Real Housewives of Atlanta
It’s an all-Atlanta night, with Real Housewives of Atlanta serving as a warm-up to another group of ATL ladies – Married to Medicine.
Last we left our housewives, Kenya was reeling from having to see ex-
fake boyfriend Walter at not one but two housewife events. I have to say that Kenya brought it upon herself by insulting his manhood on national TV. Once Walter got wind of that he had to prove that he wasn’t gay by bringing a tall drink of water to Kandi’s housewarming party. We’ll learn that Kandi’s friend, Don Juan, left Walter on the invitation list because he didn’t realize they had broken up. Kenya will “freak out” and leave the party in a panic. She continues to freak out on twitter and has accused the “men” of Atlanta of messing in the situation and causing trouble. Namely it’s Peter Thomas she’s mad at – because he seems to be fully on Walter’s side. I can’t tell if Kenya is seriously trying to cover up the fake relationship, is just a little cray cray and over reacting, or is using this as another opportunity for free press. She’s pretty serious about bringing drama to housewives.
This episode will feature Cynthia Bailey trying to talk some sense into Kenya. Bless her. She’s got a good heart. But perhaps not the quickest to recognize the con.
Phaedra, who got Kenya’s number quickly, now has to deal with the competing workout DVDs.
Porsha is going to get some advice on her relationship. Run, Porsha, Run.
There’s going to be some Nene and Gregg time this episode. It’s hard to remember she’s still on this show.
And Kandi will have a Bedroom Kandi sales event. I think I’ve had enough of the Bedroom Kandi story line. At least next season we can look forward to her planning a wedding.
Preview of Married to Medicine (premieres tonight at 9 PM on Bravo) by BB
When I saw the list of the programs on NMD’s call for bloggers, I went to Bravo’s website to see if any of their new programming looked interesting. Described on Bravo’s website as a “fast-paced and drama-filled social scene of Atlanta’s exclusive medical inner circle,” Married to Medicine looked like it could possibly be a contender. The cast biographies certainly tend to portray them as highly-accomplished women who seem to have a lot going for them. I told NMD I’d give it a shot. Hopefully, it won’t turn out to be another group of back-stabbing mostly shallow women who are only out for themselves or engage in silly games of one-upmanship. I can dare to dream, can’t I? Here’s a synopsis of the cast:
Jacqueline “Jackie” Walters – OB-GYN whose patients include Tony Braxton, T.I. and Usher (?) is a two-time breast cancer survivor. She’s married to husband Curtis and has a daughter by marriage Kursten. Her motto is “thin is in” with an obsession for eating healthy and excessive exercise.
Kari Wells – British-born model married for 10 years to Columbian raised orthopedic surgeon Duncan Wells. She serves as CFO of her husband’s ortho practice and medical realty company. They have two children Alexa 8 and Bryson 7. Kari speaks four languages and supports many charitable organizations. They love to travel.
Mariah Huq – Mother of two and married to Dr. Aydin Huq, an emergency physician and native of Bangladesh. They have two children, Lauren-Taylor, 8, and Ethan-Tyler 6. She is the founder/CEO of Mariah Media Group, troop leader of her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop, and a producer of Married to Medicine. She is also the CEO of her latest venture, Jewel and Jem, a children’s décor and pajama company, which she runs with her sister, Lake.
Quad Webb-Lunceford or “Black Barbie” as she is known in her social circle, is newly wed to psychiatrist Dr. Gregory Lunceford, 13 years her senior. They are the proud parents of two pampered pooches: Khloe and Kar’ie. The first in her family to attend college, Quad’s work ethic has landed her in the top 10 percent in the medical sales industry.
Simone Whitmore, is an independent OB-GYN married 16 years to Cecil They have two children Miles, 14 and Michael, 10. She runs her practice and house with an iron fist. She has a solo practice and while her staff may call her “The Warden” and “Witchmore,” Simone simply likes hard workers and refuses to settle for mediocrity. She participates as a mentor for her alma-mater Spellman College and a high school.
Toya Bush-Harris is a pharmaceutical rep and business consultant married to emergency medical physician Eugene Harris. They have two sons, Ashton 3 and Avery 1. Toya is helping to launch her husband’s medical concierge business and working on publishing a children’s nursery book series. On top of family commitments and career projects, Toya and her family are in the process of building a home conducive to their growing family.
Even though this is a Bravo show and my expectations aren’t that high, I’m willing to give it a chance.