Though my life has more TV in it than the highest execs from ABC have, Donovan continues to remain my official spur for the few remaining gems on the tube I haven’t quite added to my repertoire, and this past week, the newest addition has been “The Real Housewives of New York.” Having the Atlanta gurls, the New Jersey gals and the DC ladies already on the PVR (I download, but it sounded better that way), I was prodded week after week by Dono to take on the dames from New York as they would: “Instantly have me hooked,” as they were just the right combination of wit and bitch that I would love. And, he of course was right.
After quickly catching up on the three seasons in about 5 days (this is how I work), I’m enamored by the ridiculous lives of these layered locks lassiesbut while I’ve been able to follow Kelly’s plummet into madness, Bethenny and Jill’s oh-so-familiar to my best friends’ fights and Alex’s husband’s continual denial of his latent homosexuality… there is one thing that doesn’t make sense to me. WHAT’S UP WITH BOBBY ZARIN’S SUNGLASSES?? Jill Zarin and her healthily wealthy hubby Bobby appear frequently at parties, dinners, clubs, day events and luncheons and in every scene, the fabric-king husband is sporting a giant pair of dark sunglasses without seemingly any rhyme or reason.
In an attempt to continue to procrastinate schoolwork, I searched the web the best I could to find the reasoning for such an odd fashion/optometrical choice… nothing doin’! All I could muster up was one random blog entry that used the reference as a WTF about the Zarin pair. So, what is up with the shades? I understand that guys put their prescription in their sunglasses to see while protecting from the sun- but indoors?… at night??? It literally begs the question: “What is this guy hiding?” Admittedly, it’s not like there’s gonna be a gremlin behind the sunglasses, yet having never seen this guy’s full face, one really has to ask what the dealio is. I’m gonna benefit of the doubt assume it’s some sort of light-sensitivity situation but really, there’s been scenes lit only by torchlight at some midnight parties that couldn’t offend a bat with it’s brightness, so all I can think is that Bobby’s not happy with the eyes and the face.
I’m not saying they’re brown or anything as terrifying as that (haha, just kidding Patrick!), but really, I’m gonna have to assume it’s an attempt to hide a clump of wrinkles and frown lines that the king of the NY housewives’ line doesn’t want out there for all the world to seem. Furthermore- and it might just be me- the whole “reflector cop sunglasses” thing gives him an air of superiority and intimidation that puts him in this position of pseudo mafioso-conciliary. The guy isn’t the menacing godfather of NY by any means peddling chiffon and poly blend drapes but with those shades, you never know what’s gettin’ plotted behind those things. I’d love to hear what anyone else might think on this topic? Though, to make it perfectly clear, Bobby actually is one of my favorite characters on that show: willing to let his wife fight her own battles but carefully insert himself at the most appropriate moments, this shaded millionaire is a breath of fresh air on the show… Seriously though Bobby… the glasses 😛