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You guys…what was that? Last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta…can anyone explain what in the world happened? Because to me, it seemed like Bravo had a whole bunch of random footage and everyone was ready to go on spring break, so they simply threw it all together, tossed things out until it was a solid 44 minutes plus commercials and set the thing to auto-play at 9:00 eastern time.

Andy Cohen didn’t even bother to do his Gay Uncle in the Basement show last night, which should tell you a little something about the rest of the evening’s programming. Last night’s episode didn’t even have any kind of plot thread running through it, and you know something’s bad when Bravo forgoes the opportunity to contrive a completely meaningless plot. And still, we recap. (more…)

I can’t even get it up for Real Housewives of Atlanta anymore. These women used to be my favorite, but now when I watch the show, all I do is root for Cynthia and Peter to get divorced and for Marlo to fall into an uncovered manhole and disappear forever. Actually, they could all fall in except for Kandi and I’m not sure I could even muster any concern.

Atlanta needs to be recast, badly, and I’m not really sure that there’s much point to recapping the rest of the season. I’m going to be writing about Mad Men when it starts, so if RHOA doesn’t wrap itself up next week, I am going to be giving Bravo major side-eye. I have a feeling that I’m going to feel exactly the same way about Real Housewives of Orange County by the time the end of its season rolls around. In the meantime, though, let’s have a recap. (more…)

Do any of you remember how this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta started? Or when it started? I don’t. Was it before the holidays? I think maybe it was, but that means that we’ve been hanging out with the Atlanta ladies for months on end at this point, and there is seemingly no end in sight. If this show doesn’t tie up its loose ends before Mad Men starts on the 25th, I am going to be angry. And also possibly missing in action.

Anyway, in our seemingly endless trudge towards the season finale that will never happen, our Housewives came home from South Africa and had the same petty fights we knew they would have. Oh, and Bryson got arrested while they were gone! So there’s that. I’m not sure what “that” is, but I’m sure it’s something. (Maybe it’s not?) Anyway, the recap. It’s where it always is: after the jump. (more…)

Apologies for my absence last week – Fashion Week ate my Real Housewives of Atlanta recap alive, and then it ate any opportunity I might have had to so much as put up a discussion post the next day. Now that Fashion Week has mercifully come to a close, I’m back to my normal duties. Just in time to catch the end of the Africa trip, too.

Last night’s episode wasn’t as epically entertaining as you’d normally expect of The Real Housewives Abroad, but it did provide a baby elephant, so I’m not complaining. If only more Bravo shows would entertain me with wildlife, I might gripe less. Sadly, though, it looks like our fervent wishes that Kandi would feed Marlo to a lion while in Africa were dashed. We can’t win ’em all. (more…)

As the Fug Girls so eloquently put it on Twitter last night, all of the crazy that was missing from the SAG Awards ceremony fortunately found it to the new episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta. For as much as this season has been boring so far, last night really brought the drama. Marlo didn’t cut anyone, but I think she was pretty close.

The episode consisted mainly of our ladies’ first day in South Africa, although other than a few minutes on the deck of a yacht, they spent the entire time inside cars, boats, hotel suits and the Cape Town airport, fussing at each other about god knows what. One day down, nine more days of international vacation to go. Hopefully this will be the only argument they have through the side of a staircase. (more…)

Last night on Real Housewives of Atlanta, we spent the majority of our time getting to know Marlo, our newest quasi-housewife, a little better. Like Brandi in Beverly Hills, Marlo has yet to get called up from the farm team for a full time spot in the big leagues of housewifery, but she’s trying her very best to put on for the cameras and get a job other than Professional Girlfriend. Unlike Brandi in Beverly Hills, Marlo seems to have few redeeming qualities.

I thought that last night’s episode might be our first one in Africa since last week was such a placeholder, but no, we’ll have to wait for next Sunday to see the actual trip. This time, we just lazed around Atlanta for a little bit longer, getting full-body wraps and trying on things we can’t afford. Except for Kandi, of course, who was pushing a truck tire around a vacant lot while someone yelled at her from the sidelines. (more…)

How is everyone doing on this lovely Martin Luther King Day? I hope you’re all using your day off as a day “on” in your community, but if you’re stuck at the office (or simply too lazy to do something to better humanity), the Real Housewives of Atlanta did us all a favor by showing up to work last night. Sort of, anyway.

If this episode felt like a placeholder to you, it’s because it probably was. Airing a show with an overwhelmingly female audience opposite of something like the Golden Globes telecast is a losing proposition if you actually care who sees the episode, but if it’s just a bunch of random scenes thrown together before a big plot point happens, then it’s perfect. How many of you actually watched Real Housewives last night? (more…)

It seems like it’s been eight years since we last saw an episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, doesn’t it? Apparently Bravo couldn’t really remember what was going on when we last visited with this group either, because last night’s episode wasn’t exactly action-packed and full of drama. It was amusing enough, though. The Atlanta wives always are.

We got an opportunity to spend a little more time with our new quasi-housewife Marlo, who copped to her long arrest record but then tried to create a diversion by taking us to Ted Turner’s house. All in all, a solid ploy! We also visited a funeral home with Phaedra and Apollo and a marriage counselor with Peter and Cynthia, both of which were about as awkward and unpleasant as one might expect. (more…)

Despite the fact that I missed the surprise mid-week episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, I was able to get all caught up for last night’s new show. And despite the fact that it was one of those extended episodes that usually drag on and make me want to scream, a lot of interesting stuff actually happened.

Not only did we get a new maybe-Housewife, Marlo, but she has a huge arrest record and Kandi thinks she might charge for her, uh, affection. Cynthia launched her modeling agency, Kim moved into a new house with a tiny newborn, Phaedra and Sheree rehashed their previous appearance in court. That’s kind of a lot, right? Also, please excuse the lame title quote. Everything else that was said during this episode was too profane for a family blog. (more…)

So here’s the deal, y’all. I didn’t know that there was a new episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta on last night until everyone started tweeting at me to ask if I was watching it while I was at a dinner party, so there’s no recap today. If Bravo wants people to write about its shows, they shouldn’t be springing random, mid-week episodes on us! Also, I had something called a “beet cobbler” last night, which sounds weird but was totally delicious, and it was way better than watching Real Housewives.

I’m assuming that at least a few of you were less clueless than I was and caught the episode, and for that, I’m slightly jealous. The Atlanta wives are my favorite, as you all know, and I’m going to try and catch a repeat this evening and chime in in the comments. For now, though, feel free to talk amongst yourselves. Was the episode last night any good? I heard on Twitter that it was worth a watch. (more…)

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