In 2006, a relativity small cable network called Bravo let their audience peek behind the gates of a wealthy suburban community in Orange County, California called Casa de Cota. We were introduced to five privileged, yet hardworking (OK, some of them) women: Vicki Gunvalson (“the OG of the OC”), Jo De La Rosa, Jeana Keough, Lauri Peterson, and Kimberly Bryant. This docusoap would be the start of the Real Housewives franchise, which, let’s be honest, we now can’t live without. What would the world be like without Vicki’s “woohooo,” Tamra’s snarky comments, Jeana’s smart-ass kids, and the man behind the women, Slade Smiley. Next week marks the 100th episode of the series and it will feature candid interviews with former housewives throughout the years, and even some of the Real Kids of Orange County. The two-hour special will explore the Housewives phenomenon, and how the series has changed the women and their families. 100 Episodes! These ladies are looking good. Thank god for plastic surgery!