Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Links I Liked, and a Question from a Reader

I keep finding draft posts that are starting to get a little dusty! Here are some semi-recent posts I liked:

As for the question from a reader, Kav122 wants to know what I think of Real Housewives of New York City:
I watched this program on Bravo last night and I was just wondering your take on it. Do you feel that this is an accurate representation of the upper crust of NYC or do you think that these are shallow shells of women, that show nothing of how real rich NYers act?
I've never seen the show, but I read this NY Times review, and basically thought "yechh!" Yes, I am sure there are people like this, in NYC and all over the country. I have definitely encountered people who would seem to fit this stereotype. It's actually the sort of stereotype that city dwellers are more likely to assign to housewives from Long Island or New Jersey, but that doesn't mean they're not in Manhattan too. Plenty of Upper East Side housewives are probably watching the show, or reading the review, and thinking they would never look so tacky, or be so tacky as to describe themselves as "a sexy mom," but I'm sure they are no less materialistic and spoiled and attention-seeking in their own ways. As with anything in this world, there are all kinds of people and stereotypes are only the tip of the iceberg. Plenty of rich people enjoy their money in quieter, low-key lifestyles-- but that doesn't make juicy television!


Noel Larson said...

Thanks for the link on the Airborn deal. Saw the report but no link.


Anonymous said...

It just aired yesterday for first time, so i'm not surprised you haven't seen it. I'm ashamed to admit I watched Real Housewives of the Orange County, so I DVRed this episode and am watching it as a surf blogs.

Actually, most of the women aren't housewives--they have jobs. But yeah, they are annoying, yet possibly addicting.

Geez, why do I have such poor taste in TV?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the link!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mention! I haven't been watching the Real Housewives shows but given my profile, perhaps I should ;) . But no, I don't -- I caught a couple of RO of Orange County but it didn't hold my interest. Maybe because the people there scared me...