There’s no doubt about it: Season 8 has been the worst season in the history of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Nothing really happened. The slightest issues got dragged out for multiple episodes. It is essentially a lifestyle documentary merged with an infomercial to promote the women’s various business ventures.
No one blames the women capitalizing on the reality TV franchise for self-promotion, but they could at least balance some of that out with an actual story line or two. Unfortunately, all we got were arguments about glassware and tardiness. Yawn. On top of that, a lot of the viewers think that queen Erika Jayne has fallen from grace- especially after she lashed out at Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave for accusing her of having “fake amnesia.” No one wants to be accused of lying- especially on a reality TV show- so it makes sense that Erika was very upset, but her reaction was just way over the top.
During an interview for the Reality of Reality podcast, Erika admitted, “Dorit [Kemsley] carried the show this year. You can say whatever you want about her. She’s one of those polarizing figures that you have to have on television. I know she gets a bad rap, but at the end of the day, you need somebody like that on the show. That’s the truth.” Could you imagine how boring the show would be if we didn’t have Dorit around to infuriate the cast members and fans?
While discussing her autobiography Pretty Mess, Erika explained why a childhood argument with her grandmother actually relates to the instantly infamous pretend amnesia freak out. Erika shared, “It was a little figurine that my cousins had pushed into the pond. She thought it was me and we got into the one and only absolute knock down drag out fight with me because she did not believe me when I told her I didn’t do it. I had a meltdown on her.”
The podcast host told Erika, “What set you off with Teddi was her calling you a liar.”Erika confessed, “I can’t take it. It’s my Achilles Heel.” She also said, “And it was in a passive aggressive way that she called me a liar. Just don’t do that. I would have the balls tell you. I just don’t remember.”
Erika continued, “Should I be softer, sweeter, and slower in my delivery? Some would say yes, but you wouldn’t be talking to me if I did?” Maybe if she just took it down a notch or two, she could have still delivered a dramatic scene, but she would have more viewers on her side. Not that she cares.
Erika admitted, “It’s difficult when words leave your mouth and you have no control over them.” She added, “You need to be authentic and I was authentic in that moment. Some people like it and some people don’t.”
A fan asked, “How do you feel about getting criticism from the fans for the first time this season?” Erika answered, “It’s OK. I mean things change. What if I was the same? That would be boring.” Oh god. It’s tough to imagine Season 8 being even more boring than it already has been.
TELL US- WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT ERIKA’S PORTRAYAL THIS SEASON? DID DORIT CARRY THE SEASON? WAS ERIKA’S REACTION TO THE PRETEND AMNESIA ACCUSATION JUSTIFIED OR WAS IT OVER THE TOP?
[Photo Credit: Bravo]