'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap — Caroline Manzo Is The Greatest Housewife Ever!

Tue, May 24, 2011 12:01am EDT by 3 Comments

Know what’s better than spending money on therapy? Trying to get a sit down with Caroline that would likely involve wine and some actual practical advice!

Recapping the almost always entirely ridiculous behavior on episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey can sometimes be difficult for one reason — Caroline Manzo. Out of every cast, she remains the lone voice of sense, consistently, for her friends and cast mates. Can she be my friend?

It is so easy to find things that are ridiculous and heightened in episodes of these programs, but it is time someone finally paid some attention to Caroline. She doesn’t start fights or flip tables or bring her private drama to the screen. Instead she supports her family, and huge props to her daughter Lauren who is utilizing her reality fame by launching (after some hard work) a career in beauty, and tries to stop the other ladies from killing one another.

The penultimate scene in this week’s episode, the much hyped fashion show at the Brownstone, would have been something entirely different were Caroline not on hand. While viewers might pray for a giant fight, and a savvy reality stars eager for dramatic television might want the same, Caroline made sure to put out every fire before it could even start. That’s what friends do.

Other notes, please stop featuring professional whack job Kim G. producers. It is one thing to yearn to be on television when you are 20, it is another when you are on the wrong side of 50.

Also, Jacqueline Laurita looked AMAZING at the fashion show.

So HollywoodLifers, is Caroline your favorite cast member?