The Media on My Mind: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Part 2)

My April column for Clinical Psychiatry News is up. Read it here: “The Media on My Mind: The Housewives of Beverly Hills (Part 2)”

My last column traced the history of soap opera, from its origins in depression-era radio to its reinvention as a lucrative pop culture phenomenon on daytime network TV. By the 1990s, TV soaps had developed a unique milieu and narrative style. They typically featured wealthy families, friends, and wannabe outsiders. Plots proliferated into infinity, brimming with juicy marital scandals, flagrant sexual acting up and out, the ubiquitous tang of incest, and really great clothes… [more]

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