(January 7, 2012) – We had no idea how much we missed Phaedra Parks over Bravo’s three week holiday hiatus, until tonight when we saw a preview video of the Real Housewives of Atlanta episode that will air tomorrow night.
Just hearing her say that she wants to create funerals “worth dying for” warmed our hearts and reminded us that Housewives shows are supposed to be, and still can be, tons of fun to watch, as long as the women are smart, the chick chat is hilarious and the over-the-top drama is tempered with enough innocent nonsense to remind us that fascinating women are funny, strong, unpredictable, and always looking for a nurturing giggle.
We cannot say we are equally excited to see Peter Thomas slowly break Cynthia Baily’s heart with his cold, take-me-as-I-am excuse for constantly disappointing his wife of only one year.
Peter is a right fighter, to borrow Dr. Phil’s expression. He believes that he has not changed during his relationship with Cynthia and therefore he has no responsibility for their marital problems. And tomorrow night we are going to watch Peter kill her softly with arrogant comments that, to our ears, signal he does not actually like, let alone love, his wife.
When a woman hears her husband say, “I’m so happy with myself that I’m going to talk like this for the rest of my life” regardless of whether those words are hurting her deeply, we would have to say there is no real marriage there because he is stating clearly that he is not willing to try to change anything about himself that will make his wife feel more secure in the relationship.
Of course it’s easy for us to say, but all we want to do is scream down to Atlanta “Run Cynthia, Run!” It’s something entirely different to have the strength to leave Peter.
And judging from Twitter, Cynthia and Peter have worked things out or she has simply stopped trying to gain any equity in her relationship with her husband. We say that because every week Cynthia tweets an invitation to her friends and fans to join them at Bar One for a Real Housewives of Atlanta viewing party.
At one point, before we fully understood how cold hearted Peter is, this sounded like a fun road trip. But at this point, after seeing tomorrow night’s preview video, we’ll skip the excursion. Peter is every woman’s worst nightmare and we don’t travel to see men mistreat women.
What else can we expect to see? Well, we should be watching as Kandi Burruss is writing and producing a song for Massachusetts-born country hit singer Jo Dee Messina. Just guessing, we should be returning to farcical Chateau Shereé and her child support issues with her ex-husband Bob, who far as we can does not owe Ms. Whitfield a dime.
Then, of course, there is Kim Zolciak, her new baby, her relationship with Atlanta Falcons’ defense end, Kroy Biermann and the tension between her daughters from other relationships, Brielle and Ariana. Rumor has it that at some point this season this family is going to be rocked by the departure of Kim’s longtime assistant/nanny/friend Sweetie. No casual viewer knows for sure why Sweetie is now no longer part of this family. But we’re guessing that any week now we’re going to hear Bravo’s version of the details.
And what about NeNe and her courtship/partnership with the Pizza Man, John Kolaj, who co-owns and runs Famous Famiglia Pizzeria and, when we last met him, was showering Ms. Leakes with a pilgrimage of gifts and compliments? Somehow we doubt that storyline will be addressed tomorrow. But you never know because ultimately we have no idea how the production company that films the Real Housewives of Atlanta or Bravo’s editing staff will cut tomorrow’s episode. Regardless, we are THRILLED that lighthearted Phaedra will return to cheer us up after a long hiatus and more Beverly Hills drama than we can handle.
See you tomorrow!
About the Author (Author Profile)
I am a New York City publicist who specializes in promoting luxury products and experiences and occasionally moonlight as a journalist.
Relatively new to the world of blogging, I have watched and enjoyed Bravo’s Housewives shows since the first season of the Real Housewives of Orange County. I created this blog over the 4th of July holiday of 2011 because I enjoy writing and love to figure out how to blend images and words to create something that is both visually compelling and interesting to read.