What Bravo Tried to Hide About Teresa Giudice on the 'RHONJ' Premiere (VIDEO)

Last night on reality television, the theme was MOCKERY. We saw all sorts, from the vicious to the gentle to the clinical. From the season 6 premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey to season 9, episode 13 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians to episode 4 of Botched, the differences were dramatic. Do you think Bravo soft-soaped Teresa and Joe Giudice too much, given their upcoming fraud sentencing? In today's exclusive video below, I break down exactly what we did and didn't see on all three shows.

In addition to the Giudice drama, we have THREE new Housewives to learn about, plus the return of Dina Manzo. In the video, I explain what Amber Marchese has to do with Danielle Staub, as well as what we may see in future episodes with the wonder-twins, Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano, and Teresa's husband Rino. With all the ladies, continuing and new, there are different levels of editorial mockery.

Over on E!, we've got mockery of a completely different nature, as the entire family is concerned about the increasingly erratic behavior of Khloe Kardashian. However, there's a very good reason why Khloe will never really, truly look bad. Know why? I give you my take below.

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Finally, on Botched, the good doctors Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif take on three new cases, one of which hits levels of mockery we have not yet seen on this series. In addition, there's some interesting production going on. When one doctor doesn't perform any of the surgery on an episode, how do you integrate him? All this and more in today's episode; watch now!

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Was Bravo too easy on Teresa and Joe Giudice in the premiere?


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ninag... ninag1980

Alex, I wish you would type the article out instead of posting the video. I cant watch this at work!, lol

nonmember avatar zoeysmom

There was absolutely no reason to bring Teresa and Joe back. It felt like a poorly done PR campaign for the two pre-sentencing.

I hope their screen time is limited.

Polye... PolyesterGerbil

Fun!  I didn't watch any of the shows you discussed, Alex--but I enjoyed what you had to say nonetheless.  Great delivery, too!  By the way, I never read other writers' blogs about shows I don't watch.  Keep it up . . .

cyber... cybersunshine

I had much rather have the option to read and or watch a video of the entire article. I often just delete the article because I am not in a suitable place to watch the video.

nonmember avatar sandy

Alex, I don't know whose idea or decision it was to provide only video commentary, but I agree wholeheartedly with all others who request--please!--a written version. You are a good writer; why not exercise that wonderful skill here? As for the topics: i think Bravo has mishandled the situation with the Guidices; for heaven's sake, this is as close to condoning their unlawful actions as it gets! Botched? HA! I just get such a kick out of Terry that I would probably watch no matter what:-)

Disgr... Disgrazia4

I thought about mockery as I was watching RHONJ too!!  I thought about Bravo mocking these women as they sit there counting their coins.  Bravo should be able to squeeze a few more dollars from the Giudice Family before they toss them aside.  BravoAndy will continue the mockery on his sophomoronic show. <<See what I did there?  That's a little payback for Bravo's resident Caesar Flickerman (Is B tch better?)

nonmember avatar All

Poor Poor Joe & Teresa, if you noticed in the episode Joes father Frank stated that they did nothing wrong and now they have many people against them. I'm just wondering if this could be true, maybe they didn't do anything wrong, anything is possible. People give Joe a hard time over his drivers lic being suspended so many times, what they don't realize is that if you forget about a parking ticket you get suspended, it's no biggie all you do is pay it and it's over. It's tough in the world today and all Joe was doing was being a creative business man, he experimented with various progressive business practices which were interpreted to be fraudulent in nature, I'm sure he didn't mean to break the law.

nonmember avatar Glimmer88

Alex i enjoy you and I agree--please please post a written version of your article. I'm also at work and cannot watch the videos.

justj123 justj123

Non member comment from Ali EXCUSE ME Joe did NOTHING WRONG.... Hello THEY TOOK MILLIONS FROM THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND LIVED IN A FRIGGIN MANSION AND LIED THE WHOLE DARN TIME!! He should be deported and she should go to jail for the rest of her life!! Both if them are a bunch of dumbasses!!

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