So have you all recovered from Episode one’s verbal slugfest? It’s been interesting to read the cast’s respective blogs and see that some of them are dialing back their words under the guise of "It’s just good TV." That comment I certainly understand. But if you live by the sword (when you blog, comment and criticize those who appear on other Real Housewives’ shows) then surely you must also die by it too.
So after a quick recap of last weeks show, Bethenny and Jason await for the arrival of Ramona at the Pink Elephant. I know I am getting old, and yes, we’ve been to that club, but I just don’t get the attraction to sit around a crowded table at Midnight paying $200 for a bottle of Vodka (that costs $2 to make). Anyway another discussion ensues about the newly cut & coiffed Ramona, and I quote says Ramona, “I just thought my hair was like Samson & Delia.” Now, I don’t want to make a Mountain out of a Holemill but surely even if Ramona has forgotten the Old Testament, she is old enough to remember the Tom Jones's Delilah from 1968 and know about the second L?
Anyway, Bethenny and Ramona form the mutual ‘Dissing LuAnn Society’ and B tells Mario that his Count-less comment was an uncool thing to say. Hello Pot, my name is Kettle! Bethenny then compounds her error by using the made up word “attackive” as used by LuAnn during the Season 2 Reunion Specials. I sure hope she knew she was being ironic. Anyway it’s off to the dance floor and another of Ramona’s dances where she communicates with the techno gods.
The sun dawns and the new improved and less downtrodden Rosie appears in a scene that adds some human dimension to the recent divorce. It seems that no longer mopping up Aston’s pee and looking after ‘la famille de Lesseps’ has done wonders for her. In Rosie’s talking head interview we learn a more private side of LuAnn and that Rosie thinks she’s lonely and is worried for her. I will for the moment ignore LuAnn begging for a comment from Rosie on ‘how well she (LuAnn) looks’ as it as either a sign of a pretty fragile recent divorcee or a continuation of her self -centeredness.
You...crack me up! I think your blog is better than the show. Thsnks for the entertainment and hope you and Alex stay as happy as you seem to be. And yes, everyone on all the Housewife shows seem to spend a lot of time backing away from their FILMED comments. I'm not sure which is funnier; the fact they don't seem to understand it is being FILMED and may be in the show. Or that they have their comments thrown back in their face. No one really "owns up" to anything. Oh...and you should add...."Don't read the blogs of the well-meaning moron's either".
I'm glad it wasn't lost on you that no one actually countered Ramona's accusations. They were mad she went there, but no one claimed to be mad that they were untrue. Interesting.
I love your blog. It's like the honesty we want from the other housewives but they are too busy being coy about it. Love love love This blog. Keep it coming
SIMON. Oh my gosh, you're hilarious!
Everything about this blog was spot-on and laugh out loud funny. Thank you for calling everyone out on the ridiculous things they do, while also complimenting someone when their behavior warrants it.
More and more, I see that you and Alex may be the most level-headed when it comes to gauging situations, and I really respect the way in which you don't hold grudges and allow people to be themselves.
I do have to agree with you....so much what comes around goes around going on this season..will be interesting to see how it unfolds!
How interesting that the most vicious folks of the show are your new BFFs. The ones that were friendly and nice to you (Jill & Luann), are considered your life long enemies. Flip flop much? One thing that stuck out: not only did you and Marry-OH dress like twins, you both behaved like yentas with gossip girl comments about Jill.
I can understand your longing to inject tongue-in-cheek humor into your posts. They are a bit leaden, though. I also appreciate you divulging some personal background info into the recaps of each ep. I just wish you'd provide MORE opinion and less rehashing of the eps we've already seen. Hopefully, you'll get to the point quicker in future blogs.
You are truly funny! And not only that, I missed some of the show last night but your informative play by play is so well written, I feel as though I saw it all! I look forward to reading what you have to say next week...you should guest blog for the other shows - you are a great writer!
I actually love your re-caps. I think you are spot on about all the women. You speak like a well-meaning relative that just tells it like it is good or bad. I love that Alex doesn't take sides - this is not high school and she shouldn't have too.
I love Bethenny and I thought about you and Alex when I saw her and Jason talking and cuddling. Love is a strange thing. And it makes you think about "what's wrong with wanting to spend most of my time with my mate"
I love Jill but she has become this crazy Ramona Lite...lol It's funny that she is best friends with the 2 people on the show that don't have mates.
I love how season 3 is showing you and Alex as you are, non judgemental, kind, open people who just want to have fun and enjoy life! Alex is a class act and the other womens verbal attacks on eachother highlight this more and more. Your blog is HILARIOUS! This season shows why you should never judge someone. They may become your favorite person!
I love that you and Alex are joined at the hip. My husband and I are eachothers best friends as well. Keep fighting the good fight! :)
Great job with the recap and blog - you should have been doing this from day 1 :) Wish I'd known sooner so that I could have been your fan sooner!
Oh thank you Simon for having the best blog on BRAVO. You hit the nail on the head every time. Love it!
Oh thank you Simon for having the best blog on BRAVO. You hit the nail on the head every time. Love it!
You an Alex are my favorite couple on the show!! I really love reading your blog because you both are the voice of reason on the show and can really cut through the b.s. better than anyone. I always enjoy your blog. Congratulations on your book!
I must have missed something with Kelly's Playboy story. I'm not sure I understand the 1994 cover tie-in.
Thanks for the laughs. I love your wit; you're so funny! You have an honest humor in your writing. I agree with everything you have to say.
You and Alex are the most perfect pair. I don't think I have ever seen a couple more made for eachother. I think it's just adorable to see the 2 of you together.
Your blogs are very interesting, and on point. I do not understand why peopl ethink that you shouldn't blog, because in my opinion you are very insightful. Having four children of my own I get very offended when people make comments about children, because they are children. As parents we try and do the best we can, and it isn't fair when someone tries to judge you.
Hilarious.. You and your wife are a normal NY couple so what are you doing on this messy show and with that crazy woman Ramona and he mysogynist husband of all people. imagine if you and Alex had not shown- they would have had a Labor Day bash for 6.. All of these HW franchises need a bath and a change of clothes, they are getting old and smelly. And painful to watch.
PS don't become another Mario or a Simon, just two more nasty girls.. stay out of this cattiness.
Simon, I think you and Alex are great and I love your blogs. It's refreshing to see you being "fought over" this season. Please keep blogging!!!!!
Housewives is my guilty little pleasure. I think I enjoy seeing the women and their families grow and change from year to year. Simon, I was a smidge turned off by you in season one, however, toward the end of season one, throughout season two and now in season three, I very much like you and Alex. You are both quite intelligent and thoughful in your behavior and decisions. I think you both have a very equitable balance between your emotional and logical side and your boys are very lucky to have you as parents. I find my husband and I tend to have that same equitability and can relate as we raise my nine year old stepson and eight month old daughter. Can't wait to read your book as it is next on my list after 'The Skinnygirl Dish.' I enjoy your wit and reasonability, so please, you and Alex continue to be the voice of reasonability on the show and in your blogs.
Yes! Yes! Yes! I was waitng for someone to call Kelly out on being the 40th anniversary cover model for Playboy. That is exactly why I don't like Kelly. She blows things out of proportion, and it seems she has a little problem with the truth. Kelly should really do her homework before trying to make something bigger than it is. Yes, she was asked to pose for Playboy, but it was not for a special edition or anything remotely like that. Many girls have posed for Playboy, and Kelly you are just one of many. LMAO!
You're a little goofy but you and Alex are really growing on me. I like that you try and stay out of all these crazy fights. You take the time to listen to "your friends" issues, you comment on only what you're told and you don't bad talk the others on the other end. I like it!
Ah Simon, I've never commented on any of the Real Housewives blogs before (although I do read them all), but I just have to say you had me rolling with laughter this time. Very clever observations, many of which I shared! And it's always refreshing to read a Real Housewives blog that uses things like subject-verb agreement and, you know, punctuation. Thank you! :)
Simon, you crack me up!!! Your hilarious comments make yours the number one blog I look forward to reading.
I think we all are surprised at how well Ramona is playing nice with you and Alex. I hope it lasts...fingers crossed.
Wow, this season is turning out to be very addictive! I love it!
Simon, keep up the good work. Look forward to next week!
Simon, it is truly refreshing to read a well-written blog (read: sans awkward grammatical constructions). To that end, the dry humor is quite appreciated. :)
Simon......You ROCK !!!! and so does your beautiful wife !! I was not too sure about you when you first came on however I am now one of your biggest fans !! Go Simon !! I admire your writing of your blog , all I have to do each week is read yours and get the low down on what took place ono the show. And I will be reading your post Frist for I know that you are a true gentleman and will deliever the truth as what took place..........thanks you Mr. Simon , keep it up !!!!!!! There were 9 of us watching the show last night and we all were on the Simon team as your dear wife too.............
I love the way you write!!!!! Funny and witty observations are always well received!!!!
Simon you ROCK !!! I , we like your style , all that it is ! There were 9 of us watching the show last night , we all agreed that you and your beautiful wife handled yourselves with high standards , class and repect to others . Simon , you are a natural writer , we will not even have to watch the show , just come here and read your blog and have all the god stuff that took place in your blog to read ! But we will watch the show !! Team Simon & Alex !!!!!!!!!!
Simon, I was not an admirer of "Silex" in Season 1. That admitted, your blog is so clear-sighted & witty, while avoiding mean-spirits. Your recaps are better than any others - even Gawker! Bravo - hope to read more from you.
Simon - you are slowly growing on me after all of this time. Even though this reads like a straight recap, your input is invaluable. Keep it up.
I actually thought you were becoming less eccentric in Season 2. I really appreciated that you did not take yourself too seriously when you showed up in the leather pants at the final episode of Season 2. Frankly, you and Alex are starting to look the most sane in this whole drama!
I will pick one bone with you. I read Bethenny's blog re: the logo and thought she was very complimentary to Alex. She outed herself about how she didn't handle it well. Maybe you should reread the posting.
You and Alex are my new favorite "Housewives" couple. After the first two episodes, you two seem to be the most sane. The drama surrounding the other women is very high-schoolish, and you and Alex seem to rise above it. Kudos! Can't wait to see the rest of the season.
Simon - I have watched every episode of all seasons...(I shall try to get a life soon!)However, you have nailed it so far in your blog. You get it. You see the games these women are playing. It is High School with money and weekend homes. Hope you and Alex can remain on the show with continued dignity. I have always enjoyed Bethenny. I often "get" her comments and don't find them to be evil; as I think she would probably say them to one's face. Regardless, I have enjoyed watching you and Alex in the past two episodes. Hope you both continue to rise above the bullshit!;-)
Gosh, I'm not sure if I should continue to watch the show or just read your blog. Please stop doing the episode synopsis for us and just state your business! As far as the scene where Jill has Ramona on speaker phone...I think both you and Alex need to get over it. We get that you wouldn't have done this and it probably was tacky but here's the point YOU SHOULD NEVER SAY ANYTHING ONCE THAT YOU CAN'T SAY TWICE! If anything, it's shame on Ramona. We cannot control other people. We did not all grow up in the same household nor have the same parents. We cannot control how they act, their morals, or code of conduct. We can however, control ourselves. The best we can hope for is that we find friends who hold simular values, morals and ethics as ours. I am not a fan of Ramona's but I gotta hand it to her...I just read her blog and she's owning her words.