Unfortunately for Luann de Lesseps, Season 9 of Real Housewives of New York has continued with the Tom D’Agostino bashing from last season. And I’m sure the former countess is not done publicly defending her relationship. Thankfully new housewife Tinsley Mortimer arrived during the last episode and hopefully (for Luann’s sake) she will give the fandom something else to talk about.
Sure, it is going to take a lot for anything Tinsley says or does to supersede Tom as a hot topic of conversation, but a lot of viewers are curious to learn more about her. Even though Tinsley is new to the show she’s actually known Luann and Sonja Morgan for years, so it does make sense that she is a part of the cast now.
Even though Real Housewives of New York’sninth season technically started last week, I feel like nothing happened in that first episode. New girl Tinsley Mortimer didn’t even appear until the second episode, so I just felt like episode one was just a recap of where we left off since the reunion aired. Now it feels like the season is finally under way.
Even though we only got a little glimpse at Tinsley, I like her so far and I’m just waiting for that hair tutorial to go up on her Instagram story. I am a little thrown off by her living with Sonja Morgan, but I would probably do that too if Sonja invited me. At this point, that townhouse is nothing short of notorious. Tinsley opened up about her debut and her first impressions of the cast members.
The Season 9 premiere episode of Real Housewives of New York was pretty boring. Still, I feel like we are in for a good season ahead and the second episode felt like a solid move toward an entertaining direction. From the debut of new cast member Tinsley Mortimer to Ramona Singer getting overly offended by Bethenny Frankel getting new dogs, the episode had some pretty funny moments.
Between seasons, it’s easy to forget what an outrageous mess Ramona Singer is. Then Real Housewives Of New York rolls tape again and voila! We remember. This week, Ramona was seen wandering around Sonja Morgan’s house in shades while being hardcore shaded by Sonja’s butler who needs a Bravo contract immediately. She also paid a visit to Bethenny Frankel with Carole Radziwill – where Ramona adamantly denies kicking Bethenny’s puppy!
“I love dogs! The puppies were on the side of my feet jumping with excitement. I did not kick them!” defends Ramona, who was surprised to learn of Bethenny’s newly adopted pets. She was also surprised to hear Bethenny and Carole snarking behind her back: “I know this isn’t a big deal, but what is a big deal are the snarky rude comments behind my back between Carole and Bethenny saying I am crazy! I mean, like really! Talk about who starts sh–.” Existential dilemma: If Ramona says she is not crazy, and other people who are a bit crazy themselves call her crazy – WHO IS ACTUALLY CRAZY?
Luann is still in the honeymoon stage when it comes to this relationship. She’s so happy these days that she didn’t even have it in her heart to shade anyone during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live. I’m sure Andy Cohen was a little disappointed by that.
We open at Sonja’s house, where she’s dyeing her eyebrows and ordering interns to ferry her chocolate. Tinsley pops by to move the hell on in – complete with pillows! Once the “It Girl” girl of NYC, Tinsley fell hard when she splashed across the tabloids in stories revealing ongoing domestic disputes with her boyfriend, one of which resulted in her arrest. Tinsley, now less of an It Girl than a Who? Girl, is trying to rebuild her life. Mission one: find a different sort of guy to date. You know, one who you don’t need to call the police on weekly. Sonja is down for the cause.
Sonja wasn’t happy to watch the episode and hear what everyone was saying behind her back. At least she had some cute scenes with Bethenny Frankel. It’s surprising after their Tipsy Girl feud last year, but grudges are short-lived on this show. The best alliances friendships are constantly switching up.
I was so happy to watch the Real Housewives of New York premiere. I’ve been watching this show from the beginning and it feels like all of the cast members are my best friends in my head… not that any of them have any idea that I exist. My point here is that I’m super invested. With that said, I wasn’t wowed by the first episode of Season 9. Sure, I was happy to see everyone again, but not much happened. And that’s probably why Bethenny Frankel didn’t have too many specific comments following the episode.
I was excited to see all of the new faces (and you know what I mean by that) and to hear some hilarious one-liners, but as far as the plot went, pretty much nothing happened. Nevertheless, Bethenny insists that we should be ready for a hilarious season.