I may be in the minority, but this season of Real Housewives of New York is just the bees’ knees for me. Bethenny Frankel grates on my last nerve, but I find her much more likable and down-to-earth than the Bethenny who covers the tabloids as I’m checking out at the grocery store. Dorinda Medley is a wonderful addition, simply because you never know what you’re going to get. She’s like a tamer, yet angrier, less likely to strip for fun version of Sonja Morgan. Luann de Lesseps and Heather Thomson both want to be cool, but I find them to be um, I don’t know, uncool most of the time–but entertaining nonetheless!
This crew doesn’t stew indefinitely after a blow-up (except on Twitter), and their personalities mix well together for both silly pettiness and those rare but endearing moments when you realize that some of these friendships are the real deal. Of course, Carole Radziwill has remained my favorite since she first burst on the scene, but she’s not winning points with a few folks (one in particular) after this week’s episode.
One thing I’m really enjoying about this season’s Real Housewives Of New York is that all the ladies alternate bringing the drama. They also take turns playing the mediator or the good friend, which makes for a relationship-driven show about real women. People have many sides to their personalities, and don’t always behave one way, good or bad, something Bravo often fails to demonstrate in its Housewives. Ironically, with EIGHT housewives and their personalities to parse out, Bravo has illustrated the humanity of these women better than it has in many seasons and returned RHONY to the show we all once loved.
Bethenny Frankel is hot in the midst of finalizing renovations in her new apartment, which looks almost identical to the one she forfeited to Jason Hoppy – right down to the Skinnygirl red. I guess if it ain’t broke… (which it is broke). Since Bethenny is no longer homeless, she invites Carole Radziwill over to check out the new pad. Bethenny admits she’s using blowjob currency to get everything completed on time and suspects it may be worth it to pay some extra cash and switch to hand jobs instead. Such is life on the mean streets of NY – a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do to get a roof over her head and a clean place to not eat.
Dorinda Medley has had it with balmy beaches, beautiful blue skies, and warm ocean breezes – oh, and shady co-stars, bitchy drama, and hysterical meltdowns over seemingly small things.
Last week the ladies left Turks and Caicos. Sadly the trip ended on a hysterical note after Heather Thomson saw… A MAN. OK, I get it – who wants someone’s unattended one-night stand wandering around your shared beach house, but the reaction was a tad over-the-top. Heather should have reigned that in with some YummieTummie control-top shapers.
Dorinda believes that some of her Real Housewives Of New York co-stars were way too concerned with the “What Ifs…” instead of letting and letting live for the sake of avoiding drama.
I was hoping Luann de Lesseps’ blog would give us some juicy inside information on what we didn’t see on this week’s Real Housewives of New York, but other than hinting that she didn’t get past first base with the “Englishman” (wait – wasn’t he Scottish?) she brought home, she spends most of her time rehashing what we’ve already witnessed on screen. Maintaining that Heather Thomson and Carole Radziwill broke #GirlCode, Luann still seems rip-roaring mad about them barging in on her the morning after Heather found an unattended naked man in the room adjoining hers.
Noting that she’s writing this week from Ibiza, Spain, on vacation with “great friends and enjoying the fabulous nightlife,” Luann jumps right into the “‘f— you dinner‘ where Dorinda [Medley] reached her dirty martini limit.” Luann shares, “Heather being her usual bossy self, shooed Dorinda from the table so they could resolve their issues alone. Ramona [Singer] followed the girls into the bathroom and basically forced a hug on Dorinda and that’s when Heather got all gangsta on her so she would leave. I think Heather intimidated Ramona into backing off, and I believe Ramona when she said she felt scared.”
“So Carole gave me the recap that the Countess is back. I respectfully disagree. The old ‘uncool’ countess doesn’t say, ‘Be cool’ when naked men are throughout the house,” the veteran Real Housewives Of New York star cites. “Luann’s only issue was that she felt her friends were ratting her out trying to catch her doing something. Her issue wasn’t that she was trying to hide whatever took place for the eight hours prior to that moment. There is an important distinction.”
The waves came crashing down on Real Housewives Of New York. There were so many rules of engagement and disengagement, I’m not sure who broke what and if they used an icepick or a d-ck. Between Class With The Countess, How-Tos With Heather, and Bossing By Bethenny there was just a whole lotta lecturing going on. Ladies – just stop being so uncool and let Ramona Singer get her groove on.
Things resume at the F-U dinner, but the only thing they’re feasting on is each other and still fighting about whether or not an F-bomb is an acceptable way to pepper a conversation. Dorinda Medley starts sobbing. Heather Thomson rushes her to console her in the bathroom, but here comes Ramona, all gold lamé and I want it my way, wedging herself between Heather and Dorinda. Dorinda is RAMONA’s FRIEND – Hands OFF!