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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 21, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
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  • Starring: Kimberly Bryant, Lauri Waring, Jeana Keough
  • Summary: Bravo brings you into the lives of five women and their families who live in one of the wealthiest communities in the country. They take the viewer into their lives to show their lives aren't always perfect.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Reality, Game Show
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jul 18, 2013
    70
    The obsession with appearances and materialism - from cars to houses to Botox to breast implants - makes "Housewives" a case study for everything that is shallow and pathetic about our society. Of course, that's also what makes it so entertaining. [20 Mar 2006]
  2. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Jul 18, 2013
    70
    What makes the show something better than a guilty pleasure is the way that, after introducing its subjects as borderline-reprehensible cartoons, it allows them flickers of self-awareness or shows them trying their damnedest to be terrific parents.
  3. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jul 18, 2013
    70
    A persistently diverting journey by producers and camera crews in search of the glib, the flippant and the ostensibly hip of Southern California.
  4. Reviewed by: Paul Brownfield
    Jul 18, 2013
    70
    Highly watchable. ... The show, an obvious riff on "Desperate Housewives" and "Laguna Beach: The Real OC," is less glossily executed than those but also, for all this, trashier and more believably grotesque. [21 Mar 2006]
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jul 18, 2013
    60
    Entertaining in the way the problems of the rich often are. [21 Mar 2006]
  6. Reviewed by: Charles McGrath
    Jul 18, 2013
    50
    The show isn't entertaining, exactly — it has none of the wit or style of "Desperate Housewives." But like so much reality TV, it's both educational and grimly fascinating, and leaves you feeling much better about your own life — if for no other reason than that you would never be so stupid as to appear on a show like this.
  7. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Jul 18, 2013
    25
    If you're fascinated enough by their boorish behavior to return for more, you have a stronger stomach for tacky TV, and people, than I do. [21 Mar 2006]
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Feb 1, 2012
    0
    This show is quite possibly the worst show on television. The women are fake, fugly, and they have a combined IQ of 20. This show and every other housewives show appeals to, and only to, idiots. If your looking for something good, don't watch this. Watching grass grow is way more exciting then this trash. Expand