Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Real Fishwives....

 For the past few weeks, there have been new episodes on television of The Real Housewives of New York City and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  One of the tag lines is "Money doesn't buy you class, it just buys you money".  Omigod, is that ever true.  Where do these women come from?  Watching them is like watching a slow motion train wreck; it's a horrific disaster, but I can't look away.  I can actually feel my skin crawl when I watch these women, but I am completely and utterly and hopelessly addicted.  I want to avert my eyes, but I cannot.

One of the new Real Housewives of New York City is Carole Radziwill.  She is an extremely interesting woman and was once married to Prince Stanislas Radziwill, whose mother is Lee Bouvier Radziwill, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's sister.  Prince Radziwill was good friends with his cousin, John F. Kennedy, Jr., who was married to Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and the two cousins and their wives were almost inseparable.  Four weeks after JFK, Jr. and his wife perished in a plane crash, Carole Radziwill's husband died of cancer, and she was left on her own.  She wrote a book entitled "What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love".  She's an excellent writer and journalist.  She's an intelligent woman; what the heck is she doing on this show?  I get the feeling she often wonders that herself.

Do these trashy women give women a bad name?  Well, they certainly don't add anything to women's credibility, that's for sure.  There is an on English proverb, "You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear".  That would probably be politically incorrect today.  I guess the truth is, money doesn't buy class, it just buys more money.  You can dress these women in expensive designer clothes, put them into multi-million dollar homes, but they are still going to be what they are.

I cannot avert my eyes.


VioletSky said...

Sadly, I understand!
It is like watching a bunch of 13 year olds
(will Ramona ever shut up??)

Scoobyloves2004 said...

LOL, I didn't think anyone actually watched those trashy reality shows. I agree with you. They are a train wreck and make the classy, wealthy families look bad. I think I'll stick to Downtown Abbey!

Linda Myers said...

I don't watch this stuff. I think it brings out the worst in us.

kenju said...

I agree with Linda. I have seen their commercials/promos, and I can't even stand them, let alone seeing the shows. The women are plastic/botox/implant specimens and artificial in all ways. I am certain that they are goaded to act in certain ways and it is all so fake.

Russell said...

I confess I have not really watched any of the Housewives shows beyond a couple of minutes.

My guess is that they are paid a great deal of money to have cameras on them for several hours a week so that a very select edited minutes can be aired for maximum effect.

Reality shows cost very little to produce and yield a lot of profit for the producers or networks.

They are intended as entertainment and, hopefully, not a documentary -heh! If you enjoy watching them, great! If not, that's fine, too.

I watch football and the idea of grown men crashing into each other is probably not something that makes a lot of sense either!

Mac n' Janet said...

I have never watched any of these shows though I see the commercials for them all the time. They're so creepy.
My Spanish mother-in-law always said that if you put a monkey in a silk dress you still have a monkey and I think that fits the women in these shows perfectly.

Leslie: said...

Well, I checked into the "Real" Housewives of Vancouver as I was curious! You know what I thought of THAT! lol

Sextant said...

I thought we had this conversation with the Kardashians, who Russell thought were Russian fire dancers.

Jo perhaps you should schedule yourself for an MRI, your addiction might be pathological.

Well at least it is a TV show and not the latest antics of the director of CIA and a host of enchanting women from North Carolina and Tampa.

In my usual earthy fashion, may I offer the simple saying... you can't polish a turd.

Jennifer D said...

Jo...I feel exactly the same way. Have you seen the Shahs of Sunset? Oh my!

PhilipH said...

Awful creatures indeed. Mainly watched by women I assume. Most of the women in your photos Jo are quite UGLY on the outside and probably even uglier inside!
Sad lot. Definitely saddoes.

lovelyprism said...

That is exactly how I feel! I watch THREE of the Housewives' franchise. I cannot look away and often sit in front of the TV with my mouth open. LOL!

Lorna said...

I watched the very first of this series: the Real Housewives of Orange County. I enjoyed it. The women were not trashy but they WERE rich.

The shows that copied this original dirtied the concept up, trashed the women up, and they are not as interesting as the original. If Real Housewives of Orange County comes back, I hope you watch it. You might like it a lot.