Bravo TV had a sneak peak of The Real Housewives of New Jersey last night. View full episode here.
Lucky for you that you know me because I believe that I can enhance your reality tv watching experience by comparing this show with what life is like for real NJ housewives. The preview was only 30 minutes long but there's way to much to sort through for a recap.I strongly suggest that you go to the Bravo TV website and look at the full episode until recaps start appearing on the internet, but until then, I will say this:
Reality TV -
- What they got wrong: signage of the turnpike is shown during the scene bumpers instead of the Parkway. I am outraged. Lots of states have turnpikes but the Garden State Parkway is strictly Jersey. That reveals a strong NYC influence -straight out of the Lincoln Tunnel - over the production. THESE ARE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO COME HERE TO PICK OUR PUMPKINS. That's all I'm saying.
- What they got right: everything else. These are the people I have to compete with for parking spaces. If you want to survive in a state with people like these, you must learn to avoid eye contact and pretend that either they aren't there or you aren't there.
Near the end of her workday, real NJ housewife Suzette called her husband to meet her for dinner. While headed to Applebee's for 2 for $20 dinner package, she suddenly remembered that a cab driver told her about a local diner where the food is good, plentiful and cheap. Suzette's husband Sami enjoyed a gyro platter but Suzette could have done better than the meatloaf dinner. In true Jersey style, they took up 2 of the 8 most convenient parking spaces.
Later that evening, a Corelle plate that was mistakenly placed on a warmish stove burner shattered into bits so the whole family pulled together to engage in shard patrol. Worn out from walking back and forth in the kitchen, Suzette went upstairs, put on yesterday's nightgown and settled in to watch some TV.