I think it’s a lot like the Housewives—you’ll get a lot of different answers about who’s fun to watch and who’s horrible. Some love Sandoval because his OTT dedication to style and his own “uniqueness” can be funny; others find him to be a hypocritical phony. Same with Schwartz—he has a puppy dog appeal to some, while others find him immature and irresponsible. Some get a kick out of Kristin while others get frustrated because she’s so CONSTANTLY over the top and—as the kids say—extra, *especially* when she’s getting her nose into others’ business. And on and on.
I hold the unpopular opinion of liking Katie—I have a soft spot for her, and I can’t really articulate why.
And I call Ariana “Grumpy Cat.”
On VPR Lisa really is the Grande Dame—and conflict arises when people don’t kiss her ring—but the lion’s share of the drama is around the “staff.” It did take me a few episodes to really get into the show—I didn’t love it right away—but really, they’re all such characters, I just eventually got sucked in. It’s like RHONY where they really DO have history and interact outside the show—which makes interlopers like James and Raquel stand out even more. Most of the setups are less contrived than, say, that stupid lunch at the end of the RHOBH finale.
I’d love to see RHOBH have a few triads of people who legitimately know one another. Even if they brought back Joyce, and brought in one more ally for LVP, that would make things more tolerable than what is apparently on deck next season.