Last night was the premiere of Real Housewives – Beverly Hills and I was really looking forward to it. It is not like the countdown to football or free donut day, but I was still pretty excited to see the premiere. The question I kept asking myself was how was it ever going to top last year. When Russell Armstrong committed suicide it changed everything. Instead of Taylor being in the open buying lingerie, they had everyone but Camille and Taylor get together and discuss the suicide.
It was right there that I knew this season would be good and very different from last year. Lisa said something to the effect of you never know when you are getting the truth from Taylor and that Taylor does not have as much money and that you also get the feeling that at one point, Russell asked each of them for money.
Taylor went from being in the open to not even showing up until 22 minutes in. Yes, I counted.
Focusing on Kyle and Kim and that whole thing at the beginning was kind of boring and I was beginning to think my initial impressions were going to be wrong about the show. I thought the whole thing seemed forced and drawn out and had extra minutes in there to make up for the editing out of Taylor in the beginning.
Was everyone else like me when it came t Camille? Last year everyone hated her and this year, it is like she is going to be the one everyone likes? Sure, she is still snobbish, but she seems like the only one without an agenda. Oh, but she really should forget about the acting career. I loved how Paul had been very clear about what movies of Camille he had watched and they involved her naked ones.
Speaking of Paul and Adrienne. Last year the bickering was right on that line of do they really belong together and it is loving to how awful is it to be yelled at in front of your friends when everyone is sitting at the table? What did Paul do? He was trying to have some fun and make a little joke and Adrienne goes off on him. Is this just because I am a guy that I am sticking up for him? Was it dress him down in front of a table of guests and staff worthy? That sneak of the season where they might have some issues seems like it could be real and not just a fake tease.
Of course with Taylor there is drama. Should Lisa's husband say what he said about therapy being for weak people? Probably not, but I get the feeling he does not really care about anything he says and he just says what he wants when he wants and if you don't like it, then stuff it. And since when is offended a strong word? Oh, and do not let your f**king dog drink out of the $550 glasses at a dinner party when it is not your home. Seriously. What is that all about?
It looks like Lisa gets to be the bad person this year, and I cannot wait to see Brandi Glanville. I love how she drops that meth line in there and to me it looked like Kim was on something the entire episode. She did not look sober to me. From the sniffling (oh speaking of which, how many women in the episode tried to cry, but no tears came out. Hello botox), to the clenched jaw, it did not look like meth to me, but a combination of coke and prescription medicine.
Was last night the best episode? No, but it had promise. It felt like there is potential. Some of it seemed forced and contrived through editing (go back and watch and look at the waiters bringing out mac and cheese and how Taylor runs to the bathroom, but throughout the rest of the scene there is no food on any of the plates, so it was cobbled together) and some of it seemed like a setup as with the Kyle and Kim back and forth at the beginning, but it has the potential to be even better than last year.
Note to self. If Bernie is cooking, do not say anything bad because I get the feeling he is not above messing with your food if you tick him off.
One final note. Bravo could have done more than one brief PSA at the very end for suicide prevention. How about doing one after every commercial break and not right when the DVR is about to stop recording.