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Below Deck Mediterranean

There are so many boating metaphors we can use when it comes to Below Deck Mediterranean but I’m going to skip those for now and draw on an analogy of sorts to describe this episode: above deck on the Sirocco, everything looks perfect and pretty but just below water, trouble is lurking. I’m not just talking about the rising tension (both sexual and otherwise) between the crew, I’m also talking about the yacht itself, which is experiencing problem after problem (after problem). First, the Sirocco was drifting too close to the rocky shoreline, putting to boat in harm’s way, along with everyone on it.This episode, it’s the anchor chain that has twisted to the point of no return.

But before we tackle the anchor problem, we still have to fix the original issue in progress, which is the yacht drifting into the rocks. The wind has picked up and Captain Sandy Yawn can’t deny that they are getting closer and closer to the rocky shoreline, which makes for great scenery, but would be really bad to get too close to (which is kind of how I view Chef Adam Glick).

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Below Deck Mediterranean recap

Last week’s episode of Below Deck Mediterranean showed us why a crew of young, good looking people who like to hook up with one another makes for great reality TV. We rejoin the Sirocco mid-blow up, with Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier and Deck Hand Bobby Giancola, continue to go toe-to-toe over what essentially boils down to a really bad case of blue balls for the night. That’s right, Viewers, they are drunkenly fighting over whether or not Hannah ruined Bobby’s chances of possibly hooking up with fellow Deck Hand Malia White.

Ahhh, this reminds me of the good ole days when I was young and carefree, going out and getting wasted with my friends on the Croatian coastline and then coming back to the yacht and arguing about who I get to hook up with. Oh wait, sorry, no that wasn’t me, because that isn’t a real problem or a real lifestyle that anyone can relate to so can these guys please spare me of all the dramatics? I know, I know, I sound bitter and I guess I am but I would like to move on from something so silly at this point. But alas, if we moved on, there wouldn’t be much for Bobby to throw a fit about and BOY, is he ever throwing a fit. My man Bobby really needs to get laid because he is just not letting this issue go and he’s still grumbling about it the next morning.

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WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Kate Chastain -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Whether you love watching Kate Chastain on Below Deck or you can’t stand her, you have to admit that she’s interesting. Kate always has a lot to say on everything…and everyone. She has had her fair share of drama with her fellow cast members, but she actually keeps in touch with most of them- even her former flame Ben Robinson.

Kate had a lot to say about Ben, but she also talked about some other members of the Below Deck and a couple people from Below Deck Mediterranean. She even blamed the success of Vanderpump Rules for Bobby Giancola’s recent off-putting behavior.
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Below Deck Mediterranean Recap

Despite all the drama Below Deck Mediterranean was teasing at the end of last week’s premiere, I still expected at least a few more episodes of smooth sailing until we saw anything major happen between the crew. But this week blew that assumption right out of the water as we were treated to Bobby Giancola’s weird game of cat and mouse with pretty much anyone who has a vagina.

Lord help you if Bobby has you in his sights because he will latch on like the overly tattooed python he is and attempt to squeeze every last ounce of refusal out of you and make you his woman. The only lady willing to stand up to this menacing goon is Chief Steward and defender of helpless female deckhands everywhere, Hannah Ferrier. Say what you want about Hannah being stuck up or annoying, when it comes to helping a sister out, she is right there, ready for battle like Wonder Woman (in a yachting outfit).

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Below Deck Mediterranean's Hannah and Bobby on Watch What Happens Live

I haven’t seen a Watch What Happens Live episode this messy since Brandi Glanville slapped and threw wine on Jeff Lewis. I didn’t expect it, but Below Deck Mediterranean stars Bobby Giancola and Hannah Ferrier had a lot of tension and straight up argued the entire time. And on top of that, there was an innocent infant behind the bar the entire time.

The entire thing was weird and even Andy Cohen was uncomfortable, but he couldn’t help laughing at the shit show. It was so awkward, yet I could not look away.

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Below Deck Mediterranean recap

I was pretty excited to learn Bravo renewed Below Deck Mediterranean after a jam packed season one. Maybe it’s the fighting and staff hook ups, maybe it’s the colorful, international cast, but mostly, it’s the backdrop of the gorgeous Mediterranean that I can’t get enough of. From my couch here in the good ole U-S-of A, a yacht sailing around Croatia is just what I need to remind myself that there is more adventure in the world than making it out of Target without spending a week’s paycheck. Sigh.

This season, the crew is sailing the seas on the Sirocco and Chief Steward Hannah Ferrier and Deckhand/Horny Bro Bobby Giancola have returned, much to my delight. Bobby is new and improved after quitting his fire fighter job, losing his spot on the shirtless fire hunks calendar, and getting some clear braces after all those fat tips from last season. What hasn’t improved is his high school level of immaturity when it comes to the ladies.

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Bravo Reality TV Shows - Fredrik Eklund and Bethenny Frankel

Bravo announced a long list of new and returning reality TV shows to keep us busy this summer and fall. First, Top Chef, Shahs of Sunset, Million Dollar Listing New York, and Real Housewives of Orange County will return this summer.

Also renewed, but premiering later in the year, are Real Housewives of New Jersey, Flipping Out, Married to Medicine, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Below Deck, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Inside The Actor’s Studio, Don’t Be Tardy, Summer House, Real Housewives of Dallas, and Vanderpump Rules.

As for the new shows, oh boy, are there some surprises – Fredrik Eklund and Bethenny Frankel teaming up to scout, buy, and design amazing properties, Shep Rose looking for love, Ryan Serhant training sales agents and showing off his skills, and more. Check out the list of new shows below.

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BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN -- Season:2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Malia White, Hannah Ferrier, Bobby Giancola, Adam Glick, Sandy Yawn, Wes Walton, Lauren Cohen, Max Hagley, Bugsy Drake -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/Bravo)

They’re baaack! Below Deck Mediterranean season 2 kicks off May 2nd with an almost brand new cast and our first female captain!

The only season 1 crew members coming back for another go are Bobby Giancola and Hannah Ferrier. Ben Robinson had announced last month that he would no longer appear on EITHER of the Below Deck shows and we pretty much knew that Danny Zureikat was a no-go! So who do we have this season? Newcomers Malia White, Adam Glick, Captain Sandy Yawn, Wes Walton, Lauren Cohen, Max Hagley, and Bugsy Drake. Keep reading for their profiles.

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