Parents' Guide to

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Meet another group of materialistic women, y'all.

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+

I just want to know why the Hell Quad is still on the store with no husband keeping up lies she is the one that sleeping with contractors to get her house together. She need to get off Married to .Medicne.An Heavenly need to sit her old ass down always keeping up shit.,If the show loses them 2 especially Quad!!I I love Toya.

age 18+

Loyal viewer

I love this show. Although most is smoke a mirrors I love this show and the rating show this show is loved. An all black cast and top rated housewives beating out all other franchises. I laugh every episode. I love the different personalities and what they all bring individually. I love to see that getting old doesn't have to be boring. I can still be sexy, still look good, still go out and have fun, and still dress nice.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (7):

Like the ladies of the O.C. and NYC, these women enjoy a life of wealth and status that most people can only dream about. But their status comes primarily from newly acquired wealth (thanks to successful marriages and partnerships with professional athletes, lucrative divorce settlements, and anonymous benefactors). Because of this, even though some of the women are highly successful entrepreneurs (Lisa is a successful real estate broker and fashion designer, and Sheree is a successful business owner), they sometimes come across as stereotypical "gold diggers" who are both calculating and greedy. Their behavior often seems a little tawdry, too, as they engage in catty arguments while trying to outshine the women in their small-but-elite inner circle.

Because it's set in the city that's considered by many to be the "land of opportunity" for African Americans, THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA highlights a successful and powerful segment of the African-American community that isn't always seen on television. Discussions of race are subtle, but it's an important theme here. References are made about Nene's "outlandish" (translation: "low class") behavior, while Kim -- one of Nene's best friends and the only Caucasian woman in the group -- is often visibly missing from many of the housewives' gatherings. The show delivers a mixed bag of social messages, but one thing remains constant: For these women, money and image -- and the power those two things bring them -- is everything.

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