‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ season 6, episode 6 review: Kyle Richards’ hard time in the Hamptons
It is still relatively hard to figure out whether or not this season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is either something with potential or a dumpster fire, mostly because for one reason or another, this is a cast that really cannot be bothered with spending that much time together. We obviously give Yolanda Foster a pass because of extenuating circumstances, but for the most part everyone else is off doing their own thing in various parts of the world. Eileen Davidson is locked in thanks to her job, Lisa Rinna is off in Philly, we’re not sure what it is that Erika Jayne does other than remind us how rich she is, and Lisa Vanderpump seems to epitomize sometimes rich-people-problems in a way that still makes us laugh.
Take, for example, Lisa’s rage over nobody wanting to stay at the hotel in the Hamptons. She learned that Kyle Richards and Eileen (who did have some spare time here) weren’t too interested in sticking around there and bailed in favor for a house. A couple of weeks ago, Vanderpump was obsessed with a tiny horse. Only on this show…
This was a rough week for Kyle in general. First of all, did she miss the note on the white party? Isn’t she the expert of said white parties? We do still feel for her, mostly because the “drama!!” of this episode came out of reminding her of all the various problems that her sister Kim is going through following her reported shoplifting arrest. She doesn’t have any more information than anyone else on the subject, yet is repeatedly peppered about the subject anyway. ‘Tis what happens when you’ve been on the show with her for so many years, and our heart does go out for her since this cannot be easy to handle.
Still, the season as a whole just doesn’t have that spark yet. Yolanda is still working on trying to get better, Erika is trying but her shtick is properly landing, and everyone else isn’t really doing anything that exciting. We’ve certainly seen worse from the franchise, but haven’t we all seen better? Grade: C+.
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