Jody looks even more foolish now after being subjected to Mary’s highly anticipated, beautifully articulated, and well-executed verbal offence. Mary did a wonderful job of putting Jody in her place and did so with skill and precision.
|"Jody, you are a wretched person".|
It was about time too, and Jody really did not have anything Earth-shattering to say in her own defense, other than the by now typical and trite recitation of Mary's age. Jody also threw in the catchphrase well known to anyone who is skilled in the art of projection which is: "You're an embarrassment".
In reality the only thing embarrassing was Jody's lame comeback. Not only that, but continuously jabbing that Mary is 50 is nothing more than a misquotation of her age. It isn't even an insult and Mary isn't even 50. If anything, it's a compliment because Mary looks better than women half her age.
Mary is also not the embarrassing one. Jody is. I do not cringe and struggle for the remote when Mary is on screen. I do when Jody is presented to us speaking in her pretend accent and putting on airs.
|She looked like a blowfish.|
Anyway, at the conclusion of Tojo Battle of the Botox Mary says to Jody: "You are a wretched person. Your daughter was horrendous. I think you are absolutely horrific".
Jody storms out of the restaurant and is seen being whisked away in a limo.
Viewers around Canada cheered – even the “closet” viewers who deny they watch the show (when they obviously do) and like to make the ridiculous claim that this TV program is going to single-handedly give Canada a bad name.
Let me just go off on a tangent for a second here and suggest that if anything is going to give Canada a bad name it is not going to be some frivolous form of Wednesday night escapism via a television set. How about the blatant and continued environmental damage being caused by the oil sands of Alberta? How about Canada withdrawing from Kyoto? What about the disgrace surrounding the G20 summit? How about the riots that erupted in Vancouver last June after a Canucks hockey game? The list goes on, but I think I’ve made my point.
In other words, there are better things to get worked up about than a TV show about silly rich women showcasing their lavish lives. It is entertainment, pure and simple, and it also is an interesting glimpse into certain aspects of human nature. Sure it is edited, but SO WHAT. Real life is constantly being edited as well.
Human memory is not exactly reliable. Memory or lack thereof has this tendency of getting in the way of understanding what really has gone on. We tend to fill in or delete details as we see fit; we ignore or deny truths if they contradict our self-image, we play down or play up things depending on how it suits us, and we are all hypocrites in one way or another.
Reality TV displays this human hyprocrisy in condensed form and some of us do not like it. The consequent defense mechanism is to disregard programs like The Real Housewives of Vancouver as "stupid" or "farm feed" for the "uneducated masses".
As a member of this "stupid class" (because ever since blogging about Real Housewives of Vancouver I've been called different versions of "stupid" numerous times) I normally admire the editing in these shows. They offer us the spoon, but they don't shove it in our mouths.
For example, they will pair Reiko saying Jody is a good friend who is supportive, just as Jody is commenting that Reiko has "big hips" and is not a good "solider". They will show us Ronnie saying her son is "brilliant" in relation to the business of wine just as he is admitting he knows nothing about wine and buys it only according to how the label catches his eye.
We are shown Jody and Mia saying how they do no like fake, dishonest people just as they themselves are being fake and dishonest. We see Ronnie talking about Mary not taking ownership of her own actions just as Ronnie herself denies her own drinking problem.
That said...with this episode 8 of the Real Housewives of Vancouver, ENOUGH with how Mary is relaxing and getting away. They flashed us numerous scenes of Mary saying how she is going to let her hair down, going to enjoy herself, how she needs this, she deserves this, it has been a while..on and on it went... WE GET IT.
Mary has gone to Mexico to have some fun and relax. THAT IS FABULOUS but can we move on?
Which brings me to my next question. Why do they keep showing us the same scene when they have hundreds of hours of footage? Is it boring footage or is it cheaper to just keep showing us, "the uneducated masses", the same thing?
Do the producers, like the hate-fans, think viewers are stupid and simply will not notice they are being shown the same thing over and over again?
Anyhow, moving on. I thought Ronnie came across much better in this episode. It was nice to see another side of her with her daughters. I am now beginning to see Ronnie more as a tragic figure than an alcoholic bitch. I was even brought to tears watching her talk about her daughter. I also thought her son, Jhordan, came across as quite wise and even sweet these past two weeks with both the advice he gave his mother about inviting Mary to the birthday party and also how protective he was of Mary during the birthday party.
Aside from that, I predicted last week Ronnie would not be pleased when she found out about Mary and Blue Tulum. It looks like I was right. Ronnie appeared both surprised and not too happy when Jody gleefully told her about Blue Tulum.