It’s on Bravo. It’s my first experience with this reality series. Previous series focused on “housewives” in Orange County and New York City. It’s sorta like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
I guess it’s a guilty pleasure – emphasis on guilty more than pleasure. The women are either married to or divorced from or being supported by pro athletes or sugar daddies, except for Nene – I don’t know what her husband does.
One of the women (Kim, divorced mistress of someone she refers to as Big Poppa) fancies herself a country singer. None of her friends have ever heard her sing, and it’s pretty obvious that Kim might look good on an album cover but has no musical talent whatsoever.
Another (Sheree) talks incessantly about how beautiful and independent she is, and how her divorce settlement needs to be “seven figures” so she can maintain her lifestyle, which includes a man who comes to her house to sell her more shoes. (She says she has 1000 pairs of shoes.) She wants to design a clothing line.
Deshawn has two kids, a huge home, and is having trouble finding a personal assistant to help her with her estate manager, chef, nanny, stylist, etc. She also has a “foundation” to “help inner city girls with self-esteem”. She recently threw a fund-raiser that cost $30K. She raised $10K but was seriously hoping for $1 million. Her poor husband (with the checkbook) supports her efforts but has a hard time not rolling his eyes at some of her ideas.
Nene has a nice husband, an older man who seems to have a good head on his shoulders. Nene’s oldest son is about to leave for college, so Nene took him to a fashion consultant. Nene’s pretty cool, actually, but needs to do something about her boobs. There’s some drama going on with Kim, Nene, and Sheree of the junior high “If you’re my friend you can’t be her friend” level. Nene has just been told that the man she thought was her father might not be her father, so she’s getting a DNA test.
Lisa doesn’t get much screen time, maybe because she’s not quite as far out there as the others. She says she sells real estate, but so far fall we’ve seen is her walking around a palatial home with a potential buyer and saying “Isn’t this awesome?” She also wants to start a designer jewelry line. Her husband is nice – even made her some chicken soup when she was sick.
Here’s a link to their bios – http://www.bravotv.com/Real_Housewives_Of_Atlanta/season/1/bios/index.php
I’m wondering how the Atlanta women measure up to the women from prior seasons.
Anyone else watching?