Review | Bethenny Ever After

Entertainment Feb. 22, 2011 AT 1:04PM
Review | Bethenny Ever After Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo

Airs Monday 2/28

Us Rating: ***

When viewers last left The Real Housewives of New York City alum Bethenny Frankel, she had swapped vows with easygoing salesman Jason Hoppy and given birth to daughter Bryn. In this sweet Bethenny Getting Married? follow-up, the quick-witted, if sometimes neurotic, dynamo aims to be a good mom and loving missus while building her Skinnygirl lifestyle brand.

The premiere kicks off in true Frankel-esque fashion -- which is to say it's all over the map. She ponders having another baby. She gets fitted for a bra. She obsesses about a foul smell in her SUV. Once the family heads to Hoppy's quaint Pennsylvania hometown, though, things really take off. The star talks frankly with her needy in-laws about their frequent visits, expresses more heartache over her own neglectful parents and, in a shining moment, gets sentimental with Hoppy's old pals at a bar ("This is like from a movie!" she cheers). It all results in laughs, warm-fuzzies and a palpable appreciation for her man. No wonder Frankel is the franchise's most beloved star. (Bravo, 10 P.M.)

--JOHN GRIFFITHS

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