Friday, 6 April 2012

Real Housewives of Vancouver: First Impressions

While I missed the premiere of Real Housewives of Vancouver but at 4:00 am yesterday I sat down to watch the 2 hour special. You can watch it too on Their bios are also available.

LR: Christina, Reiko, Jody, Mary and Ronnie.

Here are my first impressions:
First, I would like to say that I am jealous of these women’s wealth and bodies. For the most part these women all have way better bodies than me. I would like that disclaimer on the table before I start.

The most glaring issue for me is Jody. Normally, I would love a character like Jody. She is self made, opinionated and not afraid to say it how it is. However, there is a line to between being honest and being detrimental.

While I think her conversations have been clipped to make her into a more polarizing character than she would otherwise be, I think there is a certain amount of true crassness. At one point in the première she calls one housewife, Mary, out for having an affair.

To be fair Mary was dating the guy first. The guy cheated on her started dating the girl he cheated with and now Mary is still sleeping with him being the other woman. Jody proceeds to tell Mary that she has poor morals, she needs to dump this guy and that she should go to therapy. Most of which sounds rather legitimate in writing but watching the whole scene play out there was a serious attack on Mary.

While I, having a friend in a very similar situation, not too long ago have also said similar things about situations like this. The problem with this whole scene is the viewer doesn’t know the kind of relationship that Mary and Jody had prior to this whole conversation. As such, the comments make it seem like Jody is out of line. Even without context, Jody is out of line, but sometime to put it in vulgar terms is the only way to get something to resonate.