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These housewives have 'Real' issues

New seasons of 2 'Real Housewives' duke it out

By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz

RedEye

7:59 PM CDT, November 1, 2012

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Rock the vote or rock the tote? While America elects a president next week, Bravo is electing to premiere new seasons of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" on Sunday and Monday, respectively. But which party would you rather join? RedEye does the research for you by comparing the season premieres for both shows. If one thing is clear this Election Week, it's that these women have "issues."

Animal rights

ATLANTA: Mortician-in-training Phaedra Parks has decided to expand her funeral business to "pet horizons." No word if this ties in with her alma mater, the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

BEVERLY HILLS: Lady-in-training Brandi Glanville has adopted two dogs that seem more behaved than her. Thankfully, there's no fight between the dogs and Lisa Vanderpump's pooch, human-in-training Giggy.

Opposite-sex marriage

ATLANTA: NeNe Leakes is trying to reconcile with her ex, Gregg, while Kim Zolciak-Biermann is pregnant with her second son with Falcons star Kroy Biermann, which should be the real birther debate.

BEVERLY HILLS: Adrienne Maloof and her husband Mr. Maloof are ending their un-civil union while Vanderpump renews her vows with fellow Brit Ken Todd, who lovingly says, "I will obey you." A royal wedding, this is not.

Debt and deficit

ATLANTA: Zolciak-Biermann talks of wanting to be evicted from her Georgia home because it costs $101,000 to rent a moving van. She may be the only person in America for-closure.

BEVERLY HILLS: Um, this is Beverly Hills, honey. Chi-chi-chi.

A woman's right to shoes

ATLANTA: As every argument at a dinner party has shown, these Southern belles are longtime believers in the values of Christian—Louboutin.

BEVERLY HILLS: All signs point to: More rounds between the Maloof-hoof and Vander-pump.

Slogan

ATLANTA: "Take your hood-rat ass back to Detroit."

BEVERLY HILLS: Money can buy you clash.


tswartz@tribune.com  |  @tracyswartz


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