As an Americunty, I had little exposure to the international Housewives franchises. However, I had seen Gina Liano here and there in gifs and memes. I have also heard little rumblings about how great The Real Housewives of Melbourne is as a franchise, particularly on this forum. Everyone kept saying it is one of the best, if not the best, franchise ever. As a diehard RHONY stan, I was slightly disappointed by the most recent season and also void of Housewives content following the pandemic and quarantine this year. Most of the American franchises are struggling with quality, with RHOC seeming to be a different show entirely at this point. Then a popular Housewives channel, Real Housewives Mania U, began posting excellent montages of moments from certain Melbourne Housewives that I was unfamiliar with: The first being Janet Roach. Who I instantly became prepared to die for. I mean...is this performance art? It's like Jenna Maroney got a reality show in 20 years. Then the same for Lydia. Then Gina. And I realized I had to see this franchise. AT ANY COST. I'm now viewing the actual episodes for the first time and am now up to the first episode of season 3. I am enthralled. The self-awareness. The constant group scenes. But literally at no cost because I'm streaming for free. I mean, every episode is packed full of the entire cast filming together. Constant arguing. Constant insanity. The chaos is incredible. Please discuss.