No matter how nasty reunions get, one of the rules is to make sure it all ends well. Honestly, the more we learn about the “RH” franchise, the more it sounds like some terrible fairy tale. Everything starts out fine, then it unravels, and oddly enough everything ends up all fine again. And that’s the Bravo producers’ formula.
Though producer, Andy Cohen, will ask questions probing conflict among the housewives, the housewives end off reunions with a toast.
Whether it’s tequila, shots, or champagne, Cohen and the ladies will have a toast, and end things on a friendly note – even if it’s only for that day. Because we know when the next season premiers, there will be fresh drama.
There’s certainly a golden rule among Bravo producers – drama is golden. These producers will do anything to make sure that the tension is boundless. There’s a reason there’s no cap on conflict and that’s because producers are behind the scenes, pulling strings to make it happen. Reunions are known for regularly taking a turn for the worst, even when the big-shot producer, Andy Cohen, is present.
One thing producers do to turn up the heat is strategic seating. Each housewife is assigned a seat to make sure friends are either all seated on one side staring down their enemies or strategically seat enemies side by side. Now we know why these reunions can get quite vicious.
“Housewives” Can Bring Evidence
If there’s one thing worse than being accused of something in public – or rather your SO being accused of something – it’ll have to be your accuser showing you and everyone else evidence of it. Fortunately for the rest of us, we aren’t “Real Housewives” and probably won’t ever have to deal with this. Unfortunately for “real housewives” this is all part and parcel of the job. For reunions, “housewives” do their research.
They get evidence against their “friends” to support their claims. This means going through texts and emails and digging through medical records. And of course, they have the burden of proof to make sure they bring the hard evidence along to the reunion. The truth must come out after all.
The dreaded pandemic was bad for business. One of the industries most affected by this pandemic was, naturally, the entertainment industry. Like many other TV stars, the “real housewives” felt the pinch of this recent pandemic. When the rules on filming relaxed, it meant that the “RH” cast had to adapt to the new regulations.
And these ladies had to get pretty creative for arranging meetups.
The housewives had to go for daily health checks, had to arrange their gatherings outdoors, and naturally, avoid crowds. Cast and crew had also to be tested regularly to stop the virus from spreading.
Let’s be honest, right off the bat, Zoom reunions weren’t going to work well for us long-time fans. “RH” reunions mean one thing for fans – and that’s drama. There’s a reason why Andy Cohen is featured in the reunions. And that’s not to maintain order, but just to gently probe the “housewives.” However, during a recent pandemic, the world went a bit topsy-turvy, and producers had to hold reunions over Zoom.
Of course, while we were glad to see our favorite housewives and see all the spice they’d been cooking up, we were much gladder to see the end of Zoom reunions. By the summer of 2020, we fortunately saw the last of these virtual meetups.