My inbox is just an endless scrolling of things that need my attention today, I still haven’t made it all the way through them. I meant to look and see if the woman coming on the show tonight was the one I wrote about here a couple of years ago, but I honestly don’t have time to find that story today.
So let’s get started, I am exhausted and I just want to get caught up on Queen Sugar tonight. I love that Carole and Tinsley seem to be bonding. That bodes well for Tinsley’s future on this show. If there is a future for this show. The ratings are just okay this season. And Carole introduces Tinsley to her boyfriend! Wait, Tinsley and Carole went to the Winter Wonderland Ball at the Botanical Gardens and all we got were a few seconds of crappy flashbacks? They were both mentioned by The New York Post. Carole wants Tinsley to cut and dye her hair and do a total change. Tinsley says she’s not changing a thing.
These scripted scenes with Sonja and Frenchie are cute, but not worth recapping. I like them though.
Sonja goes to see Rocco in a bakery and bar in Hoboken, NJ. She feels that since Frenchie knows about Rocco, Rocco needs to know about Frenchie. I think Sonja needs to marry Rocco. I would probably marry Rocco and I am anti marriage (for me, not everyone else). He seems fun. Sonja basically says about Frenchie, “shit happens.”
Every time Ramona talks I feel like she is impersonating Amy Phillips. Ramona is having a party to show off her newly renovated apartment.
Adam has moved out of Carole’s apartment. Carole is thrilled because she “lives in a small apartment.” It is certainly not small by NYC standards.
Tinsley looks at two apartments that are both around $9,000. The downtown apartment was awful and the UES apartment was gorgeous. There is no contest. Tinsley’s mother is quiet the character. Tinsley has a panic attack thinking about moving. THAT I can relate to. As much as I want to get the hell out of here, the logistics of doing it is overwhelming.
No one likes the cameras more than Bethenny and Fredrik. I’d like to mock the egotism feeding that, but I actually love them together. I like Bethenny when she is with someone on her level. Fredrik insists that Bethenny demolish the $40,000 bar in Bethenny’s living room. I agree with Fredrik.
Carole and Dorinda go to the women’s march in DC. I know y’all are over the politics. I get it. I still think this is an amazing moment in herstory and I am glad they are showing it. I can’t believe Carole didn’t have a pussy hat. It was of course a pointless event. But I’m glad all those women felt heard.
I think Ramona’s apartment looks amazing but who styled her in that ponytail. It looks like she is going bald from stress. Of course, Carole, the girls’ girl points all of this out in her confessional along with saying essentially that the decor was too youthful to reflect Ramona’s true style. Tinsley brings her mother, Dale. I watched a bit of Tinsley’s old reality show as research when I saw her coming on RHONY. Dale is a hot mess and a huge attention seeker masked by a lot of pretentiousness and manners. So when she tells Sonja her hair looks great, I mean. She is shady on the down low. I kind of love it. Speaking of manners, Dorinda brings a hostess gift, the traditional housewives scented candle that has been passed around like so many fruitcakes during the holiday season. Nothing says I don’t like you like giving someone a scented candle. She too comments on Ramona’s severe, trying to hard to be edgy at 60 look.
Oh look it’s Harry, the male whore of the show before Tom showed up. Ramona gives him an uncomfortable Eden hug. Harry says, “What’s with the hair? And the boob? Jesus Christ!” Jesus indeed, Harry. Tinsley immediately let’s Harry know her mother is present at the party. Apparently, they go way back. And Tinsley is apparently friends with Kelly Bensimon. Oh please bring her back as a friend who goes on vacation with the girls. Please. It’s been long enough now we’ve all recovered. Harry says that Tinsley’s necklace, looks lovely on her chest. Tinsley is offended. Her mom thinks Harry is funny. Sonja is pissed that Ramona didn’t tell her she invited Harry.
Bethenny refused to attend this shindig. Ramona still defends her behavior toward Bethenny to Carole.
Ramona invited Missy, Tom’s ex to her party. Because she is a huge cunt. I think everyone she does things like this to should refuse to film with her. I’m good with Bethenny not filming with her, I don’t think Dorinda should film with her, and I sure don’t think Luann needs to film with her. This is ridiculous.
So when Missy walks in, Tom is in an awkward situation. He tells Luann that she has met Missy once before at the Regency. How much does Bravo get paid to mention the Regency? Harry is also there to stir the shit pot. He and Missy have a conversation where it is clear Harry is trying to make Tom look bad and Missy is butt hurt she didn’t get to marry him.
Much has been made, and by much I mean an article in People solely about this conversation between Tom and Missy. She makes a snarky comment about his wedding ring. He says “I know, I’m getting used to it. It’s like a dog with a collar.” Um, this is a great analogy. I don’t see how this is the negative thing that story made it out to be. Luann tamed the life long bachelor. I think anyone getting married at 50 would say it would be a change they are getting used to. Luann asks Tom who Missy is, he gives her an honest answer. Then he says she is really happy for them. That last part might be an exaggeration, but I think it was a great response. Luann in confessional says she is still friends with her exes. Luann is the easy going gal Tom needs. She hardly has him on a leash. She just has some electric fencing up way on the outskirts of their relationship. He has plenty of room to roam.
Ramona’s plan backfires again. Luann is unbothered and happy.
Next Week: Everyone goes to Stratton. Because Bethenny needs a couple of mountains between her and Ramona. Tinsley has some TV therapy that seems all too real this time. Bethenny gives Tinsley some harsh advice about living with Sonja. Sonja insults Luann. It looks like a complete shit show.