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Teresa Guidice: Victim or Villain? The Gorga Saga!~
Smart Cookie or Oreo
Going through vs. Fuel to Fire
If you are follower of the Real Housewives franchise on Bravo, you are no stranger to cat fights, bullying, name calling, name dropping, and name brand clothes. Some critics have said, the women of the housewives spend more time shopping and beautifying themselves than they actually do on being a real housewife and taking care of their home and family. May they are right or maybe not. Reality television only shows us an edited and finished product and doesn't account for a huge part of their life as it does their public persona. So each season as we tune in, we look to see who’s going to be the predictable villain. (It's a tough job, but for ratings, somebody has to do it.)
From Seasons 1 and 2 there was Danielle. We knew she was crazy by her threat and innuendos, but we also understood she wanted to be accepted and wasn't. (Cause she was a true threat for real, we are talking in her own words, "Men with Guns!") She was a villain for real. (Just kidding) We knew she had grown up not knowing her mom, but her behavior was less than inexcusable. So when she didn't come back for the third season, we all wondered who would be the villain. Dom Dom Dom! Now entering the picture is the infamous, baby christening fight! Yes, baby christening fight, the show is outlandish. I warned you.
Poor baby brother or Cain's come for revenge
Holy Oil or Crisco Oil
This christening contained the most shocking language, shocking fights, hair pulling, slapping, punching, women being thrown, etc. So here's the skinny, Teresa goes up to congratulate her brother (The nerve of her interrupting him as he was leading a group discussion about her behind her back and she pops up.) I am not sure if he was truly mad at her for interrupting him or because of something deeper?
Next we know he tells her, "Walk the *%$^ away Teresa like you always do." She says, "Excuse me." Blah blah blah he calls her garbage and let the fighting commence. I guess cursing out your sister and calling her garbage and bamming on a table, didn't sit well with her husband. To was going to defend his wife, then everything was flying people, (I mean literally launching their bodies), fists were flying, somehow neither man got hit, just every other man in the room. Seriously, so it is made clear from the christening that Bravo has decided to turn sweet, dense, loveable Jersey girl Teresa, into the villain and they have hired her first cousin and her sister-in-law to do it, basically airing out all of the family's dirty laundry.
To see baby brother Joey yelling at his gravely sick father over non-sense, while he was having problems breathing was disgusting. I heard him whine in English and Italian what a selfish little man, I thought. So we spend all season with the FAMILY vs. Teresa. The family wants to be in with Teresa's friends, so that they can sway them. What happens? They fold like laundry chairs. So by the Reunion Show Teresa's allies are down to one Dina and she is not the show anymore.
Hit or Miss
Would you kiss up to your brother's wife and take abuse from her just to keep the peace?
Family or Strangers
Can the relationship be saved?
New Fight, new nights
Bravo, did the strangest thing, they decided to milk that cow till it was dry. So when they did the reunion it was tapped in the middle of the fighting from the next season. Huh? Yes, couldn't let them reconcile in the meanwhile that's a no no. At the reunion we see a clear case of adult bullying everybody against Teresa.
She held her ground, and then they tried to say she was in defense mode. What other mode should she be in, when every other word is an attack on her. I like that about her, that no matter what they said she didn't allow it to break her. So this season everybody is pretending to be cool with Teresa and literally having panel discussions about her. Can you say two faced? The woman has faced bankruptcy head on; she is paying back her debt as hard as she can. She has been on Celebrity Apprentice and did quite well. She has published three books to date. She has a new wine and make-up line.
While her cast mates have tried to publish successful cook books, but failed. They have tried radio and failed. Her sister-in-law wants to be a singer without talent or training, just auto tune. (Go ahead shoot for the stars.) Her cousin is starting a new catering company. For her sister-in-law and cousin, no one would know who you are if you weren't Teresa's cousin and in-law and if she hadn't broke into Bravo neither would you. So they have tried to act as if they are all perfect creatures and Teresa is crazy. We see how well Melissa is at story spinning, the girl is talented. Her cousin, queen of the middle, with a crazy psychotic husband to match. If your family drama was unexpectedly center stage, what would you do? If you knew they were setting out to set you up, would you leave? Can the relationship between brother and sister be salvaged? Weigh in.