This week is a big one on Bravo; for the first time (that I can recall) they are airing two finales in two days, yes two! On Sunday night we will get to watch things explode in an intense RHONJ finale, and on Monday night we will sadly see friendships change forever on the season 11 RHOC finale!
Both New Jersey and Orange County had big seasons; in the Garden State Teresa Giudice returned home from prison after almost a year behind bars. Most of season 7 revolved around Teresa; just when she got comfortable back at home she had to say goodbye to her husband Joe for several years. Jacqueline Laurita was the villain of the season, and while most fans agree that watching her have meltdown after meltdown on national TV is getting old, it was still entertaining one last time.
The recurring storyline on RHOC was Kelly Dodd hitting below the belt, and honestly we saw her go lower than we’ve ever seen on Bravo! She spilled secrets, threw out accusations that are damaging to families, and even called a her co-star a c*nt; yes Kelly knows how to keep it classy!
RHONJ is taking a lot of heat for not delivering, and while Teresa Giudice is off the hook (her ability to deliver is never questioned), her co-stars have been called dull, and even accused of not being able to “bring it,” the way Teresa does!
On RHOC the word “bully” was constantly used (primarily off-screen), and fans are split on how they feel about this cast in general; it’s been suggested many times that they have a total revamp for season 12!
On the positive side, some die-hard Bravoholics (like myself) are excited for both finales; but I think you ca guess which franchise gets my vote. That’s right, I am ready to watch the RHONJ cast finally hash out this season, and hopefully alienate Jacqueline Laurita for good!
As we told you months ago Siggy and Dolores really “declared their independence” at the final sit down of the season, and while they don’t cut ties with Jac; they definitely don’t have her back and choose sides. This reunion is said to be a don’t-miss, and the storyline is already being set for season 8, which is currently set to start filming in early 2017!
As for the RHOC finale that will air on Monday night, things will probably play out the way we expect; with a Kelly/Vicky VS. Shannon, Tamra, and Heather feud. They will definitely need a new cast member or two to shake things up for season 12! Towards the middle of the season it seemed nearly impossible for producers to bring Kelly back for season 12, but after the alleged “set-up” of Kelly in Ireland, she’s gained some support with fans!
This will be a HUGE week on Bravo, so make sure to stick with us all week to find out what’s going on behind the scenes with RHONJ and RHOC!