The current season of Real Housewives of Atlanta has been pretty wild, but I will always miss the golden era of RHOA. The show hasn’t been the same since we saw NeNe Leakes, Kim Zolciak, and Sheree Whitfield arguing with each other, shifting sides, and pulling wigs. That’s why I’m pretty pumped and hopeful that these rumors about NeNe and Kim coming back to the show may be true.
I never expected either of them to return to the show full time. I just figured – if anything – Kim and NeNe would make a few cameo appearances, stir stuff up, avoid the fray, and then collect their paychecks.
Even though Real Housewives of Atlanta is stilling airing its current season, there has already been a lot of talk about the next year of RHOA. Specifically, people want original cast members NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak to return for the show’s tenth season. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but NeNe’s going on and on about how she created the show and how she’s more important than the rest of the cast.
I’m not gonna lie, I would love it for the OG cast members to return to RHOA. I don’t think it’s “needed” since this season has been entertaining for the most part, but there are a couple people who are lacking story line. I have no idea if NeNe is even coming back, but she and her reinstated BFF Cynthia Bailey had a lot to say about the other ladies and how NeNe is the HBIC of the cast… of a show that she’s not even on anymore.
I could not control my laughter when Porsha Williams gasped and over exaggerated in response to Marlo Hampton talking about the Kandi Burruss lesbian rumors after Sheree Whitfield spilled some tea to her in private. Porsha was a major part of that initial conversation and threw her best friend Shamea Morton under the bus in the process. It was hilarious when she tried to distance herself from that conversation while Phaedra Parks was sweating bullets hoping not to get called out as well.
Now, Porsha has decided that her dating life is off limits. This is pretty absurd given that she is a star of a reality show and doesn’t really have a story line (other than spreading other people’s business and denying her well-documented anger issues) and because she talks about everyone else’s romances and sexual dalliances. So, why should she get a free pass? Yeah, I can’t think of a reason either.
Last night we learned a few important lessons, mostly that we should never ever let the Real Housewives of any ilk attempt the outdoors. Like nice try Phaedra Parks, but just like your maxi dress, the Real Housewives aren’t a right fit for tents.
Getting out of Atlanta is itself a travail after Porsha Williams has surprise invited her sister Lauren to act as a human security blanket against Porsha’s highly tuned rage. While Porsha and Kenya Moore argue about the merits of their communication styles, Prophet Parks interjects commanding them to STOP and to remember they are all strong personalities who act out. Constantly.
Phaedra Parks ruffled a few feathers during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live, dropping shady comments about the status of Apollo Nida’s engagement, claiming to not give one fig about the state of her friendship with Kandi Burrus and more.
Andy plays clips of NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore talking about Phaedra on past appearances of WWHL. Phaedra says, “It doesn’t really matter to me. But the good thing is when you’re in everybody’s mouth that must mean you’re doing something right girl.”
The ladies can’t even get into the woods before fighting erupts over Porsha Williams‘ doctor’s note saying she needs to have a security blanket by having her sister Lauren come on the trip. Things go from bad to worse when the women learn the first night of the trip will be spent roughing it in tents.
Judge me if you must but I have to keep it real when I admit that I’ve seen every single Real Housewives episode multiple times. With that said, I cannot help favoring some story lines over others – the Real Housewives story lines that got dragged out way longer than they ever should have.
Some of these plot lines were juicy at first, but just got beat to the ground. Then there are other things that happened that none of us cared about, yet they got dragged out for two or more seasons. Either way, there are plenty of story lines that did more than outstay their welcome.
It would take A LOT to get me to stop watching Real Housewives shows. Still, I don’t think that they are all as good as they used to be. One show that makes me really miss its original cast and plot lines is Real Housewives of Atlanta. Sheree Whitfield, NeNe Leakes, and Kim Zolciak’s friendships were straight up iconic. Thankfully, Sheree is back on RHOA, but what about NeNe and Kim? Will they return? It seems the powers-that-be are hoping they will!
Please. Please. Please. We need the original trio back together to knock down the inflated egos of the current cast members. Let’s make this show iconic again.