Pop Culture Vulture – Fall Edition

I’ll start with the Real Housewives dynasty. I think we’re done. I don’t know if I’m bored or growing up, but I’ve had enough. The fake tans, the fake problems, the fake boobs…everyone needs to a good hot bath.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey:

The Reunion(s): I love Andy Cohen but how could he? Three episodes of the reunion! Outrageous. This season was all about Melissa being a stripper (or not) and …nothing else. That’s literally what the entire 9 episode arch was about. Riveting. But it’s not your fault. I still watched.

The Real Housewives of New York:

I’m not sure what the season was about. But I have been obsessed with the new ladies that joined the show. Aviva with her fake leg, Heather with her girdle empire and Carole with those insanely uneven lips. Yes Ramona drank and Sonja didn’t make sense – and when will Luann finally admit she’s really Louis in a dress? She’s got more testosterone than most men I know.

Moving away from Bravo and diving right into TLC – which has more trashy shows now than HBO after dark.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo:

I know many people around the country are up in arms about this show. They’ve called it exploitive, creepy, and sad. I call it genius. I love me the Thompsons. You know why? They are completely in on the joke. They are laughing at each other as we laugh at them. I think it’s a cheeky, hilarious good time – and I for one am thrilled that they’ll be making some cash. Bless their hearts.

My life isn’t all about reality shows you know…

Dexter:

Last season sucked. Where is the serial killer I first fell in love with? Trinity was the last good bad guy we had together. Then we slid into Julia Stiles – I can’t even remember what that was about. And what happened to your Dad? No more advice from beyond the grave? Sigh. I miss the good old days – like when  Dexter would chop up a bad guy and be back in time for a police briefing.

Boardwalk Empire:

After last season’s Jimmy/Mommy issues I’m very excited by Bobby Cannavale and his demented character.  Suspicious, untrusting, evil and funny. All my favorite characteristics in a gangster.

Homeland:

Carrie has lost it. Again. After electro-therapy she’s teaching English at a local college when she’s asked to go to Beirut to meet an old informant – foreign espionage ensues. Is this the best show on TV? I think so. I love Claire Danes, but can we talk about Mandy Patinkin? I’ve always been a fan. From his Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride to his turn as the evil Huxley in Elmo in Grouchland (which I had to watch 1,800 times with my son).  Anyone?

So there you have it. How I spend my free time. Help me.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. on thehomefrontandbeyond
    Oct 17, 2012 @ 10:53:04

    you have eclectic taste– I like Mandy too, but those Housewives with their altered faces sort of creep me out

    Reply

  2. Squirrel Circus
    Oct 17, 2012 @ 12:28:07

    Luann definitely owns “a pair”….she’s just hiding them. At our house, we’ve been watching re-runs of Lizard Lick Towing and the new season of Long Island Medium. Good times….

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    • wifemothereventplanner
      Oct 21, 2012 @ 15:49:09

      First of all – so sad you aren’t posting anymore – hope you’ll rethink that! I LOVE Long Island Medium. I’m only 2 hours from her..and so tempted.

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      • Squirrel Circus
        Oct 21, 2012 @ 17:58:33

        Ooohhh. You totally should! I always think that, if I was one of those people at a group reading, I’d be SO bummed if something didn’t come through for me. I wonder how they split the cost –I can hear it now, “Martha — your mom came through and hogged the whole session! This one’s on you!” :)

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