The franchise may be called Real Housewives, but in actuality a lot of these ladies are not even wives. In fact, viewers got to see many marriages fall apart in front of the reality TV cameras.
There are some former couples that were just too annoying to watch. I felt a vicarious sense of relief when these people split up. Then there were other splits that I just never saw coming and felt weirdly sad about. Sadly, there have been a lot of Real Housewives breakups over the years.
Vicki starts off by sharing that last year was the worst of her life. “A lot has happened in my life since you last saw me on the couch last season with Andy and hopefully you will be happy with how far I have come in my personal life. I have to say last year was probably the worst year of my life, and I’m glad it’s over and behind me.”
There really wasn’t much happening during the Season 11 premiere of Real Housewives of Orange County. Sure, we got to catch up on what was going on with the ladies’ private lives, but there wasn’t a lot of interaction between the Housewives. I missed the OG’s, but I was bored to death.
Nothing really happened other than the introduction of the new girl, Meghan Edmonds’s friend Kelly Dodd. Aside from me feeling a little confused and wondering what Cheryl Burke was doing on RHOC– you have to admit that they look alike, right? Or maybe that’s just in my mind. I don’t know, but I just didn’t know what to make of Kelly and I honestly couldn’t picture her being good friends with Meghan. This was especially true after I saw Kelly and Vicki Gunvalson hitting it off during that yacht party. I am so curious to know what Meghan thinks of the immediate connection that these two seemed to have.
The one thing that I really wanted to see ended up at the end of the episode in a “to be continued” moment. I was dying to see what Vicki had to say to Heather Dubrow when she took her aside on that yacht party. I can’t believe that I have to wait a whole week for something interesting to happen, however, Heather had some things to say about about the premiere episode in her blog.
Shannon starts off, “And so it begins again. Things have been going incredibly well for me since last season. I have spent the bulk of my time being a wife and mother. David and I have been traveling and spending quality time together. Every time I blink my eyes it seems as though my daughters continue to grow and grow. I don’t want to miss anything.”
The fans and RHOC cast members really want to know what Vicki knew about the scandal as it was happening. We will probably never truly set the record straight on this one. Well, apparently Vicki did benefit from this terrible ordeal and the subsequent breakup – well, sort of.
I’m not a doctor, I just play one while I watch TV, so I really must psychoanalyze Vicki Gunvalson. After years of watching Real Housewives, I fully expect ‘The Crazies’ from these ladies (and yes, I am even waiting on Heather Dubrow to have her moment!), but in the case of Vicki there are obviously some deep roots connected to the Brooks Ayers mess.Unlike the other ladies, I am lucky to observe a respectful distance from Vicki’s crazies, which likely makes me a bit more compassionate.
If Vicki would just be honest – ha! – I think it would go a long way in regaining esteem among her castmates. If she would just be open about how she loved Brooks so much and so hard, that she couldn’t force herself to even consider the truth, and just admit that yes – at some point she did have red flags, but so desperately didn’t want to know so she put on blinders. I believe that then she would be able to begin healing with these women – and the audience.