It's just another great day in Gov. Nikki Haley's South Carolina when it comes to good media:
The reality of reality shows based in South Carolina is, well, unreal.
The second season of “Myrtle Manor” — trailer life in a Myrtle Beach mobile home park — began last week. It’s competing against another Grand Strand-filmed reality show called “Party Down South,” with both showing for the first time each week at 10 p.m. Thursdays.
And, on March 3, South Carolina’s political history gets another unusual footnote with the appearance of former state treasurer Thomas Ravenel in the reality series “Southern Charm,” filmed in Charleston.
Ravenel, 48, resigned as treasurer before serving a prison term for drug-related charges. This, apparently, is part of his comeback tour. According to a Bravo trailer released last week, that includes carousing around the Holy City.
There were efforts to bring a season of MTV’s “The Real World” to Charleston, but public reaction to the proposal kept anything formal from going forward.