Like most of the world, Britain has been on Covid-19 lockdown. It has been three weeks and two days. I am doing lots of writing, catching up on TV and conscious that I should do more exercise! As usual, my go-to programmes are Real Housewives and other frivolous entertainment. Thankfully, I am not alone. Nobody wants to watch, read or listen to violence or horror when Coronavirus is hammering each of our countries and devastating many lives. In the last four weeks, Britain has lost 12,000 people to the virus, and the financial havoc is slowly creating deep seismic rumbles that I pray will not become earthquakes in our lives. Right now, I am about to go into the next series of Real Housewives of Potomac.
Where is Potomac
Back to happier things, the new season will soon start for the Cheshire girls on the 20th of April! In the meantime, I have been watching the Real Housewives of Potomac and boy are those girls, loud and nasty! I have decided to share my take on each of them.
If you can’t stand Real Housewives, now is the time to stop reading. If you haven’t watched Potomac yet then do so. To be candid, I had never heard of Potomac, which is in Maryland, USA, until I started watching the girls. Here is the only real statistics from Wikipedia that you will get in this gossipy article. ‘In 2018, data from the American Community Survey revealed that Potomac was the sixth-wealthiest city in the United States’. So, it seems the girls or their family are ‘loaded’.
When I started watching the Real Housewives of Potomac, the first thing I noticed was that nearly all the girls were biracial or very light-skinned and just two, Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard were fully black. They were also all attractive, headstrong and very catty.
I only started watching the show from the dinner hosted by Candiace Dillard and Chris Bassett, her husband. Candiace was raging against Ashley Darby for an issue I never even bothered to check. My first sight was this fiery, smallish woman in a headscarf, raging and brandishing a butter knife while ordering a guest to leave her home! Ashley looked calm but embarrassed and eventually left. Stupidly, she went back and Candiace went into fresh rage! If you haven’t watched it, then I won’t spoil the story. So, here is a low down on what I think of each of the girls and this is my very own subjective opinion.
My favourite character is Robyn. She is lovely and rather charming, although she also tells tales. She looks healthy, gutsy and is enterprising. I like the fact that she refurbished a flat, sold it and made a nice profit from it.
Ashley is a beautiful, strange Real Housewives of Potomac girl married to an older man. She is also vulnerable and ambitious. We watched an episode where she tried to meet her white father for the first time, and he slammed the door in her face! The poor girl cried! I think she is also ruthless about what she wants but it doesn’t show much. In the last series, a cameraman accused Ashley’s husband, Michael Darby, of groping his bottom.
A few of the cast members, including Robyn, talked about him making lewd remarks about men. (Lewd! I sound so old-fashioned!) Throughout the series, some of the girls continued to accuse Ashley of turning a blind eye, and I felt sorry for her. But her dream of having a baby came true when she fell pregnant and they now have a boy. Whatever compromise she is making in her marriage at least she is happy! I look forward to catching up with the latest series to see how her life progresses. I think she even tried for a musical career but I have no idea what happened to that.
Gizelle is another beauty that must have been a stunner when she was younger. She seems to be a strong and loving mother, but the camera shows what it wants us to know. She moved to a bigger house and was busy doing it up in the last series. Gizelle is a stirrer, and when there is no trouble, she will make sure she drops something that will stir things up again.
A lovely firebrand married to an ex-footballer. Both are worth about 19 million dollars. That is a lot of money! She is feisty, can roll in the gutter and fight if that is what it took. She is too busy with the family, so not sure if she has any business of her own. I heard she got into a big fight with Candiace in the current series and I can’t wait to go back to watch – oh joy! oh joy! The studio must have caught fire with that!
She is older, and I am told wealthier than the others. She looks like she has been around the block a few times, and I am still trying to understand her. In the last series, she launched her perfume, LaDiva amidst snide remarks from Gizelle. Karen does give as good as she gets. I don’t see her as much of a trouble maker though.
This girl needs anger management classes. Her mother seems to set her off all the time. And I think it is because mum knows how to ‘press’ her daughter’s buttons. Chris seems to be a perfect foil for her.
This lady is kooky, pretty and classy. I googled her and found out that she was a successful model and came from a wealthy family. She is a guest on the show and dips in and out so not much for me to say.
So, this is the greatest escape for me in this apocalyptic nightmare.
Keep safe and well, all of you!