No one can deny that Bethenny Frankel is a polarizing force on The Real Housewives of New York City Season 7 Episode 7. You either love her or you hate her and we cover it all in our +/- review.
Let’s face it, this installment was all about Bethenny. Yes, Ramona Singer had her birthday party. Woohoo! Not so much. No excitement going on there. Minus 15.
And Carole still doesn’t have her book done. Not a shock. The only question here is, did she get an advance and when will they be asking for it back?
Carole and LuAnn’s spat over Adam wasn’t much of one and watching Kristen get spit and sweat on her skirt during the boxing match was more gross than anything. Minus 23.
The focus was on Bethenny. Even when it came to Sonja, Bethenny was involved as she began to see that Ms. Morgan is more interested in her Swami Priestess than actually dealing with her issues. But plus 18, because if Sonja actually saw a real therapist and dealt with her issues, imagine all the fun we’d miss.
Most of the time, I like Bethenny, because she says the things I think but would never say, like that Heather’s “Holla” and “Hi Mama” greetings sound ridiculous. Plus 35. Or when she dissed the waiter for wanting to walk her through the menu. Yes, her gruffness was a bit rude, but it’s a freakin’ menu. We all know how to read one!
Minus 25 to Kristen for getting all judgy about Bethenny choosing to spend the evening with her daughter rather than heading out with the girls. It’s called shared custody, Ladies which means Bethenny doesn’t always have her daughter, and she’s damn well going to focus on her when she does.
Plus 50 to her when she makes that clear in this The Real Housewives of New York City quote despite getting a lecture from the Countess...
You know what? This is the easiest thing I'll ever have to decide because there is no decision. When it comes to my daughter, I'm spending every moment I can with her.Bethenny
Granted, hearing about Bethenny’s horrible childhood was a little melodramatic. I’m not mocking all she’s been through, but should that sit down with her screwed up step-father really have taken place on camera? Some things shouldn’t be mined for their entertainment value. Minus 20.
Of course there was the fun side of the Miami trip where they went to the art show to see LuAnn’s daughter, Victoria’s exhibit. Little did we guess that a very grownup looking Victoria did a nude self-portrait. That’s bound to get some attention. Then again, this is Miami so maybe not.
But it was the creepy clown that made the biggest impression. Performance art or just some deviant freak looking to get pretty women to pay $3 a piece to feed him Chipwiches. Very, very weird.
Episode total = +20! Season total = -318!
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