Lackluster Real Housewives Seasons Fans Should Skip

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Throughout the impressive run of the Real Housewives franchise, there have been a few blah seasons that viewers shouldn’t waste their time on. Most of the series is jam-packed with betrayal, gossip, lawsuits, and sometimes even bonding moments. However, there have been a few awkward seasons that should stay in the vault.

It has become painfully obvious that not every season of every franchise is worth grabbing the popcorn for. When this sort of season occurs, there are only two things to do—scroll on your phone or have it on as background noise while you clean your house. 

Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 1


If you are looking at optimizing the most action from a Real Housewives season, you can steer clear of the first season of the Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip. The cast had some heavy hitters like Teresa Giudice, Kenya Moore, and Ramona Singer, yet it was boring.

The combination alone of controversial housewives and different temperaments should have been enough to carry the show. Still, it was so dull we are surprised, yet glad, that Bravo continued with the spin-off. 

The Real Housewives of Dubai Season 1


This might be an unpopular opinion, but Season 1 of the Real Housewives of Dubai wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Yes, Caroline Stanbury was her usual catty self (in a good way); the show tried to be a Ladies of London take two, just in the UAE.

The series lacked any real Emirati women and failed to give off a sense of Dubai culture. Unfortunately, the show also didn’t get the highest ratings after fans boycotted due to human rights issues. The series was painfully and mind-numbingly boring. Even the one exciting housewife, Chanel Ayan, failed to bring it back from the edge of failure.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 14


While everyone loves peaches, the Real Housewives of Atlanta women failed to entertain when it came to Season 14. Viewers met a new housewife, Sanya Richards-Ross, and were thrilled to see Sheree Whitfield return. However, the ratings didn’t reflect it.

Once again, Kandi Burruss tried to juggle her work/life balance, which has been an ongoing theme for years. The season began to revolve around Ralph Pittman‘s ability to gaslight Drew Sidora, and frankly, it was hard to watch. Fans can easily watch Season 15 without feeling like they missed much of the year before. 

The Real Housewives of New York City Season 13


Season 13 of the Real Housewives of New York City was unforgivably terrible, even with some OGs at the helm. The season didn’t stand a chance between low ratings and viewer backlash.

The cast, which included Sonja Morgan, Leah McSweeney, Ramona Singer, Eboni K. Williams, and Luann de Lesseps, did not work well together. Between the age difference and racial undertones, the women didn’t even get a reunion to end it all. Eboni came across as preachy, with viewers just wanting the good old days and for Bravo to go back to the old, timeless formula. 

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 16


With the departure of Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge, Season 16 of the Real Housewives of Orange County didn’t hold a candle to earlier seasons. Newcomer Noella Bergener brought an array of emotions as she navigated her outstanding life all the way to the shocking separation from her husband.

Sour 16, as fans like to refer to it, hated the season finale song and felt Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter were dead weight. You won’t miss anything if you choose to skip this season. 

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8


Season 8 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills had the makings of everything great. Bravo decided to bring back Camille Grammer, who was received with open arms by fans, and the network introduced Teddi Mellencamp, the accountability coach.

However, even with all the exciting additions, the ladies’ storylines were insufficient to keep viewers’ attention. Even though the ladies left the country twice to see Germany and Tokyo, the girl’s trips weren’t enough to hook ratings. The main takeaway was that Teddi and Dorit Kemlsey didn’t like one another, which explains what happened in Season 9 with Lucy Lucy Apple Juice.