The first reviews are in for the new season of "The Simple Life: 'til Death Do Us Part" premiering June 4th, and to put it bluntly, it reportedly sucks. A review in the New York Daily News Daily Dish said that the show is unwatchable. They report that preview of the first episode revealed moments like this:
Because the two women aren't talking in real life, the producers concocted a concept that has them separately filling in for a married pregnant woman with a young daughter. "I'm the nice one; she's the evil one," Hilton tells the wife at one point of Richie. The wife gives each of them a list of chores, ranging from taking care of the daughter to filling the dishwasher. Richie, in full floozy form, asks if she should take care of hubby, too. "If you want me to sleep with him, let me know," Richie says. "How am I supposed to be pregnant if I don't sleep with your husband?" The wife gasps. Viewers will, too, wondering why they stayed so long. It's also ironic that Richie plays the part of the temptress, since anyone can find Hilton's videotaped sexual escapades on the Internet. Perhaps Hilton is attempting career redemption. Nevertheless, the show goes downhill from there. At one point, Nicole takes the husband to a strip club, and, oh, surprise, she gets the wife on the phone while he's surrounded by flesh. She also straddles him during Lamaze class to demonstrate sex while pregnant. And after ordering pizza for her Lamaze class, Hilton acts like she's going to puke while watching a movie of a woman giving birth. "This is a natural process," the instructor tells Hilton, barely holding back a laugh.
From the beginning I have always thought the show was pretty pathetic and offensive the way "common folk" were treated by the girls, so the fact that the show sucks even worse now is in no way surprising.