Yes way. It finally happened. There’s a “Real Housewives of…” type show in Brazil and it premiered this week. It’s called “Mulheres Ricas” and follows the lives of five ridiculously rich women. Actually, it appears to be more specifically like “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” on acid. And damn it, I missed the first episode.
From what I’ve heard, saw and read, the producers went after the craziest rich women who were willing to go on television. My sister-in-law, who made me aware of the program, knows one of them and can confirm that this seems to be the strategy.
As there is still quite a huge discrepancy between the rich and the poor in Brazil, this show got quite a bit of backlash after it’s first episode.
I’ll be sitting pretty in front of my television next Monday, you can bet on it. And I’ll let you know what kind of disaster Brazilians are in for!
If interested, here is an article about the show the Guardian put out:
This is going to be my ticket to learning more Portuguese!!