Real Housewives of New York City is Back!

29 Jul

I watch a lot of “Real Housewives.” I have never tried to hide this. For some reason, though, I only like certain casts. My favorite, hands down, is “Real Housewives of New Jersey.” What I used to like about it is that they were all so close and Caroline Manzo was the matriarch that brought them all together to hate that hussy Danielle, and it was so nice.

“Uh uh, Danielle. My family is thick as thieves.”

Now they’re all fighting with Teresa and that makes me a little sad. But this cast is just a little more real than all the other housewives (yes, I actually wrote that sentence and am not deleting it), so they remain my favorite. I like OC okay, and Atlanta from time to time. “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” must have been a little too real for me because I watched one episode and felt uncomfortable and had to turn it off. Do you ever get that gross, dead feeling inside after you’ve watched a reality show? I get it constantly. But I choose to ignore it 98% of the time. This show was part of the 2% that made me turn it off.

My favorite used to be “Real Housewives of NYC.” (I’m much more east coast than west coast, in general. Being a brunette Jew who is not able to tan makes them slightly more relatable to me, I think). I was obsessed with Bethanny Frankel, but then she left to go have her own reality show (which I faithfully watched) and I kind of stopped watching RH of NYC. Shameful, I know. But now, the Real Housewives people have caught on, and they trashed the old and tired cast members and added some new ones! And these ladies have made me like this show again. Mazel, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Andy Cohen!

He’s the boss!

Here are the new cast members of Real Housewives of New York City:

Heather Thomson


Heather is the creator of Yummie Tummie Shapewear, which means nothing to me. But this explains why she is on the show. I like her because she’s a little “gangster chic” as LuAnn suggested. I do not know what that means either, but it sounds like an accurate description. She’s just loud and funny and she lives in a low-key apartment, which I approve of. And she doesn’t like Ramona, which is always refreshing and fun for us viewers since Ramona makes me want to poke my eyes with dirty syringes full of her Pinot Grigio.

 Aviva Drescher


Three fun facts about Aviva Drescher:

  1.     She has a prosthetic leg. Yeah! Heather Mills style!
  2.     Her cousin is beloved TV star, Fran Drescher. I bet their family reunions are so fun.
  3.     She focuses most of her time on philanthropy. Just kidding – this fact isn’t fun at all. It’s just what all bios of rich women say. And I couldn’t think of a third.

Carole Radziwill


Carole is the most refreshing addition to the NYC cast. I love her. She is funny, smart, and no drama. She’s just kind of an observer sitting back and watching all of the crazy unfold. She was married to Anthony Radziwill, whom she met while working at ABC News, and it turns out he was a Prince (his mom is Jackie O’s sister who married a prince or something. Who knows. But it’s royalty somehow) and that makes her a Princess! But unlike Countess LuAnn, who milks that title for all it’s worth, you would never know that Carole is a princess. She is just the opposite. She’s all downtown when all the other girls are so uptown. (Is that right, New Yorkers? I’m basing this comparison on the Billy Joel song “Uptown Girl“). Not only that, but she has a big, weird mouth which, to me, is the sexiest quirk on a woman. I LOVE funny mouths. The bigger the overbite, the sexier it is. Add a slight lisp and woo! I’ve got my girl crush right there. And now you know that about me.

These ladies have given the New York cast the oomph it needed and I don’t miss crazy-head Kelly Bensimon, or the slightly off Alex McCord, or even loudmouth Jill Zarin. Welcome, new ladies! I hope your cat fights fulfill everything you’ve been looking for.

Real Housewives of NYC is on Monday nights on Bravo.

4 Responses to “Real Housewives of New York City is Back!”

  1. wearetheandrewsfamily August 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    I LOVE me some RH too, but really, just the Atlanta cast. Ok, that’s a lie. I really just love NeNe and her bullying. I feel bad that I’m supporting bullying in this case. Off to hide in a corner somewhere and feel shame now.

  2. Elise August 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    I agree with the New Jersey love, but I am surprisingly appreciative the new cast of NYC. Carole rules. Tell me, when will there be a post covering the creepy interactions between Aviva and her dad?

  3. athed August 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Oh, you mean how her dad talks graphically about sex in front of his daughter and tells her how hot she looks and then sends giant hot dogs to her table to represent genitalia? I’m not sure I would know where to stop.

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