The end of civilization as we know it: The lifestyle of Thomas Ravenel, as entertainment for the masses

This is so low, so base, so degrading to all of us who belong to the same species, that I’m just going to make you aware of it, and comment no further. This is from an item about the new Bravo reality show “Southern Charm,” which stars Thomas Ravenel and several other decadent slackers:

Paternity drama, lots of sleeping around and black tie functions? How scandalous! Bravo describes the cast as “Southern bachelors who suffer from ‘Peter Pan Syndrome’ by refusing to settle down; and the women in their lives who challenge them to grow up.”

Look for the series to chronicle political careers, businesses, and of course love lives while trying to protect their family names “Because in Charleston, you’re only as good as your last garden party and one social screw-up can taint generations to come.”

Southern Charm debuts Monday, March 3 at 10 p.m. on Bravo.  A half-hour preview special airs Monday, Feb. 3 at 11:30 p.m….

Maybe when they were casting this thing, they saw this picture from Ravenel’s Facebook page.

And yeah, we elected this guy treasurer once. My newspaper even endorsed him.

21 thoughts on “The end of civilization as we know it: The lifestyle of Thomas Ravenel, as entertainment for the masses

  1. Brad Warthen Post author

    On the one hand, you may think this a terrible disservice to a long tradition of Southern gentility, especially with the title, “Southern Charm.”

    On the other hand, this is sort of what Yankees — and for that matter, folks from the Upstate — thought about Southern “gentlemen” all along…

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  2. KP

    Just when you thought he couldn’t be more ridiculous. Still, is there any level of ridiculousness we won’t accept?

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  3. Bart

    Before going viral on this show, consider what the creators of “Jersey Shore” have done to South Carolina with their latest offering. “Party Down South” will air on CMT and center around 8 people drinking and partying in Murrell’s Inlet. After watching the trailer, if anyone outside the state didn’t consider most of us as ignorant, drinking, inter-marrying, hypocritical bible thumping dumbasses, this show will only confirm the perception. Watch the trailer – enough said.

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/01/14/party-down-south-trailer-jersey-shore/

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      1. Kathryn Fenner

        I think the Charleston thing will be viewed as aspirational by a lot viewers, sort of Gossip Girl meets the Real Housewives meets Million Dollar Listing, but with straight guys. It is us upper middle class types who sniff….

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