After the flop that was season one of The Real Housewives of Miami, the southern ladies were back again tonight for another shot with the premiere of season two. It's early to call it, but I'm thinking this bunch may just redeem the city's name (as far as Real Housewives go) and add some heat to our Thursday nights.
I don't want to get my hopes up because last season was SO bad, but I'm feeling good about things so far. The cast is a spicy mix of some of the old familiar faces and new faces, but what they all have in common is Botox and plastic surgery ... and lots of it. I know it's kind of a Housewives "thing," but they're definitely not into subtle in Miami.
Speaking of which, what was up with Elsa Patton?
I JUST wrote about her passing out at the recent premiere party for the show earlier this week, and there she was passing out at a party tonight again. It's kind of becoming her thing, I guess? Don't worry though, "she's totes ok," according to Bravo's Twitter feed during the show. I hope so. While she's always been "off," she seemed especially so tonight.
I'm glad she's back though, and that they seem to be capitalizing on her charm/insanity and making her a bigger player this season. And did you see the previews? I can't wait to see what that man is screaming at her about.
Of all the new Housewives, Joanna Krupa is going to be the most fun to watch. She's stunning, outspoken, and not inclined to take any bullsh*t. Her sister Marta seems like an extra sidekick of drama there too.
The most contentious relationship is going to be a tossup. There's Karent (that's not a typo, there's really a "t" on the end of Karen) Sierra, the glamorous dentist who is surely going to come to blows at some point with Ana Quincoces as Karent's man, Rodolfo Jiménez, seems to have thing for (and with?) her. The fact that he introduced himself to her like a stranger when they've been texting for months was a pretty big giveaway that something more is up. Ana better be careful, as the good doctor has lots of sharp things at her disposal.
The other heated relationship is likely going to be between Lea Black and ... everyone. There's still some bad blood there between her and Marysol Patton after the charity event snafu last year. And Lea did NOT seem to like her new neighbor Lisa Hochstein, whom she totally snubbed upon meeting.
My favorite part of the night was when Adriana De Moura was telling Lea how she knows Lisa. She said they met through social events and ... shopping.
As Mama Elsa said, "People love Miami, but not because it’s a fun place. They love it because it’s a very odd place." Oh, Miami, bring it!
What did you think of the season two premiere of The Real Housewives of Miami?
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