Dumb TV Moments of 2013
Dr. V magically cures the cast
Who and what: Dr. V magically cures the cast
Where: "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"
Why it was dumb: Given how fractious things have been between Teresa and Melissa, it was no surprise that the show had started regularly dragging the gang to "healing" retreats and therapy sessions. That Dr. V (who has her own show on Bravo) was able to get through to this bickering extended family by swearing at them, talking in a Joisey accent, and suggesting they hug it out defies logic. The gang could have gotten the same feeble advice from a women's magazine article, but getting it from Dr. V worked a miracle. It won't last, of course, but I'm sure it did wonders for Dr. V's practice.
- Liane Bonin Starr