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So, the #RichKids of Beverly Hills has been on E! for all of two episodes, and it's difficult to determine what it is that's going on here. We know that the show is supposed to introduce us to a slew of sickeningly rich, spoiled, beatiful, monstrous beings, but there has to be more to these kids, right? Right?
In the first episode many viewers were surprised to hear discussions about homophobia and charity work amidst all of the shopping on Rodeo Drive and discussions of Louboutins and Cristal. But then the second episode opened with the two stars of the show (Dorothy Wang and Morgan Stewart) shopping to "reward" themselves for a job well done with their blood drive. That was... kind of hilarious. Or sick. Or, typical #RichKid stuff.
The second episode also involved some major life changes for Roxy, who is dealing with the psychological, emotional, and physical anguish of being "cut off" by her parents. But we find out that her definition of "cut off" just means "being asked to shop a little less often, but still getting to live in her family mansion, drive the car her Daddy bought her, and still eat and live better than 99% of people in the world." Luckily, we have Morgan putting things into perspective for her friend. Sort of:
See how Morgan was kind of the voice of reason there? Cool, right? And you could almost take these people more seriously... if only Morgan hadn't compared picking out a manicure color to applying for college earlier in the episode. If only...
So in answer to the question, "Are The #RichKids Of Beverly Hills As Horrifyingly Vapid As They Seem?" we're gonna have to go with "yes." They are. It may not be their fault, but they are. And still, we may have to keep tuning in, in hopes that one day they prove us wrong.
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You know that feeling when you watch a trailer for a new reality show, and you're rolling your eyes the whole way through, marveling at the ridiculousness of the society in which we live? But by the end of the trailer you secretly admit to yourself that you're totally going to watch the show... well, at least the first episode? Yeah. Welcome to #RichKids Of Beverly Hills:
Call it a guilty pleasure, call it an obsession with how the other half (well, really, the one percent) lives, but we probably need to stop watching these shows, right? This is one more reality series that proves we will never get tired of watching pretty people (in this case, BFFs Dorothy Wang and Morgan Stewart) with pretty bank accounts behaving badly... and there's something a little depressing about that fact. How many of us are going to tune into this, and -- if we do -- are we supporting the vapid, bitchy/douchey movement therein? All important questions to ponder until the Sunday, January 19th premiere of E!'s #RichKids Of Beverly Hills.