Another season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, college mean girls all grown up, has ended.
If there has been one positive about the OC housewives since the first season, it’s that most of the women were college educated and their husbands were also educated men. They live in Orange County, California, one of the highest priced neighborhoods in the States. Consequently their wealth and luxury, not to mention problems, are those that wealthy people (which typically translates to educated people) have.
The newest crop of OC housewives are the smartest the show has ever cast. Lydia McLaughlin is a hit with fans because her mom is a marijuana smoker and Lydia opposes it. Lydia charmed Real Housewives of Orange County fans with her direct and open demeanor. Lydia expresses herself, a trait that older women and older college graduates haven’t been taught.
Lydia, 32, graduated University of San Diego and her demeanor is reflective of the new age of college students and college thinkers who encourage students to be themselves, seek for themselves and be true to themselves.
The other housewives are older and consequently espouse old school attitudes that fail to embrace leaving one’s comfort zone. The old head housewives do what’s comfortable and expected, rather than what’s generous, kind and conciliatory. Until people, particularly women, are taught better it is so much easier to be mean.
Take Heather DuBrow for example.
Last year, Heather DuBrow seemed a breath of fresh air to a group of ratchet blondes. And so was her funny, surgeon husband Terry. But Heather quickly turned out to be the meanest mean girl the Real Housewives of Orange County show has ever cast. Heather snarls, points fingers in faces, yells, and makes threats.
21st century college students are encouraged to create and push themselves because the new economy requires people and employees to launch their good ideas. Today, college professors are not encouraging students or women to sit quietly in their comfort zones and go get jobs. Bold, assertive and original is everything.
The old world is out, and luckily The Real Housewives of Orange County are a fistful of women landing a fistful of dollars because thespians have been around since 2000 B.C.
As the Real Housewives of Orange County evolved over the years, it brought in women who were smarter not blonder, or bustier.
Perhaps Bravo learned that pretty is not admirable without intellect.