Aloha, readers! I hope you enjoyed our second Hawaiian episode on the beautiful island of Lanai.
NOTE: Next week's episode of the grand re-opening of Lisa's restaurant, Sur, will super-sized, so if you're recording set your devices for 15 minutes longer!
As always, I have to thank our extraordinary crew for capturing all the beauty and drama of this episode. In particular I have to single out our Director of Photography Matt Valentine. He is the reason you see all the beautiful underwater footage when the cast went snorkeling.
I have to also thank our team for working so good on the fly and with the island conditions. When you shoot on a boat, you never know if anyone will experience seasickness. We had both Dramamine and ginger root available for the crew to take, but still we had two people go down for the count. Also, hats off to cameraman Parker Whittemore for shooting from the small, and quite bouncy follow boat. (I know it was bouncy, because that's the boat I rode on.)
The other challenge of the boat day was Kim and Ken oversleeping. The boat had only been booked for a certain time period, so it really had to leave. We had two crews shooting the sailing trip, while the third crew was scheduled to shoot b-roll until our return. But when Kim and Ken missed the bus to the boat, we scrambled to get the crew back and shoot Kim and Ken. It was a big resort where we were staying, so scrambling was easier said than done, but as always our stellar crew pulled it off.
RHBH has been dragged down for two years by one individual's inability to show up on time, to be sober or articulate enough to film and has caused the rest of the cast to be on guard because of this "secret". Hawaii could have been spectacular, instead it was another showcase for bad and extremely rude behavior by that individual - it has to stop!
Stunning underwater filming! When I saw that I though you were really stepping it up for the trip... such a great job filming/editing. Thanks for the entertainment value of the HW series.
Kyle, you need to cut your sister off. keep out of it, she's a big girl, she can take care of herself. now she has an enabler on her side, i do believe that Ken loves Kim, and only wants whats best for her, as you do too I'm sure, but leave her alone, she shud have stayed home and not even gone on the trip at all.
BCHI - the person that wants Bravo to add Allison Dubois to the cast, what the hell are you smoking? I would venture if you took a poll, or have read the blogs and comments, MOST RHBH fans DO NOT want her on the show.
If you add Allison Dubois to the cast, you'll lose viewers. Why not add Faye Resnick to the cast? Just a thought! I think Brandi added some comic relief to the show in Hawaii, I'm glad she was included. Kim and Taylor are becoming so irritating!!
Hi Dave...thank you as always for giving us insight into the dynamics of filming this show. I was one who questioned why can't Taylor blog. Thanks for your response, and obviously we know the turmoid and horrible year (let's hope we get real answers from the reunion...I will trust you on that)...Taylor is all over social sites (Twitter, FB and the media) giving interviews, writing books, etc.), so if was a better idea for them not to blog because of this...then she should have been told to lay off speaking elsewhere. Sorry, Dave, it just doesn't make sense, and I think the viewers, who are SO loyal deserve more. Thanks for writing!!!
Who covers expenses when the cast travels like this--Bravo, the women, or are things done gratis? The shows go to increasingly lavish locations so I am sure other viewers are wondering this too.
The Hawaii episodes were really fun to watch, it looked like the ladies were having a good time and I enjoyed going along for the ride. Please, please, please limit the time we have to watch Dana and Taylor! I think most viewers really just want to follow the original cast, although Brandi has been fun--maybe she could replace Taylor? Just please get rid of Dana and keep Camille's friends off!
Kim and Ken made that whole trip so much fun. Their antics created enough tension to show just how wired Kyle is. Lisa tired in vain to tell her she was pushing her luck, but oh no, Kyle has got to be right. But this time Kim had her Pitbull and and he snapped Kyle's head clean off. Great underwater footage, stunning.
If Allison became a full cast member I would definitely stop watching. Real drama between women friends is something we can relate to. Blatant meanness is not. Dana may be an okay person, but she's boring TV. Kim is a mess but I hope she gets better now that she's reached out for help. Brandi is fun to watch and, though I cringe every time she says something crass, I'd like to see her as a full cast member. Love the rest of the ladies, too.
I would NOT want to see Allison Dubois on again. That lady was/is toxic and evil! I wouldn't be able to remain a viewer if she was added to the cast. It's hard enough to remain a viewer with Kim as a cast member. thankfully she is so flakey that she doesn't get much camera time.
I say definitely take a poll before next season to determin who stays, goes, or come back on. This would be a great way to give the viewers exactly what they want to see!
Please, I implore you NOT to bring Allison Dubois to the show permanently! She Would ruin the show. On another note, I have heard that Kim has been in rehab and I truly hope she sticks to it. Poor thing really needs help. Especially with her taste in men! How gross is her boyfriend?! Seriously, though, I hope she gets her life together as she seems to be a likable person. Addiction is so hard on the family and friends, it can really tear loved ones apart. I'm liking Brandy and even Camille is likable this season.
We enjoyed this season,love Brandi. She is a good with the other cast members personalities, except Kim!! Not enjoying Kyle's drama with Kim! Taylor's gotta go ,she needs to concentrate on getting better. Thanks Bravo!!
I agree with other posters that the Kim and Taylor scenes are tiring and old. I think those two should leave the show and address their issues. For me the real entertainment in this show is Adrienne, Lisa, Camille, and Kyle. Brandi is okay in small doses.
BRAVO should create a detective sitcom for Lisa and Kyle. The absolute funniest scene ever was of them trying to get into Kim and Ken's hotel room when they'd overslept in Hawaii. Lisa and Kyle's banter was hilarious. Individually they are funny and entertaining but together they are a riot! I primarily watch the show because of the two of them and they never fail to deliver!
Amazing show last night THANK YOU!!! My HUSBAND even sat done and watched it (I think that's also because I sat through the entire Denver Bronco game with him! LOL) Kim and Kyle remind me of my sister and me and that was the story line the hubby could relate too! Its hard being so close. Great job and THANK YOU AGAIN to everyone for a great show!!
Was the fact that Taylor walked into Dana's house this week with an obvious black eye simply not addressed on camera or just avoided by Taylor? It was so obvious the moment Dana opened the door and Taylor had her hair nearly completely covering her right eye that she had a black eye.
Great blog and thank you for mentioning by name people behind the camera - they are really doing a great job and deserve to be known. Since Kim is such an issue on everyone's mind - my question is : What does Kim do on this show??? She is hardly in any of the plot lines??? She is hardly seen AND there is no dinamic in her life besides the pitbull character? She does not blog ... write her off the show and let her be. Taylor seems to be milking it all! I guess that's what she has to do to support herself and her daughter (according to remarks of Lisa, Kyle and Adrianne),BUT it's sad to see BRAVOTV as her platform. She is a shady character in my opinion. Please spare us of Dana person - what a phony with no substance. PLEASE!!! I was really surprized by Mauricio's outburst and revealing himself as a "drama thriving flame igniting Kyle" aficionado in the last episode..What's up with that??? Men should stay away from becoming too involved with the girl stuff :)) Seriously, too much! Just stay tall dark and handsome and fortune will follow your way :))) I must say Brandi does grow on me though I would rinse her mouth with soup two times a day for a month :)) Love her character but not the potty mouth.
All right, I am done with MY take on the ladies, probably will not be published, but I hope you read it anyway,
XOXO, wishing you the best, Geneva 115
While I think Kyle had every right to be upset with Kim for constantly being late and making excuses, I thought her and Mauricio constantly bringing the issue up in front of everyone else was rude, uncomfortable and unproductive. If you're mad at someone, particularly a famly member, it's best to speak privately one-on-one. I don't understand Kyle's constant need for drama, addressing these issues in front of an entire group and dragging everyone else into it. Kyle seems to thrive on drama, and while it makes for entertaining television, she becomes less and less likable.
I agree with the other bloggers who are against Allison joing the cast. There is a difference between real life personal drama and warmongering. NO TO ALLISON!!!
As for Brandi, she should remain as is - recurring. She would be too much for me as a regular castmember.
Taylor should go, Kim as well.
Just a request - please, please get rid of Kim, Taylor and Dana (especially Dana). In their places add Faye Redznick, Brandi, and Linda Thompson! Also, would like to see more of Lisa's friends on the show! Bring back more of Muhammad and Martin too!
fanfromLI ...I couldn't have said it better! Mr. Rupel, for Kim & Taylor's mental and physical well-being, please do not have them return for Season 3 (if there is a Season 3). As a loyal viewer of all things housewives, the extreme behaviors that I've seen from both of these women is just not enjoyable to watch anymore. Thanks for listening!
I too was very surprised at Mauricio's persistent bullying of Kim and Ken. Does he really care if they showed up for his birthday or not? When people make excuses for being late it's not always believable. It usually means they don't really care but they are hoping to spare your feelings. Let it go. If I was them I would prefer that Kim and Ken stay home. They are definately the skunks at the lawn party.
Two things: first - what a beautiful location and what a fantastic job your crew did filming - especially underwater. It was nice that you filmed the playful side of Adrienne and Paul. It was a hoot listening to their banter over whether snakes were around.
Second - what a small world we live in. As we enjoyed our Ossian ham on Christmas I mentioned your Thanksgiving blog. It seems you went to school, were in band together and the same graduating class as my cousin Mike. (same last name as my email address) I was on the north side of the County Line Rd so went to that other high school. All he could say was "good for you". It is great that a home boy made it. Happy New Year from some friends back home.
In response to Geneva115: Kim and Ken owed the entire group an apology and some kind of explanation for their tardiness and general disrespect, especially towards Mauricio who invited them. Whether Bravo paid for the trip or Mauricio and Kyle did, Kim and Ken certainly did not so to act as if they were on their own vacation with no common courtesy for their fellow travelers and THEIR vacation time, they owed EVERYONE at that table a reason for their continued rude behavior. If they wanted to be alone, they should have stayed home or gone elsewhere. Drugs and alcohol do not excuse poor manners. Mauricio sticking up for his wife (who was so obviously embarrassed by and concerned for her sister) was so telling of their loving relationship. Bravo please please please keep the psycho psychic off this show. That's one person who would make me change the channel.
BH Producers, Please one more little addendum to Dvelcro...I thought the last line "entertaining as HELL" & then a AHHHHHHHH! spoke volumes...I scared myself!! I best be careful what I ask for. The Psychic/Psycho & her bag of tricks seem evil indeed. I wasn't necessarily suggesting full time status for her, especially since we know she refused any additional camera time to give her parting comments on dinner party from HEll last season....HOWEVER I would STILL appreciate hearing her share her REALITY/knowledge/comments from Russell & where ever he is currently thats all....I swear I Ain't smoking a thing.
Producers-Thanks so much for this blog! I think you all are the unsung heroes that keep us entertained every week!
On another note, I would hate to see Allison Dubois on this show! She is awful, and I would definitely stop watching! I used to watch all the Housewives, but I stopped watching OC and Atlanta because I couldn't stand the way the "ladies" treated eachother, don't ruin BH as well!
Also, it is time for Taylor to go. I LOVED these last couple of episodes, and it was because Taylor wasn't in them. Whether you believe her or not, she is no longer fun to watch. It is awkward and I find myself fast forwarding through any part she is on! I may be the only person in the world that likes just watching the girls have fun, but that is what I like! These last two episodes were amazing, it is fun to see Lisa and Kyle team up again, Camille is having a great time this season, and I even like Brandi on the show! I would love to see more of her and Lisa together! Addrianne is fantastic and even Kim in small does can be fun, but Taylor is awful. Even last season I didn't like her. She doesn't fit in with the group (probably because they all have real status and real money, while she is just an obvious social climber). I think you need to do like with NY and shake up the cast a bit. Say goodbye to Taylor and do not bring on Allison! I agree with the poster who said Faye D would be a good addition! Her and Kyle are already friends, and she seems to get along with everyone but Allison!
I am guessing BCHI is actually Allison Dubois, a friend or family member. I cannot believe any one else would want to see her on the show again.
I love Kim and I believe she will pull through by her boot straps and soon you guys will catch an actual life almost ready for a positive breakthrough that we need to see for and in Hollywood. I believe her trials are soon to be over and thanks for the raw footage that she allows you to catch of her life. She is a Keeper and makes this show worth viewing when we can catch her... Her life is the real deal and same with Adrians & Hubby.
Can you please take Taylor and Kim off the show? Taylor may have had good reason not to blog but Kim never blogged even once and both their story lines are either overworked or boring. Please at a minimum also let Dana go and by no means put on that evil psycho allison dubious. Wish there were more of Camille. Love Adrienne, Kyle and especially Lisa.
You love Allison?! Are you serious?! She's horrible and wouldnt even own up to what actually happened... didnt she blame editing for how she was portrayed?? I think Kim should become re-occuring and Brandi or Dana take her place. Dana seems to have QUITE alot of money and Im sure she does funn LIGHT HEARTED stuff, like shopping!!! She is reminiscent of the first season's happy Bev. Hills. I also like Brandi's addition cause it showed a diff. side to Kyle :) LOVE the show! I hope these fab women let us in on their unique lives for years to come
Really enjoy your blog - thank you for taking the time. If Allison Dubois is added to the cast I will have to start taping the show so I can fast forward through her. I'm definitely not in favor of Faye Resnick and I know I would enjoy the show a lot more if Taylor, Kim, Brandi and Dana were gone. In fact, if Taylor comes back I will stop watching the show. As for taking a poll, it would be interesting to see the results - no one says you have to act on our opinions.
what did allison put a spell on you? please dont put her on the show.taylor has got to go and let kim follow her out the door. linda seems like alot of fun...
I'm curious to know if you've ever filmed certain scenes surrounding certain incidents that would be considered detrimental to any of the women on the show? For instance, has the crew ever witnessed something that made people behind the scenes feel like a cast member was in need of help? If so, how do you handle something like that?
Hi Dave, I read that Kyle asked to be filmed only from the waist up, is it common for the housewifes to make such requests ?
Dave/Producers; please don't add any more single ladies to the cast. The dynamics and interaction of the married women with their husbands, and between couples, is a big part of the enjoyment factor in the RHO series. If someone gets a divorce during filming or under contract, thats a different story, but to deliberately add more women without partners is a bore. Their motives for filming are just different than the married housewives, and frankly I don't find them to be as happy with their lives. Keep adding more singletons and you'll need to change the serie's name to 'Desperate Ex-Housewives'.
Dave at the beginning of the season (end of the first episode) previews were shown for the upcoming season. I have a question about two of these preview scenes. There is one scene of Adrienne telling the girls that "Lisa stirs the pot, that's the problem" You can tell this scene was shot at the Malibu beach party because of the clothes the ladies are wearing in the scene. However when the Malibu beach party aired this scene was cut out. Also on the previews there is a scene with LIsa saying "I don't know who my friends are- maybe no one" and you can tell this scene was shot at Lisa's tea party because of the dress Lisa is wearing. However during the two episodes that included the tea party I never saw that shot included. Can you explain why these two scenes were shown in the previews but then cut out when the actual episodes aired??
Allison??? OMG she is rude, cocky, arrogant and annoying. I am glad she doens't live in LA. Please don't bring her to the show.
Kim needs to go, she is very disrespectful of other people's time. I think making people wait is a big dishonor. The most precious thing someone can give you is their time and Kim treats it like is garbage. Brandi needs to stay, everyone loves her, she is fun and real. I hope you the producers can hear the fans and what they like. Otherwise you can lose a great show that nobody wants to watch.
I wish everyone would be honest and admit that they watch the show for the drama, mostly. I extremely enjoy Lisa's wit, Camille's charm and Brandi's wild-child but when the drama hits the fan, I can't wait to discuss the show with others the next day. That dinner with Allison was spectacular. It had the whole town talking for weeks. I am sure that it was great for ratings. And I watched that episode over and over again with friends. It was really hilarious. It's true...you can't turn away. I would love to see Allison on the show. I love her because she is not camp Kyle. Of course, she would give the bully Kyle a run for her money. I agree Kim should be taken off show. Poor thing, she needs so much help and she is not a heavy-hitter. She can't fight back and it's like watching someone kick a kitten,when Kyle goes after her. I would love to see Kyle get a taste of her medicine from Allison. I dare you!
I TOTALLY agree with mmjersey...Get rid of Taylor, Dana, and Kim (maybe keep kim as recurring) And bring on Faye, Brandi, and Linda T. Faye seems cool and she and kyle are already friends. Brandi is hilarious and Linda seems just sweet and maybe air-heady enough to be funny! I truly enjoy the funny moments between the ladies just as much as the drama