I don’t think it would be humanly possible for me to get sick of Southern Charm even if it aired all year long. This season, in particular, has been everything, and it’s not because of someone claiming to play the role of villain after getting reamed for their bad behavior. It’s been so fun to watch Kathryn Dennis get her life together while Thomas Ravenel implodes (or explodes as happened last night). This week’s episode had everything: Craig Conover hit rock bottom, Naomie Olindo acted crabby, and Shep Rose, who loves EVERYONE, was unable to stomach T-Rav’s latest plus one. Mix in some mild canoodling (and tears) from Chelsea Meissner and Austen Kroll, and it was a winner! Just kidding, it was full-on hard to watch mess thanks to what’s her name. My friend, who has been hesitantly straddling the Team Kathryn fence (she can’t forget), expressed it best when she texted me that her husband had a headache due to the amount of screaming she’d been doing at her TV in favor of our underdog.
Last week’s cliffhanger had everyone screaming “What Dau…fu(skie)?!?” at their television screens when Ashley Jacobs came for Kathryn on the charmers’ weekend getaway to Hilton Head Island. Just a quick refresher: Ashley really wants to be invited to Saint’s birthday party, so she went about procuring an invitation in the best way possible…feigning sympathy for the passing of Kathryn’s grandmother followed by insulting Kathryn’s mothering skills. It’s Emily Post 101, y’all!
Mr. Feathersby (was that his name?) and his assistant met their demise on this week’sReal Housewives of New York alongside the friendship of Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwell. It’s been a slow death for this duo, played out mainly in talking head interviews and passive aggressive commentary. Usually Bethenny is the clear heavy hitter when she decides to tear down a cast mate, but Carole has the wit and vocabulary to give her a run for her Skinnygirl money!
I’m not going to lie (and I’m sure I’ll get a lot of heat for it), but I have been a tried and true Carole fan since she joined the show. However, this season she’s turned into, well, a Bravo “housewife” completely caught up in her own world, ready and willing to participate in all the petty drama. Perhaps she learned from Bethenny, who has been making petty drama her job since she burst (back) on the scene. Either way, their feud has been a long time in the making if only for the fact that Bethenny sabotages every relationship she has. If someone is as “strong” as she perceives herself to be, they become her competition, not her friend. It’s at that point she focuses on the Sonja Morgans of the world to remind herself that she is superior. It’s a whole emotional case study, and nobody has time for that!
What were you doing over Memorial Day weekend? Hopefully you weren’t celebrating like two of our favorite Real Housewives of New York…although if you were, you’ve got a Maserati or vacay in Palm Beach, so you’re already doing much better than I am!
Poor Ramona Singer totaled her new toy in a fender bender (or a Ramotor vehicle accident, as she would probably say) while driving on Montauk Highway. Near Bethenny Frankel’s house, maybe? Meanwhile, Tinsley Mortimer got into a bit of a tiff with Luann deLesseps’ ex-husband Tom D’Agostino, Jr. while dining out in Palm Beach, Florida.
Last night’s Southern Charm had everything America needs right now. Kathryn Dennis went head to head with her very whiny replacement. Thomas Ravenel lost the drinking game where he had to take a shot every time his wallet’s girlfriend said the word “birthday.” Most importantly, CRAIG CONOVER REUNITED WITH GIZMO. It was an episode for the people, no doubt.
The crew is heading to Hilton Head for the weekend, so Shep Rose has postponed his knee surgery, because, you know, priorities. Naomie Olindo is looking forward to some girls’ time with Kathryn and Chelsea Meissner, but she is dreading having to hang out with her ex Craig. He just brings out the mean in her. Her roommate urges her to have a heart-to-heart with Craig before the trip. They need to get in the fast lane to the friend zone to make it less awkward for the entire group. Chelsea checks in on Kathryn to find out that her grandmother has passed away. Kathryn was very close to her grandmother, who viewers met when she gave her blessing to a baby Kathryn in a relationship with a fifty-year-old T-Rav. She reminisces about going the library and playing board games with her grandmother, and it sounds like that had a very special relationship.
Southern Charm New Orleans has been a wonderful addition to my Sunday night. Jeff Charleston is so damn nice. All of these men are. I’ll go to one of their guys’ nights and promise not to complain when naked ladies make an appearance. Last night’s episode was no exception as to how kind, fun, and level-headed these gentlemen are.
After a thankfully uneventful night at the Myrtles, the crew is packing their bags. Jon Moody was missing his sock when he woke up, but the noises that freaked out Tamica Lee and Barry Smith were courtesy of their friend Susan and cousin Jared. Justin Reese completely ghosted with girlfriend Kelsey to spend the night at a hotel. The group convenes for lunch, and Justin isn’t scared to admit he’s terrified of ghosts. As Justin continues to say he’s fine, and Tamica takes the opportunity to share a story about her father dying of a heart attack at a young age. Barry interrupts to ask her to pass some sauce, and she is livid. While it is rude behavior, I don’t think Barry was listening to his wife’s conversation given the large number of people at the long table.
There is a lot to unpack from last night’s episode of Southern Charm! Not only is baby Palmer (maybe) on her way for Cameran Eubanks, Craig Conover is finally coming into his own. Despite the boys versus girls theme that has dominated the season, there was a glimmer of reconciliation (or at least a melancholy trip down memory lane) for Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis. Even Austen Kroll is sidestepping the Shep Rose 2.0 comparison by coupling up, although it’s not with Chelsea Meissner. I guess her friend is a fine second for Austen…at least for now!
Last night’s episode begins with a very pregnant Cameran packing for the hospital. She is about to head to her last OB appointment, and there is a possibility she will be admitted to be induced. She calls her mom to reveal that she’s been cramping for a while, and her mom is ecstatic. That sounds like labor! Cameran has surprised herself by being super calm and focused on the end game. The anxiety she feared when it was time to give birth is nowhere to be found.
Southern Charm New Orleans really upped its game last night. Not only was my mouth watering the entirety of the show, the New Orleans crowd actually had a fun time together! Other than spending far too much time falling down a Myrtles rabbit hole on the internet (and not getting much sleep last night because of it), this episode solidified my adoration for this show. Take that, Savannah!
Reagan Charleston is blessing her new French Quarter apartment by burning sage with her sister as husband Jeff tends to the dogs thirty plus miles (and one long-ass bridge) away. Tamica Lee is about to head out of town with her cousin Jared. She straddles Jared and packs some roadies. The pair is heading to see Jared’s mom in the country after his recent coming out to his friend group. While he’s now told her he is gay, he hasn’t seen her face-to-face. Barry Smith bids farewell to his wife who isn’t looking forward to the road trip.
Is it just me or is the gang from Southern Charm growing up before our very eyes? What’s with all the maturity and decent life choices? Listen, I realize they still have a long way to go, but I’m proud of this motley crew!
Cameran Eubanks has a stubborn cervix, so her OB may have to induce labor. She calls husband Jason with this news, but as an anesthesiologist, he has nary a reaction. He gives epidurals all day, every day. She warns him not to be one of those husbands who says “we’re in labor,” and I love it! Meanwhile, Kathryn Dennis is on the phone with Marshall, the owner of Gwynn’s department store, which is a very she-she and expensive place to shop. She’s hoping to work with them in some capacity, but there isn’t exactly a position available. However, he’s always willing to speak with people who could potentially be a good fit, so they set up an interview time. It’s nice to see Kathryn minding her Ps and Qs again.