'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 4 premiere: A few questions

real-housewives-of-beverly-hills-season-4-premiere-recap-bravo.jpgThe ladies of the 90210 are back with the premiere of Season 4 of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" on Monday (Nov. 4). The return of the Bravo hit should've been a relief for fans craving a diamond-encrusted drama fix, but it left us with more than a few nagging questions instead.

Questions like:

1. When is Kyle Richards going to stop picking fights that aren't her own?

She's still holding a grudge over something Yolanda H. Foster (can't forget that "H," darling) allegedly said about Lisa Vanderpump at the airport in Paris during Season 3, even though Lisa doesn't care and Yolanda denies it. Kyle always has to feel superior towards someone. This must be her angle this season.

2. Are these new cast members going to be worth their paychecks?

After Bravo gave Adrienne Maloof and Taylor Armstrong the boot, the network needed to find some new blood to take their place. Enter Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud de Ohoven (say that last one five times fast). The two newbies are introduced by the most contrived of connections. Kyle's "joining the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce" after opening her tacky clothing store and volunteers to host a cocktail party at her house, which the two new women attend. Why? It's never really explained. And just like that, new cast members. At least Carlton looks sufficiently insane. She's named one of her children Mystery and previews connect her to witchcraft. Joyce, on the other hand, comes off as another snooty Housewife. Time will tell with these two.

3. Is Yolanda the creepiest stage mom ever?

When Yolanda tells her model daughter that her insane diet and workout regiment  is all worth it to be on set in the desert somewhere, she doesn't win many points for Mother of the Year. Not only is she overbearing on set, but the way she pushes her daughter borders on the unhealthy. Where is Child Services?

4. Why so boring?

Is it just us or did the premiere come off as a little underwhelming? Perhaps it's because Bravo insisted on shoehorning the insipid cast of "Vanderpump Rules" into the proceedings, ballooning the premiere to two hours, only to trick fans by having the second hour be a standard episode of Lisa's awful spin-off. No one cares about those bland bartenders. No one. Any episode of "RHOBH" that gives me more of the floozy who slept with Brandi Glanville's ex-husband than it does Brandi herself is a letdown.

What did you think of the Season 4 premiere of "RHOBH"? Will you be tuning in all season long?
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