Bethenny hasn’t helped get viewers to tune back in to watch the troubled REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC franchise, in fact she is one of the problems.
Ratings dropped again to a season low of just 1,299 million viewers and just 0.5 in the advertiser demo!
“No one knows what to do. Producers thought Bethenny would fix the troubled shows ratings but they keep getting worst and worst. If they fall below a million, the show will get cancelled,” a TV source tells NAUGHTY GOSSIP.
The Real Housewives of New York City RECAP:
The Art of Being a Cougar in Hyperspace.
New York is an alternative universe straight out of Star Trek. Powerful women have male playthings to service their needs. This universe travels faster than other cities on parallel planes. The women talk fast, think fast and have short term relationships that give the fans of this show whiplash. The leader of this pack is surprisingly Countess Luann de Lesseps. Bethenny Frankel has stepped into this reality once again. Dancing on tables until the tables fail, then dancing on chairs is a part of the late in life mating dance for the women who once were the prey of successful, older men in NYC. Spontaneity is the excuse for what the rest of the planet considers rude reactions.
Bethenny Frankel is on hyperdrive. She tried to brand death. Carole Radziwill noted that there was no money to be made from this, but Bethenny’s attempt to change the term, “late husband,” into something more modern demonstrates her mind set. Bethenny told Carole that she should write about the ashes of Anthony Radiziwill moving from church to church in England because his grave has been replaced by condos. Carole was reminded of her husband in this discussion and lost her smile. Dorinda Medley and Carole have a lot in common. Carole is fascinated by the fact that Dorinda went through something similar to her experience at 34 years old when Anthony died after fighting cancer. Bethenny didn’t connect to the women over their loss. She has more than blinders on. Bethenny has tunnel vision.
Kristen Taekman is in a bubble. She was forced into this bubble by Bethenny. There has to be a reason. Heather is a plus one in Bethenny’s reality. Bethenny was attracted to Carole Radziwill on several levels. She finds Carole funny and smart. More importantly, Carole is not a threat to Bethenny. Heather is a threat. Bethenny is the most competitive woman in NYC. It is possible that Bethenny also recognizes that Josh Taekman is a branding wizard. Josh and Heather worked together in the past. Bethenny may be attempting to keep Kristen and Heather at arm’s distance because she knows that her claws can come out when challenged in discussions of business. The comments of Heather and Josh could taint Bethenny’s brand as she attempts to sell Skinny Girl to us. Bethenny is all business. Returning to this reality was not an act of love. Bethenny wanted to be on TV.
Bethenny has watched every episode of this show. She shared that on WWHL in the past. If Bethenny pretends that she doesn’t know Heather or Kristen, it is true in the sense that she only met Heather on her talk show, but Bethenny knows the dynamics of this group. Bethenny wants ratings and is strategic. She knows that excluding a cast member brings drama. Bethenny was the target of Jill Zarin in Season Three. The ratings were astronomical. If anyone thinks Bethenny Frankel is not writing the script of Season Seven of RHONYC, I have a Brooklyn Bridge that I would like to sell to you.
Ramona Singer, without Mario, is just what Sonja said it would be back on the couch in Marrakech. No one wants to see Ramona single and on the prowl. Ramona knows how to pick up men. She flirts with her business partner in the downtown sports bar. Ramona will invite her circle of friends and the film crew of the reality show to her new business. Ramona has a lot of free time for trips and work outs. She is not going to an office everyday. She shares everything on Twitter.
Ramona can kiss the Captain of a Hooter’s yacht if she is three sheets to the wind. Ramona can flirt like the best of them. Bethenny invited Ramona to Bethenny’s birthday party because they had fun at Beautique, a pick up bar for older women and men in Manhattan. I don’t think Ramona’s heart is in this mating dance. I think that she is more likely to be calling Mario on the phone in the middle of the night and telling him that she misses him. Ramona loved her Trifecta. She loved her life with Mario even if Mario was unhappy. Ramona says more than silly things and is demanding of the people close to her. She has been humbled by the experiences of the last 18 months, but longs for the past. The reality show and fame have affected Ramona’s universe. Mario, the loving husband and father, has left the planet. This is sad because Ramona is now like Luann and Sonja. All three of these women would remarry the wealthy and powerful men that left them if they had the chance. Watch their faces when they share about their pasts on this reality show. The men move on, but the women are fixed in time and space.
Dorinda Medley is honest when she notes that she can be abrasive. Dorinda has a daughter who has not grown into the independent woman that Dorinda is today. Dorinda has a two year relationship with a man who goes into the back room of Beautique and gets caught on film. Dorinda places her daughter’s concerns above her own relationship with the famous dry cleaner. She may go into business with her boyfriend of 2.5 years. This man doesn’t want to be number two in Dorinda’s life. He will force her to make a decision. Dorinda will chose Hannah, her daughter. This show will bring this conflict to light. Dorinda is demanding and controlling of her boyfriend’s attention during a lunch on film. Dorinda knew the cameras were rolling and how this would look. She shut down and wanted to go home after her boyfriend tried to discuss her daughter. Dorinda tried to be honest on film. It didn’t go over well with her boyfriend. You can’t control other people on film. Dorinda understands now, but she doesn’t like it.
Dorinda is going to weather this storm. She is a New Yorker and fast on her feet and with her tongue. She can turn this around. When Bethenny reacted negatively to Dorinda’s comment that she was hurt for a second after she realized that Bethenny did not invite her to the birthday party for filming, Bethenny said that she didn’t know Dorinda. That is true. They have had little contact. Bethenny does know that Dorinda is a cast mate this season. Bethenny knows everything there is to know about the production of this show. Bethenny doesn’t help anyone climb the ladder of reality success. Dorinda will have to do that on her own. Dorinda was in a lot of the parties in early seasons. She was Ramona’s plus one. She will have to earn her apple without Bethenny’s help. Conflict with Bethenny is the way to do that. Dorinda just doesn’t understand this at this point in time.
Heather is a good friend to Carole. They support each other and are able to tease each other about their lives. Carole and Heather tease each other about the relationships on this reality show in a stroll along the Highline. Carole can cheerfully share with Heather that she has chemistry with Luann’s niece’s ex-boyfriend without fear of judgment. That is true friendship.
Having observed the reaction of Luann on Twitter at this point in time, I wonder if there are unresolved emotions from the breakup with Adam and Luann’s niece reflected by Luann. Luann is modern. If her niece’s relationship was long forgotten, Luann would not be having this response. Adam is engaging warp drive. He is upgrading and moving up the social ladder with the speed of light. An affair with the famous Carole Radziwill adds to your resume and being on this reality show helps your brand. Adam is using Carole even if they have chemistry and both like ping pong, bars, and pedicabs. In NYC, younger men see advantages in dating older, successful women. We have seen this before with Jacques and Luann. Sonja has a stable of younger men. Carole doesn’t appear to know about the family connection to Adam at this point on the show.
In the universe of NYC, it is fun to be the cougar, but not fun to be the woman left behind when other cougars have taken your place in marriages that you fought hard for. The women are rebranding relationships as well as death. Most of the women were forced into this plane of existence against their own wills. They long for those times in the past when they were happy and safe. Dancing provocatively on a table until it begins to shake and then moving to chairs for more grinding under the direction of the Skinny Girl Empress is a universe about to collapse on itself. Fans will be drifting off into space.