'Real Housewives of DC' has a 'Perception Gap'
September 24th, 2010
06:06 PM ET

'Real Housewives of DC' has a 'Perception Gap'

Lots going on this last episode.

Michaele is getting ready for some kind of Redskins cheerleader alumni gathering.  The other former cheerleaders don't appear to remember her and she seems to be the only one who doesn’t remember the routine.  Maybe ‘cause she really wasn’t a Redskins Cheerleader.

The other ladies wonder later who makes up that kind of thing.  And it makes me wonder how true the stories in the book the Salahis are planning will be (it's out now and will not be on my reading list).  Michael and Tareq go to visit a writer to talk about their tell all.   She actually asks if she has to write much to write a book.

Stacie has a gathering of the housewives, her friend Erika and their kids.  Erika never has liked Cat and it shows now.  Erika calls her mean and Cat calls her on it.  They have it out while Stacie looks on, mortified that this is going on. Lynda and Mary side with Cat who leaves crying.  For a hot minute Erika looks like she feels guilty, then attempts what started out as an apology.  It was a really bad attempt.

Cat and Erika run into each other again at a small political meeting with a DC council member.  Actually, they didn’t run into each other, ‘cause Cat avoided that chick like she was carrying a disease.

The meeting was about DC’s marriage equality initiative.  Stacie and Jason come down firmly on the side of marriage being between a man and a woman.  That’s a problem for Paul the stylist, who says people who are against gay marriage can't be his friends.

Cat and Charles are working on her book cover.  There is a lot of tension for just working together on photos and font sizes.  They don’t seem to be a happy couple, especially when he runs down his latest work trip, during which Cat will be left alone again.  In separate conversations, the housewives and friends discuss the state of Cat's marriage and how lonely she is which seems to be the reason she's so stressed.

Cat can be a bit much to deal with, but I'm beginning to feel bad for her.  If the show was playing her up as the villain, it's not working anymore.  I think Erika has taken that spot.  What do you think?

soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Karma

    It is clear and apparent that the only nice and positive individuals on this DC cast are Tareq and Michaele .
    This spin on them being so calculating I believe is untrue. Theres no way you could sneek into anything Presidential. Nice Try on ATTEMPTING to ruin these people, the public are so Limited in their cerebral cortex that they actually believe it.
    They are financially struggling like much of the American population.

    Fresh air people get some, your brain is desperate!
    These other back stabbing HAGS are jealous of them.
    The only ones we enjoy watching are the Salahis. Lose those other slovenly drunk , backstabbing Pathetic women known as HUMANS!

    October 8, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. marsha

    just enjoy ... these really don't represent real people .... they're too rich, too thin, too uninformed ........ too much of everything!

    September 30, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. January Rae

    It was refreshing to watch Erika (honestly) tell Cat how she's perceived. Finally, someone has the chutzpah to say it like it is! Erika is right, Cat *is* the definition of a "mean girl"...a rude female whose unhappiness hemorrages out in every direction. It is possible for a woman to be intelligent, outspoken, lively and opinionated *without* being a callous, mean-spirited creature. Apparently Cat hasn't gotten that memo.

    I'm only sorry that everyone caved in and pitied Cat after Erika spoke her mind. Cat needed to hear every word of it, hopefully it'll give her an opportunity to self-reflect and make some changes.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jane

    I absolutely refuse to watch this show because they were rewarded for breaking into The White House for the sake of TV. How come NOTHING ever happened to them. That is scary if they can do this and they receive no penalty whatsoever. The Salahi's are just camera mongers - not that the other people on reality TV aren't - but they continue to stoop to new lows! Get a real life!

    September 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fred

    My wife and I watch the other Housewives shows but we just don't click with the DC show. I would say that it will be replaced by the L.A. show, that's why it is emerging so quickly after the DC started. Andy Cohen follows the $.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. Head Diva In Charge

    Erika is a total beyotch. The first episode, I thought I would have the same feelings toward Cat as I do for Danielle from RHONJ, but that quickly went away. Cat is outspoken, and I admire that, but she does come off as totally rude at times. That still gives Erika no reason to attack her like she does.....constantly. Then to give a fake "I am sorry" because she realizes that she is the ONLY one that feels that way (not even Stacie does anymore). As far as the Salahi clan, they are just a big plate of crazy with a side of stupid. Those two are trying so hard to be in the D.C. social circles they will make up ANY lie. But I do think that making something up about Mary's daughter was a stupid mistake, I am thinking she & Rich are pretty well respected. I am looking forward to see what the rest of the season brings....although, I do think they will need to shake this up a bit, get rid of the Salahi clan, and bring on some young blood if this show is going to last another season.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. Garry

    The whole show is crazy, BUT i do love the brashness of Cat. Remember when all the ladies were in the kitchen with the "chef" and they were talking down to Cat about her being "racist" that she didn't like Obama. Well got news for you..I voted for him and I am damn sorry I did..does that make me racist?? HELL NO..means the man is a fool! Black or white..WHY do these women carry the racist card on their shoulders and accuse everyone of being racist simply because they make a comment or speak their minds???
    Stuck up..hateful and stupid....DC housewives?? More like DC wannabes....

    September 27, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. lynn

    The "gay" meeting was dumb. Glad Stacie/Jason spoke up for their beliefs,Paul is childish. All he does is talk about the women behind their backs. Would not go to him professionally. Cat is a crybaby. Her husband has a job where he is gone a lot. Did she not know this when she married him. She needs to get her own life/job so she doesn't sit around feeling abandoned. I think Charles realizes how she really is.Hated tht she was in her closet discussing Palin with children. They need to be kids-why do they know who Palin is anyways.Erika is rude too-but look at Mary, she talks about everyone behind their backs too. Even Stacie is catty at times-her husband is the only one on the show I can watch a little. The other husbands/men are crazy in some way. This show is the worst of them all. Gossip queens all of them.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. bumble

    I don't get it........

    September 27, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mrs Perry.

    Andy Cohen & BravoTV have an agenda behind this particular DC show. This show is becoming far too political to be fun to watch anymore. If I want to hear the "gay marriage" debate I'll turn to CNN or NPR. And paul stating that people cannot be his friends if they do not agree with the gay agenda?!?! Hypocrisy much. If that had been reversed and Stacie and Jason said they do not want to be friends with gay people, there would have been protests in the streets.
    Cat has not been replaced as the mean girl, she is incredibly brash and needs to learn how to demonstrate tact and class to her young daughters.

    DC housewives has been disappointing thus far, hopefully it will be canceled and be replaced by housewives of Philadelphia where women are modeling positive attributes such as professional jobs, stable families, and loving marriages; well...not all, but some.

    September 26, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Stacy

    This is ridiculous. Let marriage be between a man and a woman. But let gays have their civil union. Im sure they don't care whether or not your religion recognizes their civil union.
    It alway drives me nuts when people care more about the lives of others and don't take care of their own homes. (ie. Sarah Palin)

    September 26, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • craig

      you totally contradicted what you said in your first and second paragraphs!!!

      September 26, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Allison

    To all those who oppose gay marriage, let me tell you what God has to say on the matter. "Where love is, I am."

    Enough said.

    September 26, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  13. wasteoftime

    I want to see whoopi kick that woman's ass....then I will tune in

    September 25, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Tee Tee

    I feel the same way as Stacie and her husband. It's in the Bible that marriage is between a man and woman. It's not using your faith to believe. This is what has been taught from the begining of time.

    September 25, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • MadCityBabe

      ......but still the priests go after the litte boyz..........what does your Bible say about that Sh_t?!

      September 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      You must not have read much of your Bible. In ancient Palastine, men had many wives. They were property. So if you want to support 'Biblical marriage', you'd have to support polygamy. Face it: the definition of what is marriage has changed VERY much over the millenia. It's merely changing again. Besides, other cultures had rites blessing same-s@x unions or unions involving transgendered people. They got along fine. Even the Church had such a rite, before they become all obsessed with denigrating what people did in bed with each other.

      September 25, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • LG

      It always interests me when people cite from the bible and then make comments like, "This is what has been taught from the begining of time." The bible has not been in place since the beginning of time. Study religion and you'll discover how fairly new the bible is compared to other religious works. Just because you've been taught the content of the bible since your beginning and you believe it is 100% "truth," does not mean that is true for all of mankind. Like another poster noted, the bible also allows for women to be held as property and men to have multiple wives. Why don't you champion those causes, too, since what is contained in the bible is 100% true and has been in place "since the beginning of time"? Or do you just pick and choose what you like from the bible and ignore the rest?

      September 27, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • spike266

      Here is the problem with using any religious argument for this topic: we are not supposed to be using the bible to govern our country!!! Whatever your faith teaches you, our legislators are required to use a different quantifier when determining what is best for our country. What your faith teaches you is not what mine teaches me. Why should your faith govern me? The short answer is it DOESN'T. Separation of church and state is an imperative if we are truly going to call ourselves a free nation. Even if the Bible teaches that marriage is between a man and a woman, in order for your point of view to have any validity in an argument about HOW TO LEGISLATE, you need a different argument!

      September 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. khocolatemoose

    Why do people watch these shows? It's a bunch of self-centered people evoking drama for the sake of the ever present camera that follows them around. I guess it's the same reason that we love to rubberneck while driving. Feel free to join the conversations about films at http://khocolatemoose.wordpress.com/

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    September 25, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  16. CAB

    Yeah, what stupid before me said!

    September 24, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Shaun

    Stacie and her husband are ignorant fools. If the issue is about them, then they are interested. If not, then they call on their hypocrytical faith. Go ahead. Rant aganst the gays and use God as your reference. Meanwhile, wonder why the racism creeps back to you? Because your snobbish, ignorant, uninformed, self-serving opinion brings it back. What idiots! Ask your God for everything while you deny the rights of other human beings.

    September 24, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |

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