The Real Housewives of Orange County

2006 TV-14 1 season

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The Real Housewives of Orange County

2006 TV-14 1 season
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Bravo spawned a new generation of reality TV with its smash hit that observes the lives of "desperate" housewives in Orange County, Calif., who juggle romance, motherhood, work, friendship and cosmetic surgery with gusto. While some of the housewives are confronted by the pain of divorce or financial setbacks, others continue to live the dream with lavish mansions, private jets and elite parties. The money may run out, but the drama never does.
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Summary of Season 1 (2006) - 2 discs

Peek into the world inhabited by &NFi;real&NFi_; desperate housewives with this addictive reality series. Meet trophy wife Kimberly, divorcee Lauri, former &NFi;Playboy&NFi_; centerfold Jeana, dynamic entrepreneur Vicki and party girl Jo. These five wealthy women from an elite gated community in Orange County, Calif., struggle with their lives, their lovers and their families. From diamond splurges to wild teenage kids, these women lead deliciously dramatic lives.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • Vicki Gunvalson
  • Gretchen Rossi
  • Tamra Barney
  • Alexis Bellino
  • Jeana Keough
  • Lynne Curtin
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this reality series follows the lives of insanely rich people who place immense value on physical beauty and material possessions. While the show focuses on a group of adult women who have breast implants, get Botox shots, and pose for Playboy, we also see teens who spend thousands of dollars on school shopping, get new luxury vehicles at the drop of a hat, and shoot rabbits for fun. But beneath the superficial lives are real people who struggle with childrearing, self-esteem, and finding purpose.

Sexual Content

Provocative clothing, women in underwear and tiny bathing suits, sexy dancing, talk of "getting some."

Violence

Rabbit hunting with guns, but no blood.

Language

Some minor cursing, like "hell" and "damn." Stronger language is rare and bleeped.

Social Behavior

Wealth, physical beauty, prestige, and power are the main themes of the show. Family and hard work are also themes (even though they often get lost in the shuffle).

Consumerism

Luxury brands are everywhere -- Mercedes, BMW, Louis Vuitton, etc.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Lots of drinking. Jo is clearly alcohol dependent. On a Mexican vacation, parents do shots with their teens. One child discusses his use of drugs in a remorseful way -- he eventually goes to juvenile hall.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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