The cast member of the second season of Real Housewives of Johannesburg
PICTURE: 1MAGIC

I had hoped to begin the first column of the year with some exciting news about what’s happening in the ever changing world of TV. 

However, I couldn’t without addressing the mess that is Real Housewives of Johannesburg. It has left me wondering why did 1Magic even bring back the show.

For a Real Housewives show to be successful, viewers need to feel like they know the characters on the show. 

Like, know them really well. Sometimes better than they know themselves. 

We want to know about their careers (or lack of) and what they are working on; we want to know who their wigologist and their make-up artists are; the fashion designers and stylists they have on their speed dial. We want to know their favourite restaurants, their families. We want it all.