It seems Shannon Beador has been spending too much time with Cadet-COVID-Kelly [Dodd]. (Yes I’m bringing the Disney Channel jokes for these Real Housewives of Orange County children). Despite her per-usual constant sobbing in the early pandemic episodes this season, it seems Shannon can no longer be bothered to give a fuck. Strange because she and her family all already had the virus. You’d think she remembers the fear and strain she and hers felt.
Oh well! She’s healthy now! Fuck everyone else, their emotions, their health, and their families! Go off! Rub in the fact that you were careless early and now get to breezily globe trot while everyone else who did the right thing continues to keep it tight and right!
By now we’re probably all used to the off-camera tweaks and updates the women of Bravo fit in between seasons. I think Vicki Gunvalson has had a new face nearly every year. Some reality stars, like Lala Kent are open about their procedures. Others, like Ramona Singer, still like to pretend their 60+ year old melanin-deficient skin just magically stopped aging somewhere along the way.
It will probably surprise no one that Leah McSweeeney of Real Housewives of New York is nothing but bluntly honest about her recent procedure.
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.