Do We Need More Socialites Behaving Badly?
If you love to hate Olivia Palermo from “The City,” then you are probably counting down the days until the premiere of “High Society,” Tinsley Mortimer’s new reality show on the CW. It follows trust-funder Tinsley and her other socialite friends as they party their way through the New York nightlife. The premise of the show is that Tinsley, the hardest working socialite in town, really wants to make it big with her handbag line. But the poor little rich girl is being held back by her socialite friends: Jules, the tantrum-throwing bitch; Paul the flaming rich boy; and Malik so chic, the eccentric socialite. But do we really have the stomach to follow socialites through their trials and tribulations during one of the worst recessions in history? The plot is so ludicrous and the characters so stereotypical that the answer might just be “yes.” With scorn. Hey, we all need someone to hate. Get your rotten tomatoes ready.