RHOC reunion Part 1 shocked fans — and not in a good way
Who knew that there could be such a thing as not enough drama on The Real Housewives of Orange County? The first part of this season's reunion was certainly more peaceful than expected, but that actually was a bad thing.
Following a season full of drama — most of which involved Brooks Ayers' supposedly fake cancer — fans of the show aren't sure how to respond when said drama is kept to a minimum on RHOC. Viewers certainly were taken aback tonight when the first part of the reunion featured an extensive discussion about colonic cleansing and, surprisingly, few mentions of cancer.
Bravo has a thing for extending reunions into never-ending television events, and this season's The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion is no exception. It's easy to see why the drama surrounding Ayers (and, of course, the Vicki Gunvalson versus Shannon Beador feud) would be saved for the end of the reunion, but it shouldn't be this difficult to come up with at least one other argument capable of keeping the masses entertained.
Interestingly enough, although fans had previously begged for Bravo to put an end to the cancer discussion, many were disappointed when their wish was granted. Without the cancer discussion, there really wasn't much to talk about. Shannon Beador told the world way more than was necessary about her colonic cleansing and Tamra Judge touched briefly on her estranged daughter. Judge's story was sad, but not enough to capture the interest of thoroughly bored fans.
Unable to keep their attention on the reunion, viewers decided to complain about it on Twitter instead. A few expressed hopes for a better Part 2, while others simply questioned why they had tuned in for such an uneventful broadcast. Highlighted below are just a few of the many complaints that took over Twitter.
If there's one good thing that can be said about tonight's yawn-worthy reunion, it's that there's no way next week's follow-up could be worse. And with so much avoidance of the cancer story line, it's bound to be addressed sooner than later. When that happens, the drama that was so lacking tonight will be nothing short of explosive.