After a slow start, this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta is very heated thanks to NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak. As polarizing as they both can be, almost anyone can admit that they know how to bring it when it comes to stirring up controversy for this show.
Aside from feuding with each other over bug videos, handicap parking spaces, accusations of racism, and health diagnoses, they are both bringing individual controversies to the show as well. The women in the cast continue calling out Kim for her close relationship with husband/chauffeur Kroy Biermann and Kim just doesn’t understand any bit of what they’ve been attempting to convey. And then there’s NeNe who made some very offensive remarks about rape during a comedy show. Yikes- that goes beyond “bringing it for the show,” that’s for sure.
Porsha was reaching for story lines, focusing on being a “baby vegan” and bringing her sister on so she would have someone to talk to in front of the camera crew since…. none of the actual cast members wanted to be her confidante. Is Porsha just getting what she deserves or are the ladies being too hard on her?
Thanks to Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes‘ drama, it’s easy to forget that there are actually other people on Real Housewives of Atlanta. There are six full-time cast members and a plethora of side players, but when NeNe and Kim are going at it, there’s just nothing else worth paying attention to.
A few episodes ago, Cynthia Bailey’s kind-of-sort-of relationship with Will Jones was a hot topic of conversation. Normally Twitter would have been blowing up after that awkward kiss in the car, but with everything going on with Kim that’s just child’s play and was very easy to look over.
Believe it or not, Don’t Be Tardy is one of the most enjoyable shows. Sure, there isn’t a lot of “drama” and almost every “argument” is resolved by the end of each half hour episode, but it’s an easy, family show to watch for a change. It’s certainly not groundbreaking television, but it’s entertaining in a refreshing way.
In complete contradiction to the sweet, family time on their own show, I have to say that Kim Zolciak and Brielle Biermann more than earned their renewal on the Bravo network thanks to their drama with the Atlanta Housewives. These two carried that season on their back, so I don’t blame Bravo for rewarding them with another season of their own show.