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Joan Franco Below Deck Mediterranean

Below Deck Mediterranean, the younger sibling to Below Deck, has been one of the most successful reality show spinoffs. Understandably so, as the opportunity to watch beautiful people in stunning locations exhibiting sometimes ugly behavior is just too good to resist! Too much food, too much alcohol and non-stop drama make for great television. Last season, the yacht crew and guests sailed into the beautiful ports of Italy, which made me want to chuck it all and fudge my resume to apply to be a deckhand.

During Season 3, we were treated to crew hook-ups, unruly guests, alcohol-fueled melt-downs and endless tension between Captain Sandy Yawn and Chief Stewardess Hannah Ferrier. And now, the wait for a new season of merriment on the high seas is just about over!

Bravo Is Bringing Back Blind Date

Bravo has created a world of reality tv viewing.  Real Housewives of New York, Below Deck, Southern Charm, and Shahs of Sunset to name a few. Almost every day of the week we tune in to see what shenanigans our favorite, or most loathed, “character” gets themselves into.

Are you wanting a change of scenery? Do you hate blind dates but LOVE watching others squirm having one? Then your prayers have been answered because  Bravo has decided to bring back one of the classics.

Caroline Bedol Quits

There are reality TV moments that are so outrageous and excessive that it unites fans in their disbelief.  Caroline Bedol’s departure from Below Deck last season was one of those moments.  It wasn’t Caroline quitting her Third Stew position that was shocking, but the manner in which she was treated by her superiors before she left.  Chief Stew Kate Chastain and Second Stew Josiah Carter hooked up a speaker outside Caroline’s door to blast “eviction music.”

Crewmate Ross Inia put a stop to it and questioned Kate’s bullying tactics.  Fans of the show agreed.  Even Captain Lee Rosbach had a similar reaction.  A question of ethics also came up.  Should audition screening be more thorough to make sure no one is put into a high-pressure situation that they may not be able to handle?

Caroline Bedol Quits

When Caroline Bedol quit Below Deck, she did so without any advance notice.  Correction, she first gave two days notice. Then, she abruptly decided not to get out of bed the next morning.  Chief Stew Kate Chastain and Second Stew Josiah Carter were left with a full workload, yet again.  But Caroline wasn’t in a hurry to leave the boat.  What happened next was one of the most talked about events all season.

In retrospect, maybe Caroline’s squatting tendencies resulted from not having a home to return to.  She is certainly not in a stable situation now.  Last week, Caroline was publicizing her Paypal account and asking for money.  She must not have gotten the response she needed because Caroline is now “between homes.”

Captain Sandy Yawn Celebrates Anniversary Of Life Saving Surgery

Fans of Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean get to experience all the drama of working in the yachting industry.  Like any good reality show, it’s about getting to know new cast members and seeing how people interact.  The whole premise of the show is the lives of the crew. But what about the Captain?

On Below Deck Mediterranean, Captain Sandy Yawn stays out of the fray for the most part.  She did have some confrontations with veteran Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier about her incessant smoke breaks but viewers certainly don’t get as close with her as the rest of the crew.  Perhaps that’s why Sandy chose to share a personal story to her Instagram on Monday.

Below Deck Jet Ski Accident

Ahoy, readers!  I must announce all of my nautical dreams and wishes have come true in the form of another series from the very popular Below Deck franchise!  Always a fan of watching any and all antics on the high seas, another form of this show brings me so much joy and makes me downright giddy with excitement.  This time the action on the high seas will happen aboard a luxury sailing charter rather than the charter yachts we have become accustomed to.

We are coming off the most recent season of Below Deck where we witnessed wild (“I’m a boat captain too you know!”) Rhylee Gerber yelling “Got it!” to long-suffering Bosun Ross Inia a minimum of 15 times per episode. And, of course, the amazing working relationship between Queen of the High Seas of Chief Stew-dom Kate Chastain and Josiah Carter.  #bestseasonever

Caroline Bedol

Caroline Bedol’s brief tenure on Below Deck was fraught with histrionics and paranoia.  Third Stews don’t have longevity on this show, but Caroline didn’t even get a full’s day work in.  She was consistently unwell.  A swollen foot was the only visible and concrete ailment.

Perhaps Caroline was truly a victim of a toxic atmosphere as she claimed.  If so, she certainly would be faring better on land, right?  You decide.  There was a cringe-worthy call into Watch What Happens Live, and a welfare check to her home in December.

Below Deck - Ross Inia

Below Deck star Ross Inia might be held legally accountable for his drunken antics last year in West Palm Beach, Florida.  At first, prosecutors decided not to file charges against the New Zealand native.  But on February 12th, barely a month after the initial review, the case was reopened. The charges adjusted instead.

Ross made headlines in December of last year.  He was arrested after a night of partying with Below Deck Mediterranean bad-boy Joao Franco.  The Season 6 bosun was in an altercation with two other men. Then law enforcement arrived to break up the fight. Then, Ross allegedly attacked the police officer. He also issued verbal threats.