As we are all aware, we are living in some tough times these days. At least, we have some entertaining TV shows to watch while we are social distancing and staying safe in our homes.
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Watch What Happens Live has been filming new episodes via video chat. Andy Cohen hosts from the safety of his New York City apartment. And different guests video chat in from wherever they are. Although it’s great to see the stars glammed up with pounds of hair extensions and self-tanner, this filming from home thing definitely has some advantages. For instance, there are no travel schedules to consider. This means that it is possible to have premium guests every single night.
We did not get a new Real Housewives of Atlanta episode last week. Thankfully, the ladies are back tonight, ready to entertain us all while we socially distance at home.
Now that the RHOA cast is back from Greece, they have to face their problems back at home. Kenya Moore admits that she was “in the dark” about a lot of things in her marriage to Marc Daly. Even though she wants Marc to see their daughter, she says he’s not allowed in Moore Manor. Kenya also shares a really strange fun fact: she’s not allowed to speak to Marc’s parents. Unless Marc isn’t in touch with them himself, that’s a major red flag. Don’t you think? Have they ever met baby Brooklyn?
Do you miss Love is Blind? I definitely had a hangover from watching so many episodes in a row. But quarantine left me no other option but to get sucked in. With that said, I was pretty invested and felt like it was an enjoyable show. I even find myself following up on how all the couples are doing, as they are giving us plenty of content lately. It’s even been renewed for a second and third season.
Aside from Love is Blind, I have been a pretty big Netflix fan in general. Tiger King rocked my world, y’all. I am still reeling from it. But Netflix is going back to the dating show formula and is working on a new show that’s got quite the interesting premise.
As an old school America’s Next Top Model fan, I was pumped when I found out Eva Marcille was joining Real Housewives of Atlanta. However, she disappointed me with her performance. Minus that one read aimed at Marlo Hampton during last season’s Tokyo trip, Eva hasn’t made an impact. She has tried the most, yet she’s come through the least.
She came on as a friend of NeNe Leakes. However, she’s on NeNe’s bad side these days. NeNe publicly stated that the current RHOA cast is great the way it is, except for Eva. Yes, she even thinks that Kenya Moore should stay on this show. And we all NeNe cannot stand Kenyaknow that . Lately, it’s been a bit tough to side with NeNe on anything, but I’m backing her on this one. Eva brings zero to the table. And, of course, Marlo is backing NeNe as well, just like she always does.
If you didn’t watch Tiger King, I want to know what you’ve been watching in quarantine. Even OJ Simpson is sharing his two cents on Tiger King.
Specifically, he has shared his thoughts about whether or not Carole Baskin killed her second husband Don Lewis. The irony in OJ giving his analysis on this topic is not lost on me. Not at all.
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In addition to all of its other consequences, coronavirus has also derailed some of our favorite reality TV shows. Yes, we are all well-aware that this isn’t the most critical result of the virus, but this is a reality TV website, after all. Additionally, there are many people whose livelihoods depend on filming those shows. There are lots of crew members, hair and makeup artists, the restaurants that cater events. And, of course, there are the viewers who just want to watch their favorite (and least favorite) cast members in action.
In March, Andy Cohen confirmed that the Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12 reunion was postponed due to coronavirus concerns. He has emphasized many times over that it was “postponed,” not canceled. After that, Andy tested positive for coronavirus. Understandably, he took some time to rest and recuperate. Additionally, Andy said that it just wouldn’t be the same to film the show via video chat. However, this pandemic is still happening. Businesses are shut down. People are isolated at home. We don’t truly know how long this will last. Could it be time to switch up the format and just give in to the video chat? Apparently, we will be getting the RHOA reunion sooner rather than later.
Below Deck Sailing Yacht is the unrefined spinoff of its highly successful counterpart, Below Deck. Yes, the boat is beautiful, and yes any of us plebs would be lucky to charter it. But it’s hardly the same luxury experience that we’ve seen previously. It would interest a sailing enthusiast, and that’s certainly a reason to tune in.
The views are breathtaking, but the parties and excursions have been a little underwhelming. Crew drama is really what keeps us coming back for more. And this bunch is bickering and imploding. Madison Stalker and Parker McCown are mouthing off to their superiors which gives Chief Stew Jenna MacGillivray lots of fodder to then snark over with Chef Adam Glick. Tensions are building for sure, and will escalate into larger conflicts.