What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the reality spin-off Atlanta Exes features the ex-fiancés and wives of famous celebrities and athletes. There are lots of mature themes, some catty behavior, salty vocabulary, social drinking, and references to smoking hookahs. Despite all this, the show still offers a positive look at women supporting each as they cope with divorce and starting over.
What's the story?
ATLANTA EXES is a reality series that highlights the highs and lows of being the ex-fiancés and ex-wives of famous Atlanta men. The Hollywood Exes spin-off stars Tameka Raymond, the ex-wife of R&B singer Usher; Monyetta Shaw, the former fiancé of R&B singer Ne-Yo; Torrei Hart, comedian Kevin Hart's ex-wife; and Christina Johnson, singer Cee-Lo Green's ex-wife. Also joining them is Sheree Buchanan, the ex-wife of football player Ray Buchanan. From transitioning into a life as single women to trying to build their careers, the women are coping with the highs and lows that come with entering a new phase of their lives.
Is it any good?
From moving to a new home and trying to date to restarting an entertainment career that was put on hold during the marriage, each of the women featured here is trying to find ways to move on from their failed high-profile relationships. They also note the challenges they're facing as they move on with their lives, including coping with feelings of betrayal to not being completely able let go of the feelings they have for their exes.
It's voyeuristic and at times almost tabloid-ish, thanks to the constant conversations about what went wrong between them and their famous exes, as well as the occasional cameo appearances by some of the men. There's some catty behavior among the women, too. But overall it offers a chance to see women who are sharing similar circumstances supporting one another in a positive way.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about divorce. Do you think themes such as relationship/marital problems and divorce should be the central focus of a reality show? Is it appropriate to discuss these kinds of personal issues on TV? Why do you think these women choose to do so? Is it to generate sympathy from audiences? For fame? Or are there other reasons?