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Love ‘RHOC’? Here’s Why You Should Binge Oxygen’s ‘The Real Murders of Orange County’

"The Real Murders of Orange County" has everything "RHOC" fans love about the Bravo series: excessive wealth, endless drama, and gorgeous beaches.

By Aly Vander Hayden

In California’s wealthy coastal community of Orange County, residents are blessed with year-round beautiful weather, a first-class shopping experience, and breathtaking ocean views. The area is also home to a few Bravoleb favorites, including Emily Simpson, Shannon Storms Beador, and Heather Dubrow who all star in the upcoming season of "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

How to Watch

Watch The Real Murders of Orange County on Peacock and catch up on the Oxygen App.

While Orange County is known for its rich, shiny veneer, every community has a dark side, and Oxygen's series, "The Real Murders of Orange County," delves into some of its most horrific, sinful, and salacious cases.

Returning for new episodes on Sunday, December 5 at 7/6c on Oxygen, "RMOC" goes from Huntington Beach to San Juan Capistrano, covering a duo of fatal shootings that rocked their respective cities.

Although it may not seem like Housewife drama and cold-blooded murder go hand-in-hand, the two series have a lot more in common than you would think.

Here are four reasons every "RHOC" fan will want to binge Oxygen's "RMOC."

1. High-Profile Talent

Just like "RHOC," "RMOC" offers a slew of high-profile talent including Orange County investigators, prosecutors, and journalists who covered the shocking cases.

While law enforcement officials break down every step of their investigations, local reporters paint a vivid background of the victims' lives and relationships.

2. Excessive Wealth

In Orange County, "the houses are new, the cars are new," and "the body parts are new," according to the "RMOC" preview. Money doesn't always lead to happiness, however, and sometimes, it ends up being the driving force behind unspeakable crimes.

"Just because you're rich doesn't mean that you don't have skeletons in your closet," one member of law enforcement says in the series trailer.

3. Gorgeous Scenery

Although "Orange County is a beautiful place where beautiful people live," there are dark tales and devastation hiding beneath its sandy beaches, sunshine, and multimillion-dollar homes.

In "RMOC," a crystal clear coastline becomes the location of a violent drowning, and one family's ocean-view mansion turns into a blood-splattered crime scene.

4. Drama, Drama, Drama

From a murder-for-hire gone wrong to families turning on their own, "RMOC" viewers will hear harrowing tales of privilege and greed leading to gruesome murders, proving there is no shortage of drama.

As the season one trailer points out, there are people who are "willing to kill" to have the Orange County lifestyle, and the series dives into the killers' twisted motivations behind their crimes.

Be sure to tune in Sunday, December 5 at 7/6c on Oxygen for the premiere of Season 2 of "The Real Murders of Orange County."