People who love reality TV shows now have another one to watch on the E! cable network. This time, the reality TV show is What Happens At the Abbey, which lives up to its name by being centered around the people who work at the famous LGBTQ bar that can be found in West Hollywood, CA. For people who have seen Vanderpump Rules, it is not an extreme exaggeration to say that this is a LGBTQ take on that same basic premise.
Regardless, it is impossible to understand a reality TV show without understanding the people who make up its core cast. First, there is David Cooley, who moved out to Los Angeles in 1981 to pursue a career in finance but soon purchased a small space to turn it into a coffeehouse. Said space is no longer so small, seeing as how it encompasses more than 14,000 square feet after five expansions over 25 years, which could not have happened without David’s vision. Second, there is Brandon, who serves as David’s assistant as well as his eyes and ears on the spot whenever David is not around. Beyond them, there are a number of staff members with ready-made storylines that are just wait to be revealed over the course of episode after episode.
Why Should You Consider Watching What Happens At the Abbey?
People should consider watching What Happens At the Abbey for much the same reason that they watch other reality TV shows set in the entertainment industries. In brief, the reality TV show promises to provide plenty of the sort of drama that arises as a natural consequence of human interaction, which should come as welcome news to those who love seeing how such stories unfold in front of their eyes.
For example, Brandi and Lawrence are both VIP hosts who are planning to start a family by having a child together. However, it should be noted that they are not lovers but rather best friends, which is an interesting choice even in these modern times. Besides the usual tensions that come from managing a relationship and paying close attention to fertility tests, Lawrence will also have to tell his family that he is going to be a father, which should come as very welcome but at the same time, very shocking news. Something that seems perfect for people who love nothing more than simple human drama.
Likewise, Murray and Cory are a bartender and VIP host at the Abbey who have an on and off relationship that is sure to make for exciting twists and turns, while Kim and Elizabeth are servers who happen to be best friends but also might be interested in becoming something more in the not so distant future. Meanwhile, the bartender Kyle has a huge crush on relative newcomer Marissa, while other workers at the Abbey such as Chelsea, Billy, and Daniel have their own stories to tell. Summed up, What Happens At the Abbey promises plenty of drama in a glamorous setting, meaning that it is perfect for faithful reality TV watchers.