No, I Don't Hate Bethenny
Teresa's having a tough time finding reasons to love Bethenny.
From the previews for the week I was very excited to watch, but I have to say, this episode was a little tame. Nothing really happened, just a lot of talking and talking and talking. But I'm gonna start this week where I ended last time, with Bethenny. First, to answer some of your questions, no I do not hate Bethenny. I don't hate any of the Housewives. As I said last week, I really liked watching Bethenny the first two seasons. I liked watching her start her business and write her book and try to find love. I felt bad for her when she messed up. I was excited when things were going well. I am really, really happy for her and the success of her book. I owe her a lot of thanks myself, because her book being a bestseller helped inspire other Housewives like me to write books. (So excited my book, Skinny Italian comes out May 4, but more on that later...)
At Ramona's party, Ramona and Bethenny talked about how friends should be happy for each other's success and not jealous. I think that's really true, and what type of friend you are depends on how confident you are with yourself. I'm really, truly, deep down happy for my friends when they do well. I want them to all succeed and be billionaires. But I've also had people in my life that weren't happy for me, and I think its because they aren't happy with their own lives. I think Jill is one of those people who are really happy for Bethenny because even though they aren't friends, Jill doesn't bash Bethenny on her book. Jill just keeps saying she's hurt. I was a little surprised to see Bethenny admit that she was jealous when others were successful or "got something" she didn't have, but she said still happy for them.
Maybe that's my problem with Bethenny now: she's all over the place and I can't figure out who she is anymore. One minute she's being friends with Ramona, and the next minute she's calling Ramona "Cruella De Vil" and a "psycho Nazi" behind her back. Not nice. When she met LuAnn for a drink last week, Bethenny and LuAnn kissed and made up. Bethenny promised to not talk behind LuAnn's back anymore. Then this week, she tells Ramona all about the drinks and says LuAnn " lost her husband and grew a penis." Who says that???
So I tried this entire episode to find the nice things about Bethenny. I want to like her again. I really do I'm trying hard here. Let's see: it was nice to see her with Jason again. I think he's a nice guy. I think Ramona is right, that he is a "good complement to Bethenny." I was very happy that Bethenny apologized to Alex for not using her logo, and for not telling her she wasn't using it. I liked the interviews where she was wearing the big curly weave again. Fabulous, looks great on her. And ... that's all I could find.
So you guys tell me, what am I missing? What do you love about Bethenny? I know why you fell in love with her at first because i liked her then too, bot now it seems like she just says mean things to try to be funny, but it's not funny, it's just over the top and kind of sad. I'm open though, convince me!
There really wasn't a lot about Alex and Kelly this episode. I'm looking forward to seeing them next week with their kids. It was nice to see Ally and Bobby again. They looked great. So did LuAnn's kids.
I did agree with Jill's decision not to go Ramona's party since she was LuAnn's house guest. You just can't do that. It's not right. Very good of her to be loyal to LuAnn.
I didn't agree with Ramona holding Alex hostage at her party though. If Ramona had a big, catered nighttime party with lots of people and LuAnn tried to outshine her with her own party, that would have been tacky. B ut it was Labor Day weekend, it was daytime, and it was just a casual lunch with 8 people. You stop by and see lots of people on Labor Day. I think Alex should have stood her ground and stopped by to visit with LuAnn and Jill. She let Ramona bully her into staying.
Ramona is seeming like a bully this season. She says she's all renewed and stuff, but she's more intense than ever. What she said about LuAnn's marriage was really below the belt, it's nobody's business what LuAnn and her husband did during their marriage. No matter what, they were married, and getting a public divorce is hurtful. Ramona should be more sympathetic, especially since she has kids. God forbid Ramona and Mario ever get a big, public divorce. She hopes the other Housewives don't go around talking about her like that!
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