According to several dissatisfied viewers, the new season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is greatly lacking in drama. Brandi Glanville’s absence is largely to blame, but she’s not the only lady capable of delivering drama. During tonight’s episode, Bethenny Frankel was a breath of fresh air — and she had viewers begging for more! The following are the top five reasons why RHOBH could use a little more New York attitude.
1. She has a long history with the Richards family
It was fun to see Frankel reminiscing with her good friend Kyle Richards. The two have been buddies for a long time — and they have a lot more in common than their involvement in the Real Housewives franchise. It would be interesting to learn more about their friendship during a future episode of RHOBH.
2. She brings a different dynamic to the group
Each Housewives cast has its own unique vibe; it’s always intriguing to see how these distinctive groups of women interact when they cross paths. Frankel is not a typical Beverly Hills housewife, but that’s a good thing!
3. She specializes in throwing shade
Lisa Vanderpump has some interesting quips from time to time, but in general, the ladies of Beverly Hills just don’t know how to throw shade like the gals from New York and Atlanta. During her brief appearance on RHOBH, Frankel offered up several snarky observations that, while a bit too brusque, made viewers sit up and take notice.
4. She offers a unique take on Erika Girardi’s alter ego
Frankel likes to turn everything into a branding lecture, and while her opinion about Erika Jayne’s music video and social media presence rubbed some people the wrong way, it was more interesting than Eileen Davidson’s fangirl giggles. As viewers pointed out, Jayne/Girardi took Frankel’s ribbing like a champ and even got revenge when Frankel ripped her pants.
5. She elicits a reaction from viewers
RHOBH fans are sick of seeing the same handful of plotlines recycled again and again. It is way too early in the season to be relying on tired themes, and yet, viewers are forced to continuously listen to the Housewives making light of Yolanda Foster’s Lyme disease.
Not everybody likes Frankel, but that’s exactly why she’s such a good addition to RHOBH. Tonight, she prompted a heated discussion on Twitter between those who admire her blunt style and those who find her annoying. It’s been a while since viewers have been this worked up.
She might not be willing to trade in her New York apple, but Frankel is certainly capable of adding a little drama to the mix on RHOBH. She is a refreshing addition to an otherwise stale show.