Kicking off “Bravo’s Big Premiere Week” last Sunday, the girls of the ATL are back and throwing shade around like it’s a hot potato.
Since we left off last time on season four, Kim had a baby, got married and even got a spinoff show. NeNe divorced her husband Greg and landed a recurring role on “Glee.” Kandi found love again and started her sex toy line called “Bedroom Kandi.” Cynthia started her modeling school and finally got a backbone. Phaedra was working on becoming a mortician and owning her own funeral home. Oh, and Sheree was working on a nonexistent house, otherwise known as Neverland, and got fired.
Season five starts off with NeNe, and we learn, as she says in her intro, “I have arrived, and the spotlight is on me, honey!” And she definitely grabbed that spotlight. Continuing her recurring role on “Glee,” she is also a supporting actress on the new hit NBC show, “The New Normal.” And if that wasn’t enough, she is still an Atlanta Housewife. NeNe is thinking about the idea of getting back with her ex-husband Greg, and boy does he want her back. He has a glimmer in his eye that has not been seen in awhile. I believe he truly wants to make things right and prove to NeNe he will do anything to win her love all over again. Success is a powerful thing, and I hope it doesn’t change NeNe from the real, hilarious woman she is. And if you didn’t know by now, she’s rich bitch, very rich.
Kim, we learn, is pregnant yet again. She’s a very fertile woman. While she is still an official housewife, we won’t be seeing as much of Kim this season. She did not film as much because she was pregnant and caring for her family. That makes me sad, as I will miss her trucker mouth and heavy cleavage.
The audience is informed that Kim and her husband Kroy are not buying their dream home and are moving out because the owners increased the price last minute on them. Seven months pregnant and getting kicked out of her house, Kim still manages to look fabulous. Kim and Kroy are shockingly a perfect couple. They complement each other greatly and are wonderful parents to their four kids. As Kim stated in her intro, “I asked, believed and I received.” And that she did. She received her “happily ever after” life.
Kandi is seen moving into her dream home. It is huge and I get lost in it just watching. We get to meet her boyfriend, Todd, and the pair is head over heels in love. Her “Bedroom Kandi” line is doing phenomenally, and she continues to write hit songs. It’s nice to finally see Kandi happy and smiling all the time. The girl has had her heartaches, but she deserves her happy ending!
Phaedra and Cynthia are a snooze fest so far, and I really have comments about them. They need to get interesting quick before they get fired like Sheree. Nobody likes a boring broad on these Housewives shows, especially me!
There are two new girls this season, Kenya and Porsha, and while we won’t meet Porsha until episode three, she is definitely going to bring the drama.
Kenya starts off the show with attitude, sass and a mouth with no filter. Her intro tells it best: “I won Miss USA, not Miss Congeniality.” The girl isn’t afraid to mix it up with the veteran cast. At Cynthia’s model search, she let herself be known that she was not going anywhere.
NeNe and Kim make this show, and without them it would have never become what it has. Those girls are comedy gold, and they know it. If one or both of them leave, I’m checking out of the ATL because it simply won’t be relevant anymore.
The fifth season premiered to incredible ratings with more than 3.2 million viewers in its initial telecast. More than 5.8 million people tuned in for the entire night, making it the second most watched cable show Sunday. If the trailer at the beginning is any indication, hold on to your weaves because it’s about to get real in the ATL.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” airs Sunday nights on Bravo at 8 p.m. CST.