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Wee TV: The Really Scary Housewives of New York City

It's hard to tell what's appropriate when it comes to the Really Scary Housewives of New York City.

The grown women gossip behind each other's backs, throw fits, and seem all together unbalanced. But, when four-year-old Francois had a shrieking tantrum — it struck a nerve with all the housewives. To see what happened,


The "genius" multilingual child of attached at the hip couple, Simon and Alex got bored of the dinner party antics in last night's season finale and decided to create some of his own by running around the table and stabbing Jason's $30 burger to bits.

What ensued was even more ridiculous. Bethenny and Ramona had a meeting of the minds on how children should act. I'm not sure if outspoken Bethenny (who threatened to stab Jill with a fork earlier in the episode) and her blond sidekick, Ramona (who is continually rude) should feel comfortable standing on a soapbox.

Meanwhile, Francois's parents so set on moving to the "upper echelons" of society through connections, stared blankly as their lil guy wreaked havoc and announced that the tot is allowed to play with food.

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Dublin62505 Dublin62505 9 years
LUANN is probably the most amiable of the group. However, I do not care for her haughty side--her issue w/ proper names and her Countess title are a real turn off. RAMONA comes across like she is mentally unstable and/or has a hormonal imbalance. Sometimes her eyes appear like she is on speed. And, I agree w/ the other poster. My speculative side also thinks her husband is pulling an ole' Elliot Spitzer. There is no man who would dream of tolerating her brand of obnoxious. Her screeching NY accent and mannerisms are intolerable. ALEX and her husband need to spend more time teaching their 4 yr. old table manners and less French. I do agree their children were acting out of turn due to being way past their respective bedtimes. However, they should have had enough sense to excuse themselves and not subject the rest of the group to them. Someone also needed to put RAMONA to bed earlier or given her a pill to shut her up. I like Alex second to Luann. She just needs to tone down her superciliousness. She and her husband work too hard at social climbing to the point where it makes them appear desperate. I think they have great potential if they'd just act like themselves. Alex has great polish and can appear genuine when she wants to. JILL is 2nd is terms of annoying. Her daughter comes across as sluggish and lazy. I'm not so certain that pricey detox in Martha's Vineyard did much in terms of her weight or motivation. BETHENNY like Luann is likable. However, I just don't see where a divorced man w/ 3 children is going to be interested in having yet another child and settling down w/ her. I have to wonder why he didn't try to work things out w/ his 1st wife. I think she could do much better. She is attractive and seems to have many things going for her.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
((meltdown posted:)) "I also liked Luann but I always thought the French people gave us the Statue of Liberty. Who knew?" They did. (Quoting Luann's info from the Bravo website:) "LuAnn de Lesseps is a real-life Countess. Her husband, Alexandre Count de Lesseps, is a French aristocrat (of the Suez Canal dynasty). With LuAnn's Countess title comes a great sense of pride -- the de Lesseps presented New York City with the Statue of Liberty."
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
I LOVE Jill. She is the most "normal" of all of them. I CANNOT STAND Alex. She has to come to terms that she is from the sticks, looks like skelator, has the worst dried out hair, bad clothes, children who do NOT behave (and they do nothing about it), a house in shambles and a GAY husband (who looks like he never works. who is a hotel GM with that much time on his hands and he has to realize that he works for a boutique hotel not a 5 star property which after this show would never hire him!).
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
I have yet to watch any episodes but I don't know if I really want to. It doesn't sound very good. I would never let my child do these things.
meltdown meltdown 9 years
This is a show made for TV and nothing to do with high society and their friends. Bethany has the best taste in clothes and I liked her because she gives the impression she had other things to do besides the show. I also liked Luann but I always thought the French people gave us the Statue of Liberty. Who knew? Simon gives me the willies and I'd like to give Francois a smack. Romona acts a little over medicated and should try to calm down. Isn't it strange all the children seemed like pretty good kids while the husbands stayed pretty much out of the picture. I guess that's because the kids had to be there, the husband didn't want to be. (except for Simon). Oh well... now I'm ready for the Real Housewives of San Angelo, Texas.
Stupidasscat Stupidasscat 9 years
These people annoy the be-jesus outta me. I swear when he showed up at the girls only dinner RUDE and they are just soo snooty and ridiculous. I much perfer the Real housewives of Orange County they have fun and actually seem like real people.
caitlinannmary caitlinannmary 9 years
i really did not understand why everyone thought that Simon and Alex were so poised and classy...they are NOT... from the behavior of their children to their fashion choices, I could not stand their pompous attitudes! HUMPH!
badkitty badkitty 9 years
i have three kids...all boys.. and not one of them has ever done anything like that kid did. sure, kids will be kids, but letting your child stab someone's 30 dollar hamburger and scream in someone's face, is not acceptable behavior to me. at some point, parents have to learn how to say no and let the kid know they mean it.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
Man, that was not a well worded comment... I'm in need of some sleep. As far as the kid's behavior, he was just acting like a kid. But he should have either not been there or the parents should have handled the situation much, much more differently. I agree with what Bethanny said, what's more important, having your child be respectful in a social setting or being able to translate a song into Latin? :? Clueless parents!
rgrl rgrl 9 years
OK, I'm back. Was that the last episode? It seemed like a short show. These people were not friends before and it did seem like they always had to invite each other to these events... because they had to for the show's sake. That seemed forced and annoying. Alex and her hubby were the most annoying to me. Their very obvious quest to make it into high society was just ridiculous. And the whole bragging about the kids... :sick: I could not stand to be friends with someone like that. Plus, why would they go on vacation and buy her $8,000 dresses when their apartment is in shambles? Priorities, anyone? Ramona really needs therapy, you can just tell by watching her talk that she has emotional issues. Her eyes were always bulging out. At least the countess seemed grounded, and came across as poised and classy most times.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
I DVR'ed this I'm about to go watch it. Now I'm curious!
badkitty badkitty 9 years
that kid truly freaked me out. he looks like he is reallly tired and the way he acts is incredible. thankfully though, according to his mother, he is a genius so it's all good. i am still trying to figure out why she sent him to that therapist in the first place? is that something that needs to be done in new york to get your kid into a public school? weirdorama. ramona bugs me, but i do like her daughter. i have grown to really like jill and betthany tells it like it is which is cool (not to mention, i would love to have her give me some cooking lessions) the countess is also likable, but she seems to be trying to re-live her youth a bit too much with all of the clubbing with her (much) younger niece. wow i have really written a lot. sorry for the long post.
LaDolceVita LaDolceVita 9 years
Ok, nothing to do with the show but, how do you get those cute smiling faces???
juliegal juliegal 9 years
lol lickety split :rotfl:
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
alex: transplanted wannabe hick. beard to simon. simon: the 5th housewife. francois: victim of bad parenting doing what ANY not brain dead child would do in the absence of limits being set by an adult in charge. bethany: :cocktail: before breakfast anyone? ramona: showbiz momma. in role reversal with 12 year old daughter who is both more responsible and grounded than her mother. being cheated on right under her brown little nose by discustingly unsly husband.
starbright14 starbright14 9 years
I am transfixed by this show... but they seem soo stiff with each other. Must be soo fake, as opposed to 'slightly fake' reality?
Courtney82 Courtney82 9 years
yah i was shocked the parents allowed the kid to destroy someones dinner that was awful. the screaming was annoying also. i didn't agree with Ramona about the whole my daughter didn't touch our coach. that is crazy but i buy things that are nice but kid friendly. i really dont know what i think of this show. it seems so odd that these people are friends so i am guessing the show picked people and had them "become" friends. it all seems so forced. also how did no one at the dinner party tell beth what she said to jill was completely inappropriate.
Gruberr1 Gruberr1 9 years
ohhh - i am so happy that you posted about this!! There were so many disturbing scenes in this episode. Who allows cameras to roll in their son's intellectual testing session (and for that matter, why did the doctor allow it??)? And I am all for taking your children to a nice restaurant, but if they misbehave and disturb the dining experience of others - even those at your own table - you remove the children from the situation until they calm down. I was appalled by the parents' behavior!
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