Ohhhh I can almost hear the clickity click clacks of the keyboard now...
I watch for the mindless entertainment factor. The twisted "reality" that is edited and spun to create the dramatic scenes you get to watch. The things that people, like me, get all sucked in to - sort of like soap operas.
Mostly pretend, with a twist of "reality" spun in and the topics they intentionally or unintentionally convey.
Much of the time, the topics hit home - just like entertainment should be - thought provoking.
I was watching one of my Real Housewives addictions the other night and the rest of it this morning. There's always someone starting some sort of trouble with the other ones and, of course these episodes were no exception. One of the women, Lizzy, was stirring the trouble pot. Somehow, this ONE woman managed to speak so much crap to the other women, that 3 of the 4 other women jumped right onto her bandwagon of drama and anger against this ONE other woman, Tamra, who pretty much didn't do anything. No - she's no saint - but she didn't deserve the crucifixion she received either...
|This is Lizzy|
Were the things that Lizzy was saying actually things that were said by Tamra?
Well, yes... sort of.
There were definitely (many) word twists, intentionally blurred time lines, statements were delivered out of context then re-stated in a way to make the others upset, angry and hurt by the things Tamra had allegedly "said".
It was actually amazing to watch this ONE woman drop small pieces of truth, but not the entire story - just enough to get everyone's hackles up - but no enough for the REAL story to be told.
All because Tamra didn't go to her birthday party. Can I get an eye roll here??
Stirring up that trouble pot good and hard.
I wanted to jump into TV Land and say "Hey, Hey.... Ummmm, I've been watching and that's NOT at ALL how it at went down."
Of course I can't do that, but I can be shocked and amazed that ONE person could be so manipulative and believe her own bullshit to such a degree that the others to believed her too. Bravo. (Get the pun there? lol)
I felt sorry that Tamra was being "taken down" by Lizzy. (Get that pun too?? If you watch RHOC you'll get it)
To a degree I related to how Tamra must have felt.
If someone is your really good friend, and someone else tells them something negative you supposedly said or did - you'd expect that friend to know better and if they didn't know better, you'd expect them to come to you to discuss it. You wouldn't expect friendship ending decisions, when you never even did anything to the friend that's turned their back on you.
It was sad to watch.
Of the 4 woman spoken to in this episode, only ONE friend, Heather, came to Tamra with an open mind to discuss the situation. Only ONE of the women knew better and trusted in her friendship.
THAT is what friends are supposed to do.
ONE friend trusted in her friendship.
The others were content to feed on the anger and drama.
It amazes me how many woman are more content to jump on the drama and anger band wagon than actually work out a friendship that's supposed to be important to them. It seems they'd rather get sucked into, and believe, the nonsense rather than come to you with an open mind to save the friendship. That's not friendship.
If someone is your true friend - the friendship comes first. Not the drama.
I think that's why the Real Housewives issue hit so close to home. I could watch it playing out on a TV screen and think WOW - that's how it works.
Yeah, I still feel pretty sorry for Tamra on RHOC.
But again, that's what TV drama is all about... the good story.
I'm sure they'll work it out by next season.
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