The Real Housewives of Athens
|The Real Housewives of Athens|
|Based on||The Real Housewives|
|Country of origin||Greece|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Executive producer(s)||Marc Jansen|
|Camera setup||48 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Big Sun Media Solutions|
|Picture format||576i (PAL)|
|Original release||March 4 – May 27, 2011|
The Real Housewives of Athens is a Greek reality television series that debuted on ANT1 on March 4, 2011. The show is one of the international installments of the The Real Housewives franchise. The series concluded on May 27, 2011 after airing one season.
The series chronicles the lives of six Greek women:
- Ioanna Soulioti, Soulioti is a former top model and television presenter, divorced with 2 children.
- Orthoula Papadakou, Papadakouis an ex-basketball player, former reality star, a business owner and single.
- Annita Nathanail, Nathanail is an ex-model and television presenter, married with two children.
- Christina Papa, Papa is an actress and divorced with one child.
- Joe Satratzemi Togou, Togou is a fashion designer, twice divorced with one child.
- Fofi Mastrokosta, Mastrokosta is married with one child.
The show premiered in the midst of the Greek government-debt crisis and faced criticism for its tone of luxurious living in hard economic times. Writing after the show was cancelled, The New York Times commented that the show "barely lasted one season, and it doesn’t take long to see why. The Greek adaptation had a depressive undertone that might have matched the national mood, but didn’t provide viewers with a frothy escapist kick. Wealthy Greeks aren’t flaunting their lifestyles these days..."
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