“The Real Housewives Of Orange County” Finally Gets Interesting In The Fifth Season

Although “The Real Housewives of Orange County” was the first in the franchise, the show has been like an annoying stepsister since “The Real Housewives of New York City” premiered, because the O.C. women only seem to shop, booze, and complain. However, that all seems to change in the upcoming fifth season. Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley, who dated two other housewives in a previous season and after the show wrapped, are dating and seem to be enjoying spending the $2.5 million Gretchen’s dead former fiance left her. But she’s still mourning him by wearing her engagement ring, you know, for the cameras.

Vicki Gunvalson has realized how much of an annoying bitch she was to her husband last season, so she’ll try to make amends. But what’s really interesting is that Tamra and her husband are aware of how jealous Vicki is of their marriage. Remember when she was cuddling with them on that boat last season, while her husband talked with the captain? How awkward! And speaking of Tamra and her man, they are apparently heading for divorce. He’s probably ready to trade his trophy wife in for a new model.

Oh yeah, and Jeana Keough looks to be moving out of the neighborhood as a result of money problems. I’ll tell you one thing, she’s not going to get $5 million for a house in this economy, especially if similar ones are going for less than a mil. Tamra also appears to be having money issues. I wonder how workaholic Vicki has fared in all of this.

Boring Lynne will get a facelift. And hopefully she has learned to put her booze-guzzling, eldest daughter in her place. It’s called discipline and a backbone, Lynne, get some. A new housewife, 32-year-old Alexis Bellino, has joined the cast, but you can read all about her fake boobs and paralyzed face here. Will you watch the season premiere on Nov. 5?