How real are the “Real Housewives of Orange County, New York City, New Jersey, Atlanta, Miami and Beverly Hills”? Well, considering these women are always dressed as if they’re going to a black tie event, never seem stressed out about their kids. Instead, they’re stressed about who’s gossiping about whom, who should cater an upcoming birthday gala and who’s cheating on whom. It seems that the Real Housewives on Bravo enjoy a “reality” somewhat different than most real housewives in America.
In 2006, the network Bravo launched the first installment of the Housewives when The Real Housewives of the OC (Orange County) premiered in March. Two years later, the network premiered The Real Housewives of New York City, followed by Atlanta housewives in October 2008, New Jersey housewives in May 2009, Beverly Hills housewives in 2010 and finally, The Real Housewives of Miami in 2011. The Real Housewives of D.C. had a disappointing first season, and the show never saw its second season after its premiere in 2010. Real Housewives is so popular that there are international shows: Dublin Housewives, The Real Housewives of Vancouver, and The Real Housewives of Israel. It appears viewers around the globe love watching these real housewives in action!
Despite the show’s name, many of the women featured are not married and are certainly not “housewives.” Many of the trials and tribulations faced by these housewives are situations many suburban mom simply cannot relate to. More than one “wife” has spent five figures on a child’s birthday party, were gifted with a new car or very expensive jewelry “just because”, and traveled around the world enjoying lavish vacations without the kids. Maybe real housewives across the world fantasize about the lives of these woman and wonder, “What If…”
Tune into Bravo on DISH channel 129 to watch the Real Housewives in action:
Atlanta: Sundays at 8:00 EST
Beverly Hills: Mondays at 9:00 EST
Miami: Thursdays at 9:00 EST