Bethany & Fredrik (Bravo)


Bethany & Fredrik (Bravo) – Premieres 6th February

Reality property gubbins where real estate agent Fredrik Eklund has offered a partnership deal to former client Bethenny Frankel after being wowed by her property development skills.

In the show Fredrik has decided the time is right to flip a property he purchased in a new build, where he has already hired a team of designers to draw up plan to renovate the place. After Bethenny turns up and begins to pick holes in what has been missed and the general amount of cash Fredrik want to throw into the project, Fred offers the partnership deal.

After some conflict of opinions in front of the lawyers as the deal is being drawn up, the pair compromise between the stake Bethenny puts in and the amount of money that should be put into the project. All the while this plays out, it’s interspersed with the usual reality show talking head interviews and overplayed drama of regular situations.

It’s all very tedious.



Relative Success with Tabitha (Bravo)


Relative Success with Tabitha (Bravo) – Premieres 17th January 

A business reality show where Tabatha Coffey meets up with the owner of a family business that finds itself at a crossroad, and who has reached out for help to solve a problem where the family members that have conflicting visions for the business.

After meeting with the owner and finding out exactly what the current situation is, Tabitha meets up with the other family members involved in the running of the business to assess what they perceive as the main problems and how their vision differs from the owners.

From there Tabitha looks into both sides of the proposals given, and sets tasks to both sides to organise their plans for the company and how they would be achieved, along with producing the visuals and content to show it would be viable. Then when both sides have been looked into Tabitha puts forward what she feels would be the correct course of action, leaving it up to the owner to make the final decision. And then gives a three months later highlight of how the business was going.

The show feels vaguely similar in places to shows like Kitchen Nightmares, Garage Rehab & Help My Yelp where there is a problem with the business needing to be solved. But unlike those shows this is decidedly more hands off and is more consultancy in it’s approach, and in the end can get pretty bland.


To Rome For Love (Bravo)


To Rome For Love (Bravo) – Premieres 7th January

A reality show where matchmaker Diann Valentine takes five women who are tired of the dating pool in the US, over to Italy for five weeks to help them find their perfect partner.

In the show the women stay together in a house in the centre of Rome, where Diann and her team set up events for them to go to so she can assess them and set them up with the right fella.

Along with this the women get up to the usual reality basics of drinking too much, flirting with nearly everyone they see, having the occasional argument and finishing up with them having heart-to-heart conversations about the events that led them to end up in Italy.

It’s some pretty mundane stuff.



Stripped (Bravo)


Stripped (Bravo) – Premieres 5th December

A social experiment type of reality show where a couple that have a reliance on material things, have 21 days where all their belongings are taken from them.

At the start of the experiment all of the couples belongings and clothes are put into storage half a mile from their home. Leaving the pair naked. Each day the couple are allowed to take one item each from storage, all the while they have to continue their normal working and social life.

At the end of the 21 days the pair realise that they may own too much stuff or are too reliant on technology, and resolve to change their ways. For what it is, the show is surprisingly dull considering it involve people trying to continue having a normal life while having to wear a cardboard box for a couple of days.



RelationShep (Bravo)


RelationShep (Bravo) – Premieres 4th December

Featuring Shep Rose from the show Southern Charm, this is a dating show where Shep, along with his producer, head off around the country to meet with his friends who set him up on blind dates to find his perfect woman.

While Shep goes off on numerous dates, if he ends up liking the woman he has the opportunity to invite them back to his hometown. When the chosen few arrive they will share a house, and partake in a Bachelor-esque dating show format.

The show is a bit like Married At First Sight: Second Chances, where Shep is relying on the advice and wisdom of his friends to find his perfect woman. Though the show itself is a pretty dull affair.



Xscape: Still Kickin It (Bravo)


Xscape: Still Kickin It (Bravo) – Premieres 5th November

Reality gubbins where after finding out their former record boss is planning to produce a film about the band without their consent, the four members of Xscape together agree to beat him to the punch and tell their story before him.

This starts of with one of the group having to do an apology during a radio interview to for what she said after the group first split. This leads to the radio host announcing the band are back together which wasn’t their plan, but leads to them getting offered gigs that they agree to do.

The show then follows them arguing about rehearsals, set lists and whether they’ll be ready to perform as the begin to agree to more performances.

As a reality show it’s slightly less of an argument-fest compared to some other programmes, though it remains to be a grind to get through.



Real Estate Wars (Bravo)


Real Estate Wars (Bravo) – Premieres 5th October

More painfully tedious reality tripe, this time following two estate agents in Orange County as they try get their companies to out perform the other by getting the biggest clients on their books. All the while the agents that work for them do their best to try and get the best properties to themselves by any means possible.

It’s the usual scripted reality crap where anything that could lead to a conflict happens, and along with the arguments is the usual slagging each other off in the interviews.

Even for a reality show this is instantly forgettable.