Sunday, October 19, 2008

Real Housewives of Atlanta- A Completely Biased View

I used some down time this weekend to accomplish a few things.

1. a filed a bunch of papers I had been meaning to file for months
2. I found the love of my life, and it turns out she was a random 21 year old bar skank at Slidebar in Downtown Fullerton and one day she will hopefully be the mother of my children (even though she is a McCain supporter and a pothead)
and the one actually germane to this website:
3. I finally caught the first two episodes of "Real Housewives of Atlanta"

So called me old-fashioned, but Atlanta does not ring true like the original show. I never watched RHofNY but the angle of Atlanta bothers me. What exactly is "real" about any of these women? They're all married to NBA or NFL players. At least the housewives in Orange County are middle-class, a lot more "real" (except for their tits, of course).

Plus, spend a few minutes of time on Google with "Real Housewives of Orange County" and you'll see that the real drama happens off the show. There is Lauri's son, Josh; and a drunk driving hit and run, just to name a few.

Before this show, though, I pretty much thought everyone in the South was still a sharecropper. The kind of people that Sarah Palin expects to find in the "real, pro-America parts of the country". You know, people with "values" like hating on gays. It turns out that Atlanta is just as jaded as those of us in the hell-bound blue states, though. I really does make me appreciate the South just a little more. I guess I'm going to have to find a new geographic region to hate on. We'll always have Appalachia and Texas, I guess.

Anyway, I have to agree with Liz that the catfights on this show are rather tame. They really need someone to stir the pot better. The whole NeNe and Sheree thing seems more scripted than Audrina's dialogue on "the Hills". Here is to hoping that the good stuff is still to come...

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