Garden Statements

Episode 12: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor thinks Greg and Patti LaBelle were meant to be friends.

on Jul 16, 20120

Next week get ready for the first annual Real Househusbands summit. Get the antipasti platter ready.

38 comments
vkeri382
vkeri382

Your blog is boring. Just like this show has become the bash Teresa show. I'm not a Teresa cheerleader, but never understood what horrific thing she did too cause such hatred. Other then Teresa and her family the others are uninteresting. Bye...Bravo. Hope Teresa goes to another network..

dtad
dtad

This show has turned into one big fat commercial. I'm so tired of all these cast members shoving their brands down our throats. Bethenny did it first and was much less obvious and offensive. The marketing of themselves is the number one reason for all the feuding. It's petty and greedy. Bravo should put limits on the camera time for all of this. I for one will no longer watch if this continues.

karen9822
karen9822

Bravo and Andy, Most of us are so over this constant Teresa bash fest. If it was your intent to destroy Teresa along with her family and friends it was a complete fail. All it did was make her more popular. BUT in the process you will loose fans if the reunion and next season is another lets all bash Teresa and that includes you Andy. People are tired of Caroline, Jax, Kathy and the Gorgas.Andy I liked you until the last NJ reunion you along with everyone else picked apart everything Teresa and Joe said and did. You should have stayed neutral, but no you helped fan the flames. Believe me most people will not watch another season of this horror show. By the way Richie and Joe Gorga are nasty beyond belief. You had so much to say about Joe Guidice at the last reunion, I want to see what you have to say about these two disgusting men. 

Rini
Rini

It's obvious to me that the producers are friends with the Manzo's, Laurita's and Gorga's.  Also, the episodes each week have been out of sequence in regards to events, etc.  Also, that scene with the Manzo's at Jacquelines house was so staged (again!).  When they were talking about the upcoming trip to Napa and Caroline wants to uninvite the Guidices.  Did you see the smirks on all their faces you could tell that was all for the storyline and fake.  They knew Bravo paid for the trip and Teresa and Joe had to go. 

This is the only HW franchise that has gone to pot.  It's extremely obvious that the production crew and Andy are biased.  They obviously do not like the Guidices and have set them up.  People don't want to see this trainwreck anymore.  Hope you got your ratings and money for the cost of Theresa's family.  How sad... that this all became about who makes the most money.  Everyone is trying to make it big like Bethenny and will stop at nothing to discredit Teresa and her best selling cookbooks, her children and her parents

My QUESTION is where do you (Bravo) go from here?   And, what's the point of the reunion. It's four against Teresa.  It will be a hatefest to discredit Teresa.  How do you expect her to handle that or are you hoping that she will FLIP out so you get more ratings. 

I'm surprised that she hasn't had a breakdown like Jacqueline.  But Teresa has proved to people how strong she has become after all these attacks.  No on on this cast is innocent and have all been hypocrits but we won't see that on the reunion.  It's obvious that Teresa is not good with expressing herself and especially when people are all coming after you at once sometimes I know from experience your mind goes blank and can't think fast enough because your so surprised at what they are saying.  I realize it's a part of her contract that she attend the reunion but maybe they need to have Danielle show up with the evidence in hand.  And, we all know what's coming up, the supposed set up at the Posche Fashion Show.  That's when Jac went crazy on twitter calling Teresa scum.  Why don't you have the people from the beauty shop on the reunion to vindicate Teresa because she knew nothing about it.

Bottom line, obviously, this same cast can't continue.  Everybody hates Teresa.  I personally think the Manzo's, Gorga's and Wakile's are all disgusting and quite boring with the exception of Rosie.  Oh, and I forgot Jacqueline is also quite boring.  What would she talk about without Teresa not being on the show.  Give Teresa her own show or I hope for her sake that another network picks her up and is more kind to her.  The rest of the cast needs to be on Mtv or VH1.   

lily1234
lily1234

To bad Miss Patti did not like the water.  She took a very small sip.  I'll bet she did NOT place an order from Greggy.  I'm sure when Miss Patti watched the show and heard Caroline's son Albie said that he never heard of Miss Patti she picked up the phone or ran out to purchase a few cases of BLK water.  NOT!!!!

JMRN
JMRN

This was the worst show EVER! Joe Gorga is disgusting and vile, along with Richie! Did someone at Bravo forget this is RHONJ and not about the damn Manzo kids and Greg. I couldn't care less about them!

debi1326
debi1326


Bravo,

 

I believe we need serious recasting of this program. This season and last season have turned into a Teresa bash.  The viewers want to tune in to something fun and entertaining. Not a hate fest.

 

1). Melissa & Joe Gorga need to go.  They've turned this show into a sex parade!  If we wanted to watch that (and I don't) we could just order some soft porn.  This past week with the toe sucking was the WORST.  I had to leave the room, I REALLY don't care to see what they're doing in their bedroom. And the preview of Melissa in her photo shoot, faking a you know what, is so old....When Harry met Sally it worked.  Not now.  Joe & Melissa's 15 minutes of fame....has been going on way too long.

 

2). Kathy & Rich need to go.  Without Rosie they have nothing interesting going on. IMO.  I love Rosie but could do without Kathy (too passive aggresive) and Rich (too many snide and disgusting remarks).   They are not housewife material, a little too boring.

 

3). Jacqueline & Chris need to go.  This whole past episode with BLK was a waste of viewers time.  If we want to but the product, we know it's out there and we will.  I for one am passing.  The thought of black water reminds me of sewer water.  Sorry I know that's gross, but that's truly how I feel. 

 

4).The Manzos & Greg, where do I begin? The adult children either need to be given their own program or limit their time on the screen.  Perferably, eliminate them along with their folks. Caroline and Albert Manzo are too arrogant & self-rightuos to be on the show.  Not to mention, Caroline's negative attitude for the past 2 seasons. It's just boring and no fun to watch.  Greg, I haven't even figured out the point of him being on the show??

 

5).  TERESA HAS EARNED her way.  Please keep her or give her her own show!  She is funny, laughable and entertaining. Her family is the same....They're fun!!  The kind of family that looks fun to hang out with.  Teresa's strength and perserverance have also earned her spot.  Everyone loves to see someone picking up the pieces of their shattered life with such an optimistic point of view.

 

I've read many blogs and it seems to me, the viewers are tired of this dark side of NJ.  We want FUN!  We are sick of women acting like mean girls from highschool.  As a society, we  should be brandishing bullying, not promoting it!  (Or awarding it!)

 

 

 

TCarter2011
TCarter2011

OMG I freakin hate Greg! Enough already! Please Andy get him and the Manzos off the screen already. Why do we have to watch their kids every week. They are so corny and annoying.

AKM0611
AKM0611

I lost respect for Patti LaBelle after all of this. Because Greg SUCKS. Tell me why he's important again?Also, bring back Jay Mohr's blogs. Sheesh.

LaydeeDiana
LaydeeDiana

I thought Greg was charming! You go girl!

califally
califally

I agree with Mountainclimber. Enough of the creepy Joe Gorga and "Greggy".  And enough of the creepy "crotch" shots... its embarrassing....Jeez, this is supposed to be the HOUSEWIVES....what the heck??

SandraLynn
SandraLynn

Patty, Teresa and Gia were the stars of this episode.  It was great to see Patty! Im interested in their products. Teresa really should start a clothing and accessary line for girls!!

Larae88
Larae88

OMG, enough with the Manzo kids, and Greg, and Joe Gorga!  This is the HOUSEWIVES SHOW!  Please find Teresa a new cast.  Everyone else has no storyline and they are full of hate. 

viewer111
viewer111

and again, why is greg on the show. i tune in to watch the wives not there grown children and their friends

Calypso
Calypso

Bravo,

I agree enough with the little horny toad Joe and Greg.  Both give me the creeps!

ChaCha2@peace
ChaCha2@peace

Greg and his adoration for Miss patti was sweet.  She truly loves her fans, regardless of which way they float.  Loved their interaction.  Joe is Joe, God love him.  He loves hiim some Melissa, cool.  They're young, and fun.  Gia was good, glad she had the opportunity to strut her stuff.  

hannah79
hannah79

RHONJY is my favorite.  The women are always really cooking.  The food always looks good.

IzzyGarrett
IzzyGarrett

Nasty!

Why did they post this blog?

 

Manzos, Gregg and  Joe Gorga? 

mountainclimber
mountainclimber

If Bravo is trying to represent the gay community, talk about u-hauls and muff cups and crude bar scenes are not the way to go.  And is there anyone who really cares about seeing Greg?

jeanawaj
jeanawaj

What a waste of an episode...seemed like an infomerical for products that I would never buy!!  Also, it is disgusting to see Gregg going crazy over Patti LaBelle...doesn't anyone else remember her having her body guards beat up a West Point cadat at a Houston airport because he was standing too close to her Louis Vuitton luggage!  UGH!!  Disgusting...come on Bravo, you are better than that!

@seasonedviewer7
@seasonedviewer7

If i wanted to watch two adults interact in the bedroom I would buy a movie. So over the Melissa and Joe "sex life."  He is no man but a fifteen year old in a man's body. 

I concur that these shows have become about the housewives products, singing careers, books, and more. Enough is enough

Personally I think all the shows need to be recast.  Bravo do you listen to us the viewers?

IzzyGarrett
IzzyGarrett

We don't like the cast!  We like Teresa! Read the blogs , PLEASE! 

ssammy
ssammy

Bravo I'm tired of seeing Greg, Chris, Albie or Lauren.  Please end the torture..They are not interesting to watch.

rockinrobintil
rockinrobintil

What happened to real HOUSEWIVES of NJ?!!!!! Tired of the Manzo kids and their friends and sick of all of Joe Gorga and his constant sex talk! Bravo you are losing me with this show!

 

atthebeach
atthebeach

This isn't necessarily a comment on your latest blog but, rather, a response to the trend that has become more prevalent with the Housewives franchise.  It is getting tiring - very, very tiring - to see how the shows have turned into a platform for individual branding, merchandising, and marketing.  Originally, it was fun to hear about the lives of each of the housewives.  Now, it is difficult to tell where we are seeing their real lives or merely what they feel is needed in order to promote their products.  C'mon, Bravo....eventually, you will see a backlash to this runaway train.  Please post this and see how many "likes" you get - it will show you what I believe is true....we're ALL tired of it - and we're ALL tired of being used for housewife self-promotion.

 

jenna41
jenna41

It didn't seem like patti liked that water. She was being polite and she got some free advertisement. da!!

jenos9
jenos9

Send the Gorga's to the Jersey Shore. That's where they belong!

TreFaninFargo
TreFaninFargo

 @mountainclimber Yeah, some of the things that were said were super offensive! Why does Joe Giudice get called out, but Kathy, her husband and the rest don't?!?

SassyRN
SassyRN

 @@seasonedviewer7

 I'm just wondering if you thought it was ok when Teresa and Joe Giudice were broadcasting their sex life in the previous 3 seasons...she even says they did so in her blog this week.

louise123
louise123

 @@seasonedviewer7

 I agree, please recast except for Teresa! The meanspiritness of the other women, and watching the demise of Jacqueline's emotional well being over MONEY, is not fun to watch. And we want fun. Please bring back the old RHONJ with Teresa and some new blood.

ChaCha2@peace
ChaCha2@peace

 @rockinrobintil

 Love the Manzo.   Housewives SHOULD have families with story lines that encompass all the players.  REALITY?

Liza4Teresa
Liza4Teresa

 @rockinrobintil

 I agree with you.  My husband and I have decided to to not watch this show.  We watch it with our family and we keeping changing the channel everytime Joe Gorga make those very unapproporiate comments.  NOT A SHOW TO WATCH WITH THE FAMILY ANYMORE.  Mellisa and Joe have no class.

Teximexi
Teximexi

 @atthebeach YES!!  Thank you for posting what is going on with the entire RH franchise.  Bethenny used RH as a launchpad for success, but now every person on a RH show has their own product trying to mimic her.  Auuuugh.

Hulali
Hulali

 @atthebeach

 Cast mates should not be allowed to market their products on the show. I thought this was a reality show not an infomercial!!

jeanawaj
jeanawaj

 @jenna41

 It is water, nothing special. These people think they are selling something extraordinary,,lol

eroxgarcia
eroxgarcia

 @Liza4Teresa I agree...I used to like watching with my sixteen year old daughter... Not anymore.

I actually cringed when I saw that sex scene with Melissa and Joe. Joe Gorga is disgusting.

I think he has little man syndrome. He should seek therapy for that.

louise123
louise123

 @Hulali

 I agree except for Teresa. Teresa found her success organically through the cookbooks. We led her to the cookbooks, and she didn't try and crucify anyone to get hem.