As we are nearing the end of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” with the first part of its three-week reunion show, for Bravo, this is the perfect signal to bring out their most-recent edition to the franchise: The one set in Miami.
To be frank, the biggest problem Andy Cohen has with this show was that the first season was a complete bungle. We didn’t care about any of the characters, and there was too much of a “wife of an NBA star” presence to make this feel like something that does not belong on VH1. Things improved slightly for season 2, but by that point, the damage had already been done. It’s hard to get into a show after a sluggish start, even a reality show. However, Joanna Krupa in particular was a great addition, and she is still one of the best parts of the show this time around. Lea Black also has a commanding presence to every scene that she is in.
At the end of the day, the biggest problem that the show as a whole probably faces is simply that they are a part of a franchise that has been continually dominant over the years. Some viewers probably already watch the New Jersey, Atlanta, New York, Orange County, and Beverly Hills shows. This is a whopping five shows! It’s impossible to ask someone to have a couple hours to give to the franchise every week all throughout the year.
Nonetheless, we’re going to be keeping watch on the Miami show this year, seeing if there is anything interesting that happens with all of the wedding drama. After all, this is something that this show has proven time and time again to know how to do very well: Make things crazy when the church bells chime.
Are you happy that this version of the show is back, and why do you think it is the forgotten part of the franchise? As always, we want to hear your thoughts below!