was supposed to fill that void in between The Hills
and The Real Housewives
franchise by focusing the cameras on seven people who are deemed the "most connected and interesting young professionals in South Beach." However, the season opener of Bravo's newest docu-drama series, which premiered Tuesday night, didn't live up to most people's expectations.
According to Miami Herald
's Glenn Garvin, Miami Social
isn't the type of series that is "so bad it's good."
"I'm saying it's so bad it will make you regret being born with eyes. I'm saying it's so bad that if you saw a member of the cast burst into flame on the street, you wouldn't waste your spit putting him or her out. I'm saying Osama bin Laden, if he sees it, will weep bitter tears of frustration that he went after the wrong American city," Garvin wrote.The Hollywood Reporter
seemed to share the same sentiments with the Miami Herald
, as well as Boston Herald
's Mark A. Perigard, who described the show as "pure tourist repellent." However, the Reporter
also pointed out that there's something addicting about Miami Social
that might just get spectators hooked.
"Despite your best efforts to look away, you won't be able to. Everything about Social
is so superficially dumb... But you will care," the Hollywood Reporter
's Randee Dawn wrote.
Meanwhile, cast member Katrina Campins remains optimistic about the future of Miami Social .
"I think that this will fill the void because I don't see any other show out there that has people in there 30's that are successful and that are in a city like Miami," Campins told reporters during a recent conference call. "I think this will fill the void for those people looking for another guilty pleasure."
"It truly shows the good, the bad and the ugly of our lives," added fellow cast member Hardy Hill during the same conference call.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of Bravo)