Highs and Lows: The Real Vikings of Orange County – RHOC

Forgive the very late deployment of this recap as I’m dealing with a new puppy and barely have had time to watch 40 minutes of television this week. My puppy is pertinent to this blog also because I named her after a real housewife. Drop your guess as to who in the comments after you read through my thoughts on the final episode of RHOC’s trip to Iceland.

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Highs and Lows: A Case of the Vicki’s – RHOC

Well, well, well folks. Looks like we just needed a trip out of the OC to get the party started on the RHOC. I can’t believe I’ve had to wait this long to write about this episode because it was fantastic start to finish. Let’s not waste another second for Vicki could possibly perish.

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Rewatch: The Real Housewives of Melbourne – S02E07

As someone whose primary Real Housewives viewing has taken place in the past two years, I’ve done a lot of marathoning after the fact. There’s a bittersweet sadness to running out of episodes of a great franchise and being left to wait around for the next season. Surely the same is amplified for those of you who watched all the episodes in their original run. Join me then as I rewatch some of my favourite one-off episodes from seasons gone by. The announcement that Melbourne will be returning in December inspired me to head down under.

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Highs and Lows: An Unexpected Thaw – RHOC

Velkominn to Iceland! The ladies of RHOC have a penchant for going to some random ass places (remember Moorea?) so Iceland is a pretty on trend locale, granted years after it became a tourism hotspot in typical dated OC form. This ep tickled me immensely so let’s jump in.

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Highs and Lows: Mystic Mistake – RHOC

If you’re still here with us in this final half of RHOC season 12 then good on you, you masochist. The absence of last week’s highs(?) and lows was due to the episode being so dull I couldn’t even bother to write about it. Thankfully Taylor helpfully summed up the issues with the normally stellar OC housewives franchise. While this week wasn’t a classic it definitely bounced back some from last week’s low. Let’s dive in.

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Love and Light: The Danielle Staub Journey

The Real Housewives of New Jersey kicked off their 8th season this week. Notable this year is the return of Danielle Staub (tragically only as a Friend of) whose brief two season stint made her one of the original housewife icons. I didn’t watch RHONJ during its original run so I just blazed through the first two seasons to get myself up to speed on all things Jersey. If your memory of Danielle is fuzzy, you skipped those early seasons, or you’re a Danielle-aholic looking to worship, I’m here for you. Let’s take a trip to Franklin Lakes, NJ circa 2009…

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