Posted by Ilana Angel
We have been waiting for what seems like forever for these chicks to get back. I’ve got 20 bucks that says I’ll be sick of them by episode 3, but here we go! We start with Vicki who has had a chin implant, fat injections, and a new nose. She looks great, but not really like Vicki. I like her but think it is sad that she changed her face based on what stupid people said. Brooks the human turd is gone and Brianna is moving in with her husband and new baby.
Heather looks great and her kids have really grown up. She is having all the women over for a clambake, except for Alexis. Good for her. She is not going to be forced into a friendship with a chick she does not like and I think that is fabulous. I also think it is nice to have what appears to be a normal Jew on television. Reality Jews are always freaks and she is the great Jewish hope at the moment. Time will tell if she is a reality freak or likeable.
Tamra has moved in with Eddie and they are planning their wedding. She is trying really hard to appear to be a domestic goddess but I’m not convinced. Eddie is very bossy and controlling and she is seeing him in a new light. I never got them together and still don’t. I was not a fan of Simon so I was happy to see that end, but sadly it would appear she is dating the same kind of man, which is unfortunate. It’s all crap of course I am projecting on things we have not even seen yet, but time with tell if I called it right from the start.
We are in the hospital with Vicki and she is about to become a grandmother. Hilarious that she is making it all about her. She is ready, she will be a grandmother, she is excited. Classic Vicki. Over with Tamra, she is shopping with Gretchen and I am amazed at what these women shoot into their faces. They are super tight in the most unattractive way. Vicki blames Tamra for her break up with Brooks and thinks Tamra is at fault for their friendship being over. How old are these women? It is very sad that any of them are on television.
They gossip about Alexis and how she has jumped on the bully bandwagon. They don’t like her, mock her faith, and it is sad. I don’t like it when people make fun of faith. Back at the hospital labor has now been 18 hours and there is no baby so a C Section is scheduled. Baby Troy is born and he is gorgeous. Again Vicki makes it all about her and how her life is changing. Whatever. Babies are the greatest blessing and I am happy for them. All of them, not just Vicki.
Gretchen calls Slade because, are you sitting down, he has a job. I do not know what she sees in him. With or without a job, Slade is a loser. Gretchen wants us to think her company of handbags and makeup are thriving. Really? I have never seen anyone using one of her bags and think she is full of shit. Alexis has bought a new house and she wants us to know it is 6000 square feet. She still loves Jim and Jesus. In his first two minutes on camera he belittles her.
Alexis says she is best friends with Tamra and I wonder if Tamra knows. She misses Gretchen but we know Gretchen does not miss her. Whatever. Clambake time. Heather’s house is perfection. Vicki is nervous for everyone to see her still swollen face, Tamra is nervous to see Vicki and the gossiping begins. I don’t get why we are watching a show where the first hour is spent explaining that none of them like each other. Dear Lord. It is going to be a long season.
Tamra and Gretchen look like twins and it is lame. They are there for 30 seconds and Tamra and Gretchen want the seating changed but Heather is not having it. Vicki arrives and the show ends without our seeing how everyone reacts to each other. It is going to be a season of fake friendships, screaming, and sucking up for camera time. God help us all. I will have a drinking problem by week 3. The things I do for my job! I’ll be watching, drinking and keeping it real.
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5.2.13 at 8:54 am | Like her or not, this woman is good television.
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April 1, 2013 | 11:13 am
Posted by Ilana Angel
I love this show. We are two weeks in and I am hooked. These women with money and privilege are more suited to Jerry Springer, which is what makes them really interesting to watch. This show is not your standard train wreck, but rather a bunch of little crashes leading up to the big explosion. The timing is perfect. Fascinating enough to keep us watching, but you just know something really good is coming if you can just hang on. I suggest drinking while watching for added enjoyment.
We are still at Mariah’s party. Listening to the doctors talk shop is oddly entertaining. Quad arrives separately from her hubs so she can make an entrance. Hilarious since it is not her party. She sounds so much like Jackee Harry that I laugh every time she speaks and can’t really take her seriously. Hard to know if she is really like that, or if this is her caricature for TV. She is fun, but ultimately more annoying than interesting. She is pretentious and I can’t tell if I like her.
Dr. Jackie is not at the party as she is working and it is probably best. I love Jackie and think she is too classy for this group. That said, we are on week two and she could be a whole lot of crazy in time. Sidebar: Can anyone explain the eye shadow? Is it 1984 in Atlanta? Not cute. Quad ignores Toya and everyone notices. Quad is on a mission to cut a bitch and her mouth is going to do the dirty work. Quad goes after Kari and she does not even see it coming. I love Kari Wells.
I still think Kari's lip injections are tragic, but this chick has balls and I am on her side. She is the perfect reality TV celebrity as she wants to be on TV more than she needs to, and she gets that it is all in good fun. I respect a woman who respects the blogosphere. She reads blogs about her and when some Jewish blogger says she looks like a transvestite, she writes her and says she thought it was funny. I may not like what she does on the show, but she has a fan in me.
Quad is on Kari like white on rice and she is going for the jugular. Kari says Duncan was separated when they met and Quad calls her a medical mistress. Kari is offended and walks away, going to her husband for support. She tells him what Quad said and laughs it off, but she is hurt and the tone has been set. Toya is happy Quad found a new person to focus on and even Mariah is surprised by the balls Quad has. Quad is immature and no good will come of that in the end.
Dr. Simone tries to talk sense into Quad but it is just too much. Too much! I am laughing out loud at this chick. She is going to end up getting divorced and having her own show. Everyone is talking about Quad but she is not backing down. I like that the husbands are included in interviews. They are part of the cast from the get go, as opposed to Real Housewives whose husbands came in as accessories but are now shoved down our throats. I like the husbands.
Kari tells Quad she is offended and has not been married long enough to judge another marriage. Not sure why that matters, but Kari is hurt so she is grasping at straws. Kari says perhaps Quad’s husband has a mistress. Into the gutter we go. Jerry Springer must love this show. Kari does her impression of Quad and it is great. Then Quad takes it too far by making an anorexic joke at Kari’s expense. Talk about cheating husbands, but don’t talk age or weight!
Kari shares she was anorexic when younger. Quad says she was worried about her but that is crap. Quad is out of control. All of a sudden it goes from day to night and I am laughing at the editing. Kari gets her husband, in what appears to be hours later, and they are out. Kari is so offended she left hours later! The party is over and we are with Toya and her husband. I think Toya is really pretty. She is on a mission to get her family into a bigger house with some flash.
Toya cannot pronounce the word Czar and it makes me laugh again. No matter how much money you have, or how you dress, dumb is dumb and dumb is funny. Dr. Jackie is visiting Dr. Simone. I like these two. Simone is hilarious and Jackie is uptight, but in an attractive way. It will be interesting to see if they can stay classy throughout the season. I’ve got ten bucks they go Jerry Springer at least one time. I could watch the season in one sitting. My liver would like that.
Mariah is hanging with her husband and kids. They are a beautiful family. He works nights so he can be with his family during the day. Love it. They are funny together. Cut to Dr. Simone and she is meeting with a patient about a possible issue with her pregnancy. The transition between reality train wreck and true life reality is seamless. I like that they keep bringing us back to the core of this show, which is medicine. These people have serious lives that have nothing to do with cameras rolling.
We meet Simone’s husband and children. They are a sweet family. There is a lot of humor with the couples and that is nice to see. They are not taking it so seriously, particularly Simone. She is all about being a doctor, and wife and mother have their place. Work clearly has the number one spot. Over with Quad, she wants us to know she works and is great at her job. She is a salesman but she wants us to think she is practically a doctor herself. Quad is all kinds of crazy and fabulous. Bless her.
Kari is out for lunch with Toya and tells her about her anorexia history. She was so hurt she shot off a nasty text to Quad, calling her a whore and uninviting her to a party she is throwing with Mariah. Quad is Mariah’s friend and to not have included Mariah in the uninviting is going to cause a big mess. Bad for Kari, great for us. Kari’s accent seems to change during the show, which I find hilarious. She is now with her husband and we learn he has a bad heart valve and needs regular medical care.
Kari talks to Duncan about the medical mistress thing and Duncan is lovely. He adores his wife and has her back. At the end of the day women behave badly to each other no matter how old they are. You can take a girl out of high school, but you can’t take the high school out of the girl. According to Mariah, you can substitute the word ghetto for high school in this comment. Back to Simone her patient’s baby is going to be fine and yes, I cried for her. Don’t judge me, I’ve been drinking.
Kari is at Mariah’s for lunch and I wonder who wears 6 inch heals and tight dress for lunch at home with a girlfriend. Kari has drag queen hair and I am loving it. Mariah wants to talk about the guest list for the party they are planning together. It will be a birthday party for their husbands and Kari does not want Quad, but Quad is Mariah’s friend and she is going to ensureher coming. Kari does not tell her about he text or that she uninvited her. Cut to Quad and Mariah walking in the park.
Mariah is trying to help Quad so she can handle herself better. Quad tells Mariah she has been uninvited and Mariah is pissed off. She calls Quad her best friend which was odd. We knew they were friends, but best friends? Mariah is going to have words with Kari next week. I really like this show. Even the most unappealing people are still interesting, which makes for good television. Too early to tell who will come out the winner, but for now I’m watching, blogging, and keeping it real.
March 31, 2013 | 10:57 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
The reality television gods were on our side this week when the show was only an hour. This is how it should always be. This show is only worthy of 30 minutes so stretching it to an hour makes sense. Going two hours every week gives me a headache, so tonight I am drinking wine, watching Trump, and thrilled that it will only take up an hour of my time.
The super annoying Piers Morgan is back to help Trump. He makes me sick and the joy of it only being an hour is sucked out by his presence. That said, at least we are only stuck with Morgan for an hour. The task is to open an art gallery and 3D art pieces that they make themselves. Trace is moved from his team to the other so the numbers are even.
Lil Jon and Lisa Rinna are project managers. For Lisa, Penn has all the ideas and Stephen is a dumbass. I cannot stand Stephen Baldwin. Nobody cares what he says or what he does. Don’t even get me started on his selection of jeans. I really want him to be fired already. He does nothing, brings nothing, and gives me a pain in my lower back.
Dennis Rodman is divine, although creepy. Lil Jon is simply divine. Busey is working with clay and a whack job in a way that makes you want to be wacky too. Lisa Rinna is super polite and sweet to Gary and I love her for it. When she was moved by his thoughts and danced to his madness, I thought she was fabulous. I now want her to stay for the first time.
Morgan comes to see the team and makes sure to throw Omarosa under the bus. He hates her and she hates him. Boring already. Trace Atkins is a killer when it comes to fundraising. Bravo. One of Gary’s pieces sells for 25K and I am thrilled for him. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I love him. Love. Meanwhile Omarosa is cheating and I love it.
Stephen Baldwin is under the impression that he is a real artist. Nobody comes to buy his crap and he is mad that Lisa sold one of his pieces? Stephen Baldwin has not talent and his last name is the only thing we know him for. His brother is a genius and he’s never there giving any money for his mom’s charity which speaks volumes about Stephen.
Baldwin is talking out of his ass and poor Gary is confused. Trace is pissed off he had to switch teams but is happy to still be in the game. Lisa wins with over 400K to St. Jude’s. Lil Jon will bring Omarosa and Dennis to the boardroom because they raised the least amount of money. I love it when this show is only an hour. Wham, bam, thank you Trump!
Omarosa raised 2K more than Dennis, but it was her own money. She is trying to get rid of Lil Jon. Never going to happen. Omarosa and Morgan are fighting and I’m bored. Then Dennis goes after her and while entertaining, it is just yelling. Omarosa is out and the only shot in hell Trump has to keep my attention is to stick to an hour to keep it real.
March 31, 2013 | 6:24 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
We begin the end with Kenya meeting with her event team as she is planning a party to celebrate powerful black women. Good for her. She is beautiful in her interview segments, but in the real life segments this chick is greasy and has very bad skin. She also appears to be a different color in every interview, much like Adrienne Maloof. She is all kinds of crazy.
Kandi is with Phaedra who is designing a stun gun for women. Dear Lord. Let’s start with her boobs shall we? Phaedra is torturing those poor little grapes by trying to make them look like melons. She needs to get a boob job and call it a day. Her new venture, “Phaedra Sparks” is another attempt to whore herself out for money. Dead people and stun guns. Classy.
Porsha and Kordell are in therapy and he is a total douchelord. We all now know they are getting divorced and it will be nasty, but he truly is a schmuck. Douche is very aware of the cameras and he is playing to them. I feel bad for Porsha because she says they are not on the same page and she may need to move on. Poor Porsha was about to get served.
It is time for Kenya’s party, which she likens to a wedding. Poor girl is so desperate for a wedding she is throwing a fake one. Bless her. Porsha is picking out her costume, as is Cynthia. I am fascinated by the bodies of these women. The curves are fabulous and the tight clothes to cover them are spectacular. These women own what they have and I love it.
Porsha is Halle Berry from a movie I don’t know, and Cynthia is Dianna Ross circa Mahogany, which is one of my favorite movies. She is perfection. It is party time and you know something bad is going to happen. Kandi comes as Tina Turner. Not really. Todd comes as Kanye West but doesn’t know it. Sidebar: Cynthia thinks valet parking is pulling out the stops?
Kenya is Foxy Brown and she looks great. Porsha will not be made a fool of so she comes as Dorothy Dandridge and looks gorgeous. Kenya is pissed off and I am excited about it. Is that bad? Kenya goes to Porsha and lets her know how disrespectful it is. Porsha is a bitch in addition to being stupid. Porsha is classy and gorgeous damn it. Then is happens.
Kenya asks Porsha to leave and has her escorted out. Ouch. Porsha is embarrassed and insulted, but she leaves. Kandi and Cynthia leave right after her. Really? They have bee out to screw over Kenya from day one and this is just sad. Cynthia gets on the phone to NeNe and gossips about it, which is stupid, so Kenya goes out to talk to them.
Kenya is a loon but I get it. Porsha should have just stuck with the program. Porsha is demanding an apology and I would have smacked her. Bless Kenya for sucking it up. She is trying to save her party and I am embarrassed for all of them. Kenya won’t give Porsha what she wants and I am with her on it. Dear Lord. These women should not be on television.
Kordell is now fighting with Brandon and I am laughing. Kordell is a freak and Porsha will be counting her blessing soon enough that she is rid of him. NeNe arrives as Grace Jones and Phaedra comes as Eartha Kitt as Cat Women. She pulls out the stun gun and I am so glad the season is over so we can stop watching her be a money whore. Enough.
NeNe talks to Kenya and gets her to climb down off the ledge and gets her to apologize to Porsha. NeNe is a superstar swimming in a sea of trolls. Listening to her opinion of everyone’s costume is hilarious. I think it is time for them to shut down production on Real Housewives of Atlanta. We can get our fix of Atlanta craziness from Married to Medicine.
The show ends with no big bang, probably because these women are boring as hell. The reunion however, looks like it will be good. I am happy this slow moving train is done and I am now off to blog the new ladies of Atlanta on Married to Medicine. I will see you back here for the reunion. Make sure you have wine because they may finally keep it real.
March 26, 2013 | 9:29 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
This week marked the premier of Bravo’s latest reality show, Married to Medicine. It follows a group of ladies in Atlanta who are either married to doctors, or doctors themselves. It was explosive, mostly because some of the women are certifiable. By certifiable of course I mean they are perfect for reality fame. It will be interesting to see which marriages make it through the reality TV curse. One of the women featured is Kari Wells.
Kari is married to an orthopedic surgeon and I was not particularly kind to her in my blog. I can be a little over the top, which is fun, so I wrote the following: “We meet Kari and I am quite certain she used to be a man. Her accent is annoying, her attitude is pretentious, and she is on my nerves after less than five minutes. She is married to Dr. Duncan who is an Orthopedic Surgeon. They are both very attractive gentlemen.” Harsh, but funny.
Well tonight, much to my surprise, I received a couple of very interesting tweets from Kari Wells on Twitter. This is the exchange:
Kari: I loved your article it was well written and very opinionated. I laughed so much. Now check out www.KariWells.com
Ilana: Kari Wells is FAB! She read my Married to Medicine recap & thought it was funny, not written in stone. Love it when reality stars get it.
Kari: love hard working, intelligent women who are making things happen, especially those with a great sense of humor. Keep it up
If I had a dollar for every time a reality star got my sense of humor and didn’t get mad and think I was mean, I’d have 5 bucks. Well, I would actually now have 6. Kari’s reaching out to me on Twitter won’t change how I write my blog, but it certainly gives me a different perspective. Setting aside the fact that I called her a man, I love this woman’s balls for reaching out. Kari Wells has a new fan in me because she can see the big picture.
Reality television is not brain surgery. It is voyeurism and not at all based in reality. It is fun and mindless television and I love it. I am lucky that I not only get to watch it, but make a living writing about it. When you come across a person who appreciates the opportunity they have been given and know that bloggers help them more than they hurt them, it is a great moment. It does not happen often so it is wonderful when it does.
Bravo to Kari Wells for being fabulous. Married to Medicine is a fun romp and I am hooked after just one episode. I can’t guarantee that I won’t call Kari a transvestite, but I can promise that when I write about her, it will be with a smile on my face and a tremendous amount of respect for her sense of humor and openness. Important to note that it has only been one show and she might flip on me at some point, but I respect her keeping it real.
March 25, 2013 | 5:55 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
The women of Beverly Hills are ending with a bang and I am so happy the first half of the reunion will follow the finale. That is how it should always be. It is going to be explosive and I cannot wait to see it all play out. I have my wine ready to go and am going to crank this one out quickly so I can get to my Passover Seder. Buckle up people because here we go!
We are at Lisa’s vow renewal party and all is well. But not really. Brandi is talking with Yolanda, Lisa and Jennifer about Faye telling Brandi that she broke up Adrienne’s family. They bring Marisa over to finish their conversation about Brandi telling Marisa to have a hall pass. This all started with Marisa and I am still unclear why Marisa is on the show at all.
Brandi is admitting what she texted may not have been great, and Lisa does not understand why it all has to go down at her special party. Yolanda is a great friend and not into the women treating each other badly. I like Yolanda. Marisa admits that it was Faye who said that Brandi will sleep with anyone, including a married man. Faye is a stupid and useless whore.
Cut to Husband Killer who is going on and on about how close she is to Linda Thompson, yet David had no idea who she was. Taylor is a liar and Linda does not belong on the show either. Taylor cries for exactly one second, then turns it off and has a drink. Meanwhile Faye is attacking Lisa in her own home. Faye tells Lisa she is manipulated by Brandi and not nice.
I don’t get why Lisa does not simply through the garbage out of her house. Faye is in over her head with Lisa. She is mentally deficient and cannot hold her own against a sharp cookie like Lisa. Yolanda and Brandi are not having it and head over to help Lisa. Lisa tells them what Faye said and Kyle says she does not like to get involved. Kyle is another piece of garbage.
It is now a smack down on Faye and I am really into it. Faye did not see anything, but is spreading lies. Brandi made out in a bathroom. Who cares? Haven’t we all made out in a bathroom at a party? I certainly have. Faye is a backstabbing bitch and she should take a look at her own history of lies and whoredom before she says another word. I can’t stand this bitch.
Faye is wondering why she is being attacked. Really? Faye is bored with the conversation, probably because she doesn’t understand it. Everyone tells her to go and she just keeps going on and on. Kyle steps in and I want to smack her. Kyle is hideous and they are ruining Lisa’s party. Instead of backing up Lisa, she is siding with Faye. Again. Faye needs to go back to hell.
Everyone is telling Kyle that Faye is out of line and Kyle still does not get it. Kyle is a moron and proves it by saying Faye is upset because of Adrienne. Brandi had nothing to do with Adrienne’s marriage ending. It was ending long before Brandi was even on the show. Adrienne is a loser, Kim is a loser, Kyle is a loser, and Brandi is looking better and better every minute.
Kim is now having a nervous breakdown at the party because Kyle is not on her side. Kim needs to get off this show before something really tragic happens to her. In the end Kyle is ruining lives in her pursuit of fame and it is repulsive. If anyone cared about Kim Richards they would tell her to live her life off camera and focus on getting well and staying well.
Lisa is with her daughter who is celebrating her one year anniversary as Lisa celebrates 30. Just as the dust settles with Faye, Adrienne walks in with her ugly hair and horrible dress. Kyle forces herself to cry and Kim is still crying from before, then Adrienne starts crying. I love how they are all wiping their faces when there are no tears. Adrienne makes me itchy.
It is so horrible for these bitches to do this at Lisa’s party. Truly selfish and unkind. Ken is offended Adrienne did not come to talk to them before holding court in a room with everyone. Who cares Adrienne? What a loser she is. I am now glad she is not going to be at the reunion. She is a troll and her 15 minutes are up. She can shove her ugly shoes up her ass.
Marisa and Yolanda are talking and Yolanda calls Adrienne out for having an ulterior motive in coming to the party. Everyone is kissing Adrienne’s ass and I hope they get an eye poked out by the shoe that is jammed up there. Adrienne has the balls to say that Lisa is in the wrong for not approaching her. Is she high? It’s her anniversary party you stupid bitch.
Then, without a word to Lisa or Ken, Adrienne leaves the party. I cannot stand this woman. Kyle needs to be taken down a notch and Yolanda could not be coming off better. I didn’t get her in the beginning, but I have respect for her now. I hope Yolanda comes back and Marisa does not. I also hope Kyle gets a look at herself and sees what a troll she is really is.
Brandi finds Lisa alone in her room and it is heartbreaking. She feels uncomfortable renewing her vows when there is so much ugliness in the house. Brandi tells Lisa to get it together and have her moment. Brandi and Lisa are cute together and I love their friendship. Brandi makes an inappropriate joke, they laugh at the silliness of it all, and go downstairs.
Lisa and Ken are invited up to the flower heart to renew their vows and as soon as the music starts I want to cry. They have the marriage we all want and it is a real accomplishment to celebrate 30 years together. It is really beautiful and I am so very happy for them. Ken promises to continue to obey her and it is charming. Ken reads a speech and I am now crying.
He tells her he always loved her and probably never deserved her. It is really beautiful. They pass Giggy back and forth as they share their speeches and then Kyle makes it all about Adrienne again. Dear Lord. SHUT UP VILE! Lisa speaks as they show her wedding pictures and it is just perfect. True love really does exist and we have now all seen it.
It has been a season of highs and lows, joy and sorrow, angels and bitches. They have all shown their true colors and editing cannot be blamed for what we saw. I can’t wait to see some of them again, and hope I don’t ever see some of the others. We can only hope that Bravo listens to the viewers and brings back only those who keep it real.
March 25, 2013 | 4:33 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
I like to watch this show, but must tell you that blogging it is not fun. It drags on forever and I will, for the hundredth time, say that two hours a week is just too much to ask of us. This show should be an hour. Period. I’m going to plow through this week because quite frankly, nothing great happened. It is the same thing over and over again. Here we go.
The show starts with the super annoying Stephen Baldwin giving his winnings to his mother. I cannot stand Stephen, but I love his mom. Her crush on Trump is the highlight of the show. This week’s task is with Chi hair products. I’m bored already. Trump is pushing Arsenio’s new show and how everything Trump is fabulous. I am in love with Jose Cuervo.
Marilu is leading her team and Claudio hers. Lil Jon won a challenge for the same product on his season so they have an advantage. Claudia wants to use beauty queens for the challenge, and Dennis Rodman wants to use homeless people. I love Dennis. Claudia is an airhead, but I think Marilu might be more annoying. I could not care any less about this task.
Watching the bickering is no longer interesting. We know who likes who, who annoys who, and who straight up hates who. It’s a drag to sit through two hours of crap just to see who is kicked off. It’s better to tape it, watch the first 15 minutes, then the last 15 minutes. You can skip over the hour and a half in the middle and not miss a single thing of importance.
I have now been watching the task for over an hour and nothing has happened that is even worth writing about. Stephen being an asshole? Lisa having gas? Gary seeing gas? Marilu stealing Ms. USA from Claudia? Nothing. This show is embarrassing. It’s been nothing but setting up Omarosa and Gary to get fired, and everyone else trying to look smart.
We get a Joan Rivers impersonator, Trace with his guitar, and everyone else throwing each other under the bus. We are then in the boardroom and Claudio loses. Everyone agrees that Lil Jon was a top performer and Omarosa did nothing. Then Claudio says she will bring Lil Jon and Dennis back for possible firing. Everyone is scared of Omarosa.
Watching Omarosa talk her way out of the boardroom is very impressive. She is not playing a game, but conducting business. Gary is harmless, does what he is told, and I’m over people picking on him. It’s old. I am giving this show one more week to entertain me or I am out. I will watch it in 30 minutes during the week and not blog it if they don’t pick up.
Omarosa is saved by fear once again. Claudia is sent home and it would have been her even if Omarosa had been brought back. Trump is losing his edge when Arsenio is more entertaining in the boardroom. One more week is all I am going invest in this show. I am barely hanging on and booze isn’t even helping so next week is their final shot at keeping it real.
March 25, 2013 | 3:27 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
After hearing a lot of hype about this show, I was interested in seeing what all the fuss was about. These women are something else. Think of the Real Housewives of Atlanta with an edge. It is the same train wreck, just different chicks driving the train. Some are impressive, some crazy, and one might be a man. I didn’t want to like it. Damn it!
We are in Atlanta and the first woman we meet is Mariah. She is married to a doctor and the string that connects the women together. She is in love with herself and clearly likes to be the center of attention. She is hosting a cocktail party at her home to celebrate her birthday. It’s women only so the party will be used to introduce us to the cast of ladies.
Mariah is black and her husband is Indian. They are living large and have two beautiful kids. We meet Kari and I am quite certain she used to be a man. Her accent is annoying, her attitude is pretentious, and she is on my nerves after less than five minutes. She is married to Dr. Duncan who is an Orthopedic Surgeon. They are both very attractive gentlemen.
Toya is married to an ER doctor. She is very pretty and I like her right away. Then comes Dr. Simone and Dr. Jackie. Jackie is all the things Sheree Whitfield wishes she was, and Simone wants to be just like Jackie. Jackie is a grown up and of all the women, I would most want to be friends with her. Simone is a party girl trapped in a doctor’s life.
Quad is a wannabe and she is clearly in need of some mental health care. Interestingly enough, she is married to a Physciatrist. If African American women were hoping this group of ladies would change the stereotypes that the Real Housewives of Atlanta perpetrated, they are going to be disappointed. They may be rich and married up, but they are a mess.
Quad just got married and she is over the top. By over the top of course I mean she is exhausting. Quad and Kari are not friends. Quad and Toya are not friends either. Toya shares that Quad’s wedding was called off, by text. They got into a fight and he sent a text to everyone saying it was cancelled. Ouch. Why is Toya sharing the story and not Quad? Ouch.
Quad is unstable and Toya is a troublemaker. Quad keeps putting her finger in Toya’s face and Toya keeps pushing her hand away. Kari starts talking smack and the entitlement these chicks, who are simply married to doctors, feel is astonishing. They are just men people. Quad is ready to blow and in the end she is the Kenya Moore of the group. Crazy is on.
Toya and Mariah are visiting at Kari’s. Mariah is making excuses for Quad and asks them to be patient with her. Not going to happen. We learn that Dr. Jackie and Dr. Simone used to be partners. Then Simone went out on her own and opened her own office next door. I don’t understand their relationship yet and honestly can’t tell if they even like each other.
Kari is all sexed up for a sex night with her husband. She answers the door half naked and he wants to talk about work and is not into her at all. Kari’s mouth is ridiculous, her ego is out of control, and her accent sounds fake. He bails back to the hospital and she is left on her own. The life of a well-married transvestite can be really hard. Bless her. Him. Her.
Mariah is planning another party, this time for the doctor’s and their wives. I’m on the fence about her. Over with Toya, she is trying to talk her husband into a bigger house. She talks about what they learned in counseling, then says she is “devising a scheme”. What kind of therapist does she have that taught her the thing to do is to manipulate her husband?
Quad explains what happened with her husband before the wedding. They fought, she left, he texted, she called the police, they were both arrested, they got married. Good for them for airing their dirty laundry on their own, but this is not going to be good for them. These are exactly the people who should not be on reality television. I predict failure for this couple.
Quad is unstable, but I like her. She is good television, which means she is going to crash and burn quickly. I am buckled up and will have more wine for next week. Dr. Jackie asks Mariah over to talk about the fighting at her party. Jackie does not want drama, or silliness, or women behaving badly. She is not sure how she will fit in and is right to be concerned.
There is a lot of honey, baby, child happening and it is annoying. It sounds like they are trying a little too hard to sound southern. Mariah is now visiting Quad, who reminds me of the actress Jackee Harry. Mariah is making the rounds, stirring up trouble and at the same time calming things down. I am digging Quad more at the end than at the beginning.
It is time for Mariah’s second party of the episode and fireworks are coming. There is medical talk with the doctors, and then Quad arrives and she lets us know she is ready to take on Toya and Kari. These women are a hot mess and simply pick up where RHOA finishes off, but I am hooked. I will blog them because these chicks are absolutely keeping it real.