Hello everyone. First of all, I want to apologize ahead of time if I’m not totally in tune with all the Jersey lingo. I’m filling in on “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” a show I have absolutely never seen before in my life. I like a challenge. This MiniCap is also a little late, but I’m still processing what I saw last night. And I’ve learned that classy rich people have problems too. I’m sorry… did I say classy?
I understand enough to know this is one of the episodes following the infamous christening fight – but I’m not sure who started the fight or why. It’s a christening, though, which got everyone up in arms over the day’s events. Come on – what’s an Italian family gathering without a fistfight? I was raised Irish Catholic, so a fight at a christening sounds like a typical family party to me.
Most of the episode revolves around the family dynamics of those involved in said christening. Melissa, the wife of Joe (who I’ll call Creepy Uncle Joe for clarity’s sake), feels dissed by his family. But that’s ok – she has other things to focus on, like her singing career, which Creepy Uncle Joe is encouraging for some reason. He must REALLY love her.
I call this one, “Barefoot and Pregnant, yet VERY Rich and Content.”
But Creepy Uncle Joe has his own drama to deal with. He’s trying to reach out to his sister Teresa, who’s actually open to taking to him, much to her husband Joe’s dismay (yeah it gets confusing). For the kids’ sake, Teresa invites him to her daughter Gia’s gymnastics tournament. Will he show up? I’ll keep you in suspense until the entire recap, although I’m pretty sure you know the outcome.
Meanwhile, there’s three other housewives with other horrible rich people problems, like Jacqueline, who’s worried that her spoiled rotten daughter Ashley can’t handle the responsibility of owning a pimped-out car; Caroline, who’s experiencing empty mansion syndrome and is trying to figure out her next step in life (although she seems to have forgotten there’s still one kid left at home); and Kathy, who together with her husband Rich are trying to convince their kids to sign contracts stating they won’t consume alcohol and drugs all while still trying to appear like hip, cool parents.
Good luck with that.
Will Ashley get her car? Will Kathy’s kids take the bait? Will Caroline be able to land a local talk radio spot offering advice to others in her situation? Will anyone listen? It all goes down with less drama than you expect – there’s no table throwing or cat fights this episode, but I’ll leave you in suspense nonetheless.
Regardless, it must be hard for these women to deal with the day-to-day stresses of millionaire life while finding the time to follow their dreams. I really hope they achieve their goals – you know, the goals some people spend years working hard towards while living in studio apartments and starving. I really do…