alex mccordGreetings, Stir-crazy friends! I’m thrilled to join the community and stir up some trouble in the world of reality TV.

Join me each week for a new exclusive video, where I break down what we saw, what we didn’t see, how these shows are put together behind the scenes, and what I think will be the major stories of this coming season.

Let’s get started with The Real Housewives of Miami, as its third season premiered last night on Bravo. Miami holds a special place in my heart; it’s unlike any other of the Real Housewives franchises in several ways. The biggest? It’s unapologetically superficial with all the ladies doggedly pursuing money and beauty ... which, in a strange way, is refreshing. I’ll have my bling without the guilt, please!!

We’ve got weddings and bridezillas, the heartbreaking medical condition of Alexia Echevarria’s son Frankie, plus the legal troubles of her other son Peter, both of which add up to a LOT for one mama to handle! Plus, is Adriana de Moura really married, and why is she pretending she’s not? Does Lea Black lie all the time or just part of the time? Or are her frenemies in fact lying about her? Will Marysol Patton’s Mama Elsa come back? 

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All of this comes with a fashion parade, sun, palm trees, plus a major helping of lies, backstabbing, and scheming. What could be better?? Take a look at my in-depth recap:

Do you think Adriana is really lying about being married? What was your favorite RHOM premiere moment?

Real Housewives of New York alum Alex McCord is TheStir.com's newest guest blogger. Each week, the NYC mom of two will dish about the catfights, feuds, and behind-the-scenes scoop on all your fave Real Housewives. Watch for more to come!