One of the issues that I have with giving up cable is loosing Bravo. Yes, I am that ummm… addicted.
Look, 2 months out of the year, I get Hallmark Christmas movies and I am thankful for those two months. But what am I supposed to do the rest of the year? A girl has to have priorities.
I need something to make me either forget my life, or be thankful for my life. And Bravo offers those options for me. I like to be entertained by shit that is bad television. The worse the television show, the better that I think it is. And let us all be real, reality television isn’t outstanding.
I know, I know, I am not making a case for anything here.
But if you want a release from your life, and to wonder what you did to not have a billion dollars and talk with an accent that you shouldn’t have, well Bravo is the place for you.
But if you are new to Bravo, you may need some guidance. So we’re gonna make it easy and tell you what you should be watching first. It’s like a buffet and you don’t want to start out with the low bar grains, like Below Deck. No, you want to dive in to the good shit.
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF EVERYWHERE
There are so many Real Housewives cities, but the thing is, there is not one that is bad. Even Dallas, which is arguably the worst one of the franchise, is okay.
The franchise has a bunch of “housewives,” but we’re going to use that term loosely, because they are not the wives that stay at home. They each have their own hustle going on. Sure their husbands may be rich, but the majority of them aren’t sitting there waiting for his check.
They got their own shit going on.
You can’t miss The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of New York in particular. They’ve brought us such greatness as Erika Jayne and Bethany. They’ve given us the hot mess that is Countess Luann.
Seriously, this franchise is everything. And there are so many of them that you can occupy a lot of your time and fill your mind with useless shit.
This is legit my favorite show on television. My roommate is very southern, and I learn something new every single day. But it’s because I didn’t understand what people are like in the south (not that they are that different, but I wanted to understand more when she kept telling me “this isn’t how we do it in the south,” I decided to sit down and watch it.
And OMG this show is a hot mess. Legit – there is so much drama on this show that I can’t stop watching. Cameron is the only sane person. Patricia is ummm… on a whole other level. Craig is just like the poster boy for the man you want to run from. Shep is an overgrown child. Katherine is on her own planet. Naomi is directed but fragile. Whitney is a drama queen while trying to act like he’s got his shit together.
And then there is Ashley. I can’t with Ashley. Ashley needs help.
The show is fun, dramatic, and introduces you to a world that is different than yours. Do I know if it’s what the south truly is? No. But if it is, I wouldn’t mind living in the south.
Now, I love me some HGTV. That’s quality television. But since Chip and Jo decided to not grace me with their presence and new episodes, I had to search for something new. Nina and Michael are that show. I sometimes have a hard time believing that they aren’t actors, but I love them so much that I want to believe in the realness of the show.
Michael has the patience of a saint, but Nina is absolutely outrageous and funny. She doesn’t stand for anyone’s shit, and always looks at her best. She is a boss bitch, and I mean that in the best way possible.
The show is just so very entertaining, and the houses that they flip are not boring. Everything is not cookie cutter and everything is eye catching.
I love it.
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE
I am not the biggest fan of talk shows, but when it comes to Watch What Happens Live, I am all in. The show, which is like Bravo’s version of a late night talk show, is funny, has little to no point except to promote more of Bravo’s television shows while giving celebrities the illusion that they are promoting their stuff, is absolutely amazing. Andy Cohen is hilarious, they come up with the most ridiculous games, and totally are inappropriate at times. But it’s all in good fun and reminds you not to take yourself seriously. It’s fun and that’s what I feel is missing from a lot of late night television. So, I am about it.
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