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Old 03-15-2012, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Hollywood gossip Perez Hilton has noted that Canada will soon have its own version of the "Real Housewives" tv franchise- Vancouver.

Based on how "Real Housewives" in the US are, does this imply Vancouver is Canada's "Flashy" or "Superficial" city- since they didnt select any other city (like Toronto or Montreal) first?
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Ka-nah-da
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I saw the preview for this, the thing is there are very wealthy people here in Vancouver (and the North Shore). Oprah and Sarah Mc Laughlin both have homes in West Vancouver, so it should be no surprise to anyone that the area is filled with money. These super wealthy people are the minority, severe minority, and if anyone thinks Vancouver is flashy or superficial just based on watching this show then they don't have much going on upstairs...sorry
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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and if anyone thinks Vancouver is flashy or superficial just based on watching this show then they don't have much going on upstairs...sorry
well there must be some element of that- if not producers wouldnt even consider it, the parallel line of thinking that there will never be "Real Housewives of Omaha" or "Real Housewives of Pittsburgh"...i guess Montreal wasnt selected as there is the Francophone element (not mainstream for the country) and Toronto is too predictable, or generic, i guess.

Hope they show the show in the US! Guess I can catch it online
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:43 AM
 
Location: by the sea
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I was surprised they didn't pick T.O first. I watched the preview and one of the 'housewives' said the way she got her wealth was from 2 divorces. I mean, come on. All the housewives shows are really superficial.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:06 AM
 
Location: British Columbia
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Hollywood gossip Perez Hilton has noted that Canada will soon have its own version of the "Real Housewives" tv franchise- Vancouver.

Based on how "Real Housewives" in the US are, does this imply Vancouver is Canada's "Flashy" or "Superficial" city- since they didnt select any other city (like Toronto or Montreal) first?
Hmm. Interesting. I've never watched Real Housewives so I don't know what it's really about but judging by the previous posts here I'm guessing it's about very flashy rich people then?

Well, it wouldn't surprise me if there was going to be a similar show based around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland in general. There are actually a good number of extremely wealthy people in the Lower Mainland, they're just not all very evident because most of their estates are hidden from view from the general public. But they are there, you just have to know where to look for them. They're in Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver (up in the hills), Deep Cove, Belcarra, Point Grey, South Dunbar, Richmond, White Rock, Coquitlam, Pt. Moody, Maple Ridge, Thornhill, Whonnock, Ruskin, Mission, Chilliwack ..... I could go on but I think you get the point.

I have seen a lot of their estates and the humongous mansions that they've had built because I worked for a couple of years as a private chauffeur and personal assistant for a disgustingly wealthy elderly handicapped lady. She was nice but kind of a bored social butterfly and had nothing better to do with her time except to go visiting other wealthy people or else go shopping. She didn't do much shopping, she preferred visiting all the other wealthy people to see what kind of goodies they had (she was a bit of a snob and a gossip). Since I was her personal assistant I got to go into those mansions with her so that I could be in attendance on her while she visited.

Flashy? Oh my gosh, you betcha! Some of those places it's like walking into a fantasy wonderland. Superficial people? Yeah, some of them but not most of them. I can honestly say that the majority of them were very pleasant and not condescending towards me, treated me hospitably and more as an equal and enjoyed conversing with me too. I had fun during the 2 years I worked for that old lady and got to meet some very interesting people.

I'll have to keep an eye out now to catch the Vancouver version of Real Housewives and see what that's all about. Should be interesting.

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Old 03-16-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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You people obviously didn't hear about the Real Housewives of Town if you think Vancouver is the first.

http://www.cbc.ca/22minutes/clips.html?ID=2203192906
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Not sure it says much about Vancouver specifically. There are plenty of ostentatious, over-the-top, tacky wealthy people in Toronto and Montreal as well. (Especially in the latter city.)
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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It says that Vancouver is an American city full of Americans... I mean really it's only 40 minutes away from the border
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Mille Fin
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It says that Vancouver is an American city full of Americans... I mean really it's only 40 minutes away from the border
Most Canadian cities are... Montreal is 40 minutes from the border, so is Toronto. I do think the Western provinces in light of being so geographically separated from the East, ARE more vulnerable to 'Americanization'.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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It was Choosen because it is the most Expensive place to buy a House/Condo/Real Estate in
North America....


I just hope the people they choose to be on the show don't embarass me and my city..We are just like any other major PNW City in terms of lifestyle and values (ESP. Seattle)...
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