‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ season 8, episode 10 review: Kenya Moore, Porsha Williams’ family matters

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This season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” has felt like it is divided into two camps: The stories about the single housewives whooping it up and on the prowl for husbands and the married ladies settling into their family lives and working on their marriages. We have to say from our perspective that the actual housewife stories have been infinitely more interesting to us. Kandi and her pregnancy, Cynthia working on her marriage and Kim’s very close knit family have been the highlights of the season for us, especially watching these ladies balance their careers with family issues. That’s what the “housewives” franchise has always been about to us more so then the drama.

Tonight, we are pleased to say that for the most part, family remained the focus … but in a slightly different way than we’ve seen before. Clearly the big “moment” that the show promoted was Kenya Moore’s attempts to see her mother, but this didn’t end up going much of anywhere. Instead, it took us only to a place where she knocked on the door and didn’t get a response. We had a feeling this was the case when we saw the promos; not everyone wants to be famous for being on TV, and not everyone wants to air their dirty laundry. This move angered her aunt Lori (her mother’s sister), and another person on that side left the family reunion.

There was a different sort of family fighting for Porsha Williams tonight, mostly in how it was a deeper, more vulnerable side than we’re accustomed to. Her sister Lauren was pregnant, and she was concerned about how to tell Porsha, remembering that this is something that she had wanted before her marriage fell apart. There were sparks at times between the two, but we think we have something close to a resolution in the end (rare for this family).

Also tonight, Todd and Phaedra Parks resolved their feud over the workout video, Mama Joyce got what effectively feels like money to stop stirring the pot, and we also had Cynthia Bailey taking off to work on things with Peter. This was a quiet episode compared to some others, but also a personal one. We felt for some of Housewives at times, but still laugh at the idea of Kenya proclaiming she was “alone” to see her mother when there was a camera crew all around her. Grade: B-.

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