Poppy, I totally agree...so many sequences with people drinking and that always makes a huge difference in people. But it makes great tv for Bravo.
But I think we still get glimpses of what people are really like...especially when drinking...they often lose their filter and true feelings/behaviors come out.
Any of us who watch these shows for awhile, have a pretty good idea of who they are. All is revealed in time.
Okay, so I was perusing youtube last night and found an episode to watch from season 3... apparently Caroline and Teresa were still "friends" then. It is the Thanksgiving episode where the Gorgas invite the Wakiles and all of Melissa's siblings to their home for the holiday. I enjoyed watching Melissa and Joe shop for the turkey and all the fixings. Not having seen the show I was in shock over the size of the Gorga home. Holy Cannoli!!!! It's a mansion! I also recognized the area when Teresa and Joe Gui were driving around NJ on their way to the turkey farm. Summit... a very, very rich area. Gorgeous homes. If Teresa lives around there that is major bucks! Her home was not too shabby either.
I could not for the the life of me understand the big brouhaha about the congratulatory card Melissa sent. "Redone" home? What was the big deal? My home was practically gutted and rebuilt and it IS a redone home. Was Melissa supposed to say "rebuilt" home? I don't get the big faux pas on Melissa's part, according to Teresa. What a stupid, stupid argument! Is that any reason to stay away from your only brother and his family? Teresa may hate Melissa but those are her nieces and nephew. Does she not want to be involved in their lives? Kathy's desserts looked scrumptious. One little nitpick, though. Although the dessert table looked beautiful, I would not keep cannolis and other cream desserts out on the dessert table all day/evening until dessert time. Even though November in NJ is not warm, those desserts should be refrigerated, imo, until it is time to eat them.
Oops. Posted before seeing Proshay's earlier post.
I'd like to see Teresa and Aviva as roommates in the "nervous hospital", since that's where both of them belong!
I have hardly watched this season. I did catch the past 2 or 3 episodes. Caroline stinks; Teresa stinks- there is no point arguing about who smells the worst! :D
I'm ready for the show to be recast. I get it, Bravo, I really do- Teresa is crazy and fights with everyone- she'll flip tables on ya! The Manzos are all awful together! Caroline is a bully that pretends to love all her kids and be super mommy! Let's just throw them all in a ring and let them go at it! Whoever survives wins! Sheesh! At this point; crazy Danielle is looking sort of normal. I'm ready to see an entire cast of completely different people from another town other than Franklin Lakes.
Teresa, on the other hand, is a mean-spirited, small minded, manipulative, up tight, jealous woman, who will do or say pretty much anything to get what she wants. If Teresa resembles anyone in the RH world, to me it would be Tamra from RHOC.
I still say Aviva is nuts, and she revels in it. It gets her lots of attention. I would have "cut her from my herd" a long time ago! I've never been a fan of unpredictable people. No, you're right; they don't resemble each other....they're just both nuts!
I've seen other people who have had hideous accidents, and they aren't nearly as whacked-out as Aviva.