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Real Housewife Emily Simpson Watched 'Real Murders Of Orange County' — Here's What She Thought

"It's literally like it happened in my backyard," Emily Simpson, a "Real Housewives of Orange County' star, said after watching Oxygen's series "Real Murders Of Orange County."

By Becca van Sambeck
Real Housewives' Emily Simpson Talks Oxygen's "The Real Murders Of Orange County"

This article was updated in November 2021 to reflect the new season of "The Real Murders of Orange County."

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Golden sunshine, sandy beaches, palm trees galore... and gruesome murders?

Orange County, California might seem like the absolute perfect place to live, but like any community, it does have a dark underbelly. Just ask Emily Simpson, one of the stars of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Orange County." Not only does she regularly deal with all the drama in the OC, but she was also able to preview Oxygen's series, "The Real Murders Of Orange County," returning for new episodes Sunday, December 5 at 7/6c on Oxygen.

The series details some of the area's most shocking killings, and while speaking with Oxygen Digital Correspondent Stephanie Gomulka, Simpson detailed her response to the new show, which you can view in the video, above. Simpson said after watching the first episode of "The Real Murders Of Orange County" she's hooked, telling Gomulka, "I love that they put the story together in a 45-minute format so it really holds your attention."

Simpson concluded part of the fascination comes from seeing the dark side of such a wealthy, beautiful coastal area she knows so well.

"It's just a paradox between these perfect homes and perfect lives and these intense crimes. I think that's what so interesting about it," she told Gomulka.

Simpson admitted to being a massive true crime fan. After all, she isn't just a Real Housewife — she's also an attorney, which she said probably makes her more interested in crime shows.

"I think true crime is so interesting because it's so bizarre and so outside the realm of anything normal anyone would do," she concluded.

So, what other true crime shows does she love?

"I love 'Forensic Files.' I would sit and watch episode after episode after episode," she raved.

For more on Simpson's views on true crime shows, watch the video above. And make sure to catch new episodes of "The Real Murders Of Orange County," on Sunday, December 5 at 7/6c on Oxygen.