The Real Housewives of Atlanta is still the highest ranking show of the Real Housewives franchise, but maybe not for long if it continues on the path it is on. The show is never short on drama but this season it seems less authentic and more like a circus show. Below are five critical issues that are stifling the success of the season.
Kim walked out on the show
Kim left very early in the season. Things were already awkward when NeNe & Kim stopped filming together, but her absence is as obvious as a red wine stain on white carpet. It’s as if the exec’s had a meeting and told the others to rev up their antics so the audience won’t realize she’s gone. We noticed. Now who does NeNe have to pick on with cool comments like “lying monkey with a wig on”?
NeNe is bicoastal
We are used to NeNe being the faucet that keeps the drama flowing. With her spending a significant amount of time in Hollywood she is missing all the action in Atlanta. She tends to come in on the backend getting the scoop. We’re so used to seeing NeNe in the midst of all the action that it’s weird having her watch from the sideline.
Porsha being a regular cast member
Several episodes in and the only thing Ms. Thing has contributed is several catfights with Kenya Moore and a desire to have some babies. Normally it is fun to watch a cute ignoramus make a fool of herself on TV, but you almost feel sorry for her instead...mostly embarrassed. Besides that factor, she’s just not interesting. She is the only housewife that is truly a housewife because she is married and doesn’t have a job. She doesn’t have that ‘It’ factor to last another season.
Kenya is carrying the show
Kenya seems to have taken the reigns while NeNe is out west. Instead of the more seasoned characters stepping up to the plate they’ve let Kenya lead. All the drama is focused on her. It makes for good TV but it waters down anything else taking place on the show. What’s going on with The Bailey Modeling Agency? Can we see more with Kandi’s relationship? Let’s not turn this into the Kenya Moore show.
The show has lost credibility
There’s probably not a person alive who believes reality shows are 100% authentic, but when speculation is out that Kenya and Walter’s relationship was made up (Walter publicly admitted it wasn’t real and Kenya says it was) for the show it hurts the integrity of it and the industry as a whole. It makes viewers question and wonder what else is fake. We willingly accept the wool being pulled over one eye. Not both.
Do you agree with these five points? How do you feel the season is going?