Summer By Bravo — What to Watch

By Kyle

Princesses of Long Island

Bravo has introduced a couple new reality shows to the mix this summer, including Newlyweds: The First Year, Below Deck, and my particular favorite, Princesses of Long Island (love to hate, obvs). Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – Orange County, Circa 2006

The Real Housewives of Orange CountyBy Kyle

In 2006, a relativity small cable network called Bravo let their audience peek behind the gates of a wealthy suburban community in Orange County, California called Casa de Cota. We were introduced to five privileged, yet hardworking (OK, some of them) women: Vicki Gunvalson (“the OG of the OC”), Jo De La Rosa, Jeana Keough, Lauri Peterson, and Kimberly Bryant. This docusoap would be the start of the Real Housewives franchise, which, let’s be honest, we now can’t live without. What would the world be like without Vicki’s “woohooo,” Tamra’s snarky comments, Jeana’s smart-ass kids, and the man behind the women, Slade Smiley. Next week marks the 100th episode of the series and it will feature candid interviews with former housewives throughout the years, and even some of the Real Kids of Orange County. The two-hour special will explore the Housewives phenomenon, and how the series has changed the women and their families. 100 Episodes! These ladies are looking good. Thank god for plastic surgery!

Living The Wanted Life

By Kyle

On Sunday, June 2nd, a new E! series came across my Tivo called The Wanted Life. The reality show chronicles the personal and professional lives of the English/Irish breakout band, The Wanted. I have always been a big fan of a good boy band (N’SYNC, Backstreet Boys, NKOTB, Jo Bros… the list can go on and on). However, now that I am a little older and wiser (maybe), I thought I was past the age of screaming, fainting, and fangirling freak outs…guess again! Last Sunday I fell in love with these cheeky ball-busters, and I look forward to seeing their success in America grow. Bloody hell — watch it already! (Okay, I think those are the only two English references I can remember.) Continue reading

The Millionaire Matchmaker’s Guide to “Age-Appropriate” Dating

Patti StangerBy Amanda Festa

Nothing kills the spirit of a 29-year-old girl quicker than an episode of The Millionaire Matchmaker.  Oh whew, Patti, you’re making that 50-year-old poser date age-appropriate women.  I was worried you wer— wait, whattt? Age appropriate is 27?  #$@%!& Continue reading

Drinking and Tweeting with Brandi Glanville (or, just another night)

Brandi GlanvilleBy Kyle

“Money doesn’t give you class…it just gives you money.” —  Is Brandi’s line in the opening of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills throwing a dig at the many “wealthy” women of the 90210 or, perhaps, is it another jab at LeAnn Rimes? Either way Brandi’s statement differentiates her from the housewife stigma. She decides to stand out from that façade of housewife excess, and instead gives the Real Housewives audience a fresh voice on their television screen. Continue reading