"The Real Housewives of Atlanta," the latest installment in Bravo's look inside the lives of the women in some of America's swankiest cities. But after taking a peek at the social scenes in Orange County, New York City, and now Atlanta, we can't help but wonder where the series will go from here? Being the TV obsessives we are, our choices reflect the best and most dramatic collections of housewives the tube has to offer.
"The Real Housewives of Ojai": Four independent and dynamic women make their lives in and around Southern California's lush wine country. Nora Walker is a recently widowed mother of five adult children, active in many Southern California charitable ventures, and a respected member of the community (... when she's not getting busted for smoking pot). Kitty McCallister is a newlywed, married to former Presidential candidate and Senator Robert McCallister, who once had a successful career as a political consultant herself. Sarah Whedon is a recently divorced mother of two who runs an until-recently successful food wholesaler. Holly Harper is a former actress and current entrepreneur whose vineyard and winery has recently merged with a certain food wholesaler.
"The Real Housewives of the Upper East Side": "The Real Housewives of New York City" may have explored Manhattan's elite, but they neglected to mention four of the UES's biggest movers and shakers. Lily Van Der Woodsen, newly married to Bass Corporation CEO Bart Bass, is a mother of two who overcame her former life as a rock-band groupie to become one of New York's preeminent socialites. Eleanor Waldorf is a successful fashion designer whose scandalous recent divorce has not dulled her professional ambition. Anne Archibald's social standing has been in doubt since her husband fled the country to avoid an arrest warrant, but she and her son Nate have determined to persevere. And Catherine Mason married into British nobility and became a Duchess -- a heck of a step up for this former swimsuit model. However, she hasn't allowed her stuffy title to prevent her from an active and youthful social life.