Fake Weddings and Dueling Storylines by NMD
It sees like Stars99 and I are sharing a brain lately, because I’ve been meaning to blog about how ridiculous it is that we’ve got a bunch of dueling wedding storylines on Bravo shows. We dodged a bullet with the Tamra/Eddie – Gretchen/Slade situation because Gretchen refused to commit to the debt-ridden dead beat dad – well at least until filming ended. She’s now popped the question and sporting a very expensive-looking diamond ring. Please please please make the mean that Slade has figured out a way to earn money and is paying his child support. Meanwhile it doesn’t look like Tamra and Eddie will be getting married on this season of RHOC despite the upcoming bridal showers and dress shopping that we saw from cast tweets. Perhaps Eddie really is getting cold feet because Tamra is so emotionally damaged. I know most of you dislike Tamra and I’m probably alone on this, but I think she’s showing some self-awareness (based on that one scene in the last episode of OC), which may be the breakthrough she needs to get emotionally healthy. I also believe in unicorns.
Over in the ATL I don’t think it’ll be much of a contest between NeNe and her over the top extravagant marriage to a man she’s been married to for years, and sweet sensible Kandi Burruss who has finally found the love of her life. While NeNe’s marriage will likely be more entertaining and sure to put her back in debt, Kandi’s will likely be uneventful and, dare I say, normal, but heartwarming. NeNe’s real competition is Kim “Wig” Zolciak, who has rating power with her spin-off. Kim’s “Don’t be Tardy” series has been as successful as Bethenny Frankel’s spin-offs, pulling in over a million viewers without a strong lead-in, established show. The pressure is on for NeNe to prove that she’s as popular as she thinks she is.
Over in Miami – the Producers that ruined New Jersey and brought us Married to Medicine are allowing what I think will be the deathknell of the housewives franchise to develop – dueling FAKE weddings between Joanna/Romain and Adriana/Fredriq. Adriana has been married for years. Somehow she thinks we’re stupid enough to believe that her marriage was annulled due to a technicality and she really will be getting married on the show. Again – does she think we’re stupid? I truly have no patience for this. And then there is the Joanna / Romain storyline. Joanna and Romain are a pretty couple. That’s the nicest thing I can say about them. I sense that they have scripted their entire relationship drama out for the show and are rehearsing lines and feeding us a story ending with a wedding. Sure the marriage might technically be real (unlike Adriana’s) but I very much doubt anything we see on screen is real. I put Joanna Krupa in the same bucket as Mariah HuQ from Married to Medicine – fake fake fake and a bad actress as well.
PS – Here’s a link to Adriana’s wedding photo from her fake wedding yesterday.
Real Housewives Storyline Comparison
Stop me when this sounds familiar: “You don’t have my back!” “We used to be best friends but now I can’t stand you!” “We are engaged!” “I’m launching a new product line!” Are you as annoyed as I am with the tired, identical plotlines that are weaved throughout the Real Housewives franchises? Have you found yourself watching an episode and said “déjà vu” when you see something happen on RHOBH that also happened on RHOA just last season?
I propose that we brainstorm together to identify some of these common storylines. Thereafter, the information can be researched, compiled and ultimately presented in a variety of ways. It will be amusing to see the blatant unoriginality of these shows. While it’s true, some topics are just life’s normal events that happen to everyone… but I have a feeling that we’ll end up just laffing our fool dupas off at the crazy similarities between the franchises. It will be a work in progress for sure and we will need your input at various phases along the way. At this point, your help is needed to identify the similar storylines.
Off the top of my head, I can think of the following normal life common storylines: Engagements and Marriages; Divorces; New Babies; Deaths, Illnesses and Major Accidents; Searches for Biological Family/Birthright Scandals; Big Birthday Bashes; Charities; and, Moving into a New Place.
The other… more crazy making plotline similarities that come to mind include: You Think We’re Rich, but We’re Not; I Fought the Law and the Law Won; Former “Besties” who are now Mortal Enemies; Hawkers of Books; Beverage and Alcohol Distribution Central; Fashion Shows; Restaurant or Bar Openings; Why Yes, You’re Bat Crap Crazy; My Wacky Parent(s); You Don’t have my Back, Jack; and, Housewife Friends who will just not STFU. We could potentially also identify our favorite quotes by housewife that is, if they’ve said anything that’s actually quotable.
So what additional common storyline topics can you think of that haven’t already been mentioned? If you think of any or many, please, please, PLEASE leave a comment! After we get all the topics together… we’ll go into the next phase which is the research phase – and we’ll be sure to pick your brains at that point, also! THANKS!
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