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Second Wives Club

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Boozy bickering in yet another reality show about the rich.

TV E! Reality TV 2017
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Excellent show with a few minor tweaks...

I love relating to other second wives and I loved this show! I love Shiva and she is the reason I watched the show to begin with. Watching her over the years with her introduction being on Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills and then getting to know her through instagram I have found her to be a wonderful, classy and kind hearted person/ role model. I love her even more now from the show! I feel that the show overall could have done a much better job going into the daily lives of all the women. I still have no clue who Morissa is and never saw her husband. She was just the person with the breast pump that all the women basically shunned. It was just a bit off kilter in that area. I think we can get a better understanding of each character if we spend more time in their households. I think you could probably give Mohamed and Shiva their own show and that would be better or delve deeper into the lives of each woman on the show. It was definitely more of a teaser than it was a "season" of a show. The season ended just when things seemed to be beginning.
age 16+

More mindless, garbage television with cheap ploys for ratings

Fabricated storylines and irrelevant drama. I am definitely NOT a fan of the Kardashian show, but even that show has more merit than this. The network should pull it. It's not even that the material is "inappropriate", it's just ridiculously stupid. Watch a different reality show that provides entertainment while also educating, such as Shark Tank.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

In a world already oversaturated with reality shows about the rich and vacuous, did we really need another barely-distinguishable variation on this tired theme? There have been 9 offshoots of the Real Housewives franchise alone, to say nothing of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its attendant spinoffs. Sure, the voyeuristic look into how super-loaded Hollywood types live can provide the occasional chuckle or raised eyebrow, but overall, the overwhelming materialism and cattiness of Second Wives Club brings nothing new to the table.

It's hard to take the blatantly manufactured dramas of this show seriously, and you have to wonder why any of these people are even friends when they are repeatedly shown lying to each other, purposefully stirring up trouble, or just plain being jerks. If you're in the right mood, these types of shows can definitely be a "guilty pleasure", but overall this one's just kind of depressing.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: May 4, 2017
  • Network: E!
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: October 13, 2022

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