Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Season One DVD Review & Giveaway

Real Housewives of New Jersey Yes, I am a fan of "The Real Housewives" series. I started watching the original Housewives several years ago and got a kick out of watching how the rich & famous lived in California. Now comes what I would say is my favorite ladies to watch, The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

These women are real and they are raw. You mess with them, you will feel their wrath. And you aren't dealing with one woman. Oh no! You're dealing with a family of women. Let me just say for the record, it doesn't pay to be on their bad side. Being an observer, I wonder why anyone would egg them on. It's hysterical.

Let me introduce you to the Housewives:

caroline-125x125Caroline is the matriarch of the Manzo family. She doesn’t take anyone’s crap and she is a straight shooter. It’s obvious she loves her family fiercely and will protect them to the end. Can I be honest and say I wish she were my big sister. Not kidding. Family is serious business to her and she’s got your back!

dina-125x125 Dina is Caroline’s younger sister. Dina’s husband isn’t part of the show because he made the choice not to be. Dina has a daughter who she treats more like a sister or BFF. I like that Dina has chosen to step back from her career to a certain degree while since she’s missing so much of her daughter’s life.

teresa-125x125_0Teresa is a hoot to watch! She doesn’t seem to live in the same reality of any other woman on the show! She goes shopping 3-4 days a week and can easily drop over a grand, in cash, while doing so. They just finished building a house that took 3 yrs!! She is also trying to get her oldest daughter into the acting industry (but she’s not a stage mom, so she says). Teresa had her “bubbies” done this season and it was hysterical!

jacqueline-125x125 Jacqueline is married to Dina & Caroline’s brother. She doesn’t come from wealth and is probably the most level headed and easiest to “relate” to. She actually reminds me of my sister-in-law, Liz, whom I love! She has a teenage daughter from a previous marriage and 2 sons from her current marriage. Right now Jacqueline struggles with being friends with Danielle and maintaining her relationship with the family.

danielle-125x125 Danielle has 2 daughters and a sketchy past. She seems to enjoy stirring up drama and brings it with her wherever she goes. Danielle has no problem trying to convince Jacqueline to stay her friend even when it could jeopardize Jacqueline’s standing in her family. She has no respect for the other women and portrays herself constantly as the victim. You can see she tries to act as though she doesn’t realize people are going to have certain reactions and then when they do, she’s like, “gee, I didn’t know that would happen”. For real? She’s easy to dislike.

About the DVD:

real-housewives-of-new-jersey-season-2-preview DISC 1 (approx 157 min): Season Preview / Thicker Than Water / Mama Knows Best / Not One of Us / bonus – Text Bios

DISC 2 (approx 135 min): Black & White & Read All Over / Casinos and C-Cups / The Last Supper (Finale)

DISC 3 (approx 180 min): The Last Supper Director’s Cut / Reunion: Watch What Happens, Pt. 1 / Reunion: Watch What Happens, Pt. 2 / The Lost Footage / bonus – Quiz

My Review:

I hadn’t had satellite for almost 2 yrs so I’ve missed all the fun new shows. I was so glad to have the opportunity to watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season One. I ended up watching them all in one night I was so hooked!

We all have our guilty pleasures, and this definitely became mine. I wish we had Bravo with our satellite package, but since I don’t I will either have to watch it streamed on the computer or wait for the next season come out on DVD. I’m serious, this is my favorite Real Housewives! I’ve seen the other shows, but I think the “family” part of the show makes it more Real! You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family, so that’s what adds to the show.

rhnj_about Now, this isn’t for everyone. They do say the “B” word on occasion and Danielle introduces her daughters to the guys she “dates” which I think is unhealthy. Teresa lives a lifestyle that is so beyond knowing there’s a recession it’s not even funny, although she is fun to watch. There’s also a LOT of drama, and that’s where you get sucked in.

You can purchase your own copy of The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Season One on Amazon.com or Walmart.com. It’s worth the entertainment!

Would you love to win a copy of The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Season One? If so, here’s what you need to do…

REQUIRED: Tell me which NJ Housewife you think you’d be like. You can either go by my personal description above or visit the bio pages HERE.

Giveaway is open to US residents 18 yrs and older. Please remember to leave your email address or have it available on your Contact page. No email/contact info = No entry. Giveaway ends 5/12, 10pm CST. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email.

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the product review place button I found out about this awesome giveaway at The Product Review Place Blogger Select Group! I’d also like to thank Jelena on behalf of A&E Home Entertainment for sending my review copy and supplying the giveaway set. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and may not be the same experience as others.



64 comments:

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

I never would have guessed! I got hooked on the New York housewives. I haven't watched for awhile, but am hoping they do a Real Housewives of Burnsville!

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I'd probably put myself more as Jacqueline.
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I think I'd be most like Jacqueline. I like to try and keep the peace too.

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AF_wife said...

I watched the New Jersey edition for the first time on Saturday and I loved it! I've watched the New York and Orange County editions several times!

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