The Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion: Same Drama...and Nothing Else.
The Real Housewives of Orange County Season Six concluded last week, so now we have entered Reunion territory and while no one was jumping off couches and pushing Andy Cohen over, the verbal jabs, tears, and accusations flew as required of any Bravo reunion show. The only setback was that it reminded me of the last three RHOC reunion shows since some of the same issues were brought up to only be resurrected again next season without a doubt. Blasts on Gretchen and Slade? Check. Trying to figure out why Alexis is still with Jim? Check. Tamra being as nasty to everyone as she wants to be? Double check.
However, there were some moments that stood out to me that I have to get off my chest out of the sheer lunacy of their existence. Yes, there were some abomination unleashed on our sets tonight and I gotta take them down one by one. If I miss any of them, please fill free to add them in the comments section.
1) Alexis Really Believes She Was Made From Jim Bellino's Rib and Women Need To Know Their Place. I Kid You Not.
There are so many ways how this is "wrong" on so many levels. Number one, I might not be the most knowledgable person on the Bible, but I could've sworn that the only woman who was made from a man's rib was Eve and there hasn't been one since. Mama Caroline Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey said it best on Twitter tonight:
"@CarolineManzo: I'm pretty sure I wasn't made from Al's rib -"
Truth, Mama Manzo. Truth.
The second thing that flew out of Alexis's mouth, and defiled most viewers ears, was her stance on not feeling safe if a woman was President of the United States. Balking doesn't even describe my reaction to that nonsense, and I'm a man, people! I believe in equal opportunity for everyone in this country as well as the entire planet. To say something like is just... asinine. Even Gretchen had to give Alexis the eye on that one and some words of sweet wisdom, which were actually sincere and well put, in my opinion. Nevertheless though, I seriously wanted Alexis to just stop talking at that moment, because I couldn't take another fail grenade tumbling out of her mouth without losing my damn mind.
2) Gretchen and Tamra are SERIOUSLY Obsessed With Each Other's Lives.
The way Tamra and Gretchen go on about each other's business could be a show or blog in itself. However, I'm trying to figure out why they are the ones who continually lock horns with each other? Are both of their claims true? On Gretchen's standpoint, the long list of court cases dealing with her exes do not look well for her image. As for Tamra, I still don't know what she's done or what she's hiding besides stirring up drama on the show, but the bottom line is that people see this and have finally called them out on it. Even Peggy, who is new to the drama, could see this from just a few months of shooting and afterwards. The drama is getting old and needs to be eradicated. Immediately.
3) Vicki Agreeing With Donn's Assessment of Her Treatment of Him
Vicki must have seen the error of her ways, because I was thrown off guard with her agreeing with Donn's reasons behind their split. It could have become a pride thing on Vicki's part, but she took his evaluation like a woman and admitted to her faults, which was pretty accurate. Despite all of that and as I've stated before, it is never fun to see an actual marriage crumble before your eyes, no matter the circumstances.
4) Slade is Officially the Seventh Real Housewife of Orange County. Period.
Slade's made himself present at every reunion show to talk about why the women don't like him. Which is sad, really. Last week, I compared him to The Real Housewives of New York City's Simon van Kampen and for that I seriously apologize for that classless comparison. Slade has so much baggage that can be vouched by his ex-wife and Googled at any time. This, people, is why I have a few issues with Gretchen, because Slade's tomfoolery is as plain as the diamonds around her neck. Sigh...
5) Simon Barney Has A Court Order Against His and Tamra's Kids Watching Bravo...
Really?! How about just telling them they can't watch Bravo? You know? That thing called 'parenting?' I can't...
6) The Fact That Tonight Was The First of a Two Parter Reunion
I didn't see anything this season worthy of a multi-part reunion show. Did you?
What did you guys think of tonight's reunion show? Will you tune in tomorrow?