This section might get many of you to scratch your heads. Why on earth would there be retakes and reshoots in reality TV? Well, it seems like reality shows are not quite what they seem. And this applies even to the super-successful, “The Real Housewives” series. Members of the “Real Housewives” cast must be available for retakes, just in case they didn’t capture all the drama the first time around.
That’s why it’s common to see crew members setting up lighting and cameras to reshoot a scene. Reality TV may be full of drama but sometimes it takes more than one take to get that drama just right.
Nothing quite ruins the façade of reality TV more than the word ‘audition.’ But reality TV is business after all, and producers have to look after their pockets. It might sound like it defeats the purpose of reality TV, but before ladies can join the cast of “RH,” they must send in audition tapes.
The show’s producers are always scouting for the perfect female folk to stir the pot. They give the parts to candidates most likely to bring a whole lotta turbulence and who can cook up drama more easily than they can cook up a meal. And we have to say that these housewives definitely do a lot of cooking – just not always in the kitchen.
For some reality TV series, if there’s so much as a hint of legal problems, they clam up. They have a golden rule when it comes to publicity: no scandals. But that’s not the case with the “Real Housewives.” In this show, they’re not only happy for you to air out your dirty laundry, but they will go looking for it.
On “The Real Housewives,” if your family or business is embroiled in a dirty scandal or has broken the law, you can bet your cast members will bring it up. One stellar example was the lawsuit Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe, faced over allegations of fraud. The reality show was only too happy to bring it right into the open.
“Shoot stones at them” best sums up the hit reality series, “The Real Housewives.” In Season 17 of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” OG housewife, Vicki Gunvalson, accidentally messed up the line “People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” Instead, she said, “Shoot stones at them.” This messed-up line best sums up the “RH” ethos. In this world, the ladies can get away with a lot, including publicly humiliating their “friends.” And their friends can’t sue them for it.
That’s right, housewives can’t sue each other. That explains why there are plenty of catfights, outright insults, and of course, the good ol’ reputation destruction. Though these women can’t sue their castmates for defamation, the good news is that these housewives are more than capable of holding their own.
Coordinated Promo Looks
We’ve all seen them! Whether it’s the chic cream outfits announcing Season 13 of “RHOBH,” the formal black attire of Season 13 of “RHOA,” or the bright bold color-blocking of Season 17 of “RHOC,” we can definitely say these ladies’ wardrobes have been coordinated. Believe it or not, it’s one of the “RH” franchise rules – they have to wear coordinated outfits for promos.
Of course, we all know deep down that their matching wardrobes couldn’t be the result of the housewives actually matching to work together. For start, there’d be an episode dedicated to discussing promo outfits. And if such an episode existed, there’d be plenty of arguing.