Question: Is Lydia on the show because of who her grandfather is? It seems she should have been cast in a show that is more age appropriate. She could be one of their daughter's, not an actual housewife. It is disturbing to watch her say whatever she wants and the others say nothing because of some unspoken reason. Also, she stated she was a genius. Let's see - did she invent something, create something, find a cure for something. Funny, I don't know a single person that has ever heard of her except that her family through marriage has pull. Maybe that is her genius.