I started watching The Real Housewives of Orange County back in 2006, when it began airing. I was 18 at the time, no where near being a rich, successful woman, and definitely not white (that part is still true). But I was hooked! Having a window into the lives of these wildly privileged women with catty drama was and still is irresistible to me. Then came the spin-offs! New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, Beverly Hills, Potomac, and Dallas. And I love them all!

True fans remember D.C. and Miami were once part of the franchise. D.C. lasted just one season, while Miami was cancelled after two. I enjoyed both series, but they just missed the mark. And that's when I realized that a popular city does not a hit series make for The Housewives Franchise. Underrated, but steadily gaining traction and in its fifth season, Potomac is arguably the freshest and most interesting of the lot. But when its addition to the franchise was announced thousands, myself included, tweeted unsure of where Potomac even is.

Set to premiere on November 11th is the newest iteration of the show, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. I don't know about you, but I don't think it screams affluent high society women. Then I did a little research. One of the cast members is a woman called Mary Cosby. She inherited her family's empire of restaurants and churches under the stipulation she marry her late grandmother's second husband. Yes, you read that correctly. It's already garnered a ton of buzz, and is poised to be quite the success. I think it's more about the women than the city sometimes.

Which begs the question, could Boise be next? It's not far from Salt Lake. Producers could easily turn their eyes here. And I've driven through some of the fanciest neighborhoods here. I know there are plenty of wealthy women in town. Surely there's a group of dynamic characters who run in the same social circles that could put Boise on the Housewives map. Maybe it's wishful thinking, but I'm here for it. I'd love to be a part of it in the 'friend of' capacity. Maybe one of the rich ladies wants to have a poor friend to keep her humble.


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