With VH1-ers salivating and waiting for the Love and Hip Hop Atlanta reunion show, we hop on over for TV One’s bid for the piece of reality tv pie for the debut of R&B Divas.
Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Monifah Carter, Syleena Johnson, and Keke Wyatt hands down would make for a great R&B collaboration in the music studio. Now the question is can they hold the bar to “must see tv”.
The fist episode aired last Monday, and although the rating numbers weren’t record breaking on cable as a whole, it DID give a needed boost to young network with 479,000 viewers tuning in for the first episode.
I was one of those viewers, intrigued by the opportunity to get a glimpse of the everyday of some of my favorite R&B songstresses.
The first episode as all new relatiy shows was based on getting to know each of people who are are going to be in the show.
We hear Faith talk about being a mother and a widow at the age of 25, Syleena Johnson informs us that she is an underratted artist, Monifah surprised with her fun personality and hair (her and Katy Perry is tempting me to buy some purple hair..lol) , and Keke defined the “woman with emotional baggage” role.
This is the show where behind the music meets situational reality tv, and it works!
Back to Keke.. Keke….Keke….Keke….
When Keke’s husband, Michael, ASKED her permission to have a Facebook page, I thought I was watching a hostage situation, and what should be the interaction between to grown married adults. Her husband seems to be ok with the emasculation, and really comes off as feminine. I understand that you accept her bring her PAST trust issues into your marriage, but was it the best idea to marry without those issues being resolved?
Ok and Michael not having any “friends”, and taking on the ‘my buddy’ role with his wife was a lil creepy. Distance does make the heart grow fonder.. but if you like it.. I love it.. It just looks weird on tv watching it.
AnyWho peep the first episode if you had not already. R&B Diva’s aired tonight on TVOne.