It may be Drew Sidora’s freshman season on Real Housewives of Atlanta, but she is bringing the drama. From the jump, Kenya Moore and newbie LaToya Ali took issue with Drew and her wig. And it is clear that Drew and her RHOA co-star Kenya are never going to be besties.
Drew raised eyebrows earlier this season when she told her fellow Atlanta peaches that her husband, Ralph Pittman, disappeared for three days after they had an argument. Drew had no idea where he was, or what he was doing. Drew needs to put a GPS device on her husband immediately.
FINALLY The Real Housewives of Atlanta is looking more like the show we’ve always loved. In one episode, a dry and drab season picked up and piqued everyone’s curiosity. The controversy surrounding Bolo the stripper and whom he did or did not have sex with is great television. Kenya Moore is on a mission to figure out who was engaging in freak hoe behavior with this man. She’s determined to uncover the truth by any means necessary.
It feels obvious that Porsha Williams was one of the women. Good for her! She’s currently single and out living her best life. There’s no shame in her game, and there shouldn’t be. However, one of these married/engaged women is out here lying through their teeth. Was it Drew Sidora? Did she exact revenge for her husband Ralph Pittman’s vague Tampa trip? Perhaps it was Tanya Sam. Nobody is THAT perfect. We see through the façade.
StripperGate is FINALLY here. After months of speculation about what’s going to go down, we are finally close to some answers. This has been a slow and rocky season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, so the drama is welcomed. Anything that’s able to spice up this dry season sounds good right about now. Cynthia Bailey has no idea what she’s in store for with this bachelorette party.
Kandi Burruss is the perfect person to throw this type of event too. She always knows how to have a good time, and you know it’s going to get freaky. The question looming over everything though is just how freaky will things get? What is the limit for these ladies? How far is too far? Who is going to be caught with their pants down with a stripper? It’s time to let him out of his box. RELEASE BOLO.
We’ve seen Real Housewives (and former Housewives) on Below Deck charters, including Cynthia Bailey, Alexis Bellino, and Kary Brittingham (pre-Real Housewives of Dallas). What would it be like if they were actually cast members, working long hours and wearing khaki skorts? It would certainly be a short-lived experience, but it would probably be interesting to watch.
We’ve seen Bravolebrities pretend to be waitresses at SUR, but there’s no faking it on one of these Below Deck charters. They really do have work to do. Could you imagine a Real Housewife rocking one of those polyester polo shirts? Below Deck alum Kate Chastain sure can. She’s even come up with some names to be her second and third stew.
It’s a tall task, but I promise we can get through this season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The knowledge that StripperGate is around the corner is the only thing making this bearable. We know it’s going to cause an uproar within the group, but getting to that point is like watching paint dry. How can there be nine episodes so far this season where literally nothing ever happens?
Kenya Moore is making a run for the worst host of all time, and she doesn’t even care. These women have had enough of the double standards and hypocrisy from Ms. Twirl. Everyone’s irritated with her, and it’s only the second night. Marlo Hampton has finally had enough of the shady actions directed toward her, and she’s confronting the wicked witch of the ATL. Maybe, just MAYBE this will give us the fireworks we desperately deserve to watch.
It’s Episode 2 of Summer House, and if you thought six weeks in quarantine would put our beloved Good Vibe Tribe into the proverbial pressure cooker, you were right. Because drama is already starting to boil. We’ve got a love triangle in full swing. A couple bickering over traditional gender roles. Gossip flying through the house at warp speed. And maybe even one or two happily ever afters in the making. Because apparently it’s possible to find — and maintain — love, even in a global pandemic. Who knew?
Two things I noticed from a production standpoint this week. First, it seems we’re in for a lot of Zoom calls and FaceTime this season. Which is apropos considering the isolation we’re all living through these days. But still, it felt noticeable. The other change, and maybe this is just me, is that production seems to be relying more on mounted cameras throughout the house than usual. It could just be an editing choice, because it wasn’t something I noticed last week during the premiere. But it’s also possible that, because of the pandemic, production has fewer camera crews in the house than in seasons past.
Before Bravo made reality stars out of people who don’t actually live in reality, the ladies featured on our shows had to pay the bills. Some of them were still on their first faces and first marriages. Quite a few of them were dipping their toes in the world of acting. The women on Real Housewives of Atlanta all come from various entertainment backgrounds and had pretty close encounters with fame.
Kandi Burruss is probably the most successful businesswoman currently on the show. Back in the 90’s Kandi’s group Xscape was a thing, and there was a time when nothing but TLC songs Kandi wrote played on the local radio station. Obviously Cynthia Bailey was one of the first mainstream Black models and opened the door during a time when women of color were not highlighted on magazine covers. And then we have Kenya Moore. Back in
the stone ages 1993, Kenya won the Miss America USA title and managed to receive some onset accolades from a VERY famous diva. Spoiler alert, Kenya was terrified of her.