I’ve caught bits and pieces of the marathon today and I don’t find any one of them to be horrible people. I have always liked Caroline and hope she gets a decent edit this season. Teresa is one of those people who you wonder how she functions at times. She is clueless about so many things it is amusing and irritating all at once. I’m interested to know what y’all think about RHONJ and if you will be watching. Who do you love and who do you hate?
I must admit I am kind of looking forward to the return of the Real Housewives of New Jersey tonight. I actually like it much better than RHOA. Mostly because the terrible behavior is not seen by the world as representative of Atlanta, but New Jersey. Everybody is used to New Jersey looking bad, even the people from New Jersey perpetuate the stereotypes. But for me, what makes RHONJ work where RHOA doesn’t is that the Jersey Housewives are HOUSEWIVES. If you decide to cast a show about housewives somewhere and hire people who are not married, it doesn’t have anywhere to go. When we see the RHONJ we see their husbands and their kids and their brothers and sisters and mother and fathers. And they do stuff. They cut down a Christmas tree, they go on family trips, they run a business, they raise their kids, they go to work, they celebrate birthdays. It’s not just a bunch of women who hate each other promoting their products. It seems more believable. It’s like a big dysfunctional family.