Miami 'Housewives' debut: Fun in sun?

Here’s what I learned about Will Smith’s favorite city from The Real Housewives of Miami, the latest iteration of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise: It is not New York. It is not L.A. It’s a great place to find women with big, floppy hats, ridiculously long, flat-ironed hair, and sexy accents. Its largest PR firm employs a staggering 12 people. And some people refer to it as The Magic City. (Okay, fine, I actually learned that last fact on Wikipedia.)

I still don’t know, however, if Miami has what it takes to host a decent edition of Housewives.That’s mostly because this premiere episode was high on exposition and low on drama. To be fair, that’s par for the course when it comes to pilots; the series has plenty of time to prove that it’s more of an Atlanta than a D.C. And while I was occasionally bored during tonight’s proceedings, there were few things that, as the Fresh Prince once said, brought the heat for real — which is enough to keep me interested for at least a few more episodes. (Warning: If you’re not a fan of the seminal rap hit "Miami," then prepare yourself, because I plan to reference it early and often.) Read More...


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