Andy Cohen has blessed us with the trailer for TENTH season of the Real Housewives of Orange County. Yes, that’s TEN seasons. When this show premiered, I was just a budding high school student who had no idea that one day she would be paid to write about the train wreck lives of rich white ladies on reality television shows.
With a decade under its belt, Orange County knows how it’s done and it doesn’t look like we’ll be disappointed. (Plus they dropped Lizzie who was a dud.) Is Stefon in the building, because this trailer has everything: Baptisms! Jesus comparisons! Sharks! Mock funerals! The doctor from Botched! A possible fake cancer diagnoses! Thirty year-olds!
Of all these Real Housewives franchises, Orange County has always held a special place in my heart. For one thing, it’s the original—the series that launched seemingly countless wine labels, jewelry lines and enough money in appearance fees to match the GDP of a small island. Orange County also seems to have been upstaged by it’s flashier sister, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Still, ten years is a milestone. When we first met Tamra Barney, she was married to a half-man, half-log, and she had a face that could properly express emotion. Now she’s a grandmother and is married to a younger man—which she never stops reminding us of. Gretchen is long gone and still financially supporting Jo’s ex-fiancé. Who care’s what Alexis is doing, and poor old Lynne is still poor. And, of course, we have Vicki Gunvalson, the only original cast member and the longest serving Real Housewife in the franchise, who is still dating her rebound.
The tenth season of the Real Housewives of Orange County premieres on June 8th.
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