Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Abducted by a Guilty Pleasure

I have a horrible habit of being addicted to television. I come home and the first thing I do is turn on the TV. I can't help myself! Eventually I'll find something to watch and before I know it any other plans I might have had of running errands or heading to Hastings to use their Internet are out the window. The worst part about this habit is that I can get caught up in shows that I am truly embarrassed by. Shows that when you watch them you can literally feel your IQ just plummeting.

Well this weekend was a classic example.

I wrote out this really long blog all about my experiences in the kitchen last week. And I was supposed to go to Hastings on Sunday night and post it. But I got caught up in watching Army Wives (a show I'm NOT proud to say I watch). Then I told Kate I was going to go last night and make my post and yet again I got side tracked. But this time it was because I was abducted by my all time favorite Reality TV show. One that I am not ashamed to admit that I have watched every episode and that I am halfway tempted to buy it on DVD. That's right I was abducted by the New Jersey Housewives!!!

I know what you are thinking, "Come on Bittner, seriously!?!"

Yes, I am serious. Last night was their premier episode for the new season and I watched it with great joy because I had truly come to miss my Italian bitches! Many people can not stand the "Housewife" shows that come on Bravo. You have the Orange County Housewives, Atlanta, New York City, and I believe there is fixing to be a Beverly Hills cast. But New Jersey is completely different.

For the most part they are all related. Two are sisters, one is their sister-in-law and one of the other girls has been friends with them for over 10 years. Only one of the girls is a newbie and that is Daniel and she is Crazy!!! On all the other shows you get this feeling like they are all only friends because they have to be for the sake of the show. Because of this feeling I can watch a couple of episodes and I really only care about one person. Like in New York, I really only like Bethany. In Orange County I really only like Gretchen. As for Atlanta, that show can suck it, all those bitches are annoying!

Because I only care about a character from those shows it stops me from being sucked in. But with New Jersey, I can't get enough. I love the girls I love their husbands, I love their kids!!! Even though I think Daniel is crazy, I still have to love her because she brings all the drama. With out her, the show wouldn't have any controversy and therefore would have been cancelled after the first season.

Last week Neil Patrick Harris made a quick cameo on Andy Cohen Live and Andy asked him if he ever watched the housewives. Neil said that he had never really watched any of the other shows but that he had seen one episode of New Jersey and now he was hooked! Don't you just love Neil Patrick Harris!

In the end, I apologize for not having posted about my cooking abduction yet, I promise it is coming. But last night, and for every Monday night in the near future, I will be...

Abducted by the New Jersey Housewives!


Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

You remember how you were thinking about getting rid of your cable? Well, I think that'd be a fine idea. :)

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