After almost a year in the pandemic, December of 2020 revealed some major shifts in the reality of Bravo’s reality tv franchises. It was announced that Below Deck had taken the number one ranking on the network! That means besting every Real Housewife franchise, previously led by Real Housewives of Atlanta.
The most recent Below Deck Mediterranean season was an absolute stunner, with dramatic ripples still making their way through the Bravo-sphere. The current Below Deck Sailing Yacht franchise has also upped the drama and intrigue this season. We’re talking love triangles, anchor drama, and pregnancy announcements! Meanwhile, RHOA is bringing us some SERIOUS love triangle/engagement mess mixed with a whole lot of other drama. Like moths to a dumpster fire, fans can’t look away. No wonder viewers are scrambling for more content from both of these series!
Kandi Burruss had a relatively tame season on the Real Housewives of Atlanta this year. She sent her daughter Riley Burruss to college, got angry at Kenya Moore for not sharing a crab cake and threw Cynthia Bailey the most Kandi Koated dungeon-themed bachelorette party, which we know got a little crazy. She’s been shady and pretty silent about the whole Bolo situation, even though we know she had no problem gossiping about it to her team.
Honestly, I wanted more from Kandi this season aside from her hilarious and on-point facial expressions. She finally got a little involved during the finale when Drew Sidora was taking things to another level, and we needed to see more of that. Plus, we had significantly fewer scenes with Mama Joyce this year, which is a total bummer. And while we know she has allll the tea on who slept with Bolo, she’s remained mum about the whole thing, to Kenya’s dismay.
Rut-roh. We might need Shaggy and the Gang to come help solve a big mystery. A LOT will be happening on Real Housewives of Atlanta and the holidays are starting early. The ladies will be back to grace us with their presence on December 6, and it will be a season like no other. Moving on without NeNe Leakes, we will watch protests, pandemics, and… STRIPPERGATE.
Thanks to Cynthia Bailey and her escalando bachelorette party, RHOA fans will be seeing many body parts and trying to figure out who they belong to. Tanya Sam and Porsha Williams are the names most involved regarding who did what with a stripper. The gentleman in question denies anything happened, and so does Tanya. But the lady doth protest too much, methinks. If nothing happened and no fiancés were cheated on, it’s normal SOP to
lie, lie, and deny keep calm and carry on. It seems in this case, instead of carrying on, Tanya has carried herself off of the show.
Real Housewives of Atlanta is down one OG, but one thing is for sure, Season 13 is insane. Filming through a summer filled with a pandemic, fighting for racial equality, and planning Cynthia Bailey’s wedding, the ladies are back and very ready to party.
Viewers will meet two new cast members. Drew Sidora is joining the group full time and Latoya Ali will show up as a friend. Tanya Sam and Marlo Hampton, with her eternally empty hands, will appear part time as well. If a worldwide health crisis and extensive racial unrest weren’t big enough issues to address, we will also dive deep into the rabbit hole of STRIPPERGATE. Judging from the trailer and someone’s questionably placed ankles, this particular rabbit hole will be long, dark, and have dollar bills in his g-string.
NeNe Leakes who? The Real Housewives of Atlanta are full steam ahead and not looking back. What they are lacking in losing a veteran cast member, they are making up for with sordid tales of debauchery and excess. Congratulations are in order for Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill. They were wed in holy matrimony over the weekend, but Cynthia’s bachelorette soirée was anything but immaculate.
RHOA is shaping up to have plenty of content for next season. It has a little bit of everything but NeNe. There will be a tad of something for everyone. New blood? They got it. Navigating social unrest? It’s there. Allowing a stripper to touch your no-no spot during a raucous bachelorette party? That one is nailed down too. Allegedly. After denials that anything happened but good clean fun at Cynthia’s partay, now the dancer at the center of the “scandal” is speaking his truth.
It’s looking like there’s a huge shake up headed to the Real Housewives of Atlanta this season. Not only has Nene Leakes exited stage left, but we have some new recruits! That’s right. Don’t forget we’ve already been teased with two new wives. Drew Sidora and LaToya Ali. Drew is coming to us as a friend of Kandi Burruss. My favorite trivia about her is that she acted in That’s So Raven. LaToya is a YouTube star. Welcome to 2020 y’all. Remember when housewives were all selling real estate or married to retired athletes?
Porsha Williams, who has been super busy getting this country right and tight when it comes to Black Lives Matter, is also bringing someone new to the show for season 13. I actually can’t for this new one! She sounds…perfect!
It’s that time of year again! The sun sets earlier, kids are back in school, and NeNe Leakes has yet to begin filming Real Housewives of Atlanta. Oh woe is NeNe, what could it be this time? Contract negotiations? Nobody likes her? Discrimination lawsuit? NeNe historically likes to make sure everyone knows she is the head number one OG and no one compares, or will ever compare to her legacy. Too bad she treats people so poorly they hate filming with her and doesn’t limit her lack of people-skills to the cast.
Production began filming Season 12 sans NeNe. She wasn’t in the first few episodes and I’m not entirely sure she was missed by too many. It was nice not to be inundated with NeNe’s perpetual sour attitude and disdain towards her fellow castmates. But, she did come back and went on an apology tour, in hopes that someone will agree to shoot scenes with her once again. Now, right on schedule, the rumor mill is humming about NeNe’s peach. Will she return to RHOA? Is she involved with a discrimination case against Bravo? Is there anything NeNe won’t do to remain relevant?
Mama Joyce has been dragging Todd Tucker for years, calling him a “lemon” and some other nasty names. Todd gets a lot of flack for Kandi Burruss being the breadwinner in their relationship, but it’s not as if he’s just sitting home doing nothing. He is working hard on his projects in addition to taking care of their two youngest children.
Sure, most of them were probably started with some seed money from Kandi, but he actually is putting effort into his restaurants and creating some jobs in Atlanta, which is a great thing. And, now he has opened another restaurant, which is interesting timing given the pandemic and all, but if he can provide some jobs for people during this time, then I’m all for it.