Like millions of other women in the world, one of my guilty pleasures is watching reality TV shows. From pregnant 16 year olds to professional athlete's old sidepieces throwing drinks on each other, if its on prime time TV I'm probably tuned in. Being that quality, scripted television shows are few and far between, this is what I look to for entertainment. While there is a show for every profession and every walk of life such as chefs (Chef Roble, Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen), fashion designers (Project Runway, Project Runway: Accessories), and business professionals (The Apprentice), the most successful shows appear to be the ones geared towards women and are full of drama. Due to the large influx of this type of reality show, I can usually determine if a show is good or bad in 2 episodes, tops. So when my Twitter timeline began buzzing about a new reality show preparing to hit our television screens, I was kind of excited...until I heard the name and seen the cast.The Mistresses of Atlanta is pretty much going to be about 4 women (and the token gay guy) all living in Atlanta and making it happen for themselves...whatever IT is. The cast includes Maliah Michel- a stripper known for her relationship with Drake and ability to give a round of applause with no hands, Rosee Divine- a stripper/model who is rumored to have paid top dollar for her *cough* assets, M'Jae- an up and coming rapper, Strings- an up and coming singer, and SoleHeir- Ummm, I'm not sure exactly what he does but I checked out his Twitter and he's fabulous.
What happened to good, old fashioned QUALITY television? As a kid, I remember sitting in front of the tv with my mom waiting anxiously for my favorite show to come on. At what point did America become so consumed with seeing reality drama that we completely dismissed the idea of scripted family shows? I dont know about you but I would much rather watch Steve Urkel chasing after Laura and breaking things than to watch females with no distinct occupation live in a house and fight and throw clothes in a pool. Even with 16 & Pregnant...I mean I get the initial objective of the show but the overall goal of the show has changed. Teenaged girls are literally getting pregnant on purpose to try and get on the show. After sitting down and thinking about it, WE are to blame for this. If ratings werent so high, these shows wouldnt exist. Even when people try to bring back scripted sitcoms, we dont even support them. I'm probably one of a few hundred people that actually watches House of Payne and Lets Stay Together. We've got to do better.
Even through all of my sarcastic slander, I'm not going to sit up here and lie and say that I wont be tuned in. What do you guys think? Will The Mistresses of Atlanta make it to your DVR?