Unfortunately, there really isn’t much to discuss when it comes to Season 8 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. We are all just waiting for the reunion to wrap up and hoping that some casting changes are made for Season 9.
One person who doesn’t mind the lack of drama this season is OG cast member Kyle Richards. It’s understandable that she would want a less stressful filming experience, but is it worth it when the viewers are very vocal about their lack of interest in this show? Just scroll through Twitter on Tuesday nights and you’ll see the word “boring” multiple times in response to every episode this season.
Before discussing the Season 8 snooze fest, Kyle reflected on the Brandi Glanville era this show during an appearance on the Bitch Sesh podcast. Kyle was asked if her sister Kim Richards is still friends with Brandi. Kyle admitted, “She never mentions her and I don’t ask.” Considering that Kyle cannot stand Brandi, it makes sense that Kim would try her best to avoid that topic of conversation.
Kyle explained her mindset back in the day: “You never knew what she was going to say or do and not in a good, fun way- in my opinion. It’s really hard to do a show with someone like that. You feel so on guard and you knew she was coming after someone at all times. It was not a good feeling, you know?” Kyle later said, “She would always find that worst lie and bring it up to make it something worse.”
She continued, “That felt dark at times. Season 5, to me, was the darkest season we had. In Amsterdam…all of that. That was a really bad season. It was dark to me. Yeah, the ratings were crazy, but our ratings are fantastic right now, maybe even better than then. Brandi, I mean, it was just so crazy.” Regardless of the stats, most people in this fandom would rather watch Season 5 on repeat than watch any more episodes from Season 8.
What does Kyle think of the current season? She said, “Now we have drama, but it has been… I have a tremendous amount of respect for all of the women in the cast. I could go through every single one of them and say they’re all great people. They’re hard workers. I like all of them. We all have our moments, but for some reason the audience is OK with Beverly Hills being like that.”
Kyle maintained, “Our ratings are fantastic and no one is ripping each other’s hair out and throwing glasses. No one is out of control. We aren’t drunk and naked like New York. I remember seeing that and thinking ‘Oh my god. You would never see that with our cast in a million years. Drunk and naked in the daylight.’” And this is why the fans of the franchise are happy that the New York ladies are back with new episodes the day after Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs its new episodes. It is as if we are rewarded for watching Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on a Tuesday night by getting the privilege to watch New York on Wednesdays. Thankfully the New York Housewives are really on their game these days.
The only slightly dramatic thing that happened this season was when Dorit Kemsley told Erika Jayne that everyone was upset that she slept at a hotel instead of Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave’s beach house. Not only that, but Dorit placed most of the blame on Kyle when she tattled to her new
ally friend Erika.
Kyle explained why she was bothered by Erika’s disappearance: “Obviously I don’t care where Erika sleeps. No one cares where Erika sleeps, but we’re all supposed to be here. The truth is yes, it’s a reality show and they’re following our lives, but also there are certain things we are expected to do like an all Housewives trip and things like that.” So I guess they felt like she was slacking as a cast member on the show, but Lisa Rinna wasn’t even at the beach house. She was busy being a momager and no one was at all offended by her absence. Kyle insisted, “It was certainly not a big deal. I adore Erika.”
Tonight is part 2 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion. The snarkfest kicks off at 9/8c, so join us in the comments!
“Strong emotions persist as Dorit and Teddi struggle to sort out a year of misunderstandings. Kyle reveals the devastating details of her house burglary last Christmas. Then, Camille Grammer joins the ladies and brings an unexpected gift for Andy. And Lisa Vanderpump finds herself in the hot seat when she defends her reaction to Dorit’s betrayal.”
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