At first, I wasn’t feeling the first Real Housewives of Dallas season, but it started to grow on me (which is not at all surprising since I watch every single show on Bravo). I was excited to see what direction the show would go in if it came back for another season. Fortunately, the show will be back, but sadly there is one original cast member that will not be back on Real Housewives of Dallas.
Apparently, I’m not the only one who felt like RHOD could use some excitement, so it’s not shocking to hear that two new ladies will be added to the mix. Also, one original cast member reportedly got the ax after just one season. I’m sure she’ll play things off like it was her decision, but I find it hard to believe anyone from Season 1 would walk away from the show.
Reality Tea is ranking of every, single Housewife from every, single season from almost every Real Housewives franchise. You can find Part 1 of our rankings here. Now we finally return with Part 2 (aka the big ole mush in the middle)!
In Part 1 we mostly covered most Housewives who were either too crazy to be legit, or didn’t make much of an impact, or were just so miscast and off it was painful. Some of them were too nice, or too timid, or not rich enough, or too desperate. If she’s only a Housewife for a season, there’s usually a reason!
Reality Tea is ranking ALL the Housewives from every season and every city! Our list is broken down into three parts with Housewives ranked from worst to ‘best’ (or best of the worst, if you will). Below is Part 1.
What makes a superior species of Housewives? Is it class? Money? Fabulous plastic surgery and good shoes? Beautiful home? A revolving door of crazy that keeps us on our cheaply-clad toes? Is it a supportive husband? An in-home zoo of fabulous miniature fluff balls clad in their own designer wardrobe? Is it a witty zinger or indispensable advice? Is it their ability to rewrite history without irony? To crack open the egg of their emotional travails in front of cameras? Or is it their ability to deftly control the scenery while cracking a Chanel whip?
Real Housewives cast members Lisa Vanderpump and Stephanie Hollman have the funds to make property purchases whenever they want – well, at least for the most part, and weirdly enough the reality TV stars who live in Beverly Hills and Dallas, respectively, both just made real estate moves in Los Angeles.
Being a cast member on any Real Housewives shows provides a lot of opportunities to make money. At this point, I feel like the ladies are coming up with catch phrases and one liners solely based on the potential to sell their own words on a message t shirt.
During the first season of Real Housewives of Dallas, Brandi Redmond was an avid wine drinker and she loved talking about it. She constantly referred to it as “Jesus juice.” Personally, the first time I heard the term “Jesus juice,” was during the Michael Jackson trial and that is where my thoughts went the first time I heard Brandi utter the words on RHOD.
It was hard to figure out how I felt about Real Housewives of Dallas. At first, I thought the entire cast was annoying. Then they really started to grow on me, but I quickly grew tired of the constant poop-related story lines, LeeAnne Locken talking about the “charity world”, and Brandi Redmond and Stephanie Hollman using the phrase “Jesus juice” to describe wine. These women were doing the most and it wasn’t always the best.
As the season went on, I became more invested (as I always do), so I feel like there is some potential here, but the show is far from perfect. With so many super successful Real Housewives shows, it makes me wonder if the Dallas series will be renewed for a second season.
It wouldn’t be a Real Housewives reunion if one of the cast members did not storm off of the stage. The shocking move has become weirdly standard at this point. So I’m really not too surprised that Cary Deuber took part in this Real Housewives rite of passage at the first Real Housewives of Dallas reunion.
Plus, it really does make sense since LeeAnne Locken went out of her way to spread rumors about Cary’s marriage to Mark Deuber. Any normal person would be upset about that and those normal emotions get magnified on the Real Housewives reunion stage.
Stephanie Hollman is one of the few people who can pull off being a genuinely nice person and an entertaining cast member on Real Housewives of Dallas. I didn’t know what to make of her at first, but I really am a fan now and I am #TeamStephanie when it comes to her issues with LeeAnne Locken.
To be honest, I’m usually with anyone who is against LeeAnne since LeeAnne is typically the one to start the drama and take her digs too far. Case in point: During the RHOD reunion episode, LeeAnne decided to insult Stephanie while she went in to hug Cary Deuber and apologize for spreading rumors about her being a homewrecker. That was beyond ridiculous and Stephanie is rightfully offended that she got dragged into that moment.