I’ll admit it: I love watching The Real Housewives series on Bravo. I’ve been tuning in since the first season of Orange County and still can’t get enough. While I have my favorite seasons (the first few New Jersey seasons, the Orange County seasons and the Beverly Hills season ) as well as my least favorites (I couldn’t even get through any of the DC or Atlanta episodes), each show is full of entertainment. Fellow Real Housewives lovers will agree with this post, while others will continue to ask me “Why do you like watching that show?” So haters and curious minds alike, I’m here to tell you why.
I enjoy reality TV
Not all of it (I’m looking at you, Flavor of Love), but I enjoy seeing how people live their lives- especially when it’s so much different than mine. I enjoy watching a story line and learning more about each of the character’s lives and how they may be different or similar to mine. Which brings me to the next reason…
I enjoy watching it because I can relate to it
I know what you’re thinking- how can a poor 24-year old blogger relate to these 40-year-old, Botox-injecting rich women? Well, it’s certainly not for our appearance or income, I can tell you that. What I can relate to is the ups and downs of their lives, particularly the girl drama. Sometimes on these shows, the women know each other beforehand, while other times new women are brought into the show/circle through a mutual friend. This is what usually causes the drama, cat fights and table-flipping. Let’s just say that all girls haven’t always been the nicest to me, so I find myself going through similar situations as the housewives do.
I’ve been talked about behind my back, only to have another friend tell me about it (this happens pretty much in every season of the show). I’ve dealt with girls being jealous of me for the stupidest reasons, including my hair, weight, boyfriend and accomplishments. I’ve been excluded from mutual friend’s get-togethers and had people write nasty things about me on social media. I know what it’s like to try so hard to be friends with women, only to have them hate me for doing just that- being nice. The bottom line is, I can relate to these women, even if our bank accounts and lifestyles are opposites.
I like to look at their clothes, hair, and makeup
Since these women are rich (usually through marriage), they have the ultimate wardrobes. As a fashion blogger, I envy their closets and makeup collections. And I always get inspiration for new hairstyles from them- I’ve stolen far too many of Gretchen from the OC’s hair secrets.
Do you watch the Real Housewives series? Why or why not? Who are your favorites?