For a site dedicated to watching/blogging about BravoTV “Reality” shows like mine one must enjoy the medium to inspire creative writing. While on hiatus I discovered just how little I missed watching the inane women of Beverly Hills and their heavily scripted antics. It has become the D-list show for middle-aged actresses looking to sell wine, jumpstart a porn/music career, hawk products on QVC, or sell Kaftans in their gaudy boutiques. Bravo has allowed it’s California-based “best of the Housewive’s franchise” to implode and underwhelm at the same time. What truly shocks me is that viewers don’t realize they are being manipulated by Bravo, who gets a chunky percentage of every item sold by a housewife.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills used to be a show Robin Leach could be proud of. It had wealth, glamor, retired TV stars, Hollywood wives, and desperate social climbers all trying to claw their way to the A-list! That was good TV. Give me Vanderpump, Camille, and the Maloof Hoof! Not this mess of D-list desperados…..
Now that the show has added soap opera actresses into the mix the plotlines have endless opportunities for drama. Lisa Rinna who will “do anything for a buck” is always ready to please producers. What does she do when she sees Kathryn Edwards for the first time in years? She brings up O.J Simpson right on cue. That’s what anyone would do over a glass of wine right? WRONG! Rinna is transparent in her delivery and anyone with a brain cell can smell production prodding in this scene. Just in time for the new FX O.J movie too! Great job Bravo. Meet Andy Cohen’s latest “jailbird housewife” that even Teresa Guidice will have to bow down to.
Can I have Below Deck and Ladies Of London back?