This week on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, The Young and the Restless Eileen Davidson (Ashley) and Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren) were on hand, along with Knots Landing and current star of Broadway’s Wicked, Michele Lee (Ex-Karen).
There was plenty bantied about during the episode including: Andy revealing how The Real Housewives of Orange County, which was the series that started the ‘Housewives’ franchise, was modeled after the cul-de-sac drama of Knots Landing. Eileen also noted and was impressed with Andy’s understanding and knowledge of the soaps.
Later, after a caller told Andy that her military son is in love with him, and that he finally came out as a gay. She next posed a question to Eileen and Michele, “Are ‘Houswives’ or the soaps more shocking?” After Eileen answers the question, Andy asks Tracey, who is the official “bartender” for the episode, if she and the cast of Y&R were shocked to learn that Eileen joined the reality series franchise.
Finally, a caller asks, “What would Michele Lee’s Knots Landing character of Karen’s ‘Housewive’ tagline be?” Michelle had a great comeback related to Karen’s pill-popping days!
Watch Andy, Michele, Eileen, talk in one segment after the jump. Then weigh-in: Do you find the ‘Housewives’ franchise and the stories told within more shocking than the soaps? Or, do they feel fabricated and not as shocking?
What did you think about Tracey’s comments on her reaction to learning the news that Eileen joined RHOBH, and do you hope that somewhere sometime a Knots Landing revival which would star: Donna Mills, Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark along with a new set of grown-up and younger aged characters might hit the TV screens much like the Dallas series formula and revival that lasted for a few seasons on TNT? Let us know to all in the comment section below!