Anna Reagan: Recap: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion

Ah! And so the drama that Shakespeare himself could not have done better goes onward. (Come on, we all know that Andy Cohen acts as the voice of the people as much as he is like Puck who messes with the lives the four lovers in A Midsummer Night's Dream.) The reunions are my favorite part, to be honest. There's just the right amount of absurdity watching these women who are probably in the midst of filming the next season (awkward) rehash the ups and downs of the past. It's refreshing and even somewhat meta to see these women acknowledge the fact that there were cameras and people whispering secrets into their ears while they were filming. The reunion specials are just as heated at the 2012 Republican primary debates, but about much more pressing issues.

This reunion had many of the usual staples: the dramatic music coming in from a commercial break (what do you think goes down when they have those pauses?), the garish set, the fluffy memories (like that creepy gyrating mermaid at Pandora's engagement party), Andy being cheeky as ever ("Mazel" he says to Camille on owning all her properties) and the fights over who said what that are way complicated. Read More...


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