RHOA – SAY YES TO THE DISTRESS

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I have to start off with saying that these taglines suck & I’m highly disappointed.

Kandi – “Don’t mess with the boss, cause you might get fired.” (Is this in regards to Phaedra being gone?)

Kenya – “While some were saying ‘I can’t’, I was saying ‘I Do!'” (Eye roll.)

Nene – “10 Years in the game and I’m still the tastiest peach in Atlanta.” (It’s not that bad, actually. But she could have done better.)

Porsha -“Friends come and go, but family is forever.” (Says the girl who is the absolute worst friend.)

Cynthia – “Age is just a number, but these cheekbones are timeless!” (We get it Cynthia, you’re 50.)

Sheree- “Call me a bad server, because I always spill the tea.” (Eh.  I just hate the whole tea thing in general.)

So we start off with briefly visiting Kandi and Todd.  (Who, I think, are such a cute couple.)  We see Sheree and Kairo, she made him breakfast. Kenya and her dog, King.  Then we flash over to Cynthia, and I’m confused why we are watching her sexually wash her legs in the tub?

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Heading over to “Porsha’s Palace.”  Porsha informs us that her sister Lauren and niece Baleigh will be staying with her for a little while.  Porsha talks about her house rules, and then they rehash Cynthia’s Birthday Party. (The fact that Porsha believes that she and Kandi are in an okay place is mind boggling.)  They also talk about Nene.

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We see Cynthia on what a first I thought was the creepiest date ever.  She’s on a date with some guy named Evan, and despite that creepy ass warehouse, the date ends up being cute.  Until, however, I learned that Evan is 29.  WHAT!?!?!?!??!?!? Jesus he looked at least 40.  Cynthia also just learns this for the first time, and then they have a toast, and she says, “To friendship.” LOL.

Sheree is meeting with a Life Coach, Jack Daniels (nope, nothing to do with the liquor.)  This entire part was very very sad, and also a very serious topic.  I know I’ve said this before, but I didn’t always watch RHOA.  I had no idea that Sheree was abused by her ex-husband, and that flashback clip was very hard to watch.  It was emotional and also infuriated me that her ex thought that was okay.  Unrelated to this scene – what’s the difference between a therapist and a Life Coach?  Because I kind of want one.

Next up we take a walk with Kenya and Cynthia, and their puppies.  Kenya talks about how she met her husband.  He’s a former Wall Street Banker. (Oooh, fancy.)  He’s also really overwhelmed with all of the publicity and the bad media surrounding them.  (Okay, I had to roll my eyes at this.  Kenya is NOT on a Britney Spears level of fame – does she really have that much being published about her or is stalked by the paparazzi?) Face_With_Rolling_Eyes_Emoji_grande

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We meet up with Kandi who is at Dupsie’s – she is with Shamea and their picking out outfits for Shamea’s Bridal Shower.  Sheree arrives.  The girls talk about how Porsha isn’t attending Shamea’s wedding.  Which, I totally agree – is lame.

We briefly head back to Porsha’s Palace, where we learn Porsha has decided to become a vegan.  We watch her throw out all her meat.  YAWN.

Then we are in Kenya’s closet, while she shows King (yes, her dog), her wedding dress.  She calls one of her friends and complains that she misses her husband and she’s really worried about the media, because Marc (yes, we finally learn his name!) is really struggling with it.  She ends up asking the producers to come in, and she cries while saying, “I don’t want to get a divorce!”

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Now we are at Kandi’s.  Sheree is coming over, and she invited her friends Gregg, Michele & KeeKee.  She wants their advice on how to tell her children about her issues with domestic abuse with her ex, their father.  They practice – Kandi pretends to be Sheree and Gregg, Michele & KeeKee are the kids.  It’s really hard to watch. I can’t imagine being in Sheree’s shoes, or how her children would feel hearing this.  It’s awful.

Next up – Cynthia and her daughter, Noelle.  Noelle’s boyfriend lives in Charlotte, and Peter also lives there.  Noelle has recently seen Peter, and Cynthia asks if Peter has asked about her.  Cynthia – get over it! Christ, why did you even get divorced?  Cynthia shares that she went on a date with Evan – and his age.  Noelle’s face is priceless.

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Finally, we get to Shamea’s Bridal Shower, which was the most entertaining segment of the entire show. (Which isn’t saying much for this episode, honestly.)

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Porsha & Kandi are super awkward.  But I don’t really blame Kandi, she doesn’t want to be around her.  The ladies are all sitting around, and Porsha gets questioned on why she isn’t actually going to Shamea’s wedding, which is in Africa.  When Porsha states, “I can’t do coach” I literally cringed.  She says she has Low Blow Pressure, and then even says she has “Vasovagal Syndrome/Syncope.” I can’t remember.  FYI, I googled this, and it’s FAINTING! This is straight from Google: A sudden drop in heart rate and blood pressure leading to fainting, often in reaction to a stressful trigger.

Porsha get it together girl.  You’re so full of shit.  I can’t remember who said it, but I am not buying what you’re selling either! So sketchy.

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We have some Bridal Party Games (I hate that shit, let’s move on.)  Then Shamea comes and sits with the girls.  She, too, calls out Porsha.  Kandi and her friend are laughing obviously at the entire thing, making fun of Porsha and her “doctors notes”for everything.  Porsha is clearly unhappy she was called out.

Everyone starts to file out, and then we see Shamea and Porsha in the car, talking about Shamea is upset with Porsha for not coming.  Porsha says she’s mad that Shamea brought it up in front of everyone, especially Kandi.  Porsha seriously won’t own it though, and sticks with her story of her weird fainting disease.  Lauren breaks it up and says she has to go pick up Baleigh, and Shamea gets out of the car.  Porsha, really?  You’re a lousy ass friend.

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And sadly, that’s pretty much it.

This was a total filler episode, and come on guys!  That shouldn’t be happening on the second episode.  I can’t lie, I was bored.  I have PTSD flashbacks from this season of The OC – my excitement because I thought it was going to be AMAZING and then quitting after the second episode because it was horrible.

I won’t be quitting RHOA yet,  I will give it another go.  I just hope we get more next episode, and this season in general.  Give us Nene!

Until next time…..

 

xo

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA IS BACK! SEASON 10 – 50 SHADES OF CYNTHIA

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 is back!  After a crazy season last year, I wasn’t sure how the new season would play out without Phaedra, but I should have had a little bit more faith, because it did not disappoint.

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We start off with Kandi and Todd at Kandi’s restaurant, OLG (Old Lady Gang.)  It’s been successful, and Kandi has been very busy.  Kandi sits down and talks with Todd about everything that has been going on – running OLG, reuniting with her old band, Xscape, and balancing that with also being a mom.  Todd asks her if she is overwhelmed, and she says she really doesn’t have time to be tired.  She’s ambitious and a total go-getter.  I admire that.

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We switch over to Cynthia, who is “50, Single & Divorced!”  She talks about how at this point in her life, all she wants is peace.  Which is actually ironic, because in strolls Nene Leakes!  The exact opposite of “peace”.  With that being said, I will admit that I never saw old episodes of RHOA when Nene was on it.  I started watching Atlanta a little bit more recently.  So, I don’t really know much about Nene, just that she is loud and boisterous, and has a huge personality.  I liked her instantly, honestly.  Cynthia and Nene chat about Cynthia’s upcoming 50th Birthday Party – 50 Shades of Cynthia (hence the title.)  Cynthia wants everyone to dress up as a different version of herself through out the years.  Do I think this is over the top and ridiculous?  Absolutely.  But it’s good entertainment.  Then the two move on to the topic of Kenya’s “supposed” marriage.  (“Supposed” to Nene – Cynthia 100% believes her friend is married.)  Nene questions Cynthia – doesn’t she think it’s weird that she found out about the marriage through instagram and blogs and Kenya didn’t tell her herself?  Cynthia has Kenya’s back, however, and won’t give into any gossip with Nene.  She defends Kenya – “They’ve been together for like, 8 months.”  Nene says they haven’t, and Cynthia bumps 8 months down to 6 months.  And then to four.  It made me laugh out loud.  Nene also wants to know his name – Cynthia doesn’t know.  She says his name is Baby.  Nene was killing me in this scene – “His name is baby?”  I totally agree with Nene on this – this entire thing with Kenya is super weird.  I don’t understand the secretiveness of this relationship.  Kenya then arrives, and she does admit to Cynthia and Nene that yes, she is in fact, married.  Nene questions her – Kenya says that they eloped and she doesn’t want any girls up in their business causing drama.  I don’t understand that, but then again, I am not on a reality show.  However, it’s still strange to me that she doesn’t share the information with her friends.  But whatever.

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We go over to Porsha’s house, where her sister and her cousin come over.  Porsha started a podcast – Porsha 4 Real; and the three of them are podcasting in her living room.  They briefly talk about Phaedra – Porsha admits that Phaedra reached out to her to wish her a happy birthday, and she wrote back.  Her sister is dumbfounded that she is communicating with her again.  Porsha also says that she hasn’t seen Kandi at all since all of the drama that went down last year.  I don’t understand Porsha – I get that friend breakups suck, but look what Phaedra did to you!  She manipulated the shit out of Porsha, she clearly wasn’t a good friend.  I personally think Porsha would be stupid to let her back in, but I won’t be surprised if she does.

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Over at Swag Boutique, Nene’s store, Sheree comes to see Nene.  I think Sheree is such a snob.  She makes a comment about how much classier her boutique was (when she had one) compared to Nene’s.  Jealous much?  Also, what the hell is that platinum wig/weave she is wearing in the confessional?  Yikes.  Nene is immediately stirring the pot – she brings up Porsha, asking Sheree why Porsha has a problem with her.  Sheree says she doesn’t know.  Nene thinks it’s because two years ago, at the reunion, she gave Porsha advice that she didn’t appreciate.  They also bring up last season and the drama between Porsha, Kandi and Phaedra.  Sheree felt bad for Porsha, because she believes Porsha was manipulated by Phaedra.  (Which is 100% correct.)  Nene, however, feels differently.  She has her own issues with Porsha and she doesn’t think that she’s a good friend.

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We see Kenya driving, while on the phone with her Dad.  Her Dad tells her that everyone is talking about her facebook posts – clearly, the ones where she states she’s married – and her Dad has no idea what they are talking about.  Kenya tells him she eloped.  Watching the flashbacks, I kind of understand why she did what she did.  Her Dad seems difficult.  However, he is still your Dad.  The fact that he wasn’t invited to the wedding is preposterous to me – but he didn’t even know about it!  Something is wrong with this marriage.  Kenya says that she was worried about her Dad saying something to upset her husband.  I can understand Kenya not wanting her Dad to ruin her special day, however, if something your Dad says causes your husband to be to no longer want to marry you – that’s an issue.  I honestly feel sorry for Kenya, I think she’s just lost and really wants true love and the happily ever after we all dream about.

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Porsha and Sheree meet up, and they are looking for wigs for Cynthia’s party.  Porsha and Sheree start talking about Nene.  Nene was right – Porsha is still mad about the advice given to her at the reunion.  She thinks Nene should have done that privately.  She then tells Sheree that Nene has been telling the press she should be fired.  Sheree says she doesn’t know anything about that.  They flashback to Nene on WWHL with Andy Cohen, and although Nene does not say verbatim that Porsha should be fired, she basically says it in other ways.  Drama.

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It’s the night of the party, and Cynthia is getting ready with her daughter.  She says that she invited Peter, but she doesn’t know if he’s coming because he never responded to her.  She then admits that she talks to Peter all the time.  I find that odd.  You’re divorced.  And you’re obviously divorced for a reason.  Cynthia decides to call him, and Peter is so cold and not even remotely interested.  She asks him if he’s coming to the party, and he says no.  He really doesn’t offer up much of an explanation.  Cynthia becomes emotional, which I understand in a weird way.  I get that it’s hard because it’s the first birthday without him, the first party without him, but at the same time, like I said before – you are divorced!! I don’t think she should be communicating with him so frequently – it’s really not healthy.  Move on.

It’s party time!  Some of the girls arrive, all dressed as different versions of Cynthia.  Kandi sees Kenya and calls her out on her marriage.  Kenya still won’t tell anyone his name.  Kandi thinks it’s weird, which it is.

Cynthia arrives, wearing yellow, “like sunshine.”  Whatever makes you happy, Cynthia.  Cynthia is talking to the girls, asking where Sheree and Porsha are.  And then they stroll in.  The girls all greet one another, and Porsha hugs Kandi.  I LOLed at Kandi in her confessional – “What the fuck am I hugging her for?”  I completely get Kandi still being distant from Porsha.  Although I mostly blame Phaedra for the drama last year, Porsha still fucked up.

Cynthia holds a contest – who has the best dressed costume of herself, and Kandi wins.  Cynthia gives her an award, yada yada yada.

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So the girls are standing around chit-chatting, and Kandi decides she doesn’t want to be around Porsha and walks over to Nene and Kenya instead.  She says she doesn’t want to stand around being fake and pretending that everything is basically fine.  We flash back over to the other group of girls, and Sheree thinks that Porsha and Nene have to talk.  She practically drags Porsha over to her.  This scene was so ridiculous – Porsha and Nene were both so passive aggressive towards  each other.  Like if you guys are that mad at each other, just say what you want to say and get over it!  They do end up talking – but they literally get nowhere.  Porsha brings up Nene saying she should be fired, and Nene says she didn’t say that.  Porsha says she can bring it up on her phone, and Nene tells her to “Roll it.”  Porsha won’t, which I think makes her look bad.  They kind of disperse – but then Nene is right back at it, asking Porsha, “What is your problem?”  Porsha tries to bring up the WWHL thing again, and Nene won’t hear it – she wants to start from the root of the problem, two years ago. Porsha won’t go there, and she says Nene is “so fake.”  Nene leaves.

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We are left with Kandi singing happy birthday to Cynthia, and the party coming to a close.

All in all, I thought this was a pretty strong first episode.  I’m not going to get into my opinions too much yet- it’s too soon to tell.  But I’m excited for what’s to come.

 

Until next time…..

xo