Something about the onslaught of cast news didn’t bode well to my ears. There was a lot of speculation going on, and even though everything is bigger in Texas, and bigger is always better, it doesn’t mean that a giant heap of conflicting news is. Especially since the cast of theReal Housewives of Dallas was in shambles after Season Five ended.
The Real Housewives of New York is obviously having a rough season. But who wasn’t struggling during the tail end of 2020? The COVID-19 pandemic reached new levels of scary. There was an overall dark cloud hanging over everything, especially NYC after it was an epicenter of the virus. And the ladies dealt with filming delays, a smaller group, and a clear disconnect between older and newer cast members. But the Bravoverse is acting like the sky is falling. The last season of Real Housewives of Orange County deserved the hate for being dark, toxic, and boring. But this level of vitriol is new for the RHONY crowd.
Shannon’s spot as the current longest-running RHOC cast member is perplexing, to say the least. She came onto the scene married to David Beador, with three children and a whole lot of marital problems. After “the affair” of it all, we saw Shannon have breakdowns about her weight loss journey, her friends, her ex, and everything in between. And try to have her holistic doctor acupuncture the negativity out of her or whatever. And even though she and Kelly repeatedly got into toxic arguments throughout their time on the show, they somehow made up during Season 15. And for once, I found myself agreeing with Vicki Gunvalson that Shannon’s definition of friendship is fishy.
Some of the Real Housewives of Potomac are clearly bothered by the new and improved Wendy Osefo.Zen Wen has enhanced some of her features and introduced the world to “happy” and “ness.” Yes, she’s a mom of three. Yes, she has four degrees. And yes, she can twerk in leather and lace. She’s a multifaceted woman and some people, aka Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon, can’t handle it. What a shame.
This week’s episode of RHOP was a total attack on Wendy. The green-eyed bandits were shady as hell, bringing up side baby rumors about Eddie Osefo to be messy while claiming they were just concerned for their so-called friend. They accused Dr. Wendy of losing her substance since she got surgery, which is just a whole other low. And it’s clear they, mostly Gizzy, are pressed because she’s in the same place she started the show in on Season 1. Except for this time, she lives in an even uglier house.
My heart truly broke for Wendy on RHOP last night. Thankfully, Karen and Robyn’s new friend Askale Davis were there to support her. The ladies tried to make it a big deal that Wendy glowed up while STILL being a professor. STILL being a political commentator. And STILL having four degrees. Not to mention the shady way the bandits talked about the Eddie Osefoside baby rumors behind her back while claiming they were trying to be concerned friends. I’m typically pretty down the middle when it comes to Gizzy vs. Grande Dame, but thank GOD Karen had Whisky Wendy’s back.
While Vicki’sRHOC days are over, she’s never truly totally out of the Bravo universe. Rumor has it she might be joining the next Real Housewives All-Stars mashup. And outside of reality TV, she has a small chance of becoming the First Lady of California. No, not kidding. Her fiance Steve Lodge is running for governor. And while her son Mikeisn’t excited about it, it’s really happening. The question still lingers whether Vicki is funding the campaign.
Well yachties, it appears we’ve made it to somewhat calmer seas. Eight weeks into this season of Below Deck Mediterranean and it feels like we’ve reached the first somewhat transitional episode of the year. That’s not to say that everything that happened this week was purely filler. But we’ve certainly come down from the emotional high of Lexi Wilson proudly declaring herself Satan amidst a full-scale attack against every other crew member on board.
Instead, this week’s episode starts out with the end of a good night out. Arguably the crew’s first, in fact. Everyone’s in a happy, tipsy mood. Some more than others — just ask Courtney Veale. Mzi Dempers may have drunkenly invited her to visit Cape Town, but David Pascoe‘s gallant attempt at helping her into her bunk only resulted in a head injury and vomit all over Malia White‘s bed the next morning. But hey, at least no one quit or walked off the boat this time. So we’ll take a win where we can get it.