The most recent, and frankly most disappointing, season of the Real Housewives of Orange County really made me miss the good old days. I miss Vicki Gunvalson’s screaming outbursts and self-comparisons to Jesus Chris. I miss Tamra Judge stirring the pot and always finding a hot tub to get naked wasted in. I miss Heather Dubrow the most and her endless fountain of champs. And when I think back to my favorite moments of RHOC, I cannot overlook the Brooks Ayers cancer scam and expert sleuthing skills by Meghan King.
Detective Meghan has gone through a whole lot of life events since leaving RHOC. She’s a mom of three, newly divorced and has been on the dating circuit kissing a lot of frogs. But good for her — the divorce from Jim Edmonds was messy, with custody battles and cheating allegations left and right. There was a sexting scandal. A threesome scandal. A nanny scandal. It had it all, and the cameras weren’t even there to film it.
It’s no secret that we’re way past the golden age of the Real Housewives of Orange County after the mess that was Season 15. And it’s no wonder people are calling for a total overhaul of the cast. Long gone are the days of the tres amigas drama or the Brooks Ayers cancer scam. I miss Fancy Pants Heather Dubrow getting down and dirty with Tamra Judge. And Meghan King Edmonds going in on Vicki Gunvalson amidst the aforementioned scam. The show has strayed so far since the good old days, and I’m not even talking about when Jeana Keough had a starring role on the show.
I’m a proponent of bringing Fancy Pants and Detective Meghan King back to RHOC. Particularly Meghan, who’s undergone quite a transformation in the last year or so. Starting with a sexting scandal that propelled her split from Jim Edmonds. And from there, things only went downhill and boy were they nasty. The drama involved unusual nanny relationships, threesome rumors and a whole lot of back and forth accusations in the press. The two got coronavirus and grappled with some serious medical issues with their children, not to mention an entire custody battle. Meanwhile, Meghan’s been dating the whole time and being fairly blunt about what she’s looking for in a man. Where were the Bravo cameras for all of this?
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are back, and this season is setting up to be a doozy. And this time, the crew didn’t even need Brandi Glanville to come in and make things interesting. Obviously, the biggest story fans are expecting is to see Erika Jayne’s legal issues and divorce involving Tom Girardi play out. Tom is being accused of misappropriating more than $26 million in unpaid settlement funds to victims of car crashes, fires and more. And the accusations just keep coming. While Tom is now broke, unable to practice law and very sick, Erika is doing anything she can to absolve herself of any fault in the case. But the receipts aren’t looking good so far. And her questionably timed divorce, which she says is the result of Tom’s infidelity, looks like another attempt for her to protect her assets. The judge did have to stop her from selling her clothes online after, so it doesn’t look good.
The premiere of RHOBH Season 11 was eerie when it came to Erika Girardi’s impending issues. Erika talked about dinners with Tom and cleaned out her “overflow” closet in her $16 million mansion without a care in the world. Little does she know she’s about to move to a place of her own and lose her $40k a month glam squad. And she thought #pantygate with Dorit Kemsley was bad.
Who even knows what the future holds for the Real Housewives of Orange County these days. Kelly Dodd and Brauwyn Windham-Burke made Season 15 pretty insufferable. Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson are ready at any time to swoop in, whoop it up and save the day. We saw Shannon Beador as the veteran cast member last season, which is about as exciting as it sounds. No wonder Andy Cohen says Bravo is taking their sweet time before casting Season 16. Just bring back Fancy Pants Heather Dubrow and Detective Meghan King Edmonds and all will be right in the OC again.
And the year is 2021 and somehow, we’re still talking about Shannon and David Beador’s divorce. Even though he has a new baby with a new fiance. And Shannon is just waiting for the right moment to marry her new boo. However, the Beadors just can’t quit each other, especially when it comes to bickering back and forth about the most ridiculous situations.
The Real Housewives of Orange County has undergone a dramatic change from its first seasons that put Real Housewives on the map. Vicki Gunvalson, the OG of the OC, is out, and left kicking and screaming along the way. Can you really blame Bravo after her involvement in the Brooks Ayers cancer scam? Her best amiga Tamra Judge left with her, even though they both seem like they’d pick up their oranges in a heartbeat if production asked. Long gone are the days of fancy pants Heather Dubrow and getting naked wasted with Gretchen Rossi. And after the mess of Season 15, it’s obvious the show needs to make a change for it to be as good as the old days.
Even though Vicki is gone, she’s never forgotten. Or maybe, she doesn’t let us forget her. That’s why the OG kid of the Real Housewives Briana Culberson recently appeared on a special kids version of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Briana is all grown up, a mommy of three and continues to be Vicki’s voice of reason.
You guys know that I love Meghan King Edmonds. She hasn’t been on Real Housewives of Orange County in years but for some reason, I just can’t let go.
While she’s kept busy with her messy divorce, finding love, un-finding love, then re-finding love (yes, I know those aren’t real words but roll with me here), I still think that Meghan isn’t too busy to come back to RHOC. Even if you don’t like her, you have to admit that she brought something to the table. And getting under Shannon Beador and Vicki Gunvalson’s skin was probably my favorite part about her time on the show.
Real Housewives of Salt Lake City only recently finished their first season. And truthfully, it was one of the strongest first seasons from a franchise that we’ve seen in well, forever. Bravo really nailed the casting, right down to their heroes (Heather Gay) and villains (Jen Shah).
But as we have recently come to learn, Jen isn’t just a villain on screen. She might also be one off screen, having been busted by the feds for alleged shady business practices. It’s true, throughout the season, her castmates had questions about what exactly it is that Jen does. Her husband is a college coach but we all know that’s not bringing in chalet money. Even if it was a rental. Nah, Jen was always dressed to the nines in designer clothes and had multiple assistants, plus a glam squad. And everyone was wondering for what. We never got our answer on the show. But now we think we might have an idea.