In the midst of major drama and controversy - actual, unscripted drama and controversy for a change - The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills kicked off season two last night. It earned -34 points from our critic.
Voices from across the Internet and the television dial have been chiming in on Bravo's decision to go through with the season in light of Russell Armstrong's suicide, but there are a few women at least who stand by the network: those employed by it.
Let's take a look at how various Real Housewives of New York City feel about the events.
Ramona Singer: "I think it is very tragic. But I don't think that the reality show is to blame for his unfortunate death. I think he had problems. And it's sad when someone has so many problems, they feel the only way they can eliminate their pain is by taking their life."Kelly Bensimon: "I would never blame it on the show. You don't know what happens behind closed doors. And no one can judge. It's no one's job to do that. A lot of people speculate."
Sonja Morgan: "My heart goes out to [Taylor] and I'm here for her. But I never intrude. She knows I'm here, but sometimes being helpful is just staying out of someone's business."
Last week, Bethenny Frankel also stood up for Bravo and said it was ridiculous to blame the show for Russell's decision.