Does Bravo's 'Princesses: Long Island' Make LI Look Bad?

After news of new show highlighting pampered Great Neck twentysomethings goes viral across the area, many say the attention isn't exactly good news.

The reality show spotlight is set to shine on Long Island with the upcoming premiere of the Bravo show, "Princesses: Long Island," though many think the show paints the region in a bad light.

Here's how the network describes the show, which is set in Great Neck.

Meet members of the "boomerang generation" - six young women from, Long Island who return to their pampered lifestyles in the comfort of their parents’ estates and at the expense of their fathers’ bank accounts. This new docu-series offers a window into their unique family dynamics and personal lives filled with labels, luxury, and love trials.

News of the program went viral in Great Neck on Wednesday, garnering a host of outcry that the program further stereotypes Long Island.

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"This is a total disgrace to the great neck community, it's a shame what people will do for a minute of fame! Why not write a story or do a reality show on a local fitness bootcamp which actually helped people achieve their goals?" wrote one commenter on Patch.

"This is going to be really bad for young kids from Great Neck. This shows thrives on drama - nasty drama. There are no reality shows that are productive and portrait people in good light," wrote another.

Yet, the news did draw a few fans as well.

"I think it's going to great for the town," high-end Great Neck Plaza boutique owner Steven Dann told Patch. "It's going to a platform for some of the girls to really utilize the town and make it known to the world that Great Neck is on the map."

What do you think? Will you watch this show? Let us know in the comments.

Dave M. April 04, 2013 at 03:47 PM
If she walks like a princess, if she talks like a princess, ...
LAURA April 05, 2013 at 12:21 PM
I figure that people who like bravo reality shows, will like that its come to their home town. I personally can't stand watching a group of caddy, dramatic, often egotistical people on TV getting more money for allowing others to view how they live. So you show off your riches for more money, and you're okay with that? If I had the money, why flaunt it? I guess money really IS everything... That sends a bad signal to the younger generation. It gives the upper class a bad name. And I know they're all not like that. There are people with money who don't have such bad behavior, and have talent...I'd rather see the talent than the bad behavior. The fact that a bravo show is coming to LI may make others view us differently. We had no say in the matter, so I guess well find out.
LAURA April 05, 2013 at 12:24 PM
To add on where I said I would rather see the talent than the bad behavior, that's what will send a good message to children.
Stevo April 05, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Doesn't matter to me! I won't be watching this garbage.
ashley April 05, 2013 at 06:51 PM
I think everyone should watch the show before judging anything regarding these girls! I think it will definitely show a different side of Great Neck and I think people will see the good side of these girls and great neck as a whole... yes, there will be drama obviously, but everyone has drama -get over it!
June Bug April 05, 2013 at 07:14 PM
Just what Long Island needs...a show about bratty, wealthy, obnoxious young women who stand for everything people hate about Long Island... How is that good? Perptuating the stereotype is not good. How about a reality show that's about charity workers on Long Island....that's dramatic! their struggles, their victories, the hardships... At least there is some substance to what they do as opposed to nasty, label wearing, in your face people who are born into (or marry into) money and give nothing back to the community. What is wrong with this culture that we showcase this "fluff?" Shame on those girls and shame on Bravo. The Jewish community can be as proud of you as the Italian community was proud of the Jersey Shore cast.. NOT!


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