'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: Everybody Still Hates Teresa Giudice

Teresa Giudice
Teresa Giudice
If tonight's season premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey taught us anything it's that the more things change the more they stay the same. Season four picked up exactly where season three ended: With Caroline Manzo, Melissa Gorga, Kathy Wakile and pretty much everybody else hating on Teresa Giudice. (But, of course, not saying they're hating on her; more inferring it with their constant shit-talking and eye-rolling.) The entire episode focused on Teresa, the rude things she wrote in her cookbook (yes, still), and her heathen (slash alleged cheating) husband, Joe Giudice. It's deja vu all over again.

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As much as I dislike Teresa, and am confounded by everything she says/does/wears/eats/drinks, I can't, for the life of me, understand what she sees (ever saw) in her husband. Joe Giudice is ri-goddamn-diculous, people. I can't even. He's rude. He's crude. And he can barely even speak! (Except to tell his daughter to "shut up.") Maybe it's a security thing, or maybe she does really love him, but I just don't understand it, you guys. And now with all these cheating rumors? She should just get out.

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Despite my feeling sorry for Teresa for being married to Joe, though, I still think she's just as delusional and jealous as she's always been. Obvs. Her apology to Caroline wasn't really an apology -- it was a "please don't be mad at me, everyone's mad at me" plea. Teresa should have never written those things in her cookbook, but since she did, she best own up to them. You can't go talking smack about people in print and then get mad at them for getting mad at you for doing so.

That's how Teresa rolls, though. It's gotten worse throughout the seasons for sure, but she's never been able to own up to anything. Nothing's ever her fault; she's the only person entitled to money and success, etc. Clearly, she's just insecure, jealous, and angry; and truthfully, it seems like a terrible way to go through life. You almost have to feel sorry for her. Almost.

So, yeah, that basically sums up the episode. We're right back where we left off -- and from the sneak preview of the rest of the season, it seems like there's a whole lot more of where that came from.

Oh, can we discuss one more thing, though? Ashley. And her lips. I meeeaaannn, seriously? I caught a little bit of What What Happens Live afterwards, which had Caroline Manzo on, and according to her, Ashley's back to normal now, but that was kind of insane. She's so young! And pretty, too -- why would she go and do all that crap to herself? Ridic.

What did you think of tonight's episode? Are you on Team Teresa?

 

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