In your mind think of Charlie from Charlie’s Angels….hear the theme song as he says, “there was once five girls from New Jersey…… All different in so many ways.
After graduating from the School of big hayeh and longggg nails, they settled down had children and doted on their husbands.”
Such a wonderful group of frenemies. That is until bravo got hold of them….then we see an already delicate peace shatter into a million pieces.
We all know the major story arc by now, each show has a villain. This show had Caroline. But um… I’m not sure she was acting.
All that’s clear since S1 is that she’s a two faced jealous woman whose sister Dina has left the show and her sister in law hides under her skirt for fear the only true outsider, Daniele Staub will decide to spill the dirt.
Caroline didn’t like Danielle Staub, so she had ta go. Too bad we kinda liked her faux gangstah-real strippah vibe. We kinda like Vinny Pro – well Kathleen didn’t, but I did. Remembrance me? Rho. But most of all – and this is for real, I loved her daughters. So did Kath. But not Caroline. Dis choe is fa my fambly. And Bing! Danielle gets the old kick in the arsh…
So for her daughters sake alone we’re glad she said f u caroline and birded her way west.
But caroline had another axe to grind. This one in her own fambly. Sweet zen, Dina. Got-ta go. She knows the rules. She’s running amuck…. Gotta go. But she wasn’t really running amuck, she was just too damn pretty. Bing! Dina is kicked to the curve. Reunion of S1 showed us just how creepy Caroline could be. Fake cry, fake cry, “…..what u did to my fambly”. Oh marone a mi. Well, it’s only semi scripted, lol.
So two gone…..who is next on her hit list. I’ll give you three guesses first two don’t count. Now it could be the ho from the flo of the disco in Reno .. I mean Vegas but it didn’t rhythm. But I’m guessing it’s sweet Teresa who truly bugs sweet Caroline.
Which we find to be true in Season 3. But what happened, behind the camera, that caused such obvious animosity?
We know about RHONY’s Bethenny’s success in skinny alky amd “having it all”. The bravo franchises became a platform for success. What was initially a peek behind the gates of the truly rich, a few years later became , on screen, a horror show of women fighting and acting a bitch. Off camera they were approached by sponsors of products and ideas. In Bethenny”s case she already her an idea. She also had a hunger for self-promotion which served her well and provided a template to RHONJ.
Could this be what happened to Caroline’s beloved extended fambly? Did Teresa get to the trough through moxie and guile. Did sponsors love her toddlers and Gia while American women looked at their own juicy Joe and knew the love of family was as American as apple pie – or gravy ,aide in season by women with no moon? In either case, it would be this funny woman and her happy brood who would make viewers laugh and smile; expand our hearts just a little. So perhaps next season we’ll see Teresa be next to say, f u Caroline. But we’d have to stay tuned.