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The Real Housewives of New York City is the only Housewives franchise I ever got into—so as excited as I was for this year’s completely revamped cast, I was sad to know I might never see Luann or Sonja (especially Sonja) in all their horrible and chaotic glory ever again. But that was silly of me to think they wouldn’t figure out how to squirm their way back onto TV! (Erm, well, streaming.)

Welcome to Crappie Lake is Schitt’s Creek without the bankruptcy (Sonja filed for bankruptcy in 2010 NOT 2023) and The Simple Life but with two rich 50-something housewives instead of two rich 20-something heiresses. The RHONY alums travel to Benton, Illinois, to help revamp a town and make a mess, get into trouble, piss people off, sleep in a budget motel, and catch a catfish—which sincerely shocked me. It’s a mindless, maddening blast and if you’ve missed Luann or Sonja (but especially Sonja), this will give you much, much more than you asked for. —LT

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