Trashy TV Treats: The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Seriously, who needs class when you have money….
A fresh new face greeted us on Bravo’s hit reality show The Real Housewives of Atlanta (TRHOA as the kids are calling it). Kandi Burruss joined the cast, taking the place of DeShawn Snow, who was not asked back for a second season. The season premiere promised to deliver everything we liked best from the first season; catfights, extravagant lifestyles and Kim’s crazy fake hair.
To gear up for the new season I started a TRHOA training routine of my own design, which mainly involved watching Bravo’s marathon of season one while eating cheez-its. And what a season it was! Who could forget Ne Ne’s drunken singing? Or DeShawn’s constantly saying “jewry” instead of “jewelry”? Or Kim in that awesomely bad, Hugh Heffner-esque captain’s hat? I know some of you might want to forget it, but it really was bad fashion gold, and while we’re on the subject of Kim’s horrible fashion sense, I’d like to take a moment to think back on all the wonderful moments…my absolute favorite outfit would have to be the dress she wore to Sheree’s birthday party, because really, who doesn’t like to combine the trashiness of a Las Vegas showgirl with the allure of a naughty schoolgirl stripper? I know when I’m going to a classy function, those are the first two looks I gravitate towards. But wait, maybe I spoke too soon, I completely forgot about the coordinated, white-on-white-on white top hat she sported at the recording studio! Nothing says “serious recording artist” like a top hat. Now I know some of you are saying, “give that nice, chain smoking lady a break, she had cancer! Or at least some mysterious ailment that caused her hair to fall out and her to think maybe she had cancer for three weeks…. which is exactly the same thing!” The truth is, there is no excuse for that amount of bad style, especially when you have a mysterious sugar daddy (Big Papa) paying for home delivered, take-out Dior.
While watching the Season Two premiere last week, I was relieved relieved to see that fame has not gone to these salt of the earth Southern ladies and that some changes are for the better. Cases in point, Ne Ne’s new haircut, love it! It’s short, it’s sassy, and it’s a little Mary J Blige, which is a compliment and instantly classes up Ms. Ne Ne. Now if we can just get Ne Ne to wear a bra once in awhile, I could rest easy.
I loved DeShawn last season, she just seemed really genuinely nice. I especially loved it when she and her husband Eric Snow reminisced about eating Ramen Noodles back in college. While I am sad to see her gone, I like this new girl Kandi Burruss. First of all, her name is Kandi, which is awesome. Secondly, she’s a big-shot songwriter, which means she doesn’t need a man to pay her bills. And thirdly, she’s sporting a super fly 1980’s hairdo and somehow pulling it off! So I’m eager to see what this season has in store for Ms. Kandi and how she’ll fit in with the rest of the housewives. Speaking of the gang, is housewife the best term for some of the ladies? If you’re not married but still stay home with the kids, doesn’t that just make you unemployed?
I have high hopes for Season Two of TRHOA, I’m looking forward to the drama and cattiness and questionable taste, especially after seeing Sheree go off on that party planner last week. I know where I’ll be tonight, if you get bored come over and join me for some Cheez-its with a side of drama.