I Hope Bethenny's New Show Gets More Interesting Next Week. Last Night's Premiere Was SO Boring!

Fri, June 11, 2010 2:46pm EST by 8 Comments
Courtesy of Bravo

Courtesy of Bravo

Bethenny says she has “an obscene amount of things going on,” but after watching her for an hour, it felt like not much of anything happened!

Bethenny Getting Married?, which premiered last night on Bravo, chronicles Bethenny Frankel‘s transition away from the Real Housewives of New York City and the Upper East Side, to her new life in Tribeca with her beau, Jason Hoppy, and beloved dog, Cookie. It’s a cute little show, but the overall lack of drama, while refreshing, made for a seriously boring hour of television.

Bethenny’s new apartment is quite a step-up from the shoebox she formerly resided in, and it is clear that the expanding family will enjoy all the perks of the luxury digs. One of these perks? A home office, so Bethenny can run her business while wearing pajamas.

Of course, the new space requires a new assistant, which leads to a particularly ridiculous and forced fight between Jason and Bethenny. Jason is uncomfortable with Bethenny having a straight male assistant, citing Bethenny’s tendency to prance about the house in skimpy attire. Bethenny ignores Jason’s concerns, and hires the straight guy. But rather than starting a fight (and creating SOME excitement) Jason doesn’t really bat an eyelash. They compromise, and all is well. BO-RING!

Later in the show, Bethenny and Jason have another disagreement, regarding a housewarming party. Jason doesn’t understand why Bethenny wouldn’t want his friends that she doesn’t know staying at the apartment, and Bethenny doesn’t really understand why Jason wants to have a housewarming party in the first place. However, Bethenny comes around, and even at the last minute, when Jason is called to Florida for a mysterious “business meeting,” she plays hostess to his friends with a smile on her face.

Bethenny and Jason are a cute couple; they have disagreements just like everyone else, and ultimately compromise. But they have yet to make a strong impression on the viewers as an entertaining duo. Even a brief appearance from Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen at the housewarming party didn’t liven up the hour. Bethenny’s quick wit and trademark one-liners are still here, but without the rest of the girls to support her, she’s fallen flat so far.

— Spencer Cain

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Posted at 1:07 AM on July 30, 2010  

Are you kidding! I and everyone I know love Bethenny Getting Married! Maybe you just have to be a Bethenny fan which she has millions so I think she’ll be ok. I was actually surfing the net to find out why her so is ending so soon. Find another job Spencer Cain.

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Posted at 4:56 PM on June 16, 2010  

I love Bethenny Frankel and on Real Housewives she is sooooo funny! But have I noticed, after watching her show, that she is an overall boring person. Unless she is talking about someone else and then she is super funny. Her life with her as the main character seems really boring from what I can see. I am sure her diehard fans would love watching her even if she was just sleeping on camera. Meanwhile I am falling asleep watching her show.

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Posted at 6:09 PM on June 12, 2010  

I guess everyone is different. I for one LOVED the show. Love how her career has taken off and her having to plan and experience milestones of her life. Love her wit and humor. And so happy that she is allowing us to glimpse into her happiness. Love Bethenny!

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Posted at 9:48 PM on June 11, 2010  

I thought it was good. Not great. But I think its just because we have all got addicted to the increasing amount of drama in real housewives. They weren’t always like how they are now… I love the drama of real housewives, but its nice to have a light breather show like bethenny’s to go with it.

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Posted at 4:22 PM on June 11, 2010  

I thought it was sort of boring too for some reason. I think mayb she is trying to hard to be a wise cracking smart a$$. I used to love her one-liners on previous seasons of the RHNY but they seemed more spontaneous then. Her one-liners were particularly bad on the After Show with Andy…some of the quips she when answering Andy’s questions didn’t even make sense didn’t even make sense!

Maybe Jill isn’t the only one who is getting caught up with all the fame and attention?

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Disappointed also

Posted at 6:42 PM on June 11, 2010  

I’m glad it’s not just me. I am a huge fan of hers, and I saw all the good press about the show. Couldn’t wait for RH to end so that this show could start. But so far, it’s a little bit of a letdown. Showing her at the end peeing into a bucket in a wedding dress is an image I wish I were never exposed to — and this is a coming attraction for a future wedding episode! This is supposed to make people want to watch more?? I also was kind of grossed out by Jason ripping a wax strip off her stomach in bed. If they had filmed her going to a spa to get it done, fine…but do we really need to witness her laying in a rumpled bed in underwear, looking like she hasn’t showered in days, with her fiance doing this? It’s a little too real for the reality tv I want to see.

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Posted at 4:59 PM on April 24, 2011  

Bethanny started the rumors that she is worth $120 million !!
What a joke!!! Has anyone noticed her tiny, shoebox apartment she just moved into? It rents for about $4,000 a month and is stuffed with assistants,hair people, and nannies who all work for free to be on TV!!! Trust me she is considered BROKE in Nyc and middle class in Florida. Most of the rhony and oc are BROKE<BROKE<BROKE

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Posted at 3:15 PM on June 11, 2010  

you are way off – I loved the show

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