I‘m just joking with the title of this post … but not entirely. *mild sideeye*
Last night I was minding my business scrolling through the interwebs when my timelines lit up with discussions about some show called ‘The Sisterhood‘. I’m not huge into reality television at all, at least not this kind. I watch shows like Chopped, Who Do You Think You Are, and My Life Is A Lifetime Movie. I’ve never laid an eye on the Real Housewives of anywhere, never ever once. It’s really Natasha’s fault that I even got curious enough to eventually sit there and watch … or atleast I’m choosing to blame it on her *heh*.
For those not in the know, The Sisterhood is a new show on TLC that documents the lives of 5 pastor’s wives in Atlanta, Christina Murray, DeLana Rutherford, Domonique Scott, Ivy Couch, and Tara Lewis. I fell for the okey doke and watched a repeat of the premier episode. The premise seems simple enough but it’s never that simple with these “reality” shows and this one managed to document every ounce of drama they could squeeze out of those four (DeLana wasn’t featured in the 1st episode) women of God. Unfortunately it wasn’t that hard to squeeze out either as the 1st episode managed to contain gossiping, envy, a failing marriage, racial profiling, pride, a condom on a banana, handcuffs, good and bad weaves, and talk of the police coming to your house as a mark of marriage.
Say what? Huh what? O_o
Ok seriously though, there were some “redeeming” parts of the show, but all I could do during the entire thing was shake my head and wonder how I got myself into watching it in the first place *shakes fist angrily at Natasha*.
Woosaa … let’s run down the first ladies one by one (pardon me those who haven’t seen it yet but I need to get it out):
Christina: (pictured top right) I liked her and my only thought when the show was done was that I enjoyed how she, her husband, and daughters interacted and I’d love to visit their church.
DeLana: (pictured top left) She was not featured on the 1st episode so I have no opinion.
Domonique: (pictured seated in the red rocking bob weave perfection) Ma’am? What happened there? It seemed she was cold and distant in her marriage while her husband was rubbing her feet and more involved, she was envious of Christina’s church during the tour saying “that should have been” she and her husband, and she was downright wrong to invite Tara over to her house after gossiping about her with Ivy just to “get the full effect”. What? Ugh. Oh and how could she get SO upset over someone using the words “litmus test”…I’m being punked right? I also felt she (along with Ivy) jumped down Tara’s throat for being too heavenly minded (and worded) but they weren’t planning to like the woman in the 1st place so why even invite her over. Messy.
Ivy: (pictured seated) Sigh. Gossiping and instigating are the words that came to mind. Why? Just why? When she found out Tara and her husband had basically been fired from their church she seemed to immediately decide they were in the wrong without getting any further information (yes I know they could’ve edited it that way but still). Then she just dragged the drama out and brought it to Domonique who deep fried it and served it up for din din. Just why?
Tara: (pictured standing center) She is … peculiar. I don’t know her or her husband’s full story and why they were released from their church but for the record I will say I liked Tara. Now don’t get me wrong, she went a bit (A BUNCH) too far rebuking folk at their own table (ma’am don’t do that stop it now LOL), but for the most part I found her driven and unique. Was she going in on scripture too much for me? Not really, but once again they could’ve edited a bunch of obnoxious holier-than-thou spew out that I didn’t get to see. I almost hope they did because it would explain why Ivy and Domonique had to tear the club up like that. Either way, at the end of the whole to-do I found myself siding with Tara more probably because my heart goes out to anyone who is ganged up on and who moves to a new city and doesn’t know anyone.
Overall I’m not sure what my thoughts are on the show. On one hand I’m elated to see the Christian community given a platform on national television with the potential to impact other’s lives. On the other hand I’m afraid what impact this show will actually have. I’m conflicted. I haven’t decided if I’ll keep watching. My DVR is set but I may just not even go there.
Thanks a lot Natasha! *shakes other fist in your general direction*
Did you see TLC’s The Sisterhood? If so, what were your thoughts?