'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Premiere Recap: NeNe Rages Once Again

Julie Ryan Evans
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Real Housewives of AltantaWelcome back Real Housewives of Atlanta, it's good to see some down-and-dirty drama Southern style once again.

Since we last left the women, a few things have changed.

Sheree thinks she's an actress; Kim is bisexual; and Kandi is dating again after the death of her fiancé, A.J.

NeNe hasn't changed a bit (except for that new BRIGHT purple eye shadow), but somehow Kim has forgiven her for the choking incident last season, and the two are boozy buddies once again.

And I mean BOOZY. Housewives in all the cities seem to drink wine like water, but the Atlanta girls had glasses of wine in almost EVERY single scene tonight -- and really big ones at that.

Over their Chardonnay, Kim told NeNe about some issues she'd heard of between NeNe's two husbands -- Greg, her gay husband, and Dwight, her straight one. NeNe was furious Greg may have borrowed money from Dwight with neither of them telling her.

When NeNe confronted Dwight at a shoe party, it was an in-your-face scream fest with fingers flying and her face in his. She did stop short of choking him, however, so perhaps she's changed a bit.

Sheree was also pissed at Dwight because he says she owes him money for the help he provided at her fashion show. Sheree says she doesn't owe him a dime.

Dwight, better watch your back, boo, Housewives can get ugly when irked even if you are a "tiger."

Speaking of irksome behavior, enter Phaedra Parks -- the newest Atlanta housewife and Dwight's new BFF.

A self-proclaimed Southern belle and lady, the "attorney to the stars" is full of herself ... and some other stuff too.

She pranced around with her nose in the air and proclaimed herself to be fabulous, fierce, and beautiful. Not lacking in self confidence, she is lacking in one area -- "fabulosity," of which NeNe says Phaedra has none.

What a shame.

We can safely assume there's going to be plenty of drama to come between NeNe and Phaedra, who have known each other for years.

"NeNe is not traditionally thought of as very ladylike," Phaedra said.

"This is an event for the most fabulous ladies in Atlanta like me and Sheree and Kim. I don't know Phaedra that well, but what I seen of Phaedra, I ain't never seen fabulous ... when we talk about fabulosity, I don't see it," NeNe said.

And there's yet still another new Atlanta Housewife we didn't get to meet yet -- Cynthia Bailey. A former model and a longtime friend of NeNe, it will be interesting to see what she brings to the mix now that Lisa Wu is no longer a regular on the show.

Previews for the rest of the season look promising -- lots of fabulosity. It's good to be back in Atlanta!

What did you think of The Real Housewives of Atlanta premiere? Are you excited about this season? What did you think of Phaedra Parks?


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