I sure hope reality TV is quickly becoming a dying breed of entertainment. It’s so tired now. The ratings for these shows are now proving it too. The Kardashian show for some reason is still very successful but the ratings for the ratchet ones are slowly decreasing. I’m tired of reality TV. I’m ready for more scripted shows and movies like Shades of Blue! Have you guys been watching that one? It’s really good, probably my favorite scripted series on TV right now! It’s better than Empire in my opinion!
Well I want to discuss a particular reality show that’s been successful for years and that’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta. I’ve been watching this show almost seven years and it’s so sad to see what this show, like many other black reality shows, has become. I can’t see this show staying on and being successful too much longer. It’s on it’s last leg. Everything is starting to look contrived and heavily edited by the producers to make certain cast members look bad and others appear to be innocent saints. I feel that this show plays with my intelligence.
Honestly, I haven’t even watched all of season 8. Season 7 was really not that good at all. The only people who really made season 7 watchable was Claudia Jordan, Demetria McKinney, Kenya Moore, and Cynthia Bailey. Other than that, it was a mess of a show. The problem with this show now is that it no longer appeals to intelligent and classy viewers. You can throw a little shade and still appear to be sophisticated but now this show is all about women bragging about their big, fake butts, their deadbeat husbands, and the fact that they can twerk. You got grown, married men with kids asking another man how he is in bed with his woman. It has become a hoodrat’s dream of a show just like Love And Hip Hop. It’s a mess!
The only thing that kept me tuning in to this show from time to time for season 8 is to see Kenya Moore interact with her family and her relationship with her new boyfriend, Matt Jordan. I also enjoyed Marlo’s scenes too, and I always felt she deserved a peach. However, it is very sad to see how divided and petty this cast is. For almost four years now, they have used Kenya Moore as the villain and scapegoat for everything that goes wrong on this show. It reminds me of Basketball Wives and how the women used to always bully Jennifer Williams and the mixed girl, Kesha, who was up there on the 2012 season. They were just straight mean.
Apparently on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, it’s funny when you attack someone for having fibroid problems, fertility issues, being single, having money issues, and etc. The show has gone to the gutter. You can also attack people for being gay or broke. EVERYTHING is off limits on this show. In addition to that, the man who appears to be in charge, Andy Cohen, is a straight jerk to some of the cast members. He allows fights and verbal attacks all for the sake of ratings. He’s very biased and has his favorites while giving his least favorites a hard time. This man always appeared to be a low key racist to me. Why do people allow this man to use them all in the name of ratings and money?
When I think about some of these women on this show such as Kim Fields, Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, and Kandi Burruss, it’s sad to see that the best they can do now is a reality show. These women were so accomplished in the 1990s and they all have such impressive resumes. Since Hollywood and the entertainment world in general is not checking for a lot of black folks, black folks have to turn to ratchet reality TV to pay their bills and live well. It’s a really sad sight. It’s true that when you go on reality TV, you basically sell your soul for fame and fortune. Then when it’s all said and done, you are left with a tarnished image that you have to try and clean up.
I think after this season, the ladies who were all accomplished before this show should move on but I’m sure they won’t. It seems black women and black people in general no longer have a lot of opportunities in entertainment anymore. They could create opportunities but just like in the real world, they don’t. They’d rather settle or sit back and complain about “the man.” It’s sickening to see and watch.
Porsha Williams, Phaedra Parks, Peter Thomas, and Nene Leakes are a horrible representation of black folks. We’re not all loud, ignorant, aggressive, hoes, messy, and desperate for husbands so bad to the point we seek the prison yard. Not all of us are “fake” religious people. We don’t carry a bible around and then turn around and trash the next person for being single, childless, or having health issues. What the fleak is wrong with Andy Cohen and Bravo? Why on earth have they NEVER brought up the real fraudulent allegations against Phaedra Fraud Parks??? Since when did attacking people for things they have no control over become good entertainment? This show will end up just like Basketball Wives Miami did and at this point, I’m here for it.
I will admit that there are a few reality shows that I have watched in the past and they were good reality shows and never turned trashy. These include Iyanla Fix My Life, Flex and Shanice, SWV Reunited, Celebrity Fit Club, and Run’s House. You notice how these shows don’t trend as much on social media as the really ratchet ones? Our society today has traded in class for trash.
Here is my advice to Kenya Moore, since I feel she carries this entire show. Honey, get off this show and either look for you another gig or start your own business with Matt. I’m sure she makes really good money, but how long are you going to continue to allow this sorry group of low lives to use you for a storyline? Yes, Kenya is great entertainment. She is the reason I started getting overly invested in the show season 5. Kandi is the reason I even started tuning in to the show. However, it is clear to many of Kenya’s fans that Andy Cohen will always side with Nene or Phaedra over her. Andy has never been here for Kenya nor any intelligent black woman. Andy likes stereotypes. I wonder how long it will be before The Real Housewives of Potomac become an embarrassment. Hmmm! Again, kudos to Claudia Jordan for moving on to TV One and getting herself booked for sitcoms and movies!
What do you guys think about reality TV and do you think it’s a dying breed of entertainment? What do you guys think of Bravo and shows like The Real Housewives Of Atlanta?