'The Real Housewives of New Jersey': May cannot come soon enough

Housewives_newjersey_lBravo’s Real Housewives Hydra has sprouted another head. In Jersey! The Real Housewives of New Jersey, will be coming to a DVR near you starting May 12. Is there something a little culturally tone-deaf about the conspicuous, competitive wealth the Real Housewives franchise embodies? Ha ha, just kidding — cat fight!

TRHoNJ cast, which People got a first look at today, includes sisters Caroline and Dina (who are married to brothers Tommy and Albert), their brother’s wife Jacqueline, and their friends (or will it be frenemies?! Argh, the excitement…) Teresa and Danielle.

The Real Housewives shows run the gamut for me: I love the Atlanta edition (Team NeNe!), will watch the Orange County edition if forced to, but cannot bear to see a single second of the New York one. It’s too soon to know where this version will fall on the delight/disdain spectrum, but it’s clear already who the break-out star is going to be: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Danielle Staub to the pop-o-sphere. According to People: "’You either love me or you hate me, there is no in between,’ says the single mom of two daughters. She prides herself as one of the first female American Express Black Card members in New Jersey."

Okay, sweet mother of Bergen County, this is rich. First, statements along the lines of "people either love me or hate me" go in The Reality Show Cliché file, along with "I’m not here to make friends," and "It’s not called ‘Top [concept other than model, chef, or whatever the show is actually about].’" So she’s already playing her role with aplomb. Second, I cannot wait to see how someone who prides herself on what kind of credit card she has behaves in normal society. Seriously, I just added a reminder about the premiere of this show to my Google calendar.

Your turn, PopWatchers. Are you going to be making horribly obvious yet inevitable jokes about big hair? Or will you be swimming around in gold coins, Scrooge McDuck style, alongside the ladies of The Real Housewives of New Jersey?

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  • Shamrock

    Oh good, another show on TV that I won’t watch. Maybe I should just get rid of my television.

  • Wojo

    I’m assuming it’ll be filmed on location in Philadelphia and New York.

  • Buffy Freak

    They need a Real Housewives of some shanty town that takes place in a trailer park…that I would watch.

  • Jersey

    I am soooo there! I know one of the women and I think that this will be the best franchise of the series! I could also be biased since I’m from North Jersey where they are filming.

  • Snarf

    Ugh. Hagsville.

  • DC Natvie

    What the f**k. What about the Real Housewives of DC…now that would be funny.

  • oh boy another one!

    I’m waiting for “The Real Housewives of Toledo.” That’s when I’LL start watching!

  • Chris

    With those ridiculous tans they should call it the Real Housewives of Loompaland.

  • Dleigh

    Im sorry but what kind of people watch this nonsense?
    I’ll pass and work on my own reality (my life), thanks!

  • ks

    Is there no end to this garbage??

  • erin

    Why do you waste your time commenting on a show that you don’t like???? As for me I can not wait to see what this group of wives will do! I do agree with others that it may be interesting to see a smaller town or a totally different concept like a “Trailer Park” lol “Two trailer park girls go round the outside”-Emeinem Big ups from D town!!!

  • Amanda

    I only tried watching Real Housewives of OC a few times, and while I do not mind tht these folks have tremendous privelige, I DO mind that they do not appreciate it. They still find so much petty, meaningless crap to complain about. Really, when many people cannot keep roofs above their heads or put food on the table, it is in poor taste to complain if you miss out on the latest Louis Vitton handbag and have to resort to a Gucci instead. I would be fine with these shows if the women could just enjoy and be grateful for what they have, instead of always wanting more.

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  • Karen

    Where in NJ are they filming the show? I grew up in Bergen County — my family still lives there.

  • Alex

    This seems to similar to NYC – why not do something totally different? Like Real Housewives of Dallas? Big hair, big Oil! OR Real Housewives of Charleston? Southern manners and debutantes? Enough with these yankees!

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