I Think I’m Almost Done with ‘Basketball Wives’ and ‘Real Housewives’


Once upon a time, watching Basketball Wives and the Real Housewives of whatever region, but particularly Atlanta, allowed me the opportunity to escape from my regular non-red bottom, Louis Vuitton-less life and essentially feel better about myself for not being as ridiculous as the women on the show. That time is no more, because when it comes to these shows, reality TV has become raunchy TV filled with women whose acting skills aren’t quite good enough for the big screen. They are cast into a world full of drama created by no one other than themselves.

We can be honest. Sometimes we don’t mind a good fight–a good, organic fight that is. Someone may get all the way outside of themselves and forget who they’re talking to and the person on the receiving end has no choice but to lay hands on the other to remind them not to do it again. It’s sort of like a kid being spanked. What we’re seeing with these football, basketball, house, I’m-not-really-a-wife wives is people making up physical reactions to real-life situations that don’t even require all of that.

If you haven’t noticed by now, and I may be late, Evelyn Lozada is off of her rocker intentionally. I refuse to believe that anyone walks around with that much anger for no reason, and if she did, she wouldn’t have been able to hide it for three seasons. Though she proclaims her ex-best friend Jen is the one who has changed since starting the show, she’s the one who’s feeling herself now and thinks it’s cute to be known as a bully who’s ready to throw bows at the drop of a hat. There’s nothing attractive about being the friend that no one can take anywhere because she’s going to hurl an expensive bottle of wine at someone or jump over a table and try to “pretend” tackle someone (she knew security would stop her). She’s putting on a full-blown show, and though I don’t appreciate anyone acting as something they’re not, why would you start to behave in a way that actually makes you look worse? Her story line isn’t even entertaining anymore, it’s pathetic and predictable, and that does not make for good TV—reality or otherwise.