Sometimes, life is a matter of perspective. Instead of being “stuck” at home because of the pandemic, it might feel better to view the situation as being “safe” at home instead.
Of course, what’s going on the world right now should not be minimized, not by any means. Nevertheless, a lot of people with “non-essential” jobs are at home. Some are homeschooling their children. Others have turned their living rooms into an office. Most of the people who are reading this have been watching a lot of reality TV shows- in the background, while fulfilling responsibilities, of course. Well, Bravo knows that fans are looking for premium programming. And, no, I’m not trying to re-watch an episode of a show that I just watched last week.
Leah McSweeney’s descent into drunken anarchism was, by far, the most hilarious and entertaining display ever. Leah wasted rage against the establishment and Ramona Singer’s tiki torches will surely reverb throughout the rest of the season.
It seemed to cause a divide of the Real Housewives of New York cast. At least in that moment. Sonja Morgan and Tinsley Mortimer followed Leah’s lead while the more refined ladies stayed indoors, fully clothed. Will that dynamic change anything long term? Maybe, maybe not. But a few interesting things happened that, according to Leah, set the stage for future drama. Hopefully, friendships too.
She may be polarizing, but there is no denying that Ramona Singer is a staple figure on the Real Housewives of New York. She really does try her best to live the most authentic version of her life. The right delivery isn’t always there… but Ramona means well most of the time.
These days even her castmates are quick to accept and forgive her. If only because there is no changing her ways. The inescapable adoration for Ramona’s erratic behavior brought on sadness when we found out she was diagnosed with Lyme Disease earlier this year. Now, Ramona has some good news to share.
Ain’t no party like a Real Housewives Of New York party! Especially when you mix Leah McSweeney with Sonja Morgan for the ultimate, super potent cocktail. COCK-tail being the operative word considering that a vibrator wound up in the chicken. Imagine the immersion blender capabilities…
It’s the morning after another party where Sonja got so trashed she screamed about shaving pussies in a $39.9 million dollar house. They all wake up to learn Luann de Lesseps fled in the middle of the night citing the horror of being shut into Ramona Singer‘s basement amid the fumes of dog pee and a spider infestation. Is it spider or spite-her? Luann thinks she was put down below on purpose to remind her of her place, but Ramona is probably just thoughtless and a terrible hostess.
They’re all taking a tour of said basement of supposed horrors when Luann calls Ramona to explain why she got so upset. Luann is feeling left out and has FOMO, simple as that. She’s already the outcast for not drinking, then she’s shunted into the basement, hidden away like a pox on fun.
The Real Housewives of New York City cast Hamptons trip continues tonight. Last week’s episode ended with Luann de Lesseps leaving Ramona Singer’s house with a long text message goodbye, explaining her dissatisfaction with her lodging in the basement, aka a “the lower level.”
This week, Ramona is doing what she can to make amends with the (self-proclaimed) queen of cabaret by laying on the compliments. And with a little bit of tennis, just like the old school Real Housewives of New York episodes.
We’re on to week three of the Real Housewives of New York Season 12, with this season’s cast dynamics well underway. Everyone is getting along with new housewife Leah McSweeney. At least for now. All the women are still not “housewives” by definition, and arguing over who gets the best room is still very much engraved in their DNA.
In fact, it might seem like not much has changed. Until you realize that Luann de Lesseps can now drink as she pleases out of probation. And the woman who would have had the most to say about this, Skinnygirl CEO Bethenny Frankel, is no longer part of the cast. Bethenny made recent comments on the ratings, and a revitalized Luann has responded.
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Bethenny Frankel has long been a staple on Real Housewives of New York. Hell, on Bravo as a whole. She has long been the face of housewives, arguably being the most successful housewife outside of the show. She’s absolutely built an empire off her housewives fame and that part is indisputable. But since she made another exit from RHONY, this first season without her has been polarizing to viewers. While some think the show lacks luster without her, others are excited to see the new dynamic. A lot of that dynamic is thanks to new housewife Leah McSweeney. Love her or hate her, she really has brought the show some new life and it looks like we are going to see more of that in the next episode. Vibrator in the chicken, anyone?
But back to Bethenny. She’s seemingly pretty busy with her own projects post-RHONY. Bethenny’s foundation has done a ton of admirable coronavirus relief work. She has also announced that she’s coming out with her own show on HBO Max. Despite all that, there are rumblings that Bethenny might be missing the show a little more than the show is missing her. It certainly seems like it given her comments about the show. We recently reported how she said housewives wasn’t “inspiring content right now.” Ouch.