After a 23 episode season of the really broke Real Housewives of New Jersey ,it has been refreshing to watch The Real Housewives of New York. Quite frankly, the constant product-shilling is both boring and insane. Generally, we don’t want a cannoli kit, we’d rather drink muddy water than BLKwater, nor do we want to be Caffaced by Lauren Manzo.
Carole Radziwill 49, worth a reported $50M, doesn’t need the Bravo check, neither does Aviva Drescher (she married up when she hooked Reid Drescher, net worth $20M, up from Harry Dubin‘s paltry $2M net worth.) Ramona Singer didn’t shill that Pinot Grigio too often this season, Heather Thomson’s Yummie Tummies was mostly part of the storyline, and LuAnn de Lesseps doesn’t shill at all. Sonja Morgan‘s non-existent toaster oven took up too much screen drama, but, ironically, Sonja is the only one needing that Bravo paycheck. That and the fun factor make this a great season of RHONY, after the exorcism of the dark and twisted characters.