The Real Housewives of Atlanta: S11 EP1 “Its a Ring Thing”


Nearly every housewives franchise has a love story.  In Atlanta, it is Nene and Gregg Leaks.  We’ve been through there divorce and we’ve seen them return in a wedding for the gods.

I have a love and hate affair with Nene, she has the fastest tongue in Atlanta and is funny as Hell.  Then there are moments where she is cu-cu for Coco-puffs and moments of great insight and caring.

The scene opens with Nene bringing a giant bowl of pills for Gregg.  Last year, Gregg had issues with his heart and the doctors were successful.  When he returned to the hospital with stomach pains, he was diagnosed with stage-3 colon cancer.   In the scene we see him with family and friends.  “When they cut my colon out, my heart got bigger,” Gregg says.       Typical old corny Gregg.  Nene of course rolls her eyes at him, but we hear her say  “I put on a brave face, but I have my moments.  If my car could talk, my car would probably be like, This bitch cries too much.” She’s back, baby!

Season 11 Episode1

Porsha, Porsha, Porsha

Porsha is thick and wider bodied, in a good way.  You could show a double feature on dat ass.  She’s got a new man, and she tells us  “The power of the tongue is real,”  Her man is Dennis McKinley who owns and operates a Hukkah lounge  and a hot dog restaurant.  They’ve been seeing each other for five months and talking engagement slash marriage. Yes, five months!!!     

We see them shopping for diamonds rings from 6 karats to 10 karats (and $145,000 to $552,000). While I smell some on camera fronting from the Hot Dog king.   Miss Porsha isn’t worried about the price tag BECAUSE  Dennis is “the boss of Atlanta.”   Porsha is as giddy as a second time bride could be.  She and  Nene  has mended their friendship.   Nene is working in Miami  and Porsha, wants the other housewives to join her has a surprise.

Cynthia Bailey

Has a new man, who works for Fox Sports in L.A.  Cynthia lets us know the new man has swam in the cool and refreshing waters of Lake Bailey several times.

Nene’s ‘SWAG

Boutique seems to be a little K-Mart-ish filled with too much clothes and not enough customers.  Porsha tries on an outfit so loud it could be seen by passengers on  a Southwest Jet at 35,000 feet.  Her twerking assets makes Nene laugh.   Lets hope she paid retail.

Eva

Eva is engaged and a wedding is soon.  We see several professional shots of her children and boyfriend.  She’s beautiful, but is there something there, there ?

 

Kandi

We see Kandi with members of Xscape receiving a Golden Note Award.  The award was by the America Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.   They brought the baby (Ace) with them, who was cranky because it was past his bedtime.    Papa Todd, gave Ace to Don Juan to care for while he was at the bar.

At  dinner, with the entire Burruss/Tucker clan.  Kandi tossed around the idea of  expanding the family. (she has unused eggs in the freezer)    There is something in the Burruss blood because ,Kandi’ daughter Riley told her in a mono no-nonsense tone.   No!  you don’t need no more children cause you barely have time for the children you have!!     Shy Riley, has a bit of her Grandmother “Mama Joyce” and her aunts Bertha and Nora.  Kandi can be a bit dull at times, I hope we get to see the Old lady gang this season.

Eva Marcille and Shamari DeVoe who was the lead singer of Blaque and wife of Ronnie (New Edition and Bell Biv-Devoe) are the newest peach holders in Atlanta.

Next week,we will get our first real taste of drama….

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Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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