Real Housewives of Salt Lake City came in like a lion and will go out like a bat out of hell, apparently. If you haven’t watched, then you need to, and if you have then you already know. They have snow. They have blenders. And they have Jen Shah. Jen has the whole Housewife thing down to a formula and her formula is basically read, rinse, and repeat.
Jen is not one to stay quiet, which is preferred, because, MENTION IT ALL. She isn’t shy about sharing her opinion on fellow cast mates and now Jen is branching out to share her thoughts about other Bravo ladies. During a recent interview, Jen was asked who her least favorite Housewife is overall. And if you thought Jen would avoid this question in the name of keeping the peace, you might want to think again.
Believe it or not, there’s one steadfast rule when it comes to Bravolebrities. Hands off the spawn. Kids can be running around like spoiled demonic entities on a booze cruise, and no unsavory comments will be made. But once “the children” reach a certain age, the line can become muddy. If a Housewife has an offspring who is a whole ass adult and that whole ass adult knowingly throws themselves into a storyline, all bets could be off.
That brings us to Brooks Marks, son of Meredith Marks, who is not Lisa Barlow, on Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. Meredith has two children, who apparently attend college when no cameras are in Mom’s living room. Brooks has been “taking a semester off” to support Meredith during a personal struggle. Translation, boo boo wants to be on tv. Well, ‘ol Brooksy got his wish and has fully inserted himself into some drama, Jen Shah style.
Who knew Real Housewives of Salt Lake City would come in and save the 4th quarter of 2020? I know people weren’t originally “feeling” a Housewives franchise that centered around the taboo topic of religion, but RHOSLC is leading us to glory. The cast is diverse, though Meredith Marks and Lisa Barlow may or may not be the same person. Us regular folks have been given a glimpse into what it means to live under the strict rules of being a Mormon.
But only if you are active in the Mormon community. Jen Shah converted to Islam. Heather Gay identifies as “Mormonish” but doesn’t adhere to the rigid guidelines presented by the church. Mary Cosby is a Pentecostal first lady and Meredith is Jewish. Then we have breakout star, Whitney Rose. Whitney was a Mormon, until she wasn’t. But the reasons why Whitney left the church are varied. Now Whitney sets the record straight and would like to leave the word “excommunicated” out of this narrative.
You know the old Real Housewives curse? Happy couple shows up – great marriage, great house, great kids. By season three they are having affairs, crying in closets, and siphoning money to offshore bank accounts. It’s no secret that reality television has played a major role in divorce petitions. Real Housewives of Salt Lake City might shake up that theory, however.
Meredith Marks, who is not Lisa Barlow, is starting things a bit different. She comes out of the gate with a relationship in trouble and viewers will see attempts to navigate issues while cameras invade their privacy and follow their every move. We’re still getting to know this cast, and some surprises are definitely in store (I’m looking at you, Mary Cosby). Now Meredith shares how she went from happily ever after to irreconcilable differences, and wound up somewhere in the middle.
These shady boots were made for walking and I’m pretty sure Jen Shah will be wearing them on Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. As viewers prepare to wallow in snowcapped mountains and faux fur, the franchise premiers on Bravo this week. New shows mean new faces and we all know, once some people see what they look like in high-definition television, they return for a second year with some nips and tucks.
Jen is out here doing the Lord’s work. When I say “the Lord’s work”, I mean talking smack. If you’ve watched the RHOSLC trailer, you know Jen is absolutely not a wallflower. She isn’t particularly soft spoken or afraid to share her feelings. Thankfully, sharing is caring and before we get the first episode, Jen is sharing her thoughts on plastic surgery. According to Jen, you did not wake up like that, honey.
Who is ready to welcome new friends to the Bravo Universe? Full disclosure, I am very excited about Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. We haven’t had a new franchise in years and sometimes the same old faces bring the same old drama. How many seasons can we really tolerate Lisa Rinna telling us to “own it”?
Thankfully, Bravo is showing mercy on our tainted souls by introducing Salt Lake City (and diversity) to viewers. When you think of extravagant lifestyles and wealthy histrionics, Utah might not be the first state that comes to mind. However, by all accounts these ladies
are nuts have strong personalities and some very interesting background stories. Now the RHOSLC taglines have been released, giving fans a little insight into these strong personalities. I know Utah has a lot of mountains, but I didn’t know it was so shady.