I do like thatBravo focuses on them as a group – for better or for worse – and doesn't allow any one Princess to dominate the show. However, in my opinion, the cast as a whole is neither likable nor interesting. I mean, these women are in their late twenties and early thirties, and really all we have seen thus far is one drunken fight over Facebook and a ridiculous amount of crying over high school drama from twelve years ago. I expected so much more.
Casey Cohen and Erica Gimbel break down the drama in their Bravo blogs. Erica insists she "respected" Casey's relationship with Dave, the boyfriend, and Casey calls her a liar. Also, Erica explains why she was so out of sorts in the Hamptons and addresses the Adderall.
Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered at 2.84 million, which dipped down to 2.25 the next week and again lowering to 2.13 this past Sunday night. Princesses: Long Islandstarted out at 1.2 million viewers in its first week, dropping to 887,000 the next week and winding up with just 780,000 this week! Also declining steadily is Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Kim and family debuted at over 3 million, dropped to 2.46 the next week and landed at just 2.11 million this week.
In case you forgot: Erica Gimbel slept with Casey Cohen's boyfriend in high school, and Chanel "Coco" Omari, the bringer togetherer of this group, has invited both of them to the Hamptons for the weekend. They're all adults, so not a big deal, right? Not a chance in hell! Their first dinner ends with Casey at the dinner table, holding her head and sobbing, and Erica in the backyard, puffing away and looking like a regurgitated hair ball.
Casey is clearly cray cray, and Chanel, Ashlee White, and Joey stare at her accordingly. She leaves the room to search for the marbles she has lost but finds Erica instead. Casey takes this opportunity to remind the whore that she has ruined her life. Like, Erica slept with Casey's boyfriend well over ten years ago, and it still consumes her thoughts daily.
My first three thoughts: Where does Andy Cohen find these people? I also cannot figure out why Joey Lauren, a seemingly normal, classy young woman, is friends with them. And I am going to need a lot of wine to get through the rest of the season.
We're two episodes into Princesses: Long Island, and I have to admit that I don't hate the show. Sure, my summer TV standards are ridiculously low, but I fully expected these self-proclaimed princesses to annoy me to no end.
But first, Amanda Bertoncini and Joey Lauren must kinda, sorta, not really deal with the fallout from last week's drunken pool party. Amanda's annoying voice opens the show, sharing, "A slap in the face heals but a harsh word is always remembered," adding, "I'm surprised that half the girls in Long Island don't have black eyes." #lifelessonsbybravo
So, Joey meets Amanda to talk about the Jeff/Sara/Facebook drama, and she kind of apologizes for, um, something. However, Joey refuses to accept any responsibility for the hurtful words that were said or the drinks that were thrown, and Amanda still believes that Joey should have at least asked her friend to leave the party. In the end, Amanda accepts Joey's apology, but she vows to keep her eye on her in the future.
The ratings did not disappoint! 2.84 Million people watched RHONJ in the original 8PM airing! That's impressive for a premiere. Ratings usually increase as the season progresses.
Ratings for seasons 3 & 4 of the show were steadily in the 2.6 million mark per episode with the season 4 reunion yanking in over 3.4 million gawkers. Everyone wanted to see Jacqueline Laurita lose it in person, apparently!