So another season is over.
Look how amazing Dorinda looks in that catsuit! If she’s anything like me, she’s probably sucking in her stomach and holding her breath while the picture’s being taken, but man, for someone over 50, she looks hot! They all look fabulous, don’t they? No one has overdone the Botox and plastic surgery. People have been talking about Bethenny doing too much, but she had real jaw alignment issues, and I don’t blame her a bit for getting it fixed–nor do I have a problem with any woman wanting to feel better about herself with tweaks here and there.
It’s not for me. I’m going to embrace getting older–except for the hair dye. I’m totally into that! But hey, aging isn’t for sissies, and there are all kinds of ways to approach the inevitable.
But let’s get back to the Housewives. (FYI: I’ve only watched the New York side of the franchise for three years. I started with the Beverly Hills ladies, added New York, and now I also watch Orange County).
The shows are all totally different, aren’t they? The whole vibe of the New York group is so much…louder. Haha! But I also appreciate that they’re more straight up. So there are pros and cons to each show. The bottom line is I’m always shocked at how cruelly Housewives treat each other, wherever they film.
In New York, they’re mean and then in the next breath, they’re talking as if nothing bad happened between them. Look at Ramona and Bethenny. Or Bethenny and Luann. Or Sonja and Tinsley. You’d think their upfront arguing would mean grudges aren’t held for long–because they put everything on the table–but they do hold grudges, the same way they do in the other Housewives shows I watch. Sure, it’s to keep a storyline going on the show. But let’s forget about that, shall we? (wink) It ruins the fun!
In general, I’ve noticed there’s an awful lot of drinking going on when the New York Housewives fight–as well as when they make up, the way Bethenny and Ramona did in Mexico. All that crying and hugging in the pool was brought out by tequila, pretty much.
Yet I still watch. Maybe it’s because they’re so over-the-top. These are women over 40 who embrace looking glam. They show off their boob jobs in eye-popping gowns. They talk about sex as if they’re having a lot of it. They drink like fish with no apologies and seem to recover effortlessly. They go after what they want.
They’re like a lot of us were in our twenties!
So part of me thinks, more power to them. What would I be doing if I had a ton of money, a fabulous apartment in New York, and time to play?
Bethenny, apparently, is the only one working full-time with SkinnyGirl, but the others have…interests. Not sure what Tinsley’s are, or Luann’s, apart from her music. Sonja’s into fashion design, Ramona had some sort of big career in marketing, I think, and Carole is a well-known former journalist working on a cookbook right now. I’m not sure what Dorinda does. But that house in the Berkshires sure is nice!
We know a lot of the show is totally fake–that is, I don’t think most of them would spend any time together if the cameras weren’t rolling, except maybe Bethenny and Carole–but it’s still fun to watch.
So let’s get down to favorites. If I had to choose three Housewives to hang out with, they’d be Bethenny, Dorinda, and Carole. They seem the most down-to-earth and smart to me.
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Maybe all the Housewives are a little crazy, but they’re also entertaining. I’m not ashamed to say that I’ll tune in just to take my mind off my own worries, which seem a lot more pressing than theirs! I mean, apart from Bethenny’s stalker ex-husband, which is a real problem, Carole’s sofa needs re-upholstering. That’s about as rough as it gets for them!
Which reminds me. My sofa needs new pillows.
For right now I’ll ignore the bills, the five big school assignments I have, my endless guilt about not seeing my parents as often as I should, and pretend a sofa pillow shortage is about as pressing a problem I have….