I'm still in the middle of July, but I wanted to pipe in and say that I like Zende. I liked his introduction with the flashbacks, he has chemistry with Nicole and the actor is good. I saw a lot about him needing to be recast, but I thought he was just fine and will grow into a fine young actor. I'm happy with everything. I will say they are WRONG for the outfit they put Maya's Mom in for her entrance. I hope her looks improve. Her makeup was flawless so I expected a better outfit. LOVE the actors though.
TMZ and Tamara Tattles are reporting Nene and Kim's spin-off has been canceled. TMZ is saying it's due to scheduling of Don't Be Tardy and To Tell The Truth, but Tamara says Kim already tweeted filming was done on Tardy and Truth is a one week shoot. Tamara says that spin-off was an extension of her RHOA contract and since she didn't accept the contract that means Bravo is done with her period.
I thought the trailer looked good, but I couldn't believe how bland the execution was. I'm not crazy about the cast and the fact that the backstory is a ripoff of Friday the 13th. The whole deformed killer thing is a direct copy of Jason. It just didn't feel like Scream despite the surface things they tried to include. I like it being in a different town, but references to the original killings as inspiration and a potential tie in would've been nice. I'm just not crazy about this idea in the long term. They said they don't even plan to reveal the killer at the end of this season. I imagine it's going to be similar to Pretty Little Liars, just drawn out. Hopefully if the show lasts they bring in new showrunners. I'd have Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson take over for season two at any cost.
They need to bring back Marlo and Sheree. Now that Nene is gone I wouldn't change the cast too much. Only other person I'd remove is Lorsha. Phaedra, Kenya, Cynthia, Marlo, Claudia, Sheree and one new wife. That won't happen but it would be a fresh reboot, but not a drastic change since viewers already know Marlo and Sheree. With Nene gone familiar faces will be needed.
I love RHOC this year. I don't think it's slow or boring and I like that everything feels organic and not forced. I don't love Katie, but she isn't a big enough focus to bother me. I'm starting to think she was always meant as a Friend and not full housewife because she just seems so passive. That might change, but I don't think she was meant to be a full time housewife. I also don't believe Lizzie demoted herself, but she is performing well this year. Overall the dynamic works. I wish Jeana were a full time wife. She is exactly what they needed to fill the gap.
Bethenny annihilated Kristen and it was pretty epic. She was not having it at all lol. I lived. This season has been brilliant. Many on other boards try and act like Bethenny's getting special treatment in terms of editing, but I don't see that. This is like the old days when things were organic and one day someone can be the heroine and the next week they can be the total bitch. Even Bethenny acknowledges when she has bad weeks and is a total bitch, while Heather is blaming editing for her current woes. This season needs to be a template for the other series, OC as well. You don't need to force stuff and create season long feuds out of nothing. Throw an interesting group of women together and SEE WHAT HAPPENS. I just hope Bethenny continues to slay Kristen.
They were going to pay out Rosie's contract and say she was leaving for a new role, but when it leaked to the press they decided to keep her so they didn't get slammed like NBC when they fired Ann Curry. Still, I don't see a way she's back next season so I expect two new cohosts joining Whoopi, Nicole and Raven.
I don't think Heather is jealous, but intimidated by Bethenny and doesn't like that you have a new cast member who doesn't want to be her friend or who isn't impressed by her. She's been passive aggressive from the beginning , literally from the moment she met Bethenny. Lucky for her Bethenny is a mess herself, so it makes Heather look slightly less desperate due to Bethenny's over top reactions.
Heather is bizarre this season. Why is she so bothered? I knew she would be intimidated by Bethenny and she has, at every moment. Plastic night was more of the same. Get off of Brthenny's dick and move along Heather. Regardless it's obvious they don't clock so move on. There are 6 other ladies in the cast. She seems so desperate to be a part of Bethenny's story and it looks ridiculous at this point.
I don't think her voice is gone, but she needs to sing to her new voice and leave the past in the past. Dionne Warwick for example smoked her voice out, but she saved herself by obviously training and learning how to sing in her husky, more limited tone. She managed to have hits all through the 80s. Mariah can do it if she wants to. She could sing Adele's songs in her current range.