The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S1-2
Joburg might not be as glam as New York City or LA, but that doesn’t mean the housewives can’t compete with their designer-clothes-wearing, diamond-dripping, fat-bank-account US counterparts. Welcome to The Real Housewives of Johannesburg.
“I’ve always been drawn to finer in life. I live and breathe fashion every day,” says singing wife Christall Kay, who’s got a walk-in closet the size of some houses – and that’s just for her 1000 pairs of shoes. “I used to dream of living like this as a kid with Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy’s character on Dallas). Except my life is better.”
It’s the second re-imagining of the show from the Housewives franchise and it’s better than the first version. There’s more Gucci and Louis Vuitton on the show than in a celebrity Hollywood party and enough bling to make anyone jealous – but the real drama is in the snide remarks, arguing and backstabbing.
You can binge the whole of Season 1 while you wait for episodes of Season 2 to stack up – it’s streaming Express from DStv on Friday evenings at 19:00. Only two of the Season 1 wives return for the second instalment, but their replacements are more than up to the challenge.