A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this series, as is typical of the Real Housewives franchise, features lots of materialistic wealth, catty behavior, strong language (“bitch,” “ass,” stronger words bleeped) and drinking. It also contains some strong sexual innuendo and Latino stereotypes, both which reflect Miami’s reputation for being hot and sexy.
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What's the story?
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI features some of the sizzling city’s most prominent socialites. It stars Alexia Echevarria, the executive director of Venue magazine, former Texas native and prominent community activist Lea Black, Public Relations exec Marysol Patton, and Brazilian art curator Adriana De Moura-Sidi. Rounding out the group is Larsa Pippen, wife of retired basketball champ Scottie Pippen, and former NBA wife Cristy Rice. When they are not working, taking care of their children, or hanging out on the beach, the clan enjoys everything Miami’s colorful and swanky social scene has to offer.
Is it any good?
As expected, this installment of the Real Housewives franchise mixes in materialistic, high-end living with lots of gossip and catty behavior. The cast also personifies Miami’s multicultural heritage, which is mostly defined by the city’s Latino’s population. Unfortunately, some of this heritage is reflected in stereotypes that range from featuring Latina women as hypersexualized beings to drawing some humorous attention to the Cuba’s strong spiritualist legacy.
It definitely has some flair, but overall, the show doesn’t offer anything remarkably different from its Housewives counterparts. This includes being indulgently voyeuristic. As a result, it will probably feel comfortably familiar to fans of the brand, and be no less entertaining.
Talk to your kids about ...
Do you think that this series offers a realistic view of Miami, Florida? Or is it playing up to existing stereotypes about the city and the people who live there? Do you think the cast was chosen primarily to reflect these stereotypes?
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