Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wow! This season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo TV has definitely not disappointed!
The season started off with the introduction of two new cast members... actress , model and former Miss Puerto Rico Joyce Giraud de Ohoven , who is married to movie director Michael Ohoven, and Carlton Gebbia who is a former actress, mother as well as a practicing Wiccan. There has been countless mixed reviews on both new additions and the temperature amongst fans of the show and on social media has been they either equally love or hate the new ladies . There has already been talk of rumors that Bravo will be firing them after this season and a loss in ratings but in my opinion this has been one of the best seasons yet due to the cast shake up. I especially loved watching Joyce who absolutely brought her A game to The Hills hosting two trips and several fun events while Carlton's risque behavior and crass language were often lost in translation. Right out of the gate the topic of Carlton's religion, Wicca, came up and the ladies in the group were interested to learn more about the it. Kyle Richards, cast veteran, asked a few questions that Carlton felt were contrived ( although seemingly innocent and expected ) and the disastrous relationship between the two began almost immediately....and still remains strained after countless attempts from Kyle to make amends. Also Joyce and cast member Brandi Glanville's relationship took a turn for the worse after Joyce tells Lisa certain things that Brandi said about her that Brandi felt were in confidence as well as taken out of context. The theme of the season was Brandi going after Joyce and Joyce defending herself while Carlton and Kyle couldn't seem to get on the same page because anything Kyle did offended and annoyed Carlton. Many fans including myself were left wondering what the real reason behind Carlton's dismay with Kyle was due to the fact that she tolerated and was accepting of all the other ladies who asked the same type of questions ...
Needless to say the drama and tensions this season were high. Spotlighted in the story line of this season's drama was the demise of Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glannville's once close friendship ...former bffs last season we saw their relationship deteriorate with each passing week. Brandi launched another successful book and Lisa was burning the candle on both ends with opening a new bar , filming for Bev Hills and a second season of Vanderpump Rules. Gossip online and in the magazines fueled the fire and there were lies, accusations, tears and fights. Brandi allegedly found out from a mutual friend that Lisa may have known about Eddie cheating with Scheana Marie long before she claimed to have which was during filming last season. ( Scheana has worked for Lisa for five years and is now a Vanderpump Rules cast member good friends with Pandora Lisa's daughter ) This caused Brandi to say some scathing things about Lisa in turn...Ultimately The drama came to a head on a trip that Joyce arranged to Puerto Rico which occurred sadly after her father passed. Besides Brandi, most of the other ladies also all seemed to have a bone to pick with Lisa from Kim who felt Lisa was dismissive towards her, Yolanda who felt like Lisa was a " Hollywood" friend and not a real friend, and Kyle who felt that Lisa was still holding a grudge from last season causing Lisa to " Punish her". Yolanda recovering from a flare up with Lyme disease that she was just getting through as filming began, became a closer friend to Brandi who was dealing with issues from her ex, to a break in to a rocky relationship with her father. We also saw a more confident and out spoken Kim Richards who made us laugh and agree with her when she was the new voice of reason. The season was peppered with a few laughs but mostly we saw the ladies arguing every chance they got ( especially at group dinners ) and as Yolanda said the dynamics of the group changed. Kyle became upset with Lisa again when Brandi alleged that Lisa told her to bring a tabloid in her suitcase that claimed Mauricio was unfaithful to her on their trip with the group to Palm Springs which Lisa denied ever happening. This was brought up on the Puerto Rico trip along with several issues the resulted in Lisa leaving the conversation in tears.
The subject came up again on the trip at a group dinner and a heated debate ensued resulting in a fight between the cast and the Vanderpump -Todds.
With only a few episodes left and the reunion already filmed fans are excited to see how the season will end and how the reunion will play out...the way I see it...it's not over until the pink lady sings. Until next time Xx Billy Charles
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