06/08/12 - 0 Comments
Reality TV Recap: The Real Housewives of OC and The Real Housewives of NYC
With every season of The Real Housewives comes my favorite part — the vacation! No matter where the gals travel, whether it be Morocco or San Francisco, there is always lots of drama (does anyone recall Kelly’s jellybean meltdown last season in St. Barts?!). This week on The Real Housewives of Orange County we had a trip to Costa Rica filled with a heavy dose of jungle fever. Season five of The Real Housewives of New York City premiered, sans my two favorite housewives — Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon — and my not so favorites — Alex McCord (gag, and her husband…always in tow…Simon) and Cindy Barshop (but who really remembers her!?). In addition to Ramona, Sonja and LuAnn the Countess, we have three new housewives: Aviva (who has a chic prosthetic leg!), Carole and Heather. Now let’s get down to business — as Sonja says: “I dont stir the pot, I stir the drink!”
The Real Housewives of New York City
The ladies of New York are back! Since this week’s episode was an hour and half, I decided I’d summarize it by highliting the top five most awkward moments of the season five premiere — and, trust me, there were tons of them!
#1: Aviva debuting her custom prosthetic leg and a spare while getting pedicures with Sonja.
#2:When Carole is seen coming out of a subway station in Louboutins and Chanel. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen anyone dressed to the nines on the 1 train in Times Square! Gotta love Carole.
#3: Ramona toting around her Learning Annex magazine cover and sharing it in a Pinot Grigio haze. The best part about it!? Heather’s snappy comment: “If I was on the cover of The Learning Annex, I’d be questioning the direction of my career.”
#4: During Heather and LuAnn’s cocktail conversation, Heather mentions nonchalantly, “Oh, well my father died last Friday.” Perhaps what was even more awkward was LuAnn’s total lack of empathy.
#5: Turns out Aviva’s ex-husband has had a fling with not only LuAnn, but also Sonja. He certainly seems to have gotten around the Upper East Side. There’s a strange “love” triangle for you!
The Real Housewives of Orange County
Tension was high in Costa Rica after Alexis’ intervention, but, honestly, who has an intervention these days for people being materialistic and fake? As much as I don’t care for Alexis, it really did seem like everyone was gaining up on her — she looked pretty miserable in her interview, mascara running down her new nose and all! Vicki tired to calm down the situation by bringing Alexis lobster in her bungalow, but then completely trash-talked Tamra and Gretchen, morphing an otherwise selfless act into a dish sesh. What is with these ladies being so two-faced!? Once the meltdown came to an end and Alexis hopped on the first flight back to the OC, the girls were finally able to relax on the beach with some monkeys and, of course, a few bottles of champagne!
Well, there you have it! This weeks drama in the world of Real Housewives. I can’t wait to see how season five of The Real Housewives of New York will develop. I wonder where their trip will be this year!?
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