Everyone is still buzzing about reality show Real Housewives of Vancouver, which broke viewing records with its April 4th Slice premiere. 1.2 million people tuned in. Let me confess from the outset: I did not watch it. I probably never will. But here’s a little break down of the media frenzy after the fact.
Most Real Housewives viewers fall into three categories. 1) People who already enjoyed watching the other versions of Real Housewives. 2) People who love Vancouver/Vancouver real estate porn and watched because it was their city 3) People who fall into both categories.
The reviewers were largely disappointed with the two back to back episodes. The criticism was somewhat amusing. Apparently the Real Housewives live in a Vancouver where it never rains and fur is an acceptable fashion statement even when filming in August. Interpersonal drama (the reason many tune into Housewives shows) was lacking. Perhaps due to Botox-frozen faces? As expected, these women exist on some higher plane of moneyed ease where terms like “gold-digging” pass for occupations.
In terms of Vancouver looking good on TV, rest assured, the city never looked better. The closest the Real Housewives came to Kitsilano was the Ferrari dealership on Burrard and a jaunt to Granville Island. Or so I hear. Correct me if I’m wrong.
Read the reviews for yourself and let us know what you think. Did you watch? Why or why not? Would you tune in again?
Watch Real Housewives of Vancouver on Slice here.
Last modified: April 6, 2012