The ladies and gentleman of Southern Charm are about to be hit with a dose of reality like never before. COVID-19 is making its debut in this episode, and things will never be the same again. Everything is going to be different moving forward. It’ll be interesting to see how they navigate filming in the midst of the pandemic. This was one of the network’s first shows to be impacted by the virus.
The drama is heating up within the group though. The arrival of John Pringle might end up being the worst thing to ever happen to Austen Kroll. His interest in Austen’s girlfriend Madison LeCroy is SUSPECT. This man JUST came into the group, and this is the chaos he is already causing. There are so many other women in Charleston that he could pursue. Why set your sights on someone you know is in a relationship?
Thomas Ravenel was an essential part of Southern Charm. Without Thomas, we wouldn’t have seen Kathryn Dennis’ life go down the drain as a result of REALLY bad choices and a broken boyfriend picker. Yes, Thomas brought the drama and scandal but he eventually brought the sexual assault charges, so he got fired as a result.
While some fans are disgusted at the mere mention of Thomas’ name, others felt the show took a nosedive when he departed. Kathryn went on to receive a redemption edit that warmed your cockles, that she has since all but blown out of the water. Fast forward to Season 7. After declaring Southern Charm basically ruined his life, T-Rav showed up on the premier episode. Turns out his surprise cameo didn’t cause the internet to shut down with demands from people wanting him back. Naturally Thomas shared his disillusion with the public – before deleting his own words.
Thomas Ravenel was introduced as a relic of a bygone era. The Southern Charm OG cast member, in theory, embodied what we envision as a “southern gentleman.” He has the money, the established name, and a renovated plantation. Thomas even wears the white dinner jackets. The most eligible bachelor in a cross-section of the Charleston population to whom things like that matter. Society, and the cast of the show, revolved around his events and personal life.
It didn’t take long for the real Thomas to emerge. He blamed it on bad editing. Thomas “quit” the show, calling it the “worst mistake” of his life. One could assume that Thomas would not want to be in front of the cameras again. However, he appeared in the Season 7 premiere alongside his ex and baby momma, Kathryn Dennis. He even allowed cameras in his home to film their two children.
It’s no secret that Southern Charm has been a Bravo problem child lately. Or maybe since it’s inception? No one can forget Thomas Ravenel’s disgusting past. This recent off-season also caught some flat-out racism from Kathryn Dennis.
Since season 7 began, the cast has been relentlessly going after each other off screen. They are also having to face a metric ton fan criticism. In our newest phase of reality TV and activism, the fourth wall has been demolished.
Southern Charm has had a fair amount of recasting this season. The show lost Naomie Olindo, Chelsea Meissner, and Cameran Eubanks. They added new cast members, Leva Bonaparte and John Pringle. While Leva is carrying on Cameran’s tradition of beefing with Kathryn Dennis, John is just being another grown-ass man-child chasing unavailable women. Don’t we already have enough of those on the show?
Shep Rose really is the only one we need to get our healthy dose of deadbeat with this franchise. He’s finally old enough, at 40, to use the world girlfriend for goodness sake. He’s really going for the good guy edit this year. Maybe he’s finally taking feedback from his previous years seriously.
The new season of Southern Charm has been eventful so far with the introduction of Leva Bonaparte and John Pringle. Neither are shy about giving their opinions, and they’re the shakeup the show needed. Pringle’s infatuation with Madison LeCroy is absolutely going to lead to a feud with Austen Kroll. It’s so messy and so dramatic, but that’s why we love this show. MORE PLEASE!
Kathryn Dennis has been toying with the possibility of making things work with Thomas Ravenel. However, she has to know that’s a horrible idea? Right? What could she be thinking? Going down that road again with Thomas surely is not going to end well for either of them. Something needs to go down that ends them forever. As horrible as that sounds, it’s the only way she will learn her lesson. Here’s hoping!
Leva Bonaparte joined Southern Charm as a close friend of Cameran Eubanks‘, who claims she left the series months before Kathryn Dennis spread rumors about her husband cheating on her. Nevertheless, I can’t help assuming Cam bailed after Kathryn finally gave her a storyline.
Obviously, Leva isn’t Kathryn’s biggest fan. She’s also not a fan of Kathryn’s wardrobe, which is understandable. No shade, but shade.
Many Southern Charm fans miss Cameran Eubanks narrating the show. Some people are hating on her for quitting as soon as Kathryn Dennis brought up rumors about her husband Jason Wimberly cheating.
Even so, for the most part, Cam has been relatively unscathed throughout her reality TV career, which started on MTV’s The Real World. On Southern Charm, she spent most of her time commenting on other people’s lives, keeping hers pretty private. But, perhaps, she was waiting to open up until she could share her story on her own terms.