The Real Housewives of NYC returned this week which means there are three, thREE, THREE installments of that franchise currently airing: Jersey, OC, and now NYC. Lordy, that's a ton of housewife action. I'm far from complaining it's just that well, it's a lot to handle. If you follow the NYC show then you know half the crew got the ax: Jill, Kelly, and Alex which means new cast members! Joining the veteran cougar Sonja, the hunky Countess, and the bat-shit crazy Ramona are three new gals. I was wondering if Bravo could possibly find an odder bird than Ramona, a more condescending and self-gratifying half indian from Connecticut who married someone with a title than Luann, or a more oddly-confident escort-hirer than Sonja? To Bravo's credit, they seemingly went the opposite direction and cast three rather seemingly upstanding and seemingly interesting women. Or did they? At first glance the new women are pretty likable..... We have Aviva and based on the name alone I like her. I enjoy that Aviva spelled forward or backwards is exactly the same. She appears to be really level-headed, well spoken, interested and interesting. We learned she lost her left foot as a child and later had more of the leg removed up to close to the knee. Aviva seems to have it together and I give her a thumbs up. Viva Aviva!
Next we have Caroline who's an accomplished writer and she seems pretty awesome. I like her biting wit and I really appreciated the scene where she went to Glamor magazine in order to get prepped on having to write a fluff piece on the f**king Kardashian monsters and it was such a real moment. Caroline's penned a New York Times best-seller seller about the loss of her husband and now she has to write about those sisters who.... who... who are famous for no good reason. Caroline crafted a great book, Kim Kardashian was in a lame sextape catapulting her generous ass to fame, and the now Caroline with have to interview her on... ????..... dating as many people as possible? Enough about the Kardashians, Caroline is going to be the new Bethenny. Thumbs up.
Lastly we have Heather and she is the only one who could possibly be a little wacky. She has a line of shape wear called Yummie Tummie or something thereabouts and is obviously on the show to push, promote that stuff. Heather is aggressively friendly and the owner of a large grin and she makes Ramona nervous so I must give her a thumbs up too. Welcome new gals.
The returning champs Luann, Ramona, and Sonja all seem to be becoming caricatures of themselves. Luann is alpha-ing out of control, Sonja is cougar-ing and toaster oven cooking while barking orders at her unpaid help, and Ramona is flat out bonkers and constantly spewing her "I'm a successful business woman" mantra all while looking like a flare gun went off inside in ass. Here's Ramona at virtually every moment during the show.
What Ramona lacks in size, she makes up for in crazy. Do you think that first thing in the morning she rolls over, shakes the shit out of Mario, and launches into a monologue about being a successful business woman? I do. :) Welcome back Ramona, Luann, and Sonja, I give you all a thumbs up too. Let's hope this will be a good season.
Ramona drawing completed with ink and pen on paper.