Bravo will soon be showing a new series called The Real Housewives of New York.
The previews show five socialites in their 30's and 40's. Some have second homes in the Hamptons and attend glamorous functions. One is shown pooh-poohing the suburbs and trying on various pieces of expensive clothing. She looks particularly uptight and annoying.
I'm rather put off by this representation of New York. First, why call these freaks housewives? These are women of privilege, who have 'help' around the house. One is a Countess. Yes, they have jobs, but it's not the same as the rest of us. They don't seem to need their jobs. They don't seem to struggle.
I challenge Bravo to display some real people, who can be just as interesting and who are authentic. I guess one obvious reason for the subject matter is that most people struggle through life. Most people need their paycheck. Why put average people on television when those are the people watching?
Please don't be fooled if you wind up watching the series. What they're showing is a micro snapshot of a smidge of New York, and they have chosen perhaps the least interesting demographic, at least, to me.
If Bravo showcased artists or designers, first-year lawyers or bankers, even hipster douchebags shacking up four to a Williamsburg loft, then I'd tune in.