06/04/2012 04:49 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

WATCH: Why It's OK to Love The Real Housewives

The Real Housewives of New York returns for its 5th season tonight. That's right, the show that showcases some of the most glamorous foreclosures in America is back. And while it's extremely easy to hate these women, it's so much more fun to love (to hate) them. So here's five reasons that you should feel totally OK and not care at all about watching The Real Housewives. Also known as the downfall of American television.