Are these Atlanta housewives for real? . . . These ones do seem funnier
THE title suggests these are the ‘‘ real’’ housewives of Atlanta, but I’m pretty sure they’re not a terribly accurate representation of the womenfolk over there.
If you were to randomly pick a house in Atlanta, I’m not sure these ladies would answer the door.
Well, probably because, for a start, most of them have ‘‘ people’’ to open the door for them.
But where the heck do they find these women? They are all filthy rich and have egos that well exceed the size of their bank accounts.
For the opening credits, each woman gets to say a snazzy one-liner, while posing seductively.
Nene: ‘‘ When I walk into a room, I own it.’’
Kim: ‘‘ People call me a gold-digger, but they just want what I have.’’
Sheree: ‘‘ I like things that are elegant and sophisticated, just like me.’’
Kandi: ‘‘ I have fame and fortune and I’ve earned it.’’
Phaedra: ‘‘ I’m the ultimate southern belle . . . I get what I want.’’
Cynthia: ‘‘ I know how to work it and be seen.’’ Oh, spare me. And this, later from Cynthia: ‘‘ Even though I’m Cynthia Bailey, supermodel, when my man calls and needs help, everything takes a back seat and I help him out.’’ Gee, how gracious of you.
I can’t really handle the Housewives franchise, it’s a bit like CSI — it started with the show based in one city, and instead of coming up with a new idea for a show, the creators just cloned this one over and over.
The thing I don’t get about this is the women aren’t terribly likeable, so why do people want to give up an hour of their lives to watch them?
Although, I must say, these ones do seem funnier than the others. But at the risk of playing the race card, why is it when a white girl passes judgment on others and makes rude comments she’s being bitchy, but when a black woman does it she’s just got attitude? The Real Housewives of Atlanta Arena, Tuesday, 9.30pm Attitude: the ‘‘real’’ housewives of Atlanta have big bank accounts and matching egos.