I admit it. I watch The Real Housewives. Of any city. Well, except Miami. But does Miami even count? Who watched Miami? Nobody. Except The Real Housewives of Miami.
You’ve got to know how to watch this kind of reality show. You can’t just watch it at face value. My husband is constantly bitching about how “it’s not real” and that “this scene is obviously scripted by producers.” No kidding. If you watch the housewives on that level, you’re going to be annoyed. You need to watch beyond the “reality” presented. They present one reality and you need to watch for the reality within the reality. You’re lost, right? Let me explain.
You watch for which stars are angling for camera time or trying to make co-stars look bad. Take a fight, for example. It might be scripted and it might be legitimate. Could be women angling for camera time or it might be one woman hoping for camera time and one woman who totally knows that and doesn’t want to play into it. In this case, we like the second woman, see?
Anyway, there have been about a billion epic scenes from this reality show but I never watch with more horror than any scene featuring Teresa Giudice and her four daughters. This vapid woman has the Toddlers & Tiaras moms beat by a mile, and people? That’s saying something. The worst part is that Teresa has no clue. She doesn’t know that we’re all onto her phony top mom routine. And she legitimately thinks forcing your kid into acting, dancing, singing and ruffled dresses and painting them up in makeup should earn her parent of the year. But that’s part of the fun/horror. Watching Teresa perform for the cameras, totally under the impression that we’re all falling for her “this is the real me” routine.
So it should come as no surprise that Teresa tops my list of worst moms from the real housewives franchise. What will surprise you? The mom who tops my best list.
The best and worst moms from the Real Housewives franchise. Moms from Atlanta, NYC, New Jersey, Orange County and Beverly Hills made each list. Check it out. Do you agree? Why or why not.
You can also find Monica Bielanko on her personal blog, The Girl Who.
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