'The Real Housewives of New York City' recap: Reunion Part 1 (Lower your expectations 3 degrees)

If the New Jersey reunion felt like a trip to an angry zoo, New York felt like going to a department store staffed with women who for the most part were in bad moods and didn't like each other. Holla? The big surprise of the night was that Ramona wore royal blue leather. What can she say? She loves color. A few things to set the scene: Aviva and Ramona haven't spoken since the season finale. Heather wore a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue equivalent of a dress. LuAnn went for a low-key Gwyneth Paltrow at an awards show look. Sonja, duh, dressed like a tight, sparkly star in the sky. Aviva looked pinched, anxious to redeem herself to the viewers. Carole looked pretty and had her season-long expression of "I'm here sitting with these women, but don't confuse me for one of these women." Andy's first question was a polite "Then why exactly are you here?" "As a journalist [the show] appealed to me," she explained. "I think like most journalists we're attracted to spectacle—whether it's politics or war or a cultural phenomenon like the Housewives franchise." You're sounding like a windbag, Carole. "Doing the show is my guilty pleasure," she simplified. Now you're speaking my language. Read More...



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