S7 Episode 1: Dear Friends & Fans,
Well, here we go again. Season 7 (third for me) of the funniest, craziest; sometimes strange, sometimes ridiculous; most drama-filled reality show on television, Real Housewives of New York. Recently I described it to a reporter as “Shakespearean” and I’m sticking with that. There are highs and lows, with a thread of comedy throughout. It’s the Merry Wives of New York, on our small island Hamlet. Measure for Measure, it’s a Comedy of Errors though at times a Tempest in a teapot. We Tame the Shrew and argue Much Ado About Nothing. The Merchant of Venice comes back and I encounter A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There is love and there are tears. But All’s well that Ends Well. Let’s be honest, that is, afterall, As You Like it.
I’m going to say it right now: This is the best season this show has ever had. It was for me. I laughed, I cried. I met a handsome man.
But enough about me. Have you all heard? The B is back! Love her or hate her she is funny and nutty and honest. Plus mid-way in, she wears a pair of tight Balmain leather pants to a tea party with me, which may or may not have prompted me to have a sex dream about her. You’ll have to wait and see.
And remember when Bush 41 coined the term “kinder, gentler nation” during his acceptance speech at the Republican convention? Well, I’m stealing it. You’re going to see a different side of Ramona -- vulnerable and well, kinder and gentler too.
Luann and I never did see eye to eye on things and nothing has changed. It may be because she has three inches on me or it just may be about something else. You’ll soon find out.
Happily, Sonja does seem to get her shit together and Kristen proves that pretty is pretty sharp too. Then there is Dorinda, the new girl. She just may be the nuttiest of all. Of course, my real life BFF Heather is back and I love her even more.
The good news is that this season we put the “real” back into “real housewives.” There are laughs and tears, and yes, there are fights, and hurt feelings, and insults hurled. Not the sort you may see on other shows — hair pulling, wine throwing, table turning -- has anyone ever seen that in real life? I haven’t. Maybe I’m going to the wrong parties. But get ready for an emotional roller coaster of crazy like you’ve not seen before. Where things start in episode one is most definitely not where they will end by the reunion. You will all just have to watch and see for yourself.
The other news is now you’ve seen the show and you know that I:
have a Tinder account
am eating healthier
meet a cute chef
missed a few deadlines for my next book
If you answered all of the above. You win! I love Barbara, my editor. She is an amazing woman and usually a bit more mild-mannered. Nevertheless, she is right and it’s the book I must finish. My contract prohibits me from writing for anyone else and sadly that includes Bravo. So as much as I’ve loved writing these blogs I won’t be able to write each week until my book is handed in. I know, you’re super annoyed with me. You’re all thinking I should get my shit together like Sonja did. I will. Until then, Bravo has asked me to do an episode Q&A from time to time and they will post that. I agreed as long as it doesn’t take time from my writing. So look for that and I will miss you madly each week.
As always, with love,