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Real Housewives of...Boston?

Posted by Michael Saunders  May 9, 2009 10:52 AM

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After stints in the overly Botoxed hells of Orange County, New York, and Atlanta, the "Real Housewives" circus has decamped for yet another cultural wasteland -- northern New Jersey. 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey" begins Tuesday and the sneak peeks we've seen suggest the ladies from Joisey are just as gloriously catty and utterly graceless as their predecessors.

That got us wondering...what would "The Real Housewives of Boston" look like? Would the participants be as back-stabby as in Atlanta, or as laughably shallow as the ladies of Orange County?

We don't think so. But we're leaving it up to readers to show us, via the magic of online video, the qualities that would shine if the show comes to Beantown. We're not guaranteeing that the show's producers will hit us up for your cell number after viewing the clips, nor can we be sure that they'll even see them. But you didn't get where you are, triumphantly atop the social pyramid, by avoiding risks, did you?

If you have what it takes, "it" being the supreme self-confidence to show the world that you're supremely self-confident, send us a clip. It can be a simple shot of you making your case directly to the camera, or something showing interaction with friends and relatives. That's all up to you.

Take a look at the entry form and the usual fine print. Get busy: we'd love to run a few of the best on Tuesday, May 12 with our review of the show.

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22 comments so far...
  1. How about a show that specifically chronicles the lives and times of the mid-life crisis riddled, ant-depressant taking, 40-something wives who are routinely cheating on their husbands and throwing away their families in search of the elusive fountain of youth and happiness?? We can call it: "THE REAL HOUSEWHORES OF METROWEST"

    Now there's a real "Pop Culture" ratings coup.....PITIFUL....

    Posted by Jeff Sullivan May 11, 09 02:00 PM
  1. Jeff Sullivan beat me to the punch...

    Toss in the Cadillac Escalade or BMW X5 and your there.

    Posted by Josh May 11, 09 02:28 PM
  1. "Hi, we're boston.com. We are SO hip. We are SO tuned in to what is hot. That's how we roll. Don't you want to participate? And aren't you glad that we can show you how above the rest of the country we are? Will you please read our newspaper, too?"

    To think that this used to be a good site for news.

    Posted by Dave P. May 11, 09 02:31 PM
  1. What a pathetic show. That's exactly what we need... a show to showcase the shallowness and patheticness of our over-entitled society. It's only a matter of time before "The Real Serial-Killers of Baltimore".

    Isn't it great how today we find completely classless individuals who exemplify the exact OPPOSITE values of a productive member of society, and then make them TV stars?

    Posted by Pathetic May 11, 09 03:02 PM
  1. wut about "The Real Hood Rats of Dorchester"?

    :'(

    Posted by DavidDancer May 11, 09 03:03 PM
  1. how about the REAL HOUSEWIVES OF REVEAH!!

    Posted by tv=dumb May 11, 09 03:04 PM
  1. How about a "REAL" reality show like.....Husbands / Wives of the unemployed? It could feature some of the real things families go through while the husbands / wives struggle through unemployement....like;
    - canceling the vacation
    - how the mortgage gets paid
    - the emotional stress on the Spouse and the family
    - the struggle of trying to get a new job (after 40)
    - reprioritizing how the household finances get spent
    - losing value in the 401K plan
    - problems paying for school
    - "self image" with family, friends and neighbors
    - having to live on food stamps


    Posted by How about a real reality show? May 11, 09 03:04 PM
  1. OR How about X-Wives of MID-LIFE CRISIS X-HUBBIES who quit their job & live of wifey & then get bored & cheat and take off with an old girlfriend who believes the lies of the S.O.B. and thinks it's the "worked to death x-wife's fault". The fact is - is that he's a complete @$$ and the dumbo's out there believe the crap these Mid-Life Guys wine about the wifey being mean & not putting out, etc.... Then divorce and good riddance & then hear after a while he dumps the old girlfriend & moved on to a richer gal who believes the lies & crap about the old girlfriend, x-wife....

    Posted by Been around May 11, 09 03:11 PM
  1. Jeff,

    You are right! Make sure to throw in shots of their trips into the Back Bay on Thursday nights....

    Posted by barco May 11, 09 03:18 PM
  1. You guys are so cute when you're bitter!

    Posted by catty May 11, 09 03:28 PM
  1. Wow. Maybe you all need to take a "staycation"?! Chill out, it's just a fun little thing boston.com was doing. Hopefully none of you would apply to be on the show to confirm the reputation of the cold, angry Bostonian. Yikes!

    Posted by PYT May 11, 09 03:47 PM
  1. one word: HOPKINTON

    Posted by Sara May 11, 09 03:54 PM
  1. Yup - Jeff Sullivan could not be more accurate...100% on target...

    Posted by ddfm May 11, 09 03:59 PM
  1. Been around... got a story to tell? Ay carumba. Replace "get bored & cheat" though with "wife really let herself go, put no effort into staying in shape, just lays there during sex wishing he'd hurry it up...". It's not a "mid life crisis", it's a complete lack of effort by a wife who, once she got married, got herself a tub of ice cream and sat her arse on the couch!. Okay okay, I'm sure that wasn't you. I'm sure this guy you're talking about was a jerk - those guys certainly do exist. But, think just a little harder, are you SURE you were completely innocent??

    Posted by real lazy wives of everywhere May 11, 09 04:05 PM
  1. Barco - yes thank you for reminding me.....

    Thursday nights out in the Back Bay with men half their age (to over-compensate for their own feelings of age-inadequacy), then being stupid enough to take pictures and post them on Facebook - Nice....

    Posted by Jeff Sullivan May 11, 09 04:15 PM
  1. We, the real housewives of Lowell, will cut you!

    Posted by janewinebox May 11, 09 04:20 PM
  1. LMAO out here in the hinterlands...

    Jeffykins, sounds like you've been burned before by one of the ladies you're lambasting...or you're so many strokes over par that you'd never stand a chance with anyone you didn't catch in a Craigslist dragnet.

    . Dude, the bitterness doesn't become you, and if you really had a functioning pair, you'd let people see your own clip and judge just how repeated rejection can shatter a man.

    Posted by Kinky Hoffmeister May 11, 09 04:28 PM
  1. Aww, poor Jeff, sounds like his wife left him for someone younger, maybe more in shape, probably much more satisfying and willing to please her in the bedroom. Maybe you should have paid more attention then instead of, let me guess, watching the game, or working on your car. Women only cheat when they have nothing left. You want to blame someone, try looking inward at what you were offering to her and try to understand so that it doesn't happen again.

    Posted by monogamy through love May 11, 09 04:40 PM
  1. Haha these comments are hilarious!! PS Jeff- posting comments with your full name, letting the world hear your bitterness, probably isn't so genius either.

    Posted by Haha May 11, 09 11:20 PM
  1. Dave P. and others of your ilk, sometimes I worry about you people who seem to have nothing to do but sit around reading boston.com JUST to complain about how much you hate boston.com. How can we miss you if you won't go away? hilarious.

    Posted by rebecca May 12, 09 08:52 AM
  1. These ridiculous shows may be good if they chronicled the lives of REAL HOUSEWIVES!

    All they cast are superficial, losers. They are just aging, former trophy wives, who wealthy businessmen keep around because they have kids together and because they can't stand the thought of paying those washed up spokesmodels alimony.

    I can't stand these programs and I like to think that Boston is beyond that nonsense.
    If A&E wants to make a real show, why don't they follow the lives of single mothers struggling to survive in Fall River or Lawrence or Roxbury. Give the audience some real drama, instead of this grown up version of The Hills.

    Honestly, I can't stand these dish rags when they're driving down the Pike in an SUV they can't drive in reverse with a cell phone stuck to their heads. They're only housewives cause they are gold diggers who can't get a job.

    They're good for pumping out pretentious kids and denting other cars in the parking lot of the supermarket, but not much else.
    Any woman who aspires to be on a show like this deserves to be taken out to a field and shot, like you would an old horse.

    Posted by Mike May 12, 09 12:16 PM
  1. I have been a nanny in Marblehead and Swampscott, both about 12 miles north of Boston and I can think of about a dozen women who we be shallow enough to participate in "The Real Housewives of Boston". I think it should be done!!

    Posted by aljp09 October 22, 09 11:54 PM
 

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