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The premiere was not to be missed ... here's why!

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Diane Mizota: As grown women, mothers, and business women, you would think that the catty social dynamics of high school are far behind us. Think again. "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" are back and keeping the drama of high school alive and well, and if the premiere is any indication, it's looking to be the best season of "Housewives" yet.

They may be slightly older than high school and have bigger houses and fancier cars, but trust me, the drama is the same. Fake, selfish, catty, gossipy, she-said-what-about-who rumors, wig-pulling, husband-trashing ... oooh child, this season is shaping up to be as juicy as a Georgia peach.

Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchise is always a fascinating look into rich, tony enclaves of women, who know how to stir up plenty of drama, and the Atlanta housewives are no different, except that they are predominantly African-American. These ladies know how to deliver plenty of excess, plenty of tension, and they prove that drama comes in all colors. Here's the scoop, in case you missed it:

Kandi, the latest addition to the cast, is a successful songwriter and singer and single mom. She is about to marry a man with 6 kids, and is recording her solo album. Sheree has just finalized her divorce, and is moving ahead with her fashion line by throwing a huge "Independence" party for herself. Lisa is trying for a second baby with her unemployed NFL husband. NeNe and Sheree buried the hatchet from their conflict last season, and Kim, the wig-wearing ex-girlfriend of Big Poppa, is shaping up to be the villain/outcast of the ATL clique, all while starting her own wig line. That's right, I said wig line.

Anyone can see that it's completely juvenile and catty and high school, but also undeniably engrossing. I mean, once you start watching, you can't look away. It's just the glossiest, best-dressed train wreck on television ...

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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
Tanisha July 31, 2009, 2:52 PM

NeNe is really too muh. She does this weird eye thing when she is upset and why is she alreay kissing Sheree’s butt.

Since the show had started last season Nene has always been the odd girl out wanted to be friends with the other girls.

She’s like that girl who is always trying to fit in and be apart of the cool crowd. She will always be the wannabe.

I thought people grew out of that.

Jan July 31, 2009, 3:16 PM

Get a life

Sexy July 31, 2009, 10:09 PM

I am kind of disappointed with the show. The drama is good but it doesn’t seem so rich and glamourous anymore. DeShawn is gone and replaced by Kandi, who lives the life of an upper middle class mom. And Sheree is now living the life of an upper middle class mom. Sheree’s story is very interesting b/c it will show life after being rich (Danielle on the NJ show may end up the same). I will still be watching the show. It’s a really good show but I don’t think Kandi was a good choice at all. They should have replaced DeShawn with a wife that has the same or more financially.

Anonymous August 1, 2009, 9:52 AM

DeShawn was my favorite, she seemed the most down to earth. I am glad she has left the show for a larger purpose but part of me wishes she had stayed so we could see her trying to live her new spiritually based life surrounded by all the worldly excess


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