Can’t get enough of rich people misbehaving? Look no further
Forget The White Lotus. If you want to see rich people misbehaving in luxury locations, cheer on “Bravo” for 7Bravo. You can see a fresh crowd of on this recently launched channel Real housewives stroll through Dubai (Tuesday, 8.30 p.m.), complain and proudly show their luxurious lives.
It is also home to a new one Under version of Under deck (Wednesday 8.30pm) filmed on an opulent charter yacht in the Whitsundays, which eagerly soaks up tensions between crew and clients from top to bottom.
And then there’s the Real Housewives Ultimate Girl Trip (Tuesday, 9.30 p.m.), in which a recalcitrant group of women who have appeared in American versions of the globally popular franchise spend a week in a Caribbean villa, taunting champagne and cocktails, staying off carbs and attacking one another.
For a little variation on the theme, but also in the realm of escapist fluff, you might want to try Real girlfriends in Paris (Saturday 8:30 p.m.), Reality TV’s response Emily in Paris.
7Bravo is the service, which is based on its reality TV charts but also offers true crime and talk shows. Seven hopes to make it a desirable destination for women, with programs shown on the channel also available on streamer 7Plus. The new company takes its name from the network that gave the world real housewives, a behemoth that grew from relatively humble beginnings and chronicles the exploits of a group of wealthy women in a gated community in Orange County. The franchise has spawned 11 American versions and 21 international adaptations, including one from Melbourne, although the Dubai production is the first outside the US to be produced by Bravo.
It features a handful of subjects who are mature and ready for the demands. They strut out of their gleaming skyscrapers ready to preen and clap. Her standard greeting is a hug, an air kiss, and a screech of “Oh, you look stunning!” They also invariably break loose at the staged events in each episode to bring them together for a booze-fueled slut-fest with well-manicured nails stretching out like claws.
The formula holds tight as Dubai offers an awe-inspiring backdrop with its striking architecture and desert dunes. And the expensively outfitted, heavily made-up, and very high-heeled expats willingly start arguing right from the start. An early contender for obligatory villainy and troublemaker is Kenyan-born Chanel Ayan, apparently Dubai’s first black supermodel, with her opponents being American divorcee Caroline Brooks and newly remarried Brit Caroline Stanbury. “All her sexual energy is on her Instagram page,” Ayan sniffs sharply at Brooks and her new, younger husband. Fashion designer Lesa and “mom influencer and CEO” Nina seem to be the necessary mediators, though Nina’s crystals and sage burn do little to diffuse tensions at a swanky dinner she organized.
Continue Under deckbefore the fine ship Thalassa even leaves Airlie Beach Marina, main charterer Charlie and his companions are happily downing pina coladas, whizzing around on jet skis, dressing up for a toga party and documenting every move and sip online.
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