It's that time again. Summer is upon us and with it comes reruns of your favorite television shows and crappy summer series that will be canceled mid-way into June.
Anyway, Kim Ki-Duk's Pieta, opening in limited release tomorrow, is as twisted and unexpected as much of the Korean cinema that has reached this shore.
This episode hinges upon a wine-tasting trip to Malibu, the wine capital of the world. It is of those laughably manufactured "get all the cast members in one place, sequester them from their daily routines, and force-feed them booze until a confrontation happens" good-time getaways.
The focus on wealth makes the show play out like a classic Shakespearean tragedy. The fabulous homes, clothes, and opulent parties at first make the viewers admire the housewife and wish to be like her. But soon we see the "real" person, whose hubris reveals a deep unhappiness that they, being unreliable narrators, deny.
Why are Americans obsessed with lots of mindless shows? Because following September 11th, the world got way too serious. I believe the popularity of reality television is directly related to terrorism.
Well folks, we've finally made it. The ladies gathered for the last time this season to yell, scream, cry and point fingers. The second part of the reunion was a serious event.
"Own who you are: the good, the bad, the ugly, the different. Nobody's perfect. Gay, in my opinion, is beautiful. Love is beautiful. And we should celebrate it all. My husband and I don't care about who's bonking who. We care about kindness."
This week's blockbuster event was a back-to-back Beverly Hills extravaganza, featuring the season finale and the first part of the reunion. The upside is that neither Faye nor Marisa were in the second hour.
There's no doubt that there is something genius about the formula that is the Real Housewives franchise. It's everything you've ever wanted your life to be... but you just can't afford. There is a special place in my heart for the ladies of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Tonight's episode featured a serious dose of "RHOBH" drama, and while the ladies acted (and even described themselves!) as high schoolers, I just can't seem to break down the craziness that was episode 18.
Problems follow these housewives wherever they go -- even to Paris! Kim struggles to get on Paris time while Lisa ruffles feathers -- especially Kyle's -- all over the City of Light.
Sure, Democrats got their water cooler moment with Marco Rubio's struggle with dry mouth, but it's all one big cycle. With that, and since one of D.C.'s biggest nights plays out like Bravo programming, here's my take on D.C.: Mean Girls edition.
It's already been reported widely since US Magazine broke the story that Kandi Burruss, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, is now engaged to Todd Tucker, line producer on the show.
Adrienne and Paul return to the show to discuss how Brandi "went too far," and then Paris Hilton shows up at an art show!
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" returned with everybody fighting! Brandi announced that Adrienne is suing her, while Kim confronted Kyle for her recent behavior. And Yolanda urged her cast mates to consider a crazy diet.
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" returned with a two-hour special. Brandi faced "the other woman," while Taylor's lawsuit came to a devastating end. And audiences still have no idea what Brandi said about Adrienne.