I must start by saying that I was (and still kinda am) a HUGE Housewives fan. I loved the New York City crew and I love me some Erika Jane and Lisa Rinna on the Beverly Hills side.
About a month ago, I saw there was a new crew…the ladies from Salt Lake City. I hadn’t watched in awhile so I thought I’d try it. Instead of it being a fun escape or a guilty pleasure…I felt repulsed by it.
The whole vibe of the show was all about chasing immense wealth, showing off how rich you are and the almost grotesque obsession with money, money, money.
I’d never been bothered by the other wealthy housewives series…I mean, the whole point of them being on the show is because they’re rich. But because there was no humor, no self awareness or any kind of grace that went along with the riches…it turned me off and I could barely make it through one episode.
You know what else is going on here? The world is different. COVID has changed everything. So many people have died and so many others have had their lives ruined. And I think the sheen of fancy, rich people showing off their expensive stuff on TV just doesn’t sit right with me anymore.