I cannot get enough Bravo TV. Are you with me? I dream of kickin’ it in the clubhouse with Andy Cohen. I even love the promo ads with the Brittany Spears song. Hopping into bed after a long day of work, or nice and sunburned and tired after a day on the boat or beach, cranking up the A/C, flipping on channel 185 and hearing “Oh oh I wanna go go go…” ahhh, heaven. Naturally my faves are the Real Housewives of New York and New Jersey. I mean really, did you have to ask?
My husband, however, just doesn’t seem to “get” reality television. He constantly asks who the people are, like they have to be somebody. If they aren’t actors playing the part of some sort of homicide detective, and they aren’t playing a sport, than he doesn’t understand why they are on tv. “Who’s this broad?” is a common question. “That’s Teresa.”… “who’s she?”… “umm, clearly she’s the crazy person I’m watching on tv, honey, shhh.” ….”who’s that other broad?”… and so on. It’s exhausting.
Now by this point we all know someone who has auditioned for some old school reality show like Survivor or Road Rules, or who’s cousin was on The Bachelor, etc. It’s the six degrees of Richard Hatch phenomenon. But lately it seems like the niche reality show is where it’s at: Storage Wars, Toddlers and Tiaras, Ice Road Truckers- all these super specific groups. I’m pretty sure these days everyone believes their interest group belongs on a reality show. From mom bloggers to polo players, everyone I know finds their own lives to be the most fascinating. (trust me the random goofs on Most Eligible Dallas are the MOST fascinating…not you. That is why they are Bravolebrities and you aren’t.)
So what do you think? a hockey mom reality show? I don’t even know if the viewing public can hang with that kind of crazy. But maybe. Maybe if they followed a group of moms for one special season….and if the moms were in Canada…and the coach was really cute. We could make it work. What about the Real Housewives of your regular old hometown, driving your minivan, hitting Target and Starbucks- think it could fly? I know you’ve thought about it…
Personally I have my eye on Andy Cohen’s job in the clubhouse, chatting with all the crazies. Here I am practicing last weekend with RHONY Ramona and her hubby showing off their new wine “Ramona.” Ryan didn’t understand why she was selling wine on the weekend if she was so special and famous. He just doesn’t understand the Bravolebrity.