Hey y’all! Hope you had a beautiful weekend. I was looking forward to the Real Housewives of Atlanta last night. I thought there may be some words exchanged but ultimately, if they are all friends, they will make up. I could not have been more wrong.
I actually started writing this blog during the first 10 minutes of the show last night. I stopped writing because I could not believe what I was seeing and furthermore, I had no idea how to put it in words. The paragraphs below in italics are as far as I got:
8 minutes in and here is the scorecard. I give kudos to Mrs. Phaedra Parks because she walked into the cigar bar, saw Apollo and Kenya talking and walked away. It was the right thing to do. She showed class and grace…let’s see if it lasts.
Minute no. 10. And the kudos are gone. Phaedra is talking to the ever charming, Apollo and, as expected, put all of the blame on the previous nights events 100% on Kenya. Apollo “just doesn’t get it”. Excuses, excuses, excuses.
This show has gone from mildly interesting, to comical, to absolutely ridiculous. In my opinion, Bravo TV has decided it’s viewers are complete idiots. We are not. And we can smell bullsh*t from a mile away.
If you all watched last night’s episode you know what happens. Nutshell: At the end the Mexico weekend, there was another “pillow talk” session. The women fought with each other. The men fought with each other. The end.
At the end of the show, I had several thoughts about it. The first is, it seems glaringly obvious that all of the drama is staged ahead of time. Let me clarify for those of you who are really “in” this show and have taken sides.
DRAMA AND SEX SELLS.
Let’s face it. An hour of watching “normal” people would be a major snore and wouldn’t last. My problem is that these programs seem to have gone to a place where they have to “one up” the previous season. Because of this, the show has taken a major downward spiral.
One of two things is happening here and of this, I am sure:
- The entire season was a set up. I don’t just mean the trips. I mean the activities and the conversations. These people possibly all love each other, and take on personas when the camera’s are rolling. Then they hug it out at the end.
2. This is probably closer to the truth. Bravo recruited couples they thought would be full of drama, forced them to spend time with each other and added alcohol to the mix. This, my friends, is a recipe for disaster. In this scenario, these people truly cannot stand each other but as Nene repeatedly says, they must be “team players”.
I believe this is the case.
Bravo made a HUGE mistake bringing the husbands/boyfriends into the show. It was so unnecessary! Literally, the show was full without them. The men have really brought the show to a new low and have shown the women’s true colors in the process.
As it stands now:
Nene is a petulant child. She is mean, rude, and a horrible friend. Why would anyone want to be friends with a woman who is constantly keeping score. She has no empathy of anyone. She has truly gotten “too big for her boots”. Mark my words, her 15 minutes are nearly over.
Phaedra thinks she is fooling everyone by being her version of a “Southern Belle”. First of all, just because you are from the south, that does not make you a Southern Belle. I should know, I grew up in South Carolina. She has no empathy for anyone. I believe we will find out that it is not only Apollo who has done some shady dealings. Phaedra’s various jobs just do not add up. Not in any world, reality or otherwise.
Porsha. Young, naive, and mouthy. No class, no empathy for anyone. Not much more to say because there is not much more to Porsha. She is 32 years old. Not 22, like she likes to act.
Cynthia. I used to like Cynthia until they brought the husband’s on the show. Now I think she is timid, mousey and afraid of her husband. (PS I also think HE is shady). She has everything and doesn’t realize it. She has no empathy for anyone.
Kandi. By far, the most “real” person on the show. Unfortunately, that makes her the most boring on the show. I think Kandi is a great business woman, she is a role model for young girls because she has accomplished so much in her life. For a long time I was not on board with Todd. I’m still not sure though I do like him better than I did. Kandi’s mother…well let’s just say, that woman needs Jesus…and leave it there. Kudos to Kandi for turning out as well as she did. No thanks to her horrible parents. Oh, and Kandi DOES have empathy for others. She cares and cares deeply. Much love for this remarkable woman.
Kenya. Kenya, Kenya, Kenya. Y’all can say what you want about this woman but I really think she’s GREAT. She knows how to work the cameras. They are almost always on HER. She is beautiful and single. She owes no one anything, including the ladies on this show that treat her so horribly bad. She comes through it with a smile on her face, stronger than before. In my eyes, other than stirring the pot (I’m sure at producer’s requests) she has done nothing wrong at all this season.
Kenya, I’m waiting on the spin-off honey.