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Kristin Says: 'The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Is Really Depressing!

Fri, October 15, 2010 6:08am EDT by 3 Comments

The series premiere was a really scary statement on what it’s like to be married in the storied neighborhood!

When I think of Beverly Hills, I imagine “swimming pools, movie stars” and the like — a place where the real magic happens. But after watching the Oct. 15 premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I have to say: This is the most depressing group of women I’ve ever seen on any of the Real Housewives franchises!

I mean, first of all, there’s Camille Grammer, who at the time of filming was still married to actor Kelsey Grammer. Evidently, filming was the last straw in the marriage because you see Camille saying, “I’m the powerhouse behind Kelsey Grammer. I’ve kept him alive, I’ve saved his life…and I’m still here.” Bitter and jaded, party of one? Your table is now available.

Add to that former child star Kim Richards and the constant bickering with her sister Kyle Richards, Adrienne Maloof-Nassif (whose family owns the Palms Casino and the Sacramento Kings) and her next door neighbor, Lisa Todd (an empty nester married to a man who is more interested in their miniature dogs than his wife) and Taylor Armstrong (who says in the episode that marriage is 80 percent business, 20 percent finance) and this is a rather sad bunch indeed.

Between watching Taylor have what looks to be incredibly painful filler and injections and wincing as Camille flirted with the mascot of the Kings, this was a depressing take on what it’s really like to be a Beverly Hills wife. If fighting off aging and divorce is the best thing that happens in this franchise, I don’t think I’ll be going back.

But did you have a favorite Housewife from last night’s big premiere? Vote now!

— Kristin Booker