I opened Hulu out of boredom (I obviously live a very productive life) and was unexpectedly greeted by a screen of some of my favorite lady comedy actresses and the premise that they would all be spoofing one of my favorite guilty pleasures: the Real Housewives. Holy moly! The comedy series, The Hot Wives of Orlando, was dropped on Hulu Orange is The New Black style, meaning Hulu released all six episodes and a “reunion special” at once. Right away I abandoned all hope of cleaning/packing because I knew that this was going to be a glorious thunderstorm binge watching event (again I really need to get a job). The show features Casey Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Kristen Schaal, Tymberlee Hill, Danielle Schneider and Andrea Savage as six wonderfully deranged housewives or “hot wives”.
All of the women are talented, but in all honesty, after my obsession with Flight of the Conchords and The Office I will watch anything Kristen Schaal and Angela Kinsey are featured in, especially if they are going to play each other’s sister. After clicking on the first episode, I started shaking as I picked which ad I wanted to watch for 30 seconds. The first episode is called “Meet the Hotwives” and in just three opening I lines I was keeled over laughing.
For reference those three lines occurred during the opening when each character shares a phrase that represents their brand on the show, just like on the Real Housewives, and in the case of Hot Wives those lines included: “I’m all about class, style and sophistication.. also I’m not wearing underwear,” “The lord is my savior, my husband is king, and my body is ra-donk-a-donk,” and “I was a child star, I grew up on TV, and I plan to die there.”
The New York Times reviewed it in an article entitled, “Ready for Unreal Reality? You Need to Calm Down” and to that article I say, “No you need to calm down mister!” Maybe I am in the minority, but I disagree with the author’s claim that “in general the show looks as if it were far more fun to make than it is to watch”… unless everyone making it is capable of a level of happiness unbeknownst to myself. What do you think? Take a trip to Hulu to watch for yourself.
All images courtesy of Hulu and Yahoo.