Can you smell the magnolias? Do you taste the sweet tea vodka? Have you heard the latest Southern Charm gossip? Bravo has to be gearing up for the latest season of everyone’s guiltiest pleasure because the stories are slowly “leaking” to the public, just in time to pique the interest of viewers.
Obviously, despite some of the cast trying to create their own drama, the main focus of the show has been the tumultuous, roof-raising, bourbon swilling, aircraft carrier sprinting, dinner party meltdowning, May December October, on-again, off-again, all the way off romance between the very young, feisty, uncensored Kathryn Dennis and the aging playboy everyone hates to love Thomas Ravenel. If that crazy pair can’t make it, the rest of us are doomed!
Welcome back, Ladies Of London! Oh, how I’ve missed the Carolines – the castles – the sheer upper crustiness of it all!! I have been a massive fan of this sleeper hit since season one, so it’s like an early Christmas present knowing that season three is finally upon us. And if last night’s premiere episode is any indication of what’s to come, it seems we might be in for a delightfully dramatic ride! (But please, Bravo, can we maybe just stop now with those cheesy singing promos? What was THAT all about anyway?!)
Last night’s Below Deck was all about frustration. Kate Chastain resurrects the Resting B*tch Face to combat her frustration over the shoddy work – and attitude – she’s perceiving from Sierra Storm and Emily Warburton-Adam. Meanwhile, Kelley Johnson does his best to quiet his ego as he adjusts to life with Nico Scholly’s new senior deckhand status. As opposed to Nico’s freshman deckhand behavior lately – which now includes blaming Kate for all of his self-inflicted problems aboard Valor! Lauren Burchnell is, of course, all too happy to blame Kate too. She’s #TeamNico, whether it makes sense or not. Sigh. I had such high hopes for Lauren early in the season. What happened to this girl in six short weeks?
We begin with Kate and Kelley bemoaning their separate fates. But Ben Robinson and Emily are celebrating theirs! After preserving Emily’s funeral bouquet for as long as humanly possible, Ben finally scored an adult sleepover ashore. From which he emerged giddier than ever. Kyle Dixon is also breathing a sigh of relief after his girlfriend Ashley took his sketchy Sierra news pretty well. Kyle better get it together for that patient girl because she is standing by his excuse-making arse even though he doesn’t deserve it. #TeamAshley
Season 3 kicks off tonight with Caroline Stanbury getting ready for a big move to Dubai! She and her husband are relocating but in the meantime are living in a smaller rental home until it’s time to head over to their new super-sized home in Dubai. Caroline also introduces us to newcomer Adela King, one of her close BFFs.
Craig, not known for following through on his many lofted plans, traveled to Haiti to do a little charity work. With his girlfriend Naomie, they spent Thanksgiving volunteering with the organization I’m ME, which aims to end orphan cycle in Haiti. Naomie has certainly had a positive affect on Craig!
Photos of Craig and Naomie’s service trip are below.
True to form, Lala doesn’t hold back and isn’t trying to win friends. Carry on then…
First Jenny wonders why the girls seem to have it out for Lala. She thinks they’re jealous because Lala is so pretty, and has a more successful career (she just wrapped filming on a movie with John Cusak and Nicholas Cage.)