Fri 13 Mar 2015, 15:00
Reality TV is one of the best ways to be entertained at the moment! From the Real Housewives of Atlanta to Keeping Up With The Kardashians - watching someone else’s life and their successes and failures bring so much joy and reflection. The RHOA are definitely a more special breed, Nene, Porsha, Kenya, Kandi, Phaedra among others offer up enough to make you feel like you are straight from the ATL hood.
RHOA was so good a parody came out of it, The Real Husbands of Hollywood. Kevin Hart created the show and features Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, and Nelly among other guest stars. At first we thought it would be like Entourage, a show about a bunch of good friends. But we were duly surprised; we realised the show satirises reality-tv crazies - showing Hollywood and the hustle to make it there.
So what similarities are there between these shows? Let’s look at a few characters:
Kevin Hart, the funny man and the leading man of the show has so much drama it reminds us of Nene Leaks. From divorces, throwing shade, fighting with everybody and the buckets of laughter.
Nelly kinda reminds us of Porsha Stewart, you really don’t know what he does… yes, he is an artist, but when was the last time you heard a song from him? Porsha lives a lavish life, but where does she really get her money? Ummm so many questions, no answers. Also, their characters on the show are very aloof.
Nick Cannon is an actor, comedian, rapper, entrepreneur, record producer, and radio and television personality who started his career at an early age. He is most like Kandi Burruss. Kandi is a Grammy award winning singer-songwriter, television personality, occasional actress and record producer who started her career pretty young. They both have so much going for them.
Boris Kodjoe and Phaedra Parks have such similar characters - they are both super chilled and have a thing for light-skinned spouses… Just kidding.
Duane Martin, the hustler with several failed businesses and a failed acting career can be compared to Peter, yes we know he is not a wife - but they definitely have the same business acumen. Peter has all the qualities the RHOA wives have, he is catty, loves some “tea” and can go from 0 to 100 in a few seconds. Oh! And don’t forget what Nene thinks of him, but that’s a story for another day.
Who’s your favourite character? Watch the show on BET, every Tuesday at 21:00.