While I missed the premiere of Real Housewives of Vancouver but at 4:00 am yesterday I sat down to watch the 2 hour special. You can watch it too on Slice.ca. Their bios are also available.
LR: Christina, Reiko, Jody, Mary and Ronnie.
Here are my first impressions:
While I think her conversations have been clipped to make her into a more polarizing character than she would otherwise be, I think there is a certain amount of true crassness. At one point in the première she calls one housewife, Mary, out for having an affair.
To be fair Mary was dating the guy first. The guy cheated on her started dating the girl he cheated with and now Mary is still sleeping with him being the other woman. Jody proceeds to tell Mary that she has poor morals, she needs to dump this guy and that she should go to therapy. Most of which sounds rather legitimate in writing but watching the whole scene play out there was a serious attack on Mary.
While I, having a friend in a very similar situation, not too long ago have also said similar things about situations like this. The problem with this whole scene is the viewer doesn’t know the kind of relationship that Mary and Jody had prior to this whole conversation. As such, the comments make it seem like Jody is out of line. Even without context, Jody is out of line, but sometime to put it in vulgar terms is the only way to get something to resonate.
Jody also proceeds to attack Christina, who I am not sure if I enjoy, relentlessly. It is obvious from Jody’s over-accessorizing, comments about the ‘too skinny’ nature of her friend and one model, and her general attitude that Jody is self conscious about her weight. I think that is what fuels her hate of Christina, who has made her money through two divorces. Christina therefore has proven her beauty where Jody feels that her ticket to self worth is in her business success. Bottom line: is I hope Jody is quick to suggest Christina and Mary go to therapy because she has made progress in therapy herself. Because I think Jody needs to closely examine herself with professional help.
Overall, I don’t know if I will be adding this series to my must watch list. I currently recommend RH of Beverly Hills,
Atlanta, New Jersey and . Orange County Miami and just don’t float my boat. New York