Savannah, a city lined with Spanish moss-covered oak trees and azaleas, 200-year-old cobblestones, and antiquated homes brimming with Victorian architecture, is about to get a dose of reality—reality TV, that is. Home to the queen of deep fry and the picturesque setting for many classic Southern films, such as Forrest Gump, Something to Talk About, and The Legend of Bagger Vance—it’s not all that surprising that one of TV’s biggest networks decided to put a spotlight on Savannah beyond food, horses, and golf. Bravo TV’s Southern Charm Savannah premieres on May 8 at 10 p.m., and is set to give viewers a glimpse at Savannah's beautiful scenery and history, as well as dive into the personal and professional lives of the six, high-society Savannahians who make up the primary cast. Most of them are lifelong friends who grew up in the antebellum South, each with their own storied journey and fascinating stories to tell. We reached out to the close-knit group for the real sweet tea on just what gives this region its distinct charm, diversity, and style, and how they’re navigating their way through the ever-changing and evolving city. Consider your Monday night entertainment covered!
Discover how a little charm goes a long way in Georgia’s “First City.”