Reality TV gets knocked all the time for how contrived it can feel, but there's no way anyone's arguing that about The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In.
No, tonight's premiere episode (the first of three to check in with Teresa Giudice and her family while she's behind bars) was serving up prison drama realness from the jump. While the cameras focused on Tre's husband Joe and their four daughters (Danbury Correctional has a strict "no reality TV cameras" policy, apparently), the Garden State diva's presence was felt heavily through the many, many phone calls she makes to her family. But viewers hoping for some schadenfreude fun were in for a shock when the episode revealed itself to be a bit of a sobering downer.
So, just how real did things get? Let's count the ways.