Welcome to another week of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta: Cynthia Bailey’s Wedding Edition. It’s starting to feel like this wedding is going to drag out all season. Between that and the lack of group scenes, this is a season on the verge of flopping. Thankfully Kenya Moore is working overtime to deliver the shade because if she wasn’t, what else would be going on? That’s a serious question. It’s cute that everyone is getting along, but SNOOZE.
Cynthia has a tall task ahead of her this week. She’s going to summon up the courage to tell her mother she’s inviting her alleged abusive father to her wedding. That’ll surely go over like a lead balloon. I’m sure her mother’s going to be thrilled with the prospect of seeing the man who hurt her so deeply at the wedding. It’s Cynthia’s big day, but is her mother going to find that to be a justifiable enough excuse?
When Cynthia Bailey began her journey on Real Housewives of Atlanta, it was a big get for the show. Having one of the first successful Black models of our time appearing on the program certainly didn’t hurt the ensemble cast. Cynthia had a very close relationship with NeNe Leakes, which was tumultuous at best, but it managed to sustain several seasons of drama. Cynthia also had an interesting marriage with Peter Thomas. Mostly Peter grifted her money for failed bars and the marriage ultimately ended because no one thought it would last in the first place.
It’s probably safe to say Cynthia is a storyline drifter. She never seems to have a main focus for herself, but does participate in other people’s trials and tribulations. But sooner or later viewers will notice a lack of substance. She’s there, she’s involved, but boring won’t keep a peach. Cynthia’s second wedding is her current focus, but we’ve been here before. Recently, Cynthia appeared on The Wendy Williams Show and Wendy Williams implied Cynthia’s daughter Noelle Robinson came out on RHOA for Cynthia’s storyline. It definitely provoked a response, and Cynthia did not let Wendy get away with it. This is the Cynthia we’ve been waiting for.
Let’s breathe for a moment, and try to give this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta a chance. It’s not the most exciting season, nothing is really happening, but let’s have faith. We’ve seen a lot of Porsha Williams’ activism, but that’s really about it. There’s a brewing feud between Porsha and Kenya Moore. Hopefully that amps up the excitement factor of the season. GIVE US SOMETHING. ANYTHING.
These two have been carrying Real Housewives of Atlanta for many years, so they’ll be the ones to save it. Some of the last few seasons have been boring as well, but have StripperGate to look forward to! The other big topic of the group currently is the upcoming nuptials between Cynthia Bailey & Mike Hill. “CHILL” is taking over this season, and the wedding conversations and preparations are in every episode. 10/10/20 can’t come fast enough!
This season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been unlike any other. The focus on the harsh realities of the world we live in has transformed the lens of the show. Watching Porsha Williams fight against racial injustice has been one of the biggest evolutions EVER. In addition to the protesting, the pandemic has also been front and center this season. Cynthia Bailey’s dream wedding is turning into a possible nightmare as a result.
One thing that’s been missing a bit is the group scenes between the women. We haven’t seen Porsha interact with any of the main cast in person yet which is highly unusual. It’s only a matter of time before she and Kenya Moore reignite their long rivalry and send us even closer to Strippergate. The newbies this season Drew Sidora and LaToya Ali have also brought a much needed new vibe to the series. HIGH KEY loving this season.
The new season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is finally picking up some steam! Porsha Williams is still on the frontlines of justice advocating against systemic racism. We LOVE to see it. However, back in the group, some early drama is starting to form. Drew Sidora made her debut last week, and she was immediately disliked by Kenya Moore. What did she do to get on Kenya’s bad side already? This feels premeditated.
The other new face on the scene is LaToya Ali, and she’s quite the thirsty thing. She doesn’t care for Drew, she’s becoming super fast friends with Kenya, and she has the weirdest marriage arrangement. Yup, she can stay. Fresh faces that make an impact is what this show needs, and it finally feels like we got just that. These girls have potential to be mainstays on the show for many years to come. Let’s see what they get into next!
We just met Real Housewives of Atlanta newbie Drew Sidora on the show, and we already know a lot about her. Drew joined RHOA along with LaToya Ali after NeNe Leake’s departure. She is also close friends with Kandi Burruss.
Drew is an actress and has appeared on That’s So Raven and The Game. She also starred in a television movie titled CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. She has a fresh energy that is a welcome addition to the other Atlanta peaches.
This season feels like the perfect reset for The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Drew Sidora & LaToya Ali are the new additions this show desperately needed. We haven’t even seen them yet, but from the previews, it’s probably going to be a fun ride with them. How they fit in with the existing cast remains to be seen, but if they can bring their shade game, they’ll do just fine. Real Housewives of Atlanta is home to the shade QUEENS, so it’s a tall task.
Hopefully we see more of Porsha Williams fight against police brutality and systemic racism. Porsha’s transformation since her first season has been beautiful to watch. She’s made some missteps along the way, but this social justice crusader is the perfect iteration of her. This version of Porsha feels like she can accomplish anything. It’s so inspiring for her daughter. I do wish though that she was filming more with the other women.
Season 13 of Real Housewives of Atlanta needed to be a season of change. Last season was toxic and kept recycling the same storylines. In September, “OG” NeNe Leakes announced that she was leaving the show. But, with NeNe being NeNe, even her RHOA exit was filled with frantic drama.
NeNe alleged that she was forced off the show. And when rumors surfaced that Bravo snatched away her peach, NeNe insisted that she walked away from an unfair offer. Sure, NeNe. Eva Marcille also departed the franchise.