Tonight marks the second season premiere of Bethenny Frankel's (now better-named) spinoff Bethenny Ever After, so to promote the big event Bethenny participated in a media call to address baby Bryn, the Real Housewives marriage curse, why she decided to come back for Season 2 and, of course, Jill Zarin. Read on for highlights after the break.
TGIF, everybody! It's time to sort through all the human trash that was on reality TV this week and crown a king of the garbage heap. The following are my five nominees, plus this week's big winner. As always, this stuff is extremely scientific and cannot be argued with. Congratulations, top jerk!
Bethenny Frankel's Real Housewives spin-off returned last night for Season 2, and watching the new episode, I was reminded of the essential problem with this show: as much as I love Bethenny and am glad that she's finally happy, her relationship with Jason just feels increasingly hollow, often negating the entire premise. Maybe he's just bad at being on camera and is completely different off-screen; maybe there's something darker going on. I can't really speculate on where Jason's head is at, but I can say that the show doesn't exactly inspire me to root for the couple at the center of it -- hell, it doesn't even inspire me to take them seriously as a couple -- and that's a problem. Luckily, his perfect parents from Season 1 have finally devolved into the nagging, demanding, passive-aggressive, clingy, normal in-laws the rest of us have. Now that? That, I believe.
This week, the absolute worst people on reality television were the ones with the least self-awareness. It's one thing to take your show seriously, but quite another to play the victim when it's obviously just for the cameras. You know the following reality stars are bad when they all beat out Dr. Drew and the ladies of the Teen Mom 2 reunion -- though something tells us that lovely bunch will make this list next week. We also considered including Bethenny Frankel for constantly complaining about how poor she used to be, only to reveal that back in those days, she was renting a $2,600-per-month apartment, but we're still trying to process that one.
Today's news reminds us that reality TV franchises never die, just fade away.