October 26th, 2010
12:46 PM ET
Oh, where to begin with the madness and foolery that was the latest episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta”?
Let’s start from the top down, shall we? From here on out I am seriously considering referring to Phaedra as “Fakedra” because I question what color the sky is in her world.
A baby shower with 150 people and a mandate that the guests all wear big hats? Flowers in the hair, eyelashes befitted with rhinestones and a “first dance” waltz with Dwight? Is this chick serious?
And once the ballerinas came dancing out I started flashing back to Kanye’s “Runaway” short film and trying to figure out what bizarre universe I had just entered into.
I know that Phaedra is supposed to have this ultra-fabulous life as an entertainment attorney, but there is such a thing as being too over the top and that "boughetto" (you know, the lovechild of bourgeois and ghetto) baby shower definitely ranked up there. Clearly her husband had the common sense to not be involved in the sheer and utter ridiculousness of the event and I applaud him for that. One of the best parts about the shower was the appearance of Lisa, who I kind of miss.
I have not at all taken to our newest housewife and it has nothing to do with her hideous choices in eye shadow colors. Rather, it’s the constant reminders of how incredible Phaedra is and how she’s such a “Southern belle.”
Well, most of the “Southern belles” I know have the good grace not to insult people straight to their face as Phaedra did to Cynthia’s fiancé. Bravo (no pun intended) that Phaedra managed to find a man who doesn’t have any children out of wedlock or “babies’ mamas,” but did she have to go on and on after she learned that Cynthia’s man is a father of five? It made Phaedra look like an elementary school in July (no class).
The jury was still out for me on Cynthia for awhile, but I am warming up to her. She handled the whole back of the limo conversation with Phaedra and Dwight quite well and in my opinion earned extra points for not laughing at the pair’s matching pink hats.
One thing I am confused about with Phaedra is her relationship with Ne Ne. On an earlier episode it was remarked that they had known each other since childhood, but Ne Ne said on this episode that she doesn’t know Fake..I mean Phaedra well at all.
Poor Ne Ne. What’s a girl to do when you get your nose and boobs done and your husband doesn’t even show up or answer his phone. Ne Ne and Greg have hit a serious rough patch and my sadness for them was lightened only by Sheree’s comment that if she had had cosmetic surgery every time she had marital problems she would look like Dwight.
Loved that line almost as much as I did Sheree’s “Who gonna check me, Boo?” t-shirt. Must buy one!
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