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The Real Housewives of Orange County

Series Summary
They may live in the lap of luxury, but life isn't always perfect for the women who reside in one of the wealthiest enclaves of the U.S. They continue to focus on living large; plastic surgery, working out, shopping, drinking, dancing, and dining out top their agendas. Ladies come and go through the show's run, with the 10th season's group featuring newcomer Meghan King Edmonds, the wife of former professional baseball player Jim Edmonds, who joins show veterans that include Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge (previously known as Tamra Barney).

Air Dates: 2006 - Present

Genres: Reality

Network: BRAVO

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Season 10, Ep. 9 : Swimming With Sharks Aug 3, 2015

In French Polynesia, the women travel to the island of Moorea, where they swim with sharks; Meghan discovers the real danger isn't in the water; while drinking shots, Shannon, Vicki and Tamra take a few shots at Heather and Meghan's friendship.

  • Season 10, Ep. 8 : Judgy Eyes & Tahitian Skies Jul 27, 2015

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    When Meghan hosts a couples' game night, her husband's absence becomes fair game as a topic of discussion; Shannon and David meet with their therapist; the women head off for a tropical getaway to French Polynesia.

  • Season 10, Ep. 7 : Bowling in Heels Jul 20, 2015

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    Vicki enlists a medium to communicate with her late mother; Shannon contends with weighty emotions while striving to shed pounds; Meghan learns a lesson about parenting while trying to teach her stepdaughter responsibility; the women go bowling.

  • Season 10, Ep. 6 : Full Circle Jul 13, 2015

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    The passing of Vicki's mother sends shock waves through the group, causing everyone to reflect on family; Tamra celebrates the birth of her granddaughter; Shannon continues to repair her marriage; Meghan tries to create a lasting memory for Hayley.

  • Season 10, Ep. 5 : Game Changer Jul 6, 2015

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    Vicki gets a telephone call that changes her life; Shannon extends an olive branch to Meghan when she hosts a Bunco party at her house; an unconventional date night turns bloody for Heather and Terry.

  • Season 10, Ep. 4 : Charity Case Jun 29, 2015

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    Tensions are high at the close of the Napa Valley trip; Vicki and Brooks consider some unconventional cancer treatments; Meghan puts the final touches on her first charity event; Heather faces the consequences of going over budget on her dream home.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • The obsession with appearances and materialism - from cars to houses to Botox to breast implants - makes "Housewives" a case study for everything that is shallow and pathetic about our society. Of course, that's also what makes it so entertaining. [20 Mar 2006] show more

  • If you're fascinated enough by their boorish behavior to return for more, you have a stronger stomach for tacky TV, and people, than I do. [21 Mar 2006] show more

  • Highly watchable. ... The show, an obvious riff on "Desperate Housewives" and "Laguna Beach: The Real OC," is less glossily executed than those but also, for all this, trashier and more believably grotesque. [21 Mar 2006] show more

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