Hello Trashies and welcome, back to part 2 of the RHONJ Reunion. I have been a little busy but we stayed up late and got this done as soon as we could. When we last left our lovely ladies from the Garden State they were welcoming the Crypt Keeper to the stage with open, loving […]
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Hello Trashies and welcome to the first part of the RHONJ Reunion. The theme is “EXCUSE YOURSELF FOR BEING ALIVE, MARGARET!” With touches of I am princess who doesn’t have to apologize for shit and Borlores’ terrifying fucking face in sparkly sausage casing dress. Adult woman who want to see themselves as princesses are the […]
Well Trashies we have made it to the end. There have been a lot of tears, A LOT of drama and one cast member has already quit. What could possibly still happen? At a fancy store called Versailles, Lady Marge meets with the Head Seamstress, Chin to see her dress for the party and waiting […]
Well Trashies, we made it back from Milan and are back in the Garden State. This was a relatively calm episode given the season and there are claims that a scene was deleted from the pizza extravaganza of the century that we were teased, “Danielle Does the Bathroom,” but let’s get into shall we. At […]
Hello Trashies and welcome to the second installment to the Milan Massacre. I KNOW there is some major RHONJ gossip that has dropped since this episode aired and frankly I do think we should talk about it at the end of this recap We pick up from the lunch and bitch where Melissa is getting […]
You guys this going to be long and a lot of pictures. I tried to restrain myself but this is just one of those episodes where SO MUCH HAPPENED. I just wanted to apologize in advance. We start off from where we left off in Melissa’s closet where Joe is trying to make a big […]
Hello my lovelies and welcome to the POSCHE Fashun Show Episode! This week starts with Lady Marge and Joe B where she is ripping the fabric on the sofa with her shoes. They are waiting for Joyce the interior decorator to come over. Joyce is here to help them get the living room done so […]
Hello and welcome, back from Thanksgiving. I am sorry that I thought there was a new episode last week, I clearly cannot read a TV schedule because when I tuned into Bravo to hear about cake and lack of stepkid love all I saw was Jennifer Lopez as the prettiest maid in all of Manhattan. […]
Hello lovelies! Welcome back to another riveting episode of RHONJ. This week we start with Lady Marge and Joe B picking out wallpaper for the ballroom. He wants traditional and she wants something grand. If it were up to him, we would have a motorcycle in the middle of the room ….. somehow, someone is […]
Hello Trashies!!! Hope you all had a great week! This is the first time in MONTHS I have no obligations but be to be treated royally today as a I celebrate another year of getting older! This episode was a bit a palate cleanser for what we have lived through for the last few weeks. […]
Hello and welcome to a pinnacle episode in the saga of Lady Marge vs. Soggy. This week Marge arrives home from Vegas with good news about the shoe line to big house with her right-hand lady, Lexi she of the indistinguishable accent. Marge is telling us what a clingy man is when Jodi Goldberg shows […]
This week we start at Teresa’s where her children are using the railing as an express escalator and her dad is teaching the finer points of drying meat before cooking. Milania and Audriana are running around screaming, poor Grandpa Eyebrows clutches his brow and quotes the Simpsons Italian chef.
Milania asks over dinner how long Nona has been gone and Teresa tells her a month. Milania has been having visions of her grandmother since she has been gone and its making her sad. Loss is hard kid and it never gets easier.
*How long until I do not have to film like Gia
Siggy goes over to Dolores’ house for incredibly ugly brown furniture so Siggy can give Dolores the rundown on what went down in the diner with Lady Marge.
*She became human it was like she shed her zombie form and could feel emotions once again
Siggy tells her that Marge acknowledged admitted that Siggy is emotional and she didn’t mean to insult her. So, she is going to make it point to understand that Siggy is sensitive and promises to be civil
But Dolores doesn’t trust her because…… oh right she didn’t call for the flower memorial. Siggy giver her reason not to because the next thing out of her mouth is telling Dolores that she did give Dolores a dig and say that Siggy doesn’t need any more yes men because she already has Dolores and Teresa/Melissa agree. That’s not exactly what she said but the best way to keep someone on your team is to make sure that other people talk shit about you.
*I don’t know why she thinks I am yes man, the only thing I always say yes to is sunless tanning
Dolores claims she doesn’t know Teresa would say that when she has put her reputation on the line time and time again defending her. So, Siggy of course has a suggestion, that they confront and hear Teresa out at her cocktail/sell people crap party she is having.
*Once a year I host a fabulous party where my friends can hock their Lia Sophia crap jewelry and Miche Magnetic purses
OMG there is nothing I hate more than parties where people sell crap and I have to pretend to be interested. The expectation the Pampered Chef, that shit is great.
Joe and Melissa are playing a game of grabass waiting for Joe and Lady Marge to come over. When they arrive, Joe ask more about their story of how they got together. He tells them how he thinks it happened, which sound suspiciously how many a porn flick starts out points to production for inserting the pornesque music. They head to the pool table room to play couples while Marge tells Melissa her side of the diner story. She says Siggy cried like five times but in the end, they made up. Melissa thinks that means that Siggy apologized. Silly girl Siggy doesn’t apologize because in her mind she never does anything wrong.
*the real victim in all of this
But Marge still thinks crying of cake is stupid because it is #FirstWorldProblems. UM Lady Marge verbalizing hashtags are kind of Boring Megan from RHOC thing.
*But she’s getting pellets in her butt so everything should be great with her hormones soon. Joe Gorga doesn’t understand why ladies need to be going through menopause.
At Siggy’s she is playing the role of Smotherin Motherin and trying to have a moment with her grown son. She is asking him questions about his college plans and girlfriend. Apparently, he is spending the night at his girlfriend’s house and Siggy doesn’t understand why.
Siggy just wants her son to connect with her because she doesn’t judge and is a cool mom.
But he’s a kid and dude one at that so when he fails to perform on demand she cries and he leaves the room uncomfortable not knowing what he did wrong.
At Teresa’s she is practicing spelling with the little one while she bangs the chair into the counter after being expressly asked not to.
*You spell sphere woman
When Melissa stops by with cupcakes to share. This scene is basically to show how “spirited” Teresa’s kids are and that she doesn’t discipline them, this is a replayed storyline from many seasons ago. Also, so Melissa can talk to Teresa about her brother buying a restaurant but surprise Teresa already knew oh and Gia too.
*This is Melissa’s real shocked face
Melissa is upset that she was the last one to know because she knows after her years at working at the airport strip club owning this sort of businesses are an every day/night investment AND is nervous about doing business with family. But Teresa is all in and doesn’t understand why Melissa isn’t automatically supportive of Joe and whatever he wants to do.
*I am of my husband and that turned out great.
At Lady Marge’s home the ladies are hard at work when Marge Sr. let’s Lady Marge know her friend Bob is in town and gave her a call.
*We have been sexting and we are going out to dinner next week
Lady Marge call her mother and out of control party girl while giving us their backstory. Marge Sr. was married very young, had her at 20 and left her father by the time she was two. So, they raised each other. But admits her mother was not good with money so they were broke a lot and she attributes that to her drive.
*The original Gilmore Girls
I loved that they show this photo of Marge Sr. stabbing a pumpkin
Lady Marge makes Marge Sr. no nude pictures.
Lady Marge suggests that Marge Sr. find someone local and she is down if it’s someone who likes the sex because she isn’t afraid of trying new things. Just then Siggy calls to invite Lady Marge to her shitty jewelry and purse party but she can’t because she has her shoe show in Vegas.
At a place that isn’t Rails; Danielle, Teresa and Melissa meet for lunch. Danielle sparks the lunch conversation by asking if anyone has talked to Siggy or Dolores. Teresa admits that she hasn’t spoken to Dolores since Boca. Danielle allegedly has some shit on Dolores that she is itching to share with Teresa but hope Dolores admits before she has to tell her
*And you know me I never want to start DRAMA
Teresa also tells the ladies that she met with Siggy and she apologized for the things she said. This of course upsets Melissa because here is another person that received an apology and it was HER BIRTHDAY. Teresa talks about taking the girls to Puerto Rico soon since it’s been 3 years since they have been on vacay because… well you know. Teresa gets upset when Melissa tells her that she needs to put her foot down with her kids more because she is too nice and lets them walk all over her. This is not news to Teresa, but she doesn’t like being told what to do, EVER.
At what is soon to be Gorga’s – Homemade Pasta & Pizza Teresa arrives with and armful of photo albums to see the place. Melissa is late to the meeting to discuss the menu and apparently, this is what is considered a great conversation piece. As well as an opener because when she walks in they both jump up her ass. I love when they all act like cell phones and text messaging are not a thing. But Teresa admits that she is still pissed about Melissa saying her kids are unruly. Look Bitch, amongst many of the things kids and dogs have in common is that no one think they are as cute as their mother’s think they are. However, given their genetic tendency to be overly hairy you have done a great job as a parent to teach them about eyebrow shaping and the importance of waxing. Joe wants to see them both in the kitchen, Teresa is all about it and Melissa offers to hostess.
*Really bitch, with all your waitressing experience
They bicker about who is going to just show up on Friday and Saturday night to get wasted and wander next door to Elegant Nails to demand free touch-ups.
Next up has to be one of the most contrived scenes this season. Dolores’ boyfriend “wants to sell his place to move closer to her” so Siggy who has an affinity for Wayfair rugs and giant urns full of fake flowers is coming by to help Dolores owner of the museum of natural ugliness, to stage the home. I do not understand why a man who has children young enough to play with Legos and have stuffed animals, would potentially move further (I assume) from his kids for girlfriend. The only thing of note in this scene is that when Siggy tell her about JoshUA being distant especially when it comes to discussing his girlfriend and Dolores who is now cementing herself as the worst advice giver ever assures her that it’s because he is all wrapped in his girlfriend and conflating leaving his mother with leaving his girlfriend.
*He is all about his girlfriend’s cookie but let’s not forget he came out of my cookie
Um, maybe because you go on national TV and say shit like, so embarrassing. Also, Siggy stood on the dining room table in her street shoes.
*I guess we are going to have to explain she is from Jersey?
Teresa and Milania play with slime when Juicy Joe just happens to email.
Teresa reads over her shoulder and asks about something she said in the email and Milania doesn’t want to share. They grow up so fast. Teresa again tells us about Milania’s big heart, which she does at least once a season. That she doesn’t need more discipline just more love so when she offers her some Milania denies her and walks out of her room.
Over at Siggy’s she is getting ready for her big shitty retail/cocktail shindig by demonstrating salsa move to her sister-in-law in the kitchen. It’s amazing, truly because I have never seen anyone do those moves without actually moving their hips.
- I love that Jodi is billed as Siggy’s friend in this episode
Siggy is like a kid who just snorted pixie sticks and is peeing all over herself welcoming people into the party. In a blink and you’ll miss it editing blip Siggy breaks the ends of the same bunch of flowers twice while telling Dolores everyone who is coming. She had her come early to show her off to all fuzzy out focus friends who will be rounding out the party.
Danielle is picking up Teresa for the party and bursting at the seams to tell her “The Secret.” Teresa eventually emerges in yet another fluffy light pink coat, which must have been all the rage last spring in Jersey.
- You know me, I don’t like to insert myself into other people’s relationships……. BUT
As they ride to the party Danielle divulges to Teresa that Dolores came over so Frankie could get career advice from the latest flavor of the year she lives with Marty and said to her. Be careful of Teresa, you know she isn’t concerned about anyone or anything except money.
*Yeah that’s the face I made too
Teresa is pissed and shocked and it probably doesn’t help that they haven’t spoken since the fateful trip to Boca. Does she believe Danielle or not? Do you? Danielle to me is like this one lifelong friend I used to have who was a habitual liar, you always had to take what she said with a grain of salt and not get overly invested in what she said was the truth. However, what she is stating is a very Laurita/Manzo thing to say and I believe that Caroline did day something along those lines at some point. That Joe would have been happy with a simpler life but Teresa always wanted more and she believed that was when the scheming began.
Teresa is in disbelief because she is one of her real friends and doesn’t understand why she would say that and can’t wait to see her to ask why she would say that. Danielle tells her that good friends don’t talk like that and she would never say something like that at all.
*Because I am such a good friend
At the party, Melissa enters alone with a gift for the hostess about to be eaten alive. They oooh and ahh over some crappy handbags when Melissa mentions that they haven’t spoken since Boca. You can see the anger starting to build in Siggy as she tells Melissa how angry she was at her for throwing the cake. But Melissa points out that she was relentless in her insults and again Siggy denies calling them animals. Thankfully production is there to remind us that yes it did happen. Siggy gets up on her pedestal about the cake throwing across the restaurant and what I find funny is that its’s Melissa she blames for the throwing WHEN IT ACTUALLY WAS TERESA. Yeah Melissa started it with her frosting swipe but the throwing was TERESA but she can’t get mad at Teresa so Melissa is the next best thing.
*OMFG THIS GD CAKE AGAIN
Siggy then slams down the bottle of champagne Melissa brought knocking over the shitty handbags in the process and demands silence at the party.
*IF I HAVE A CAKE MADE FOR YOU FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY AND IT’S THREE TIERS AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL HOW MANY OF YOU THINK THIS IS RUDE RAISE YOUR HANDS
And here Siggy was concerned about being crucified at Lady Marge’s party. You know who seems OK with all this though Dolores because she gets that Melissa is humiliated and is all smiles.
Then the overly dramatic Siggy does something I don’t even know how to describe except being completely over dramatic and fueled by the deep satisfaction in someone else’s embarrassment.
*You know Siggy the last time a Jewish person put themselves up on a cross it didn’t work out that well for them
Melissa walks away and finally Teresa and Danielle arrive. Melissa tells them about the drama they just avoided over the cake and Teresa laughs. But says what we all think and know to be true.
*Better you than me because I would have mauled her ass
The Not-So-Dynamic Duo materializes and Teresa asks if there is somewhere they can talk because she can’t have anyone do that her sister-in-law.
The one positive thing about Teresa in all her improvements is that she is far less passive aggressive in her confrontations. As soon as they get in the dining room she asks Siggy why she was laying on the ground trying to put on a show about the cake thing, Siggy AGAIN feels like she has to explain her side and Teresa points out that the throwing didn’t happen until after they ate the cake, then Siggy started hurling insults AND why Dolores did you just stand by and let her say those things. Dolores for the first time ever stumbles over her words and basically says she didn’t stop Siggy from being vicious because, because…. Siggy was upset.
Dolores uses her reputation of loyalty and honestly as a free pass to not have to get involved with the shit that happened OR confront Siggy about her bratty behavior. Siggy for once is silent. Dolores says she would never let anyone talk badly about Teresa and Danielle uses that as an opening to insert her 2 cents. She repeats what Dolores “allegedly” said to her about Teresa and Dolores leap from her chair and stick her finger in her face screaming that she’s a liar.
*welcome back scumbag
Hmm the lady doth protest too much. Also, the getting in Danielle’s face is aggressive. She calls Danielle a starving hungry bitch and asks Teresa if she thinks she is really coming around to be her friend given everything that has happened in the past. For a minute, Teresa really looks like she is questioning all that herself. But in a step too far Dolores makes it a point to tell Teresa that Danielle is crazy and sleep with one eye open. Teresa is confused and not sure what to think and Dolores is getting nasty. Dolores seems to be trying a little too hard to discredit Danielle.
Teresa goes out comfort Danielle, explaining that she came here with her and Siggy and Dolores seem legitimately shocked that she is doing so. Dolores tells her to be careful then tells Siggy that Danielle isn’t here to skip and hold hands she’s back for revenge. Danielle is all waterworks but is calm enough to communicate that she wants to leave and Teresa and Melissa decide to leave too. As they say their goodbye’s the Not-So-Dynamic Duo are actually stunned by this departure. Melissa who has never been a favorite of mine does say something spot on in her talking head, that she can’t believe how dismissive Dolores and Siggy are of Danielle’s tears because when Siggy cries the whole world must stop.
Next time, Gorga’s Pasta and Pizza officially opens with drama. Gia gives her mom the business on her shitty parenting and Siggy freaks out on Lady Marge for making fun of her.
So, what did you all think? Do you think Danielle is telling the truth? Dolores is telling the truth? Or does the truth lie somewhere in the middle? What’s up Siggy’s butt besides pellets because homegirl is straight crazy. And why is Melissa coming off so likeable this season? Is that just me? Let me know in the comments below.
Hello lovelies and welcome to episode 3, the aftermath of Boca. We start at Margaret’s house where she is regaling her staff about them Boca bitches. Also, the Macbeth summer collection of cosmetic bags is being launched in week and she wants to throw a party but the ballroom isn’t done yet. Double, double toil […]
Let’s do this Trashies… Look loyalty up in the dictionary and you’ll find my face What’s up with them looking things up in the dictionary this year. The only life I ENVY is my own Love the sideways peace sign. I bring the power, the pigtails and the party At the end she pops champagne, […]
Hellos Trashies and welcome to season 8 of RHONJ! This episode does not open in the way that we are used to for Real Housewives shows, with the new taglines and group scene. Instead it opens with the death of Teresa’s mom as she is shown racing to the hospital while on the phone with […]
Hello Trashies! I hope you had a great Halloween and/or a Dia de los Muertos. I spent mine wrapping ninety 2nd graders in toilet paper in what was supposed to be a “fun” math mummy game that quickly turned into spin as fast as you can while wrap you up and then trick-or-treating. In true Chicagoan spirit, […]
Welcome back Trashies as we limp onward to the finish line of this season. This week was fairly tame as we are building up to the season finale or how its being framed the come to Jacqueline moment. Melissa and Joe come over with the promised Chinese food to have dinner with Teresa and her […]
Well Trashies, it’s the big one! The one where Joe goes to jail and the beginning of Teresa’s new life as a single mother. No matter how you feel about the big Giudices and their choices this undoubtedly a very sad episode for the little juicy’s. The episode begins with Samantha, Miranda, Charlotte and Carrie […]
Hello Trash Talkers! This week’s episode can only be described as a rebuilding episode for the rest of the season. I can only assume that we are half way there. Siggy show up in Pharrell’s happy hat to examine the new kitchen at Delores house. Siggy asks her how much the final cost was and […]
Hello Trashies and welcome back to the saga Jacqueline Laurita. Before we dig in, I want to talk about some stuff. Last week in the comments SofaTurnip mentioned how much Jac’s actions reminded them of someone from their past and I realized I felt the same. The manic behavior, the exaggerated stories and half-truths, the […]