They Must be made of Plastic in South County

When I went shopping on the iTunes Store for some new stuff for my iPod, I came across a show that looked oddly familiar. No, it wasn’t a show about a group of survivors (both the Space-kind and the Middle of the Pacific-kind), it wasn’t the latest Daily Show offering (my personal favorite), nor was it the bracket busting excitement of the Final Four.

It was a show about Orange County. Yikes, another one!

Do we really need another show that proclaims to show the “Real” Orange County? While “The OC” finally brought some geographical identity to a place that is commonly referred to as “South of Los Angeles,” it was set around a group of kids that sure don’t act like anyone I know from the OC. But the producers of Bravo’s “Real Wives of Orange County” think that Cota De Caza must be the perfect representative sample of Housewives in the OC. Give me a break, a Playboy playmate, an ex-communicated (from the gates of Cota De Caza) Divorcee, a Real Estate Agent, and a “Lady of Leisure” (Translation: “Stay at Home Mom”) represent Orange County? That’s like saying the lineup of Team USA at the World Baseball Classic was going to win it all.

4 Comments so far

  1. Michael Doss (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2006 @ 1:37 pm

    They’re looking to pull in viewers with familar sounding show names…especially on Bravo. We’ll become less popular, eventually…


  2. Matt Jones (unregistered) on March 24th, 2006 @ 8:53 pm

    “But the producers of Bravo’s “Real Wives of Orange County” think that Cota De Caza must be the perfect representative sample of Housewives in the OC.” I somehow doubt that was ever anywhere close to the Producers’ intention. Producers of a reality show have no interest in showing reality. Heck, these days even producers of “news” shows have no interest in showing reality. Rality doesn’t play well on the small screen.

    That said, watched it last night. This is beyond train wreck. It was stunning–like a bludgeoning sort of stunning–and left a bad taste in my brain.


  3. Mike Randall (unregistered) on March 26th, 2006 @ 1:35 am

    I intended for that line to be sarcastic, it sure is not stating a fact.


  4. David M. (unregistered) on April 11th, 2006 @ 3:13 pm

    Breast implants as high school grad gifts. BMWs as first cars. A cocktail in every shot. No reality what so ever…or is it. God help us. I am embarassed to say I live in Orange County. No wonder the world hates us…this is the crap they see and think it represents all Americans. Have we no shame?



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