I Hate Jill Zarin – Real Housewives of New Jersey Preview
Tonight Bravo will air another episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey on their new night, Sunday!
Similar to Simon’s Bravotv Webisodes, New Jersey has The Manzo Boys, Caroline’s two son’s Albie and Christopher moved out of their childhood home and into an apartment in Hoboken New Jersey.
This most recent episode is six minutes or so of Albie’s date, but first he warns his brother not to embarrass him when he brings his date, Jacqueline back to their apartment. First the couple go to dinner where they talk about allergies and she explains what happens to her if she eats fish. It’s not pretty! Albie explains that he’s missing “Man Night” for this date. I have to wonder what “Man Night” is, these three guys all live together and so isn’t every night “Man Night”?
Why this guy would bring a date back to his apartment after dinner to hang out with his brother and roommate, Greg is beyond me but there they are, the four of them having drinks. Very romantic Albie! Chris tells us that Albie can’t date a boring woman, a librarian type and Albie shoots daggers across the room at his brother and Greg.
Have you guys watched these Webisodes? What did you think? Personally I was thinking that it was 6-minutes of my life that I’ll never get back.
There are a few previews posted for tonight’s show and a few extras that never appeared as always. Teresa takes Gia to a gymnastics practice and is having trouble controlling her other children as the baby keeps taking off her headband and is about to fall out of her stroller and her wild child Milania simply won’t listen to her mother, even saying, “I don’t want to listen to you!”. This is the same child that tore apart a clothing store why shopping for Gia’s back to school clothes last season.
Teresa tells us that Gia used to be like Milania (wild and out of control) but that she mellowed, Teresa doesn’t see Milania mellowing and calls her “different”. I sometimes wonder if Teresa thinks about her kids and the fact that someday they’ll see all of these scenes and comments made by their parents on screen. I don’t think Teresa thinks before she speaks, these comments aren’t made on the fly during filming, some of the things that she says during her sit down interviews are cringe-worthy and could hurt her children’s feelings when they’re older.
On a side note, little Gia is a good little gymnast!
Tonight’s previews include Teresa and Joey preparing for their meeting. As we watch Melissa help her husband to choose his clothes, Melissa is supportive and tells her husband to “think positive!” Teresa tells us that she and her brother spoke every day until he got married, blaming Melissa for the tension between her and her brother.
Obviously none of us are privy to the history here but it seems to me that Joey and Melissa feel like they’ve been a part of Teresa’s life until she began filming The Real Housewives. I have to lean toward believing the Gorga’s here because if Teresa were right and the two families have been at odds since Melissa and Joey got married, their children wouldn’t know each other as well as they do. They wouldn’t miss one another having seen each other only at family functions. They must have gotten together more often than just Christmas and Birthday parties.
There are photos of Teresa and Melissa together looking happy, going on trips together and their children clearly adore each other. If Teresa’s timeline for this rift were accurate, none of this would exist. Add to that Teresa’s tension with Kathy, what excuse does Teresa have for that? The only explanation she’s given us is that Kathy’s husband made a few snide remarks about Teresa’s spending. It just doesn’t make sense.
Teresa was quick to criticize Melissa for her shopping habits yet Teresa cuts her cousin Kathy out of her life because Kathy’s husband made a few jokes? Teresa isnt’ being honest here, it is obvious to me. I think that the show tore up this family and Teresa won’t admit it.
Melissa is quoted as telling viewers that Teresa reminded her family at last year’s Christmas celebration that she is a “Celebrity”. I think it is clear that Melissa didn’t destry this family, Teresa and her quest for fame and fortune did. You can read all about it on an old Real City Housewife’s blog from last year:
The other preview is Caroline starting her new gig as a radio personality giving advice to listeners. I can only imagine how difficult it is and how nerve-wracking it must be for Caroline to be on the radio for the first time but this is what she wanted and we all watched as she told the station manager that she could do this! The truth is she flopped based on this preview, there are a lot of “Ummm” moments and she’s obviously unprepared to talk for more than 10 seconds. She has a topic but is relying on calls rather than having something solid to say. She’s clearly waiting to talk to a listener after only 5 seconds of being on the air and announcing the topic, her producer tells her, “don’t worry, the calls will come”. It only goes downhill from there….
Since I don’t live in New Jersey I’m not sure if Caroline continues to be on the radio with her show, maybe someone who does live there and has heard it will comment and let us know. Hopefully she improved as time went on.
And now a message from Quincy IL…
“The I Love Jill Zarin” blog on the prairie by QuincyIL
Reality Stars are in time loops that James T. Kirk would have difficulty escaping. They have their lives open to the scrutiny of the masses, sell books about their lives, produce clothing lines, and share their every thought on twitter. It has to be maddening.
“The Real Housewives of New York” have shared every moment of their lives whether they wanted to go there or not because of the nature of the reality beast. What happens in their private lives away from the cameras always is discovered because they are watched by paparazzi and fans. How they behave in a dress shop in the Hamptons or in an elevator on an island in the Caribbean is shared on the Internet with millions.
I like the underdog that refuses to give up because that is how most of us live our lives. Jill Zarin loves an underdog too as Ramona has shared with us on several occasions, but Jill and I have different reasons for caring about the underdog. I hope the underdog can pull themselves up by their bootstraps and show the rest of us how to survive in this rat race. Jill gets a feeling of superiority from being on a higher level than the person struggling. Ramona shares so we know Jill Zarin.
I like Sonja Morgan. I liked her before I knew that she was an underdog. I liked her humor and compassion on the yacht near St. John’s. I like that she ate food and enjoyed every bite while complaining that she ate food. I liked her quiet asides with self-deprecating humor. I liked her clothes and don’t care if they are old. They look great on her.
I was shocked last fall to learn that Sonja had financial issues and having read the thoughts of a very intelligent board member, I thought Sonja would win her appeal, but when that did not happen this spring, I watch Sonja moving forward and making sure her daughter was loved so I respected her even more.
I did have a week when I wondered after having watched Sonja at the Marriage Equality March and with Alex at the painting reveal, but now I realize that everyone including my heroes have a bad day. Heroes are Humans and they can be underdogs too.
Jill Zarin complains that we look at the past and won’t allow her to move forward. Every time Jill smokes a peace pipe with Alex, Bravo replays the treatments of Jill’s BBF, Bethenny for us in a Marathon, so it’s hard for us to leave the past, but it’s possible to break into linear time as both Alex and Sonja have done that. We know of their comments and their mistakes, but we don’t hold them accountable forever like we do to Jill Zarin. Jill Zarin feels that Alex is a hypocrite for forgiving Sonja and Jill Zarin would like to call us hypocrites for forgiving Sonja and Alex, but not Jill.
Jill Zarin remains in the time loop while Ramona is able to break free and join the blondes in a sincere friendship and this drives Jill Zarin loopy. Ramona has surely been awful to her cast masts. Yet, she can have a season of renewal and Jill cannot. Jill feels this is unfair.
Season Four was supposed to save Jill Zarin. She has videos on the net describing how it was a return to the fun of Season One. Jill Zarin also shares that it is “The Brunettes against the Blondes.” This is the fatal flaw that keeps Jill Zarin in infamy. Jill loves to fight. It is not something that is forced on her. She makes the fight her first option. Ramona feels badly after a dispute. You can see it in her demeanor. Jill becomes the angry victim who is preparing for the next battle and enlisting the support of other cast members. Ramona wants it all to go away. Jill rents a Viking costume with a sword.
After each episode, I read the blog and I discuss the stars on this board with fellow commenters. If Jill does something good or looks nice, it is noted. The consensus is that there is something wrong in the way that Jill Zarin looks at her cast mates and at the world/fans that make her worthy of a blog with the name “I Hate Jill Zarin.” Jill openly admits that she is two faced and that her thoughts are real. She does think that Alex is a “F****** bitch!” as she said to the producers about Alex being invited to a wedding. Jill does feel that it is Ramona’s fault that Jill has zero relationship with Bethenny. Jill refuses to accept fault for sharing her negative thoughts and says “I own it.” Owning it is not good enough, Jill. You have to see it, realize that this is a toxic way to think, and stop thinking that way. If you can control your thoughts, you will move out of the time loop and into a better life for yourself and your family.
Alex had an awful first season. She tried harder and created a fan base. You don’t see Alex yelling at her fans on twitter with “Off with your Head” remarks like the Red Queen, Jill. Sonja communicates with fans and you can sense her sincerity. Ramona is on another planet, but she knows better than to fight with or insult fans.
Jill Zarin should fire the sycophants that surround her and listen to Lisa Wexler, her older sister. Lisa is the one person that can guide Jill Zarin out of the time loop. I see Lisa there and I have listened to her and read her blog. She is a reasonable person and she wants her sister to find a way out of this. I hate leaving a Human being lost in a time loop too.
Lisa, the contact email address is: LynnAHudson@aol.com
Let’s turn this around and help Jill Zarin come back to reality and happiness.
Really well said Quincy, I love this because every word is true and Quincy is completely fair and unbiased in her post. I truly hope that Jill Zarin is listening! Quincy is genuinely trying to help here.
I think that Jill is upset because so many of us were mad at Sonja for the way she treated Alex in the first few episodes but Alex forgave Sonja and so did we. The problem with Jill’s behavior is that she may apologize but she goes back to the same behavior that required an apology in the first place, her apologies are insincere.
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