of my guiltiest pleasure!
It was nice going down memory lane with the lovely ladies of those first two seasons, Caroline, Jacqueline, Teresa, Dina and Danielle (aka Beverly, aka whatever her real name is!). Besides the
ridiculousness that is Danielle, I immediately was drawn in by Teresa. I had forgotten how she used to be, and by used to be I mean how carefree, vivacious, funny, bubbly and happy she appeared during those first 2 seasons. Even immediately follow her notorious table flip she was kissing Joe and making funny statements. Even though that was the technical “darkest” part of that season she still had the energy to laugh and smile. She was very in love with her family and her husband and nothing pleased her more than to have her 4 daughters in matching outfits. Her most insulting comments were things like skank or ho-bag but “honey” immediately followed. The more recent seasons we have witnessed a very different Teresa. One could call her calculated, conniving, devious, spiteful, jealous and malicious
on a good day. You rarely hear that good old Teresa squeal or the giddy laugh. You more often to hear her be combative than lighthearted. She is by far the most notorious NJ housewife and her life has been anything but picture perfect. It seems her life has really gotten away from her and one wonders if it is due to the price of reality fame. She started out with financial troubles with her
home, then Joe was being sued by a partner, then he was being charged with using his brother’s license, then he was charged with a DUI after the famous incident where immediately following an accident he chugged shots of alcohol. Now onto the mother of all legal dramas, both Guidice’s are facing up to 50 years in prison due to charges of multiple counts of fraud. Her family troubles have
spilled onto the screen as well. She infamously battled her sister in law and brother regarding many issues ranging from rumors of Melissa cheating to Melissa being a copycat, to her being a stripper. Her relationship with her cousins, Rosie and Kathy also took hits as well as her relationships with her other on screen frienemies, Caroline and Jacqueline. No matter where the audience turned Teresa had issue with them all. Every time she took one step forward with her friends and family, she would immediately turn around and screw them over again, sending them more than 2 steps back. Only now that Bravo has expelled Caroline and Jacqueline does it seem that the Teresa relationship drama will fade, only now she’ll prepare for the battle over her freedom, the ultimate battle for her
During her dramas with her friends and family I was ANYTHING but Team Teresa but
now watching her be humbled with her legal troubles, I am back thinking that she’s got it tough right now and what she definitely needs is sympathy. Whether her and Joe are truly guilty is really a non-issue to me, they are still parents to 4 daughters who absolutely don’t need to lose either parents to the legal system. Watching her and Joe talk about their problems she is finally letting that guard down that crept so far up when she started battled her family and the Manzo/Laurita’s. It’s vintage Teresa because she is being so real and I guess she has no other choice right now, there is no way to run from it. Despite the vastly different circumstances, it is refreshing to see her be real much like she did that first and second season, before she became jaded from what she would consider many, many betrayals. Hopefully she comes out on top and her family remains intact and at some point we start to witness that same funny, happy go lucky Italian girl that says “sangwich” and asks her daughters to do “fabulous”and makes off hand comments about her very happy sex life with “juicy Joe.” Til then, we’ll have to wait and see or “watch what happens.”