a hotel somewhere, Ramona is seducing her husband with rose pedals strewn about. Both scenes felt a bit too forced and set up. The two couples just got back together after having been away from each other for a week as the ladies battled it out in Morocco. I wonder why we didn’t see Jill seducing Bobby? ewwwww
After Jill’s legal and financial lecture she has the ladies take a look at her new underwear and let her know if they like it, according to Jill they are allowed to dislike it but they have to be nice about it. Jill tells us that she didn’t invite Ramona to the “it’s all about me” Jill Zarin underwear viewing because this is business and Ramona was completely responsible for Jill losing a million dollar contract with Kodak last season. Seriously? Luckily Alex interviewed with the voice of reason and told us that while Jill likes to say that, it simply isn’t true. Jill is a liar.
The evening ended on a low note for both Luann and Alex, they two ladies get together for coffee and Lulu tells us that she is good friends with the owner of the restaurant yet she’d never been there before. Nice friend, way to support a friend’s new restaurant Lulu!
Niceties are exchanged but it doesnt’ last long as Alex tries to explain that she felt slighted by Luann in Morocco, she wanted to try to get Luann to see reason. A job best left to professionals, I would say. Could you see Lulu with a therapist? She’d be arguing with them the entire time….anyway…
It was clear to viewers that Alex was simply trying to get Luann to see that she felt as though Luann treated her badly in Morocco. Viewers could easily see it, everything Alex said to Luann was a fact, Luann was condescending, dismissive and all those other things Alex said she was, yet Luann didn’t hear a word Alex said. Luann did the exact same thing in the restaurant that she did in Morocco, Lulu was condescending, dismissive and extremely rude as she interrupted Alex every time she tried to speak.
Luann took things way too far, her manly voice getting louder and louder so that other guests in the restaurant started to look over. Luann does whatever she can to insult Alex and ends with “get a life” as she storms out of the restaurant. I found it ironic that she tells Alex to “get a life” when she has no job, her kids are a hot mess and she’s dating a guy half her age who looks like he stepped out of a 90’s sitcom. Oh dude, the hair, really!!!
Andy’s poll on Watch What Happens Live reflects the thoughts and feelings of viewers, Alex won hands down with 75% of the vote. No matter how hard Cohen tries to make a fool of Alex, viewers can see that Lulu was behaving badly, rude and is an all around nasty woman. Nice try Andy!
Cindy Barshop showed her immaturity once again by Tweeting during last night’s show. This woman really should just shut up and let the season continue in silence because she continues to make a fool of herself. She actually called Sonja “a loser” on Twitter. Cindy’s like a 6th grader trying to play with the high school kids. Give it up Barshop!
Alex and Simon were at a charity function with Mary Amons of the DC Housewives last night:
I’ll have a complete wrap up on Watch What Happens Live, the Real Housewives of New York Blogs and Quincy will have her recap of Simon’s webisode tomorrow right here at IHJZ!
If you missed Carly and I dissing on the RHONY last night, you can listen here:
Both Quincy and Imajustsaying called it, it was great!!!
RHONY Radio Call In Show With Carly Hall Co Hosted with Lynn Hudson:http://t.co/6gLK4ah
Until Next Time…