A Real Housewives uproar is nothing new. In fact, I dare you to google any franchise, for any episode, in any season and not find a critical article (or 50) declaring the show has taken it too far this time.
Listen: Laura Brodnik and Tiffany Dunk discuss the one fatal flaw in The Real Housewives of Sydney.
So with critics lashing out at The Real Housewives of Sydney in recent weeks, you could probably take it with a grain of salt. Because the show and its cast trade in headlines. In fact, they actively welcome them.
But when formerly loyal Housewives fans start threatening to tune out – and that seems to be an increasing rumble in the Twitterverse – you know you’ve got a problem.
So what are the Sydney set doing that sets them apart from their franchise sisters?
When you think of The Real Housewives of, literally, anywhere, there are multiple common threads.
First, in each location you will have a group of women who are never happier than when throwing around their money publicly or finding an opportunity to boast about their huge bank balances and designer wardrobes.
Almost all the women will have a staff of people on the payroll to sort out all of life’s inconvenient problems like cooking, cleaning, driving and anything to do with their children.