The latest season of Real Housewives of Orange County certainly has a new vibe since the the loss of it’s OG, Vicki Gunvalson. That’s not to say there isn’t still a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. Just last week we saw Kelly Dodd call Vicki a pig…again. Even tres amiga Shannon Beador has mentioned the love lost between herself and Vicki. I sort of always thought that was a fake friendship anyways. Especially after Vicki’s multi-season cancer scam that health-freak Shannon was particularly scandalized over.
I can only think of two firings where people basically took to the streets to celebrate. Vicki was one. In any event, Vicki isn’t letting her firing or public shaming stop her from casting judgement on the remaining Housewives.
Many viewers weren’t so sure about this season of Below Deck. The loss of Kate Chastain in the role of chief stewardess certainly has shaken things up. Newest chief stew, Francesca Rubi surely has her own way. She seems, like, *fine* at her job, but she really doesn’t bring any interest. Say what you will about her, but at least Kate brought some intrigue. And we always knew what she was thinking.
Maybe some viewers enjoy the level, balanced, blah that Francesa is bringing. There’s certainly enough other chaos to go around, after all. Yet somehow, in all the insanity, Francesca decides to shoot her shot to have second stew, Elizabeth Frankini, fired. Is she serious? Of course the answer was a firm “maybe, but not now” from Captain Lee Rosbach. Just when I thought things couldn’t get any less engaging in stew-land.
There are always those reality shows that just refuse to quit no matter how repetitive, overdone, or exhausting the cast and story-lines become. Teen Mom and Jersey Shore come to mind. So does 90 Day Fiance and the billion mix-and-match shows that have stemmed from this franchise. Some viewers really watch former stars of the show simply watch themselves on the 90 Day Fiance: Pillow Talk version. I mean really. It’s just lazy at this point.
Viewers aren’t the only ones begging for new twists, story lines, and cast. The eye-rolls are coming from inside the house.
Kathryn Dennis really tried it immediately into this season of Southern Charm. I wonder if she had known what was in store for her, if she would have done things differently this year. Things are so bleak for the woman some viewers hailed as a queen in seasons past.
Of course, it doesn’t help that she just can’t seem to quit Thomas Ravenel. Why is he still here? Like at all? These two have been off and on for years. Their custody battles have been raging for what feels like forever. Among these court cases have been ongoing claims of Kathryn’s drug use. Including allegations of substance use with the show’s crew! Yeeeesh.
What a wild and crazy ride 2020 has been. This year has been devastating in so many ways. While some positives have come from the recently highlighted Black Lives Matter movement, it’s honestly appalling we’re still having to explain racism to grown ass adults. Then there’s the entire pandemic some people are still pretending doesn’t exist. The audacity.
We’re almost through this torturous year, but not in time for one of Bravo’s most renowned and beloved pets.
Karen Huger has truly held her own throughout this season of Real Housewives of Potomac. Gizelle Bryant has been coming for Karen and stoking the flames in her direction. Of course that means tag-along Robyn Dixon has too. Just the same as every other season. These two need real story lines. They’re both going for the “back with my ex-” arc. Please. It’s been done.
Karen certainly knows she can get on her cast mates nerves. She has had it out for Wendy Osefo since she’s been on the scene. Either way, it came as no surprise to Karen that the wives questioned her arrival to the finale party in our final episode of Season 5.
Cynthia Bailey and the Real Housewives of Atlanta are back. This is the ultimate franchise, for real. It will out-do any other show on Bravo even with 50+ Cynt pushing the mid-pandemic wedding story line. Let’s get to the stripper and bachelorette party drama! Now THAT is the scandal I think we all deserve on our screens.
Cynthia’s wedding to Mike Hill is semi-old news. It’s hard not to be happy for our girl. It feels like forever ago she was divorcing the pathetic grifter known as Peter Thomas.
Things are getting intense for Kathryn Dennis on the latest Southern Charm episode. We’re finally to the revolting and dreaded monkey emoji moment. Viewers watched Danni Baird and Leva Bonaparte discuss how completely insane it all was. Stranger still is the fact that Kathryn went to newbie Leva for advice on the matter.
Leva has been very clear that she does not consider herself a token on the show. That said, these two really aren’t friends at all. It’s a bit strange to see Kathryn go to her for help. In fact, Leva started her time on the show pretty upset with Kathryn spreading rumors about Cameran Eubanks. Leva has also mentioned Kathryn in a few other unflattering comments. Now she’s speaking out about her feelings on Kathryn’s careless racist comments.