I thought that Bravo was taking the Real Housewives series a bit too far when I first heard about their new cast: Atlanta. What's next? Houston? Chicago? Dallas? But wait, they should totally go there. I can so see it. But Atlanta, seriously? Then I saw the preview show...
"I don't keep up with the Joneses, I am the Joneses"
Let's break it down, shall we. Black and rich. Divas and football player's wife. Hood life to the pimping life. Can you see it, too?
We're going to have a fun time with these women. I'm officially stoked.
I'll admit that when I never saw any color in the previous housewives series, my brain went what? We all know there are people of color with some serious money in this country and I know their wives have got to be living the good life. I really wanted to know what was up with New York and no color...was it because Kimona already had her own show? But this is not about that...
Hotlanta. Whoo-hoo. Bring it on. I am standing by and excited.
So we met Ed Hartwell's wife Lisa. Lisa is doing very well for herself, I don't think she counts as a housewife. She owns her own real estate firm, a jewelry line and a baby clothing line. You may know Lisa as a model and actress. She seems to me to be calmest of all three. But maybe I'm just saying that because girlfriend looks like she can kick my ass. She and Ed are fitness fanatics. Don't mess.
Then there was also another calm one DeShawn Snow - married to Eric Snow, of the Cavaliers. She has some kids and a huge charity foundation to keep her busy. She is heavily religious and very sociable in the community. I can't remember just now, but was she the one interviewing for the Estate Manager position of her household?
Either way - there was some hiring happening for someone to be in charge of the estate. This position would be in charge of the nannies, housekeepers and personal assistants. And yes, you are reading correctly plural on all of them.
The other three housewives is where I see the drama happening. And by drama, I mean entertainment because let's face the above mentioned two have reputations on the line, mostly their husbands because they are more famously known.
So we have Sheree, one of the single ones on the show - I don't know what qualifies a person to be a housewife. I certainly thought you had to be married and not working. Sheree works hard - she has 3 kids and a clothing line. Sheree looks like she will be the fun one if anything. Hello, pole dancing party. 'Nuff said.
Then we have NeNe Leakes - oh she will be the loud one for sure. Loud and attitude, does it get better, yes, it does. Because she is also rich.
Of course I saved the best for last, Kim! Kim has been quoted as saying, she is a black girl stuck in a white girl's body. Yes, Kim is the only Caucasian on the show. Kim is single with two kids and wants to be a country singer. She is blonde and big, as she said. Why not? Plus she is dating the sugar daddies of all sugar daddies, Big Papa. She calls him that because he wants his identity secret while she tapes the show. Even some of her friends don't know who Big Papa is. This makes me ask, who is Big Papa? Is he married? Closet gay? Famous?
What we do know about Big Papa is that he had no problem transferring $68K to Kim's bank account so she could write a check to the dealer for her new Cadillac Escalade with rims! Kim ain't playing around. I think she needs to meet my Gone Wild and teach her the ways.
There you have it. I think I'm going to join the recap blogs and recap this show weekly. The Atlanta Housewives look to be a barrel of fun, I can't resist.