It was a pleasure to see both Lisa and Brandi on WWHL. I didn’t even mind that Kevin Lee was the evening’s bartender. The two women do seem to have formed a warm and fun friendship. You could see how comfortable they were with each other, and it really was a welcome change from some of the guest appearances and exchanges which usually happen in the clubhouse. Lisa has had her own wild child past, and maintains her bawdy side just enough to be the perfect foil to the funny, honest and unfiltered Brandi.
The one who could have taken a night off was Andy. Last night was a perfect example of how he can never let a good thing go unsullied. Diva already beat me to this one, but I don’t think it was funny to make replace a clergyman’s face with that of a dog. With that alone, he managed to take a swipe at both Brandi and Lisa. Lisa was gracious enough to make light of it and my hat goes off to her for that.
Now, I wanted to mention the latest clubhouse game – “Plead The Fifth”. There’s one that Taylor should be used to, but that’s just wishful thinking on my part. Really Andy, really??!!! Was it absolutely necessary to include questions to Brandi about Leann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian? Given the juvenile, and often mean spirited, mindset of Mr. Cohen, I’m amazed that he didn’t have a “surprise” tweet or phone call from the ever lovin’ Mr. & Mrs. Cibrian. Andy just loves that kind of stuff.
The poll results were perfect, meaningless as far as Bravo is concerned, but perfect nonetheless. We love Lisa and Brandi. We don’t love Taylor and Kim. The rumor mill is at work already about who will or won’t be returning for Season 3. This is a game too often played by Bravo. They have stirred the pot over a number of possible shakeups. It is what is done to keep all these women relevant and newsworthy. Even Jill Zarin told everyone that they gave her about 3 minutes notice that she would not be back. We’ll wait and see.
A brief follow up on the season finale
It was a really pretty day here today. The sun finally came out after three days of rain, fog and general gloom. My husband and I took the opportunity to do some farm related maintenance and housekeeping. We replaced and repaired some fencing which the horses, by design or accident had broken. We then did the routine things – feed, waste removal, etc. The good thing about this type of work is that it doesn’t require much concentration and allows you to ponder.
I started thinking about the finale episode of Beverly Hills. I then looked at the three very disparate segments and realized that this episode had a running theme about marriage. We had a story about a wedding, a story about couple married for ten years and a story about a marriage that ended tragically. While not told in that order, it had a beginning, a middle and an end.
One couple was just starting out, fresh from their vows. One couple was going through what can only be described as the “for better or for worse” part – that being something as mundane and, at least to my strange sense of humor, as silly as having a routine procedure. Yes, Adrienne, that’s part of what it means. That brought us to the end, which is the ongoing story of someone who should be a grieving widow. Despite what she has told us transpired, we should have seen a woman still somewhat in shock and grief, if for no other reason than some children were left fatherless.
I hope the rumors of her return are wrong. I hope that we and our televisions survive the reunion.