The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: From the Motherland to Haterville

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta spent 10 days in South Africa, but did anything really change besides Cynthia's hairdos? We recap the homecoming in THG's +/- review.

First we have to leave South Africa which may take longer than you'd think given the amount of shoes that Marlo has to pack. Oh, but she has help. Some poor resort worker comes in so that Marlo can lounge on her bed and explain how each shoe must be packed in it's own separate little bag so that they don't rub together in flight.

Seriously? Minus 10.

Headin' Back to ATL

Then "Blue Eyes" as NeNe calls their personal helper must run across to help NeNe close up her suitcases. There are several but at least NeNe packed them herself so Plus 5.

I want to believe Blue Eyes got a decent tip for this nonsense but somehow I doubt it.

When the ladies finally leave, there is singing and dancing. Yes, it's supposed to be some sort of ceremonial custom but honestly, can you imagine how relieved the staff must be to see these high maintenance, bossy women finally leave?   

Somehow Phaedra seems to think that all of their positive experiences at the orphanage will have this crew headed back to the States as better women. Ha! Minus 8. I didn't know they made rose colored glasses that strong.

Back home Cynthia brings back presents from South Africa for Noelle but nothing for Peter. Apparently she didn't speak to them much while she was gone. Minus 10. She was away from her husband and daughter for 10 days. You'd think she'd keep in touch.

Zolciak Attack

It's Peter and Cynthia's one year anniversary and Peter's overcompensating by throwing a big bash. Yes, he wants a black tie event for 150 people from 7 p.m. to midnight but with as little food as possible because he's on a tight budget.

I think that party planner had the same look on his face that I did. Minus 12. Who wants to go to a party and starve. I'll pass.

Does anyone else notice that Cynthia, the woman he's supposedly throwing this party for, doesn't seem the least bit interested?

Peter recruits NeNe for help with the party but it really gets interesting when they talk about her son. Bryson got picked up for shoplifting from Walmart and has spent the last five days sitting in jail. Minus 15. He's 21 and not a child. Idiot.

I could see both sides of NeNe and Peter's debate. NeNe wants to let him sit his butt in jail and learn a lesson. His life's been easy. It's time to learn that there are consequences. Plus 10 for the tough love.

Oh No She Didn't Eyes

But Peter mentioned that he did less than two days in jail when he was the same age for running a red light. OK, my first question is what else did he do because they don't generally arrest someone for running a light ... but let's move on. He says one day in the slammer had him scared straight and he knows friends who have had very bad experiences in county lock up. Maybe it's time to spring the kid. NeNe says she'll consider it.

Finally we head over to Kim and apparently we're suppose to feel sorry for her. She's so frazzled. She has a 17,000 square foot home, two housekeepers, a personal chef, an interior designer, and a pseudo assistant but damn, she hasn't found a nanny yet and this three month old is just too much for her.

Minus 15. Oh, the horror. She has to take care of her own kid.

And what is up with the nude photos of her and Kroy as art work? Is she trying to scare her guests? Minus 8.

Leakes Look

Sheree, Phaedra, and Kandi all stop by Kim's for a friendly lunch ... uh, not really. Sheree suddenly has it out for Kandi and seems downright gleeful to be driving a wedge in between these two friends. Minus 10

Sheree's screeching, Kandi's screeching back, and Kim's yelling over the fray as Phaedra sits quietly eating her red velvet cupcake. She's not about to out scream these fools but when she's pulled into the argument she tries to be the voice of reason. Plus 12.

Of course that voice gets drown out by more screaming before it can even finish a sentence.

So what's up with Sheree? She's got the new Porsche but nothing but a hole in the ground where her new home should be. And is Kandi right? Do you think Kim would have gone to South Africa if she didn't have baby KJ?



Everybody is so buffaloed. These people are not real stars that are on a real show. They are just a bunch of phonies that are from very dysfunctional families who are willing to be on tv and sell their souls for money and eventually destroy their children. So I'd rather watch lifetime movie channel and enjoy a real show with real stars and the whole family can be together. Or watch e channel Mrs Eastwood and Co. Good show with real stars.


Kim doesn't want any of those idiots as friends unless their gossiping about NeNe. Kandi, Phaedra and Sheree all look like fools, seeing how they couldn't stand Kim last season and now that NeNe's doing big things and has no time for The Smalls, all of a sudden Kim's so great, and Kroy and Kim are treated like royalty. As if Kim's not a glorified Homewrecker. Funny how The Smalls liked Marlo when they tried to orchestrate that tention filled meeting between NeNe ,Marlo and Charles Grant at Bar One. When NeNe so craftily befriended Marlo the ladies all of a sudden wondered why Marlo was even apart of the cast. I wanted to scream at the TV "you phonies are the reason Marlo's on Bravo, because you SMALLS implemented a plan that backfired on your Ass".


NeNe is the 21st century reincarnation of Archie Bunker. Whether its "Blue Eyes" or "Casper" or whatever, she is offensive. She should NEVER call out anyone as bigot until she takes a good look in the mirror. I used to like her but she got the new bulldog nose and personality to match. All she does is talk at people. Theres never a conversation just her going off on everyone. If she left the show I would not miss her.


If Kim and her frienemies can Not get along in their own hometown, why go across the world to get into screaming matches and verbal insults? Kim stayed where she was supposed to be. With or without Baby Kroy, Kim Needed to stay back home with her family.
TeleGraph, TelePhone, Tell-a Woman!!
By Now Sheree should know that you can Not go and tell a person what another person says about them,it causes confusion and arguments. Kandi and Kim would Not have gotten into that shouting match if Sheree had Not told Kim what was said about her while Sheree and Kandi were in South Africa. It seems that Sheree would have learned a lesson from Cynthia about running off having to tell what the other mean girl has said "regarding" you!!


I just don't understand why Phaedra won't jump in and tell Kim that Kandi didn't say it. I know she doesn't want to be involved but this will put an end to all this mess.


Beware of the person who is friends with everybody...SHEREE!
She has been NeNe's friend, Kim's friend, Kandi's friend and Phaedra's friend. Marlo clearly looks like she aint having no crap so Sheree backed off of herwhen she found out she had a wrap sheet. Sheree is the hater of the group, Phaedra, who I thought was going toturn for the worse has been on deep chill. She can get down when she have to but it seems that she doesnt want any part of THIS one. Sheree needs to SIT DOWN SOMEWHERE. I hope that they all see her for who she really is and set her straight. dont have to lose friendship over this garbage they doing on the show; just let everyone know that their hole card has been peeked and revealed.


Sheree should have been listening right since she tried 2 be so damn messy. Kandi didnt say anything about Kim not wanting to be around a black baby. she just said that she didnt think that Kim would have came on the trip to Africa and she know that she wouldnt have. And if Kim felt that her and Kandi were such good friends, then Kim should have came 2 Kandi and talked 2 her as a friend.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta Quotes

[to Kenya Moore] You best hope nothing happens to me, because you might not have a job. I'm your storyline. I sustain your career . . . I built you, so stop playing games.

Apollo Nida

[to Kenya Moore] "You a sneaky, trifling slut."

Phaedra Parks