Listen: Bravo, Huma, Sherry discussed on Bravo TV's Daily Dish
"It was commissioned by Bravo in it felt much more sort of staged and maybe more like the hills, Laguna beach, and in that kind of language rather than the much more think naturalistic, authentic kind of filling that housewives came to came to have. So remember that and and then slowly over that season, it kind of the language in lexicon and tropes of housewives started to develop. What are some of those tropes? Like what are things that when you're developing a new housewives that you're like, okay, we have to have this. This is what makes a housewife series. Well, I think that Huma is absolutely huge pot of what makes a housewives show work. I mean, these women, I really really funny and that that is the most essential ingredient. I think actually Andy in one of his books coined what the secret sources for Bravo, and this is very true. What makes a good housewives in that you need Huma conflict, something totally unexpected, hot emotion and within two city. And I think that it's really a balance of characters. Each one bring different elements, but. The audience doesn't tolerate an episode that's just old conflict or just feels ole light an old Huma. It has to be this kind of balanced ingredients let you're making a cake, and you've got to put in a noth- of everything to make it a satisfying experience. I also the characters have to feel three dimensional. They have to, you know, they can't just be a villain who has no redeeming features or somebody that hasn't got debt. So you just much like in real life, you have mixed feelings towards people. You can love them. You can hate them, and I think that's the magic of shows you get to know these characters. They have a lot of dimensionality. Absolutely. I don't think when you watch it, you're like always on somebody's side, but it changes so often season to season even throughout a season, and that's what makes it so interesting. Rewatching. Yeah, I find myself on different sides now. Yeah, so those. Exactly. And those are the qualities. But I think the Bravo executives that were on those seasons of how. Housewives will really be on that light. The particular language in lexicon of that show this shot loose. So whereas it other rea- on reality shows on other networks, you come in, you coming hot on the middle of a seen. It feels like you can hear the direct to saying action a moment before we wish what Sherry says. We show up early and stay late. So with those pre roll moments where people getting ready calling their babysitter, when they going out getting in the car talking to God, nece cleaning up whatever they're doing and then after the event. So you get the sense that you're actually in people's life flow. And I think that was something that became you Nate to housewives in how this shot that the Monday in a way was celebrated because you you having this vicarious experience because you're seeing the mundane, these fabulous people's lives. So it's definitely what housewives is about a love that do you feel like real housewives put Bravo on the map, or do you think it becoming this iconic network came earlier with like. Runway or queer eye on, I think just from my perspective, living through it was really queer eye that defined the modern Bravo where I was being developed before the NBC sale, Jeff gasping came in. So the pilot and like invested in it emotionally financially everything. One hundred and fifty percent. He was like this, this is our bullet. If it doesn't work with. This is it, and we're going to double down on this and the rest is history. It was obviously you're real success. But I think that really kind of toned tacona for Bravo was a huge hit. Bravo, had a show that was in the guy that was molding, popular culture, just not responding to it. And from queer, I think created the contemporary Bravo of fashion pub culture that was kind of really crystallized the the direction that the network went in, which really, I think with the birth of the modern Bravo, did you all have a feeling though that it was really going to do something that was going to be what it was? I think you know when you when you work in development and you're at a network, and you see so many pitches and so many projects and you have feelings about some of them and you're wrong.."