Why not a Real Housewives of Boston?

With the announcement of a "Real Housewives of DC," Boston Family LIfe is starting to feel left out:

... I don't know about you, but I would be very curious to find out about what goes on behind those curtains in some of those houses with the view of the Charles River, and a terrace on top of a garage. ...


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    I think they should set one

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    I think they should set one in some of the more authentically Boston neighborhoods

    Episode 1: Catfight at the Corrib

    CHRISTINE! Fa chris sake, geddown heah. We got Krissy, Heatha, an Jennafa waitin fa us down the squah.

    Beehz is only half price till five, ya know.

    I gotta get down there and get in that bitch's face, anyway. You know, the one with the haih? Jeezus if I fine out she's been messin with Chrisapher, I'm gonna slap her fuckin face.

    Anyways, we gotta drop off Chris Junya at Ma's on the way, so get yer ass in gea.

    Next week:

    Tempahs run high when the housewives go Krissmiss shoppin at the Ahsenil Mall and run into that bitch with the haih.

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    I would totally go down the

    I would totally go down the packie and get a rack a beah and watch that pissah show a yoahs.

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    real housewives of boston?

    Because people aren't interested in watching ugly women sitting on the couch in their sweat pants watching red sox games with their fat husbands while eating Dunkin donuts....
    But on a serious note I would love to see that- all the drama of Boston housewives and their thick accents would be great I think people would love that.

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    Boston has some of the

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    Boston has some of the fittest women of all the nation's cities. Check your facts.

    The show would fail in Boston since women here are far too intelligent to act like idiots for the sake of reality TV.

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    Oh, I don't know

    Because there's nothing real about these women?
    Because it would make me sick to watch?
    Because no one cares?
    Because one more of these idiot shows will make America's collective skull split and our rancid brains slough off right out of our drooling heads?

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    Definitely

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    I'm laughing just thinking about it.

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    Remarkable, yes

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    But I know lots of Roslindale women, and they are very funny. In a good way!

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    My wife is. As for the

    My wife is. As for the rest, it's a typical bell curve distribution.

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    Hey

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    Roslindale: Where all the women are above average.

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    of course you think

    of course you think your wife is hot everyone thinks their wife is- at least most would like to think so.... but its definitely what we tell our wives whether we believe that or not.
    "Honey you are the hottest woman on earth" (as we murmer under our breath "you are so friggin ugly but i'm stuck with you now")

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    Of course we all have our

    Of course we all have our biases. But I think the point for me, and what I see a few others making, is that a "Real Wives of Roslindale," would be about real women doing real things. Funny, smart, sexy, interesting. That seems like a better show than the one about plastic women arguing over who spends the most on shoes at a mall in Northern Virginia.

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    yes i would agree

    yes i would agree with that and that's exactly what is the appeal of a reality show- the realness of it

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    but then what we are talking about is

    but then what we are talking about is not what city it should but shot in but rather the amount of wealth in the house. It a becomes a rich v.s. poor thing. Would you rather see a show about a rich housewife or a poor housewife? Or a middle class housewife? That is the question and you can find plenty of all three in any decent sized city.

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    Depends

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    If you're in the mood for sitting there shaking your head in disgusted amazement at the antics of rich people, then "Housewives of ..." is for you.

    If you're in the mood for sitting there shaking your head in disgusted amazement at the antics of poor people, then "Wifeswap" (which typically pairs, oh, an alligator-farmin' raw-meat-eatin' wife of a carnie barker from the Louisiana bayou with a Botoxed, bust-enhanced blonde drill sergeant from Short Hills, NJ) is for you. Oh, wait, is Wifeswap still on?

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    Why watch?

    I think when you are referring to the less pleasant aspects of the realities of rich and/or famous housewives' lives, you are talking about those whose intellect doesn't match the amount of the fortune.

    I would be interested in watching the lives of women, who have achieved their place in a society using not just their looks, but a strong work ethic, moral values, good personality, an inner drive to fulfill themselves and some brains to go with it all.

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    I'd be happy to see a show, but not a so-called...

    ... "reality show" -- which strike me as ulimately phony as can be. ;-}

    Kristina --

    On another topic (relating to your newest blog post) -- when my wife and I visited Japan earlier this year, we went to a Dunkins Donuts shop in dontown Nara (Japan's capital during most of the 700s). They had a number of exotic varieties -- including one with "beefsteak plant" frosting. (Better than it sounds -- as this plant is actually a member of the mint family, with a very nice flavor).

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    They shoul bring it here!

    Isn't it interesting how the culture of a different country can influence the items on the menu, even as simple as coffee and donuts? They should bring some of those innovations back here (and name it not beefsteak, but mint-something) Hmm, I can only wonder what the menu would like in China...

    (To those of you who are wondering what are we talking about, this is referring to my other post from today about a plan to open 150 new Dunkin's in China)

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    Beefsteak plant

    I think it is officially called perilla, which sounds a little more suitable. See:

    Perilla (shiso)

    We first encountered this flavor at a (more traditional) pastry snack shop in Osaka -- where the very nice young man working there worked hard to find a suitable translation for "shiso" flavor.

    I'm certain that China will manage to come up with equally (if not more) unfamiliar variations of DD's typical fare.

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    And I suppose next ...

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    You'll tell us breadfruit doesn't really taste like bread.

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    That's why I think....

    > But I know lots of Roslindale women, and they are very funny.
    > In a good way!

    That a show about them could actually be interesting -- and worth seeing (regardless of "hotness"). ;~]

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    why?

    What is so funny about the women in Rosindale? Do you live in that neighborhood? Please describe i'm curious

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    Boston Has Housewives?

    Really? Are they all old and living in houses mortgaged at 1980 purchase prices?

    Nearly every family I know of has both parents working, full-time if possible.

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    no they just have rich husbands

    like the ones that were on real housewives of ny & new jersey. There is a ton of wealth in this city so I'm sure you could find enough housewives in boston to do a reality show. Just maybe not in rosindale lol!

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    Well, seeing as how

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    Well, seeing as how Roslindale is part of the city of Boston, I would say there's at least one :)

    I spend my days at the Fornax sipping coffee and then buying gourmet cheese.

    I'm telling you, it's very glamorous and worthy of a documentary.

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    And do you debate what to buy at

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    That boutique with the "irresistible" stuff? :-).

    Just sign me,

    Down and out with the Albanian men's club over at the old Emack's.

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    Blessed are the Cheesemakers

    And the rich housewifes who support them then!

    I'm not saying that at-home parenting and housekeeping isn't work ... it's just pretty rare in a time of extreme house prices relative to wages. Even more rare is the "house spouse" who has time to mess with reality TV and pay for childcare during the filming - the few I know are busy with multiple small children that make staying home cost effective.

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    Right. In my "former life,"

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    Right. In my "former life," before I adopted my son, I was a childrens librarian, a field which nobody goes in to for the big bucks. Now that he's home, I think it's more cost effective for me to stay home. It would have cost more than I was making to have someone else watch him.

    I pay for my gourmet cheese with the change I find in the laundry :)

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    extreme house prices

    is right. and speaking of wages and housing cost- with the median price of a house in Boston at about $500,000 how could anyone afford a house in this city unless they have a 6 figure income or a huge inheritance?? It's no wonder we had a huge housing bust the prices were way too unaffordable for anyone or couple on an average salary and they still are!

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