5 Ways The Show Deserves A Season 2 (& 5 It Doesn’t)
While The Real Housewives franchise already has many different offices from cities across the country, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is the newest gem in the crown. The first season was positively received overall, but there are also a lot of issues with it. On the other hand, the first few seasons are always going to be rough in a way as the show has its legs under it.
Still, there have been a few areas where RHOSLC really missed the mark. While the second season has already been confirmed, there are some reasons why it is deserved and other reasons why it is not.
10 Don’t deserve it: Meredith and Lisa have to bring it with them
Meredith and Lisa had their iconic moments of the season, but they didn’t push far enough either. Meredith relied too much on her son Brooks to bring her drama, and she wasn’t really going to “get into” much.
Her storylines felt especially wrong as she wasn’t going to get very real in terms of her relationship issues. And Lisa, well, she can be quite entertaining, must have a rude awakening about how she comes across as well.
9 Earned: There are interesting social and political elements to the game
The truth is that every single Real Housewives series has unique social and political issues based on the cast and the city they live in. Many of these series deal with issues of class and race, but Salt Lake City has quite an interesting additional element of religion from both the Mormon and Marian Churches.
This is definitely fascinating and well worth exploring and fans still have many questions.
8th Doesn’t Deserve: Too many of the cast are too polished
One of the problems with more recent Housewives series is that reality TV has been around for a long time. Many of the performers have an idea of how to act and how to curate their image, making it harder for things to feel authentic.
This was the case at a few moments with cast members like Meredith and Lisa, who at times seemed to play too much into one particular planned person.
7th Deserved: Characters like Jen brought the drama up
On the other hand, Jen and others like Whitney have brought a lot of drama. While Jen could go too far at times, the season would have been pretty boring without her. At the time of filming, she had obviously been through a lot of things, and she was also one of the few actresses willing to bring her subjects to the table.
While she wasn’t always liked by everyone, one has to be aware that she made the season through in so many ways, and it was definitely interesting to see her compared to the likes of Meredith.
6th Don’t Deserve It: Fictional Drama About Real Drama That Was Right There
Some of the dramas in season one felt exciting and authentic, but there were also times when interesting things were glossed over. Instead of focusing on a smaller drama like Brooks that puts Jen to shame, some interesting things happened behind the scenes of many relationships, including Meredith and Seths.
It felt like too much was being over-painted and ignored, and this was especially true of Mary.
5 Deserved: Heather is very popular with fans
While fans have their favorite actors and it was fascinating to see them in their own way, Heather Gay is definitely the breakout star.
She was pretty authentic in terms of her fights and her bow was one of the best this piloting season. While not perfect, she feels more reliable and really seems to be trying to be a kind person.
4th Don’t deserve: Mary wasn’t even in hardly any scene
Of all the cast, Mary Cosby is one of the most mysterious and controversial. Her relationship with her husband, who was previously her step-grandfather, is scandalous and strange. And there are many questions about the nature of their church and whether or not it is a cult.
Mary was hardly in season, however. She hasn’t attended many group events. She may have too many skeletons in her closet for the show, but if she is to be there as an actress, she should actually be in scenes. While some of this may have been due to changes in the filming, it still seemed strange.
3 Deserved: There are interesting actors out there that we want to see more of
One of the main reasons Real Housewives of Salt Lake City deserves a second season is because it feels like season one just scratched the surface of what’s there. There is much more drama and questions to explore, including the various relationships between women.
The religious elements and family drama of many of the performers are also quite poignant, and many fans want more. Whether it’s Heather’s journey to leave Mormonism or Jen’s relationship with Sharrieff, there are a lot of things fans will want to see more of.
2 Don’t Deserve: Some episodes felt like fillers
While there will be filler episodes, or at least episodes a little less exciting for any reality show, this first season could be really dragging at times.
While episodes like Sheriff’s birthday or the trip to Las Vegas brought the iconic moments, others weren’t as memorable and just seemed very forced. Overall, the season felt a bit mixed.
1 Deserved: The Reunification episodes were gold
While many fans feel that there have been some episodes this season that needed getting better, the reunion episodes were particularly good.
In fact, they were so full of drama and fighting that there were three episodes. Some of the most exciting interactions and arguments took place at the reunion, and it’s clear the year has changed a lot for these women since we were filming them. Because of this, many people want to see more.
NEXT: The Real Housewives of Atlanta: The Top 10 Storylines, Rated
10 Great Reality Shows That Are Right Now Into Peacock
About the author
(909 articles published)
Amanda is a freelance writer based in NYC. She is a professional writer and storyteller who loves television, activism, and fandom. She would definitely die for Captain America.
More from Amanda Steele