When Americans get tired of watching wealthy narcissists spend money, drink cocktails and say nasty things about each other, Bravo, home to the "Real Housewives" franchise and more recently "NYC Prep," is going to be in big trouble.
Until then, however, there's "Miami Social."
Following the exploits of seven main cast members, including two alumni of other reality shows and one celebrity journalist, "Miami Social" is as slick as a disco floor with a hip-swaying soundtrack and many close-ups of sweaty, tanned-and-well-tended flesh.
As if to prove its swinger cred, "Miami Social" features two openly gay men -- Michael Cohen, formerly of In Touch Weekly, and fashion producer Ariel Stein (although Stein says his only real sexual restriction is hotness) -- and one bisexual woman, Russian photographer Maria Lankina, who has a 13-year-old daughter she quickly sends off (seriously!) to a Swiss boarding school. In early episodes, however, their sexuality is strictly theoretical.
The rest are fairly typical reality types: Katrina Campins, last seen on Season 1 of "The Apprentice," and Sorah Daiha are both Realtors (why are so many Bravo women in real estate?). Sorah's ex-husband George French is a mortgage banker (now that I mention it, how are these people still rich?) who has a crazy Russian girlfriend named Lina. In matters of the "heart," George still relies on Sorah, perhaps because she can at least speak in complete sentences, unlike George's male BFF, Hardy Hill, former participant of "Big Brother 2" and head of an event company, whose overuse of the word "bro" borders on the criminal.