Wednesday, October 8, 2008

You Must Be Fucking Kidding Me

Oh my gawd. Okay dudes, so I came home tonight at midnight, tired from being on my feet for six hours straight and failing to seduce a stray cat (more on that later, no bestiality involved), changed into my PJ's (a pair of 70s style shorts with rainbows and Snoopy's printed on them and one of my bf's t-shirts), screwed the top off the bottle of Arizona Green Tea with Honey and sat down to watch some TV. Ugh, no double ugh.

This Real Housewives of Atlanta show is beyond BAD. It needs a new word to describe how shitty it is. Maybe the antidope. Yeah, it's the antidope. Not only are these women materialistic, shallow and annoying creatures, they DON'T live in Atlanta. Wanna know how I know? It's nearly impossible to buy a house that unnecessarily large in the city of ATL. Plus homegirl said it herself: "I live north of the city." They're living in Duluth and Sugarloaf. I should know, I spent a good chunk of childhood in that nightmarish rose colored suburbian bubble. Both are at least 30 minutes away from the city (without traffic). Plus these people seem like they don't actually understand the city. They constantly compare the party scene to that of NY or LA (oh whoa not true) and one of the even enlightens us about how the city is integrated, how blacks and whites intermingle. Christ, lady, it's the city of Atlanta, not Jasper or Ringgold. Chill down, Martina Luther King. Not to mention aside from the transition shots, you never actually see any scenes filmed in the city. Um and believe me you would know. The city is ugly and dirty, with poor infrastructure and not that much to look at. Plus you would see some bums, some daytime hour hoes, and a ton of people with messenger bags.

Basically this show is an epic fail. A fail more epic than any other. A severe wind tunnel of intelligence and emotion. A black hole of culture. Did I say fail?

I mean, I hate that awful city just as much as the next person who lives there, but it's my city, y'know? And I stand by its poor infrastucture and improper use of city tax money, because that's what citizens (and ohai ex-pats) do. So boo, Bravo and fake housewives, boo to you. Let's start putting the ATL back in Atlanta and creating bumper stickers that make sense!

Deuces,
Erika

3 comments:

Carsi said...

I watched that show and just couldn't believed how deluded and narcissistic most of those women were.

Jane said...

I haven't watched the show but it sounds horrible.

MACK said...

My friend tried to get me to watch this--i haven't watched ANY of them and i refuse. the majority of residents of these cities (or 'north of the city' residents) DON'T live like this, act like this, speak like this. Its not an accurate representation of how we, the people (chill, bill of rights) live. SO--Bravo and every other network, when there's a show on television that highlights a lifestyle i live, i'll watch.

all these shows are one of two extremes--extreme wealth, or extreme poverty/crime ridden "hood" chillen' on the block type places. Both of which are considered 'cool'. What? I didn't grow up in neighborhoods resembling either of these descriptions. Both were always around, but me? I'm the forgotten middle child. My childhood is just lost in the sauce.