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The real young people of Orange County

by Jane Boursaw, posted Sep 11th 2008 11:04AM
Bravo gets hipI recently started watching Bravo. I'm not sure why. Something about those reality shows is strangely addictive. Like, no matter how screwed up my own life might be, it's nothing compared to most of the folks on those shows. I'm pretty sure that's why reality shows are so popular. It's because they make us feel so much better about our own pathetic lives.

There's a show on Bravo called The Real Housewives of Orange County. Remember that movie Peyton Place? Yeah, it's a lot like that. Only the women are a lot richer, and the problems are a lot more complex than they used to be in 1957. Still fascinating ... in a voyeuristic-stalker kind of way.

Anyway, now there's a hipper, younger version of the show geared for 18- to 25-year-olds. This info isn't coming from Bravo. Word leaked out with an online casting notice that says the project will feature "young adults who are enjoying the south Orange County good life and run with a busy social crowd."

According to the notice, potential participants might be: attending college, getting their first apartment, starting a new business, still living at home, moving in with a significant other, recently married, or "living an alternative lifestyle."

It's that last one that gets me. Aren't most of the people in Orange County living an alternative lifestyle of one sort or another?

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Scott Schrantz

"South Orange County" I think are the operative words here. TV never wants to show the people making minimum wage and living in dumpy motels in Anaheim.

September 11 2008 at 2:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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