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Saturday, July 11, 2009

"Miami Social" Review: How Can You Possibly Resist?

So now that all the drama with the New Jersey housewives is over and the drama with those New York City kids is just starting to rev up, Bravo is introducing its newest docu-series, “Miami Social.”

And much like “NYC Prep,” “Social” gets off to a slow start, but by episode two the sparks start flying and you’ll want to be there…

The title is the name seven friends have given to their little group, who all run in each other’s circles and then meet up each week to catch up on their lives:

George is a high-powered banker who enjoys a good hotspot. He is currently involved in an unhealthy relationship with “Russian hottie,” Nina.

Sorah is George’s ex-wife. He still comes to her for advice on his relationship with Lina (They still live in the same building.), which complicates her current relationship.

Hardy is “the social director of Miami.” As the head of a conglomerate which owns the city’s hottest nightclubs, he plays host to the hottest parties. So his job often leads to problems with his longtime girlfriend, Trixia.

Katrina is a high-powered real estate agent who almost always chooses work over play. She is having some issues in her marriage to Ben, her high school sweetheart.

Michael, a celebrity journalist, is Katrina’s confidante. He’s experiencing a “dry spell” in the dating department.

Maria, an art director and photographer, is also close friends with Michael. She’s the only one of the group with a child, her 13-year-old daughter, Angelika.

Ariel is a fashion producer. He has a real tendency to rub people the wrong way with his brash style.

The George-Sorah-Lina saga definitely gets interesting by episode two, but for me the star of the show is Katrina. If you were a fan of the first (and best) season of “The Apprentice” you’ll recognize her. And she is just as driven now as she was then, even if that drive means the end of her marriage (which I’m not entirely sure is a bad thing based on what I saw in those first two eps)…

Pretty people in a pretty place with a lot of petty drama. How can you possibly resist?

“Miami Social” premieres Tuesday, July 14th at 10 p.m. on Bravo…

Photo Credit: Virginia Sherwood/Bravo