Just seven episodes ago, we hob-knobbed with Thomas Ravenel, Shep Rose, Cameran Eubanks, Jenna King, Craig Conover, and Whitney Sudler-Smith for the first time. And Monday night, the Southern Charm finale will air at 10 p.m. on Bravo. So bittersweet. This may be the least surprising thing ever, but I'm scheduling my entire evening around it. I am who I am, and who I am is a person who loves this reality TV program. I don't know if Season 2 is going to happen, so I'm going to savor every moment of the finale. Shoot, if Season 2 was guaranteed, I'd savor every moment of the finale.
But what if something were to come up at the last minute? Or what if there was an issue with my cable? Or what if I fell asleep on the couch? Or what if I—gasp—forgot entirely? What would I do if I missed the finale for one reason or another?
Well, I wouldn't freak out. I'd be tempted to freak out, but I'd remember that that ish happens. And freaking out wouldn't undo what I'd done, anyway. But you know what else I'd remember? That hope is not lost. If I skipped the original airing, no, I couldn't unskip it (I can't time travel). But it is 2014. Technology is great. There'd be many options.
If you find yourself sans SC finale and you want to remedy that, here's what you can do:
Watch or Record a Rerun
Check the Bravo schedule for when the ep airs again. Watch it then. Easy peasy.
Or! Record it via DVR or, ya know, how we did it back in the '90s.
Ask a Friend to Hook You Up
If your buddy recorded SC and is willing to let you come over and watch it, make good on it. Go on over there and watch the ep! Also? Bring that buddy some homemade cookies, give them a hug, et cetera. They're a good buddy, don't let 'em forget it.
Log in with BravoNow, Bravo’s on demand site. “How do I log in?” you ask. “Do I need to create an account? Do I need to get my credit card ready? This sounds stressful.”
As long as you have one of the listed providers, it is not stressful. Select your TV provider, log in with your TV provider info, and bada bing bada boom! You’re watching the show.
Who, Lou? No! Hulu!
A la BravoNow, sign into Hulu with your cable provider info.
Video on demand
Many cable providers make Southern Charm available on demand. I know from personal experience that every new Southern Charm ep is added to Time Warner OnDemand the day after it airs. (Sometimes, a gal likes to re-watch SC while she drinks her coffee. Don't judge me.) Yeah, you might have to wait a little bit for the new ep to be rockin’ and ready to go...
But be patient. It will show up.
Get Your $$$ Ready
Say none of the above works for ya. Fear not. There is yet another choice: buy the episode!
iTunes: Each ep is $2.99, but you can watch the entire season for $12.99.
Google Play: $9.99 for the full season, and $1.99 for a single ep.
Amazon.com: An HD season pass is $2.84/ep, and non-HD will run you $1.89/ep. Want to buy only one episode? A single, non-season pass HD ep costs $2.99, and non-HD is $1.99.
If you can travel through time, 1) that's awesome. 2) USE THAT ABILITY. THE OCCASION CALLS FOR IT.