The Hotwives of Orlando: Season 1 (2014)

Season 1
The Hotwives of Orlando

Critics Consensus

Hotwives creators and Housewives devotees Danielle Schneider and Dannah Phirman write, act, and make it nice.



Critic Ratings: 13

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Jul 15, 2014
Air date: Jul 15, 2014
Air date: Jul 15, 2014
Air date: Jul 15, 2014
Air date: Jul 15, 2014
Air date: Jul 15, 2014
Air date: Jul 15, 2014

Tv Season Info


Casey Wilson
as Tawny St. John
Kristen Schaal
as Amanda Simmons
Tymberlee Hill
as Phe Phe Reed
Angela Kinsey
as Crystal Simmons
Andrea Savage
as Veronica Von Vandervon
Danielle Schneider
as Shauna Maducci
Paul Scheer
as Matty Green
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Critic Reviews for The Hotwives of Orlando Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

If you love the comedy stylings of Burnett, Gilda Radner and Kristen Wiig, you will want to visit Hotwives.

Jul 14, 2014 | Full Review…

As a result, this parody shows just how little these characters care about one another, while revealing how toxic our relationship as viewers is with the Real Housewives.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Hotwives has nearly the same tone, style, and feel as Burning Love, making it a wise choice for Hulu to push so aggressively.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

I have so few complaints about this show, I'm kind of shocked. Everything works for me, from the always-changing opening to the non sequitur "Coming Up" segments to the over-edited flashback clips.

Sep 12, 2014 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

This is funny stuff -- but only for the right audience.

Jul 17, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The spoof gives some of Hollywood's best comedic actresses room to play.

Jul 17, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Writers Dannah Phirman and Danielle Schneider clearly know the source material they're mocking and do a great job of getting laughs out of the absurdities of the Real Housewives shows.

Jul 6, 2014 | Full Review…

That's why the Hotwives seems like it could be the lowest form of comedy, making fun of something that is already a parody of itself. However, it's the astute attention to detail and the obvious love of the genre that saves it.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The series is amusing enough to qualify as a good summer diversion-if not exactly must-see TV.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Hotwives is knowing and funny, and a great showcase for many talented comedians who both star in it and appear as guests.

Jul 17, 2014 | Full Review…

Much like a low-budget reality show, Hotwives is a low-budget parody; even the scenes' movement from funny to awkward and back to funny could be seen as a faithful adaptation of the unscripted genre.

Jul 17, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The plotlines here - a fund-raiser for a charity that provides high-heel shoes for dogs occupies the first episode - are kind of amusing, but in general the show looks as if it were far more fun to make than it is to watch.

Jul 15, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Hotwives of Orlando: Season 1

  • Jul 20, 2014
    The Hotwives of Orlando is brilliant, hilarious, and just a show that is worth watching.

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