It’s another one of…those seasons. You know what I’m talking about.
Hello folks! I have been here and watching Jersey, albeit on a delay. I just caught up on the past three episodes and I have some thoughts.
1. Dear lord, I cannot take this season of Melissa/Joe vs. Teresa drama. I tried to be a little bit optimistic because it really does bring out the best in Tre, but that doesn’t mean it’s enjoyable or watchable. I don’t care about Nono, I don’t care about Melissa, I don’t care about the theatrics, I don’t care about who controls whom. Please bring back Siggy or let’s get something else going because I cannot take this being the only storyline all season.
2. In more positive news, Jennifer’s nouveau riche self is exactly what I want in a housewife. An obnoxious and socially awkward braggart. A really rich lady with absolutely zero taste who filled up her “Monte Carlo” mansion with a bunch of gaudy made-in-China pastiche like thrones and rhinestones. I could tell her home wasn’t all made of plyboard and glued together crackers like the other notable McMansions of Jersey, but it was still very, very ugly. It has a view of Paramus mall! Anyone who doesn’t find Jennifer funny needs to check themselves. No, she’s not a superstar, but without her you can go back to watching this Gorga/Giudice redux and nothing else. She’s a breath of fresh air.
3. Stop trying to make Jackie happen. She’s not there yet. I think people enjoy her standing up to Teresa but I still don’t find her interesting. I’m rooting for her to teach the other wives about gender roles in their marriages but I’m not hopeful. We’ve got some of the caveman-iest spouses on Jersey (hey speaking of topical Jersey husbands, this piece of shit) and I just don’t care to get into who controls them because I personally wouldn’t want to be blamed for that mess.
4. Where is Danielle? Did the producers really slash her to nothing but a scene every other episode with Marge? I want to see the triumphant bride prepping for her nuptials. I want to see her making Dolores relevant. I demand more Danielle to break things up. Marge too! Way too little Marge. Yes we got a lot of her friend in Oklahoma but I am ready for her to start scrapping because she really drove the excellent S8 by poking Siggy in just the right places. I am hopeful she gets more into things as the season bears on.
How are you vibing this season so far? Andy was hyping it up pre-season saying Marge was like a Dorinda or Shannon coming in as a superstar and invigorating things. Do you think we have better feuds to come?