The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Posted October 9, 2008on:
Last night, the most anticipated season of ‘The Real Housewives Of…’ premiered on Bravo with of course- drama! This season marked the first season that had a predominantly black cast, the reason being that it is based in Atlanta. The 5 ladies were chosen from an exclusive world of pro-athlete hubbies, mega mansions and who’s who in fashion. DeShawn Snow (purple dress), NeNe Leakes (orange dress), She’ree Whitfield (yellow dress), Lisa Wu Hartwell (first one; soft pink dress) and the self-described “black girl trapped in a white girl’s body” Kim Zolciak (center; pink dress).
The newest ATL resident, DeShawn, has a house built from scratch and sees it for the first time in Episode 1, along with NBA husband, Eric Snow and their 3 kids. In order to keep everything in control and help her maintain order and organization in her house, she seeks what she calls a “dream staff”. Her dream staff will include a chef, a maid, a nanny and an estate manager.
Fashionista extraordinaire and aspiring designer, Sheree, is at the end of what she describes as “a long divorce battle” from NFL player Bob Whitfield. All she wants, she reminds the camera more than once, is a lump sum of seven figures, in order to maintain the lifestyle she has become accustomed to…. or better!
(Very) Big spender and aspiring country star, Kim, is friends with the other women, but she’s the only white woman on the show. The divorced single mother of two, is in a relationship with someone who she only referrs to as “Big Papa”. According to Kim, he is a multi-millionaire and celebrity but does not like the spotlight. “Some of my girlfriends don’t even know who he is”, she says in the first episode.
The outrageous one of the bunch, NeNe, makes it known to the world that she is a no-nonsense woman. The mother of 2 boys (8 and 18) and married for 10 years, she shows her love for family, friends and the finer things in life. And one more thing, the first episode practically surrounds the drama and mutual disdain going on between her and fellow housewife She’ree.
The over-achiever and the only hardest working housewife, Lisa, sells real estate with her own brokerage company, designs baby clothes, paints, crafts jewelry and is a self-described workout fanatic.The humble mother of a 10-month old baby girl and the wife of NFL linebacker, Ed Hartwell, seems to be the only housewife with her head screwed on tight.
This show gets 5 out of 5 stars from me. It comes on every Tuesday @ 9pm on Bravo!