Last night was the season 5 premiere
of The Real Housewives of New York City
, and boy, did we get an ear-full of pinot-fueled cray cray last night. Here are some of the housewives' reactions to the first episode straight from their Bravo blogs. Heather Thomson
"These ladies were still dealing with issues from the past, and we new girls hit the ground running," Heather wrote in her blog."There is no good time to tell someone who you've just met that you are going through some of life's bumps, but I can tell you the reactions I got were far from caring and supportive. I was incensed, but I figure some good old karma will make up for that!"
She also noted how she felt victimized by the seasoned Ramona and her husband Mario. "What I didn't realize is that when I left the bar that night, Ramona had attached a target to my back. At dinner the next evening, I certainly felt the darts from both Ramona and Mario starting to fly. Can you believe they invited me into their home and then attacked me? Ramona and Mario, shame on you!" Sonja Morgan
"This season is full of glamour, iconic NY locales, international jet setting, parties, fun, and of course... drama! That's just part of being six women in a fishbowl filming for many hours. That's why it's called reality TV," Sonja's blog reads. "When Ramona scolds me for calling my ex my husband, she's not trying to be mean. She's just caring as a friend. She thinks it puts out a bad message to future suitors. And... she's right! Her timing is just not right!" Aviva Drescher
"Watching the pedicure scene was hilarious, however, at the time, I felt vulnerable. Showing my prosthetic limbs to the world made me feel a bit naked," Aviva blogged. "Nonetheless, every day I try and push myself to do something that feels uncomfortable hoping it will result in some sort of personal growth. Sonja was very funny and I loved all her questions and warmth. Understandably she was a bit nervous. She tried very hard not to let me see her sweat. I applaud her for that. She showed empathy and compassion." LuAnn de Lesseps
"My kids are my number one priority, and I've managed to balance being a mom with my career. Ramona's defensive reaction didn't shock me at all. I was prepared for her to deny any wrongdoing, but I thought it was better to try regardless of how much she protested her innocence," LuAnn wrote. "I felt I needed to share Ramona's threat with the other girls so they would know to watch out when dealing with her. She doesn't respect boundaries and is willing to use my children as a weapon to hurt me. I've never met anyone as vicious as Ramona. Now Ramona has a lot more to apologize to me for if we are ever to be friends." Carole Radziwill
"Since I missed the Hamptons, I asked the girls to lunch to fill me in," Carole wrote in her blog. "LuAnn was so wound up she forgot to drink her coffee! After she left, the three rookies-- me, Heather, Aviva-- vowed to not be mean. Let's see how that goes." Ramona Singer
"Yes, I know I talk a lot, but contrary to what you may think, I do listen and let the other person speak. That's the only way you will get to know someone," Ramona blogged about her run-in with the equally talkative Heather.
She also had her opinions on her old rival, LuAnn. "OMG--what's up with LuAnn? I thought we were so over this last year. Yes, children are off limits. Why LuAnn would fabricate that I threatened her is beyond me. As far as an apology, I gave one last year, after we filmed the reunion and in the press. How many times more do I need to? LuAnn is LuAnn and she tends to forget how passive aggressive she has been with me in the past. More importantly, why would LuAnn share this at lunch with women we all just recently met?"
What are your reactions to the first episode? What do you think of the new housewives? Gina PusateriContributing Writer(Image courtesy of Bravo)