Maybe you find the Real Housewives of New York too Yankee. But you also find the Real Housewives of Atlanta too bourgie.
SoapNet's "Southern Belles: Louisville" might be just the right fit for you. Premiering tonight at 10, the show has been called a "docu-soap" which seems to mean that there's more narrative, more of a story line than just women moving from one deliciously superficial event to another. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)
Not that the Southern Belles aren't privileged. Let's face it, no one really wants to watch a show about the days and nights of the working poor. But they aren't all wealthy. Here's the rundown:
Shea: rich Daddy's girl who is practically begging her boyfriend to put a ring on it. Trouble is, he doesn't have as much money as daddy.
Emily: from a wealthy, conservative family, but is a free-spirit who shuns dad's business for a broadcast career and many hairstyles.
Hadley: new to town, smart with commitment issues and a sensitive boyfriend and a male friend who wants her bad.
Julie: 35 and single, she's been a model but now they want her to be the mom at the photo shoots rather than the vixen and she's having trouble getting her head around that.
Kellie: divorced twice and she's 32. Now alone, she has to stand on her own feet. In a much smaller house.
So, it's a bit more relatable than the Housewives series with just enough fantasy element to keep you interested. Episode 4, I'm told, includes a visit to NC's Outer Banks (one of the boyfriend's owns a place there).
I get the sense that some of the scenes are set up a la "The Hills" and I'm not sure I buy that all these women have been good friends for a while.
It always makes me laugh, too, that shows set in the South still have to prove that there is modern civilization here, folks with shoes, indoor plumbiing and the like.
Anyway, Louisville looks like a great town. So check out the Belles.