TV Show Recaps

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If you had asked me to guess, I would have guessed that an episode of Real Housewives of Orange County centered entirely around Shannon would be terrible, or, at the very least, it would be …

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After any big event on Real Housewives, there’s always an episode in which all the cast members meet in various small groups in order to discuss what happened, how everyone acted and who the new …

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I didn’t expect I’d ever say this, but last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County was completely terrifying. And not in a “quiet terror of upper-middle class suburban disaffection” way, but in a …

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At first, I had intended this recap to cover two episodes’ worth of ground because we missed last week’s episode due to vacation, but when I watched the episodes last night and this morning, I …

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The most interesting Real Housewives episodes have some sort of central question, and last night’s was all about the limitations of reality TV alliances. To what extent can you expect your friends and cast mates …

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Most episodes of Real Housewives fit into one of a handful of categories: parties, fights, party-fights, narrative filler, vacations or reconciliations. Episodes sometimes fit into more than one of those categories, but they’re always at …

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The only thing I know with any certainty in life is you shouldn’t mess with another woman’s handbag, especially a woman you don’t know. Some rando named Nina broke that cardinal rule of the Woman …

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I love to make fun of the oft-used Real Housewives trope of structuring episodes around some sort of party that unifies the group and allows the plot to advance, but episodes that don’t lead up …

Real-Housewives-of-Orange-County-S11E03-Recap

Real Housewives is, at its core, a show about small but abject suburban horrors. Although last night’s episode was the kind of quasi-filler that the series serves up every three or four weeks to fill …

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Maybe the tie that binds all Real Housewives the tightest, beyond a shared love of white wine and yelling, so their near-uniform preference for awful dudes. When you start sorting it out, bad taste in …

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Longtime PurseBlog readers know that we recapped episodes of all the Real Housewives franchises for years, and this season, we’re taking everyone’s favorite reality TV franchise out for a spin again. It’s only fitting that …

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I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news, at least for me, is that I’m currently on the first real vacation of my adult life, and I didn’t even have to …

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