Yes of course I have been watching Bethenny. And yes, the show holds my interest enough for me to keep watching... so far. I mean, she has to work out the kinks and needs more practice as a gab show helmer, but so far, eh - we'll see. It's not like we have a lot of choices during the summer so we'll give it the old college try.
WAIT - BEFORE I GO ON WITH THIS CURRENT STORY - CAN I JUST SAY I WAS RIGHT ABOUT THIS POST FROM LAST MONTH? Of course Bethenny rode the divorce story wave as publicity for her show. I think there's even a clip floating around from the first day of her show where she's like, no we aren't getting divorced. Yeah, the stories that were so conveniently timed were just redic rumors that you had absolutely nothing to do with. Mmmm hmmmmmm. Ah yes, here's the clip:
But what I really want to talk about is Bethenny's um, dancing - for lack of a better word. I mean, I kind of hesitate to consider it actual dancing. It's more of a stiff, herky jerky random gyrating thing she does that's the most unnatural thing of all things. Like, remember the Seinfeld episode all about Elaine dancing? Yeah, like that.
I first noticed the odd jerky movements in Bethenny's many talk show guest appearances. It's as if she waits in the wings trying to psych herself out to be the "people person" she's secretly not, and when they call her name, she hoofs it out there trying to play the role of a real free spirit. It's so wooden. Sooooo forced. And I feel embarrassed when I watch it. I like seriously avert my eyes for a second until it's over because it's sooooo odd. I blush for her. And NOW she's doing it on her show when she walks out to do the little monologue bit. Maybe she thinks she's Ellen? BETHENNY STEP AWAY FROM THE ELLEN PLAYBOOK. YOU CAN'T PULL THAT OFF. Oy, I'm putting a request out to the universe for Jason Hoppy to hop on over and stage an intervention(s).
Here's a good example of it. She dances for like the entire first half of her show. Where's George Costanza when you need him?