Southern Charm

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Finally an episode of Southern Charm with some kick! Not only did it leave me craving some curry and a caftan, it finally centered around the dynamic we all want to watch. Whether you love or hate the drama constantly swirling around Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis, it makes for good television…and I feel a lot less guilty saying that now that they are less of a train wreck!

After her quick visit to Pork City, population two, Chelsea jokes with Cameran Eubanks that Austen Kroll knocked the cobwebs off her hooha with their recent tryst. And here I was thinking Charleston had gotten yet another barbecue joint! As the girls gossip, Thomas takes daughter Kensie on a driving tour of Charleston pointing out all of the Ravenel rich history while omitting his prison stint, of course. While he’s droning on about the family name, his ex Kathryn is reaching out to his best friend–and her nemesis–to make amends. For the pot-stirring Whitney Sudler-Smith, that’s a voicemail worth its weight in dollar signs!

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It’s Southern Charm night once again! We have all new episodes of Charleston and Savannah!

Tonight on Southern Charm Charleston (or OG), JD is surprised to find out that Kathryn Dennis took his advice on reaching out to Thomas Ravenel. Thomas shares that she has written him a well thought out and well written letter. She apologizes for past issues and even tells Chelsea that she still loves Thomas.

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As much as the cast tries to make Kathryn Dennis the villain on Southern Charm, at this point the audience has really turned against Landon Clements. From flirting with everyone, to being malicious toward Kathryn, to that weird sexual tension with her and Thomas Ravenel, the list of off-putting behaviors just keeps on growing. When she joined the show, Shep Rose had a thing for her, she didn’t go for it, and eventually she professed her love for him because she had no story line on her own. Now, there seems to be a lot of tension between Landon and Shep and I’m not talking about the sexual kind.

Shep (just like the rest of the viewers) is not a fan of Landon’s “I’m better than you” attitude. Ever since he called her out for her obnoxious comment about hanging with “billionaires” and “not millionaires” it’s clear that she’s been trying to instigate him.

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They are really pushing this “love triangle” story line this season on Southern Charm. Sure, Shep Rose was into Chelsea Meissner, but was he really that into her? I highly doubt it. I really do not think Austen Kroll did anything wrong by pursuing Chelsea, especially since Shep was still playing the field.

Austen had a serious interest in Chelsea right from the start which was a stark contrast to Shep’s interaction with her. Don’t get me wrong, I love Shep, but this story line needs to end. First off, I’m totally in the dark when it comes to Chelsea’s appeal. Yes, I like her, but why is everyone fawning all over her? Can we get back to focusing on Kathryn or exposing Landon for her fakery? That’s what I want to watch.

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It’s hard for me to remember Real Housewives of New York before Dorinda Medley joined the cast and I never want to go back to that era. She manages to keep it real, deliver hilarious one-liners, and check anyone who goes against her – all while managing to be extremely lovable.

Dorinda is someone who has an opinion on everything and everyone and this even includes reality stars who are on other Bravo shows. I have no idea how Dorinda wasn’t a Real Housewife sooner, but I (naively) hope she stays on this show forever, especially since she and Sonja Morgan seem to be cool again.

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I have to say, I am enjoying this season of Southern Charm for no other reason than the lacking drama. It’s kind of nice when everyone gets along…for the most part, at least! Of course, with this crew, there are always whispers of underlying messiness. After Patricia Altschul and Whitney Sudler-Smith tried to set up Landon Clements and Thomas Ravenel at a small dinner party last week, I received an e-mail from a friend who saw the duo grabbing coffee at Starbucks this past Sunday (or as the rest of the world called it, Mother’s Day) with Kensie. Who knows if this intel is true, but if so, it’s a doozy! Maybe their budding romance isn’t just a story line? (or maybe it is?) That said, friends can have coffee together whenever they damn well please, but what a not-so-subtle burn to Kathryn Dennis if it’s accurate. Or perhaps she knows and everyone is getting along now?? Sure.

The most recent episode begins with everyone getting ready for another beautiful day in the Holy City. Kathryn heads to JD and Elizabeth’s house to catch up, and the trio discusses Jennifer Snowden’s sip-and-see. Kathryn can’t believe that Thomas was invited and she wasn’t, especially given that, according to Kathryn, Jennifer slept with T-Rav while Kathryn was pregnant. She definitely should have been included in the afternoon. Um, does she remember her lunch with Jennifer? Elizabeth skirts the issue, focusing on adorable Kensie, but JD rationalizes that it’s difficult to accommodate both at a party given their tumultuous past. As godparents, JD and Elizabeth want to see the couple co-parenting, and JD gives the same advice to Kathryn as he’s given to T-Rav. Just be civil for the children. Kathryn reveals that she has received a text message from Thomas, which is the first communication she’s had from him in over nine months. However, she’s not sure she’s ready to respond.

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Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis has obviously had the worst possible year ever, with her break up with co-star Thomas Ravenel, and her failed drug test that took place one year ago, but what has made it worse is all of the rumors that since she returned from rehab in Malibu just before Labor Day that insist she has failed drug tests. Up until now Kathryn took her tests each week, and every month, and passed, and results were sent to the court, and those involved in the case had access. She has gone as far as to also purchase a breathalyzer to prove that she has also been avoiding alcohol.

But Kathryn has had to learn a tough lesson, which is that there are some people out there who will make things up, whether it’s to be hurtful, or just for attention (or maybe because they were not asked to return to Southern Charm this season). Either way, Kathryn has spent months turning the other cheek, and not responding on advice of counsel.

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It’s Southern Charm night once again! We have new episodes of the original series as well as the new Southern Charm Savannah!

Tonight we’ll see Thomas Ravenel’s friend JD trying to facilitate a peace treaty between Kathryn Dennis and Thomas. JD offers Kathryn some advice for trying to deal with Thomas in a positive way so they can co-parent together without all the crazy drama. He also prods Thomas to make the situation work, explaining that children need both parents in their lives. It doesn’t appear he was too successful in his attempts since the two of them are still on the outs and still in the middle of contentious custody craziness.