The episode was light and fun. I still wanted more, but at this point, I will pretty much take anything over the depressing and repetitive Season 6. Last year, Erika was the new girl, and Yolanda Foster ally who got caught up in the fray by sticking up for her good friend whenever she could. I’m happy by the prospect of a Lyme-free season. Thankfully, this season seems a lot better and Erika is looking forward to it as well.
Last season, Lisa Rinna sacrificed her friendship with Lisa Vanderpump, her popularity, and very possibly her sanity in a quest for the truth. She learned a hard lesson about the price of owning it in the process, but that, combined with the loss of her father, has inspired a shift in perspective. Of course, that does not mean Lisa is keeping her lips zipped, her comments to herself, or staying out of the drama… Thank God!
After losing her father, Lisa recognized “life is too short” for pettiness and was done fighting with Lisa Vanderpump once Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills started filming.
Erika Jayne and Erika Girardi are back! This season of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills has been a lot more enjoyable (courtesy of it being Lyme-free, I presume) for Erika, and her friendships with the other women have grown stronger. Well, all except for her relationship with newbie Dorit Kemsley, that is!
This season Erika – and the entire group – is having “a lot of fun.” Naturally there’s a whole lotta Erika Jayne exposure, but also a lot more Erika Girardi on the scene. She explains, “We get to see a little more about who I am and where I’ve come from, which I think is great.”
I mean, I was happy to see my favorite Real Housewives back in action, but listening to Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna talk about how manipulative Lisa Vanderpump is, over and over again, did not do anything for me. I do not mind the three of them feuding, but can they just argue about something new?
Not because she is unwilling to forgive, but because she is unwilling to go like a lamb to slaughter to another season. I hope Lisa has her Louboutins outfitted with switchblade stilettos! “Time is the best healer as the old adage goes,” Lisa muses, “But when Kyle [Richards] states once again that I hold a grudge, it seems that maybe she has little understanding of the experience last year.”
First, Dorit met Kyle Richards and that went swell. “We enjoyed meeting Kyle and Mauricio. They are such a lovely couple and clearly very in love with one another. We all really hit it off from the beginning. Kyle and I bonded over kids, fashion, traveling, and the love of our husbands. She is super funny and warm and I knew from the second I met her that we’d have a lot of fun together.”
Lisa reiterated that her father’s death has changed her outlook on life, adding, “I really have a new outlook on priorities and what’s important for not just me, but for my family. Seeing the flashback of my Dad took me by surprise – the pain is still there. Watching that clip reminded me yet again that life is too short and what I really want is love, happiness, laughter, and family to be the priority.”
Last night, Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills came back bigger, sparklier, and more expensive than ever. Yes. Just the way I like it – everyone Botoxed to the hilt, in full makeup, and kicking around snarky comments with their $1,000 shoes. If you can’t play the Beverly Hills game, go retire to your divorce condo until you’re ready to barely bat your false eyelashes again (“barely” only because you can’t move your face).
So Lisa Vanderpump is neither forgiving nor forgetful. Lisa likes her people like she likes her dogs: loyal, fluffy, and willing to wear a sequined rosette that says “I belong To Lisa Vanderpump (who makes my life fabulous)!” Have you met Harrison? What about Kyle Richards?