A lot happened last night on Southern Charm. Beers were brewed, confrontations were had, splints were worn, and T-Rav is still looking at Kathryn Dennis in a way he’ll never look at what’s-her-name. However, none of that matters. The only thing I picked up from last night’s episode was that Kathryn and Shep Rose have had a pattern of hooking up since Kensie’s birth. WHAT?? I thought this was a manufactured storyline, but hearing their admission, I’m here for it. Sure, there is no potential for anything long-term, but girl, you do you.
As always, the episode begins as the charmers are prepping for their day. Austen Kroll is picked up by Craig Conover who has a bionic hand thanks to his butter knife situation from a few weeks ago. The duo heads to Greenville (my hometown, sorry, but I love this stuff!) to get ready for the tasting of Austen’s new beer. Austen shares with Craig that Victoria isn’t ready to party with Chelsea Meissner after Naomie Olindo’s Hilton Head Island Instagram story. Yes, we’re still talking about it, and yes, I’m confused as to why so much breath has been wasted on it. Victoria still feels threatened…by her friend…who introduced her to Austen….when said friend was dating him first. Weird how that works, right?
There are so many story lines happening at once on this season of Southern Charm. It is just so good. Is it 9PM yet? That new episode needs to be here right now.
This attempt at friendship/pseudo love triangle between Austen Kroll, Chelsea Meissner, and Austen’s girlfriend Victoria (who used to be friends with Chelsea) is finally coming to a head. Thomas Raveneland Ashley Jacobsstill have relationship problems. And there are still other story lines to watch, enjoy, and dissect during tonight’s episode.
The one good thing about Ashley Jacobs’ presence on Southern Charm is that it brought the cast members and fans together to support Kathryn Dennis. Ashley’s tantrums have given us all great content for tweets and memes. Other than that, no one wants her on this show.
With that said, it makes sense that Kathryn didn’t think it made sense to invite Ashley to her son’s birthday party. Yes, Ashley is dating Kathryn’s son’s father Thomas Ravenel, but they were only dating for a minute and a half when this party went down. Not only that, but Ashley has been extremely rude and downright hostile toward Kathryn. Why would she want that nonsense at her son’s birthday party?
This week most of your favorite (and even some of your least favorite) reality TV stars were all about the family time and shared lots of photos on Instagram.
Even with all of the drama on screen and off, Southern Charm stars Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenelcame together as parents to support their daughter. Now I just can’t help wondering who took that family photo? Was it Ashley Jacobs?
After two drama filled episodes of Southern Charm, it was time for a calm catch-up wasn’t it? Last night’s episode was just that, with a little dose of puppeteering from a guy who loves to pit women against one another. And no, I’m not talking about the brew master!
Austen Kroll’s girlfriend has hung up on him after spying Naomie Olindo’s Instagram story that shows him sitting a tad too close for comfort with Chelsea Meissner. Ashley Jacobs wants to hit the hot tub with Whitney Sudler-Smith who jokes she should soak with her new friends. As she cackles, Kathryn Dennis and Naomie sneak out of the kitchen before Ashley gets any ideas. Austen pulls Chelsea aside to share Victoria’s rage. Chelsea hates that Austen is being forced to choose between dating Victoria and maintaining a friendship with Chelsea, but that seems to be what is happening. He doesn’t understand. If Chelsea was hurt by his relationship and wanted him back, it would be one thing, but that’s not the case. Is it? IS IT? Austen certainly wishes it was.
It feels like almost every successful movie or TV show these days is actually a reboot. As Tom Sandovalwould say “people love nostalgia”- pronounced like “nuh-stahl-GEE-uh,” of course. The Jersey Shore reboot is killing it, so why not bring back another MTV classic?
Could The Hills be returning to the network for a reboot of its own? Some “inside sources” say that it is being considered, whatever that means. Most of the stars are down to do it (obviously), but there is one major hold out: Lauren Conrad. This should shock absolutely no one. She left the show before it even ended. She has a successful lifestyle brand. She’s happily making money and keeping her family out of the spotlight. She does not need this show- although it would be great to have her back narrating the action just like old times. She could even pull a Cameran Eubanksand just talk about everyone else’s drama while she hides her own personal life from the reality TV cameras.
A lot of reality TV stars really go through the ringer for that taste of fame and the opportunity to endorse products on Instagram. Is it really worth it? Apparently so. On the flip side, there are other people who appear on reality television that just don’t seem phased by the situation. They’ve never been in major scandal and they don’t dwell too much on the criticisms.
Two people that just really seem to be all about going with the flow and not getting bogged down with stress are Southern Charm stars Shep Roseand Cameran Eubanks. Shep doesn’t seem to ever get stressed out about anything and Cameran has managed to keep her personal life away from the reality TV cameras all while being the narrator of this show.
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!