D’awww. Our darling Craig Conover is still forging his way through adulthood in the purest way. We’ve missed you buddy! After a long break, fans of Southern Charm were finally given their fix this past month with the season trailer release. A lot has changed since we last saw this rag-tag crew of privileged people trying to flaunt the finer things while stumbling around drunk, having post-reunion babies with each other, and just being flat out racist assholes.
This year we will see a cast void of Naoimi Olindo and Cameran Eubanks. Instead we will watch Leva Bonepart, Cameran’s BFF, find her way through this group. Anyways, what’s that saying? The more things change the more they stay the same? Let’s get back to Craigy.
Bravo is trying really hard to make Kate Chastain a thing in her post-Below Deck life. First, Andy Cohen gave Kate a short-lived radio show. Now, she’s hosting a talk show with Porsha Williams, Gizelle Bryant, and Hannah Berner. She also appears on special editions of Below Deck Med episodes, which are just the previous week’s episode with additional commentary from Kate.
However, she’s actually interested in joining another Bravo TV show.
Season 7 of Southern Charm is about to hit our television screens, after a long delay. On one hand, you can blame the pandemic for the hiccup in filming. On the other hand, you can blame Kathryn Dennis for starting a rumor that caused half the cast to quit. That Kathryn, she works hard for the money…
Most of Kathryn’s legacy consists of her tumultuous liaison with Southern Charm alum, Thomas Ravenel. Their on/off relationship is still fresh in the mind of fans. So is the vitriolic custody battle over their children. The mutual mudslinging. The accusations from both parties about drug and alcohol abuse. It seemed like there was no coming back from the harsh words exchanged between the former couple. Well, things change and people
are stupid evolve. In an odd twist of fate, Kathryn found herself living with T-Rav once again, and cameras were there to capture it all.
Southern Charm is finally returning. The show took some time off from filming because, people quit. Cameran Eubanks left due to rumors of infidelity surrounding her marriage. Apparently being “friends” with Kathryn Dennis has it’s drawbacks. Naomie Olindo and Chelsea Meissner followed suit, as they prefer to keep their drama down to what protein to have with dinner.
Cameran’s BFF Leva Bonaparte has joined the cast to fill some of the void. Leva has been around forever, in the background. Judging from the Season 7 trailer, discussions regarding race relations and white privilege will impact the crew. Though viewers might be weary of the content, I assure you this was not a subject one could avoid whilst living in a Southern town. Now that Leva has been introduced to the public, people are commenting on her race and ethnicity. Saying she is the “token” addition to this ensemble, with her “ambiguous” skin color. Now guys and gals, Leva needs a second of your time.
It seemed touch and go there for a minute, but Southern Charm is returning. The show faced some hardships prior to it’s comeback. Kathryn Dennis decided to imply Cameran Eubanks’ husband was playing doctor with a side-piece, so Cam quit the program. Naomie Olindo and Chelsea Meissner also jumped ship, rather than face another 13 episodes of Kathryn’s high drama. Eliza Limehouse also opted to not come back, but if I hadn’t mentioned it, would you have noticed?
While Thomas Ravenel has been gone for eons, his spirit lingers on. He doesn’t show up, but he is certainly talked about. Madison LeCroy has a new set of extensions and she isn’t afraid to use them. Mads is now a full cast member and appears to be well-versed in the formula of reality television. We also meet newbies John Pringle and Cameran’s buddy Leva Bonaparte. Under the haze of a summer filled with a pandemic, battles over race relations, and questions about sobriety, it looks like we might actually have a season.
Previously, disgraced Southern Charm alum Thomas Ravenel blamed his son’s developmental struggles on Kathryn Dennis (allegedly) drinking and doing drugs while she was pregnant.
Now, Thomas is a father of three, recently having a child with another ex-girlfriend of his, Heather Mascoe. The two are not currently together, but he has nothing but praise for her, (seemingly) served up with a side of shade aimed at Kathryn.
We all know that Southern Charm is a problematic show, especially thanks to (but not limited to) Thomas Ravenel and the many sexual assault allegations between them. Recently, Kathryn Dennis came under fire for using the monkey emoji to refer to a Black woman in a DM conversation.
Last year, Shep Rose mocked a homeless woman and doubled down on his “jokes” before he eventually caved with a half-ass apology. We all know that “good people” don’t necessarily make for the best TV content, but do we really want to watch awful people saying and doing awful things? Well, recently, Bravo has decided to re-examine shows that have already aired, on the look out for racial insensitivities and outright racist behaviors.
I’m not gonna lie, I forgot that Eliza Limehouse was a cast member on Southern Charm last season. She came on strong at the very beginning with her ratty extensions and her drunken digs at Kathryn Dennis. Then, she pretty much just disappeared.
I, mean she was there, at the cast member parties and on cast trips, but she got pretty much no screen time (other than being in the background) and she basically had no storyline.