Disturbing or interesting?

I've stumbled upon The Real Housewives of Orange County, which is a reality show. I've now watched at least a few episodes of it (missed the first couple, I think), and it's very weird, but at the same time intriguing. Basically, it shows you what white trash can do with a lot of money. Actually, I don't think the people are hicks, but they have no taste, which equals high-priced tackiness! Are they the definition of what old money folks call "new money"?

At first, I found the show repulsive and disturbing, but I can now see that it's interesting. I don't know why I keep watching it. Maybe because it's not obnoxious and stupid, though the people are (well, they're not obnoxious but quasi-educated and arrogant in a mellow California way). But the editing is so good, and they've put together an interesting story. Maybe that's it: the story. One thing I have to say, though: they work hard and have really earned their wealth! Too bad their kids are spoiled and screwed up.

I don't usually watch reality shows (except for Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List) and those PBS ones that show families living in different time periods in the U.S. and U.K. I have no idea if anyone I know has been watching Real Housewives, but I'm going to find out.

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