The Real Housewives of Atlanta 4.18 Review: Coming to America

The Real Housewives of Atlanta has never been a show about complexity. We may get a nugget of reality once in a while, but for the most part, the wives stick to their typical behavior, ignorance and all. It can make for greatly entertaining TV, a whirling ervish of messiness if you will, but there are times when you just want the wives to be themselves, as opposed to who the show paints them to be.

On last night's episode, several wives seem to have watched reruns in order to know how to act. Everybody had really poor moments once they hit the spotlight and to be frank, I don't know if I really like anybody anymore. Kim's clueless bimbo schtick, for one, has gotten very old for me; it's not cute to be helpless and rely on other people to do every little thing for you, so while the lasagna situation was obviously meant to be the stuff of wacky sitcom lore, I just couln't deal with Kim's indignation about how tired she was. From doing what, you ask? The world may never know. Kim claims to be working from home, but her work involves checking her e-mail and she has a nanny to shove KJ at whenever he's not being a chunky bundle of joy. Brielle and Ariana are pretty self-sufficient, so it's not like Kim is busting her hump caring for them, so the "overworke little woman" thing she puts on is very fake. Read More...


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