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William R. Nicholas Says, in 2-27-2010 at 19:38:30 from     

First, I live about five milles from these people, in a town called Mahwah. It is basically an old school jersey town, and I’ll get more into this in a second. But if I put on my shoes, I can walk to the town the where the housewives live in about three minutes.

Now, a caveat: I realize this is a TV show, and anyone who knows anything realizes that the second you place a camara in front of someone, they change. A TV camara can alter behavior faster than any person can

So when I saw this, I wondered how much was real and how much Memorex, so just for the hell of it, I started to ask my friends at the local stores-which I won’t name-this question. I am talking about a 20 person sample set for my off the cuff and completely unimperical research. I got about 70% saying this a good thumbnail sketch of who these people are, maybe about 10% saying it was all hype, and another 20% saying this material was a good impression but puffed up for TV.

Let me tell you something about Jersey, and yes, this same section of Jersey. It used to be this was a blue collar area, and to a degree, this is still true–although a lot of these people have been property taxed out of the area. Still, most of the people in this neck of the woods are hard working, down to earth, friendly people who are nice to talk to. They drive Hondas, not Benzes, wear Levi’s, not Armani.



I have Cerebal Palsy, and I can’t tell you how much help I have gotten changing flat tires, carrying packages, writting checks which I then sign. I have made many friends both blue collar and white collar. There are about 10 places I can go to if I have a emergancym which shows you how kind hearted and open minded folks around here are.

Now back to our show: when you buy this DVD you will see these gals, whose purpose in life seems to be buying expensive clothes, going to the solon, adjusting their expensive clothes, getting their breasts fixed, buying more expensive clothes to fit those new breasts, promoting their kids modeling careers, then going out to buy more expensive clothes.

When bored, they redo the house, and tell the workers to be careful moving the expensive new furnature into the house. Why? Because it is expensive. They don’t seem to put together that the workers would know this because they work for the people who just sold them the damm furnature.

For people with so much bread, these people don’t seem too content. They are constantly fighting, ripping each other apart, and seem to have no problem showing their as–s in public. From my research, they also seem to have no issue with treating the general retail populus like endentured servants.

Ummmm…..ok. For a guy like me who wakes up with musicle spasams and wors 12 hours daily all this seems a little pointless, but hey sister , do what you like.

I do have to say that Jackie, as deliniated by the show, does seem brighter, tries to avoid confrontation, likes to laugh and seems to genuinely listen to people. She does appear a humen being in the mist of snobs. Dealing with the other four, to qoute the the great Jack Nicholson in Terms of Endearment, “I’d rather stick needles in my eyes.”

Again, I can’t tell you how much of this is real and how much is memorex, but if we beleive the show, than think of the rest of New Jersey as the outside of a nuclear blast radius. Smart people try to steer as clear from the isolated epicenter as possible.

Please take it from a forty year old life long resident. WE ARE NOT LIKE THIS.

Thank God.
Rating: 3 / 5

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