Can real housewives from Miami restart the system to avoid the flaws of the original?



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Trapped in jail for nearly 12 months, terrorized by hordes without masks and horrified by the government’s mishandling of the pandemic, you’re running out of things to watch.

But in an age of endless mediocre content creation, one can never run out of things to watch. Instead, you start to wonder if there’s something you haven’t watched that people like. And so in the end you let your friend convince you to watch dozens of seasons Real housewives within a few months.

Which is exactly why the complaint is Real housewives?

What’s not?

There is something uncomfortably comforting about watching groups of women cope with their rich environment, financial opportunities, racial and sexual politics, friendship and – most importantly – their rivalry. At a time when we can’t stupidly drink and dance at the bar, these women are doing it for us on national television.

Each city brings something different to the long-running Bravo series, each cast offers a unique dynamic. Real housewives from Potomac offers more open discussions of race than any screenwriting series that attempts to touch on a topic Real housewives from New York it still manages to offer fresh drama with characters that have existed since the beginning. Even the latest series, Real housewives from Salt Lake City, started with a punch: a provocative cast of characters who (mostly) know how to get in touch with each other and riff on their own.

And then there it is Real housewives from Miami.

Although not the first Housewives the shutter franchise (that honor goes to DC, which lasted only one season), was one of the few that didn’t get far. You would think Miami would be ideal for Real housewives the franchise – the level of madness we regularly see here from the upper class looks tailored for TV – but the series was canceled due to low ratings.

Pretty typical conversation in Miami.

Pretty typical conversation in Miami.

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In this marathon Housewives travel – five franchises to the end, four to the end – Miami has proven to be the biggest slogan of them all. Many of the franchise’s first seasons are basically spent on establishing relationships and power dynamics, but still manage to provide enough fun to be worth overeating. By the time you reached the reunion at the end of the first season, you had invested enough in these characters to want more.

Not Miami, though.

Many could be blamed Real housewives actors because they won’t be in touch – that lack of self-awareness, of course, is absolutely part of the fun. But housewives in Miami range from uninteresting to openly cruel. Case: Larsa Pippen (who blissfully endured only the season and described herself as the “most stable person” in the cast) and her primary narrative arc – she complains that she can’t find a nanny, and proudly admits that she is against every nanny she ever hired.

Even after the cast was almost completely rebuilt, bringing in bigger personalities – like Joanna Krupa and Lisa Hockstein, among others – who added more spice to the mix, the series struggled to make either of them climb in the middle of a long period of flat stories. . Lea Black provided perhaps the most consistent entertainment, especially when she invoiced a fellow host to attend a gala celebration without buying a ticket – a moment that marked the closest approach to the actual drama of the first season. Black has the right balance of sincerity and audacity that makes for a compelling character.

Elsa was a real star of Real Housewives from Miami.

Elsa was a real star Real housewives from Miami.

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All appeals can be filed Real housewives from Miami (and there are many), one member of the cast is so compelling that she not only confirmed the existence of a franchise in Miami, but justified her own spinoff: the irresistible mother of Marysol Patton, Elsa.

“She naturally becomes the center of attention because of her personality and the things that come out of her mouth,” Marysol explained in the first season – and she’s absolutely right. Elsa is a wonderful camp character, and her relationship with her daughter makes for gentle and entertaining television all the time.

Despite all these women and their stories that are long behind us, Andy Cohen brings a new season Real housewives from Miami on the Peacock streaming service.

But what will make this restart better than the original? Although more housewives noticed that they would be open to return, would any of them pay off without consolidating better production?

To be successful, Real housewives from Miami he must accept the absurdity of the city – an obstacle for which the series has never been fully clarified. If, as others have noted, Real housewives exists as something alive, a breathing satirical work about a higher echelon, one needs to find individuals who can grow into characters.

Every day we meet more than enough rude Cuban girls who went to private school and got married rich. We need a few who are willing to light up a little shit besides drinking, having fun and cuddling. We need fewer conservative drag queens and even more social events. We need to focus less on family and develop more real friendships – and rivalries.

Real Miami is hilarious. Why not ours too Housewives franchise be and funny?

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