Pretending to hate (but secretly loving) Southern Charm
Every time I travel and tell someone I’m from Charleston, 99% of the time they ask, “Oh, so do you know Shep/Craig/Whitney/Thomas Ravenel?” Charleston is a small town, but it’s not that small (although, full disclosure, I’ve encountered T-Rav twice recently at Cocktail Club). Many people belittle the show and its stars, lamenting the fact that our beloved city is now associated with the soul-sucking reality TV drama (similar to how Jersey probably felt about Snooki and the gang back in the early 2000s), but deep down, we love it. If for nothing else, we love to talk trash about it. This Bravo show is still ours to talk trash about.