Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise just got a little bigger. Monday night brought the series premiere of The Real Housewives of Dallas, which transposes the tried-and-true Housewives formula to the Lone Star State.
So how do the latest ladies measure up to Lisa Vanderpump, Ramona Singer, NeNe Leakes, and other beloved Bravolebrities? EW’s C. Molly Smith and Mary Sollosi break down the premiere and weigh in on the new cast below.
MOLLY: I didn’t think there was enough drama, personally. I expected more.
MARY: I feel that. I’m so frustrated that it wasn’t more exciting.
MOLLY: I really felt like they were promising a lot with all the “everything’s bigger in Texas,” but then one of them even said, “look, my hair isn’t big!” It was almost like that kind of spoke to what the episode was going to be: Not as big. Alas.
MARY: Oh my god, great metaphor.
I came home to Dallas to shine my light, not to fight.
MOLLY: I really like Tiffany and her husband. She seemed like the most normal to me, and I thought they were really sweet together, but in the preview you see them not even fighting, but just wondering if moving to Dallas was the right move.
MARY: She’s Leeanne’s best friend; the first time we saw her was when they were shopping for dresses together, right?
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MOLLY: Right. I feel like I won’t like her as much as the season goes on because if Leeanne is the villain and Tiffany is her best friend, you know that there’s going to be trouble. Also, in the preview, she’s calling people out left and right, so I feel like she’s maybe not as sweet as this episode may have led us to believe.
MARY: She said at the beginning that Leeanne is “like the mayor of Dallas.” Queen bee alert.
NEXT: Now let’s talk about Leanne…