‘RHOA,’ ‘Blood, Sweat & Heels’ Get Ugly, XFINITY’s Black History Month Offerings & More

by | February 10, 2014 at 3:53 PM | Black Entertainment, Blood Sweat & Heels, Can't Stop Watching, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, TV News

"Blood, Sweat & Heels" stars Mica Hughes and Demetria Lucas during happier times. (Photo: Bravo)

When “Blood, Sweat & Heels” star Demetria Lucas said she was “sometimes disappointed in how we behaved,” last night’s episode showed me what she meant. All of the ladies’ behavior was pretty awful–fighting, cursing, bullying–and left me with a headache. OK, I can’t put it all on that show, I did watch “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” right before and that mess was even worse. More brawling, bullying and too much “Mean Girls” behavior. Very disgusting. Yep, horror and mayhem sums up my Sunday night viewing experience and I hadn’t even watched “The Walking Dead.” I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to resuscitate a few brain cells. For those of you who missed out (and you should be glad you did), I’ve identified three standout moments from last night’s “Blood, Sweat Heels.” It airs at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo. Watch it here.

Mica Hughes should consider seeking professional help. Based on what we’ve seen from the show, this woman may have a problem with alcohol. What seemed harmless and cute like her behavior at co-star Daisy Lewellyn’s Brooklyn Brunch Series or feeding her pet chinchilla Rocky sips of her wine has clearly evolved into back-to-back situations where alcohol is her partner in crime. Her conduct at co-star Geneva S. Thomas’ work-related event was wretched but pales to the atrocity she displayed at friend and co-star Brie Bythewood’s  family home in the Hamptons. She arrived drunk and was belligerent, loud, inconsiderate and attempted to break into to the house. We later find out that her father died earlier that day. That’s unfortunate but doesn’t excuse her behavior.

Demetria and Geneva need to learn to be supportive. Those two ladies could’ve responded to Mica’s emotional and drunken state better. Instead, they laughed and joked (OK, it was a bit comical), egging her on, knowing she has a real problem. It was disappointing to see Demetria, who’s a life coach, respond coldly and like a gossiping high school student. I’m not saying she had to coddle Mica but she should’ve kept quiet instead of getting overly excited by Mica’s antics. And Geneva … girl, why, why, why? She should’ve taken Demetria’s advice and stayed away. You and Demetria already walked away, so why go back? She allowed curiosity (and probably anger from how Mica behaved at her event) get the best of her and went back over to where Mica was, getting into a shouting match where she shouted “Detox, detox” to Mica and got called “Wesley Snipes.”  Ay yi yi. 

Melyssa Ford’s vulnerability. It’s a bit refreshing to see a reality TV personality who isn’t breaking their neck to prove they’re something they aren’t. I remember when Melyssa was the girl in everyone’s video. But that was 10 years ago and after making tons of cash, Melyssa admits she was frivolous with her earnings, and now needs to pay the bills. She’s trying her hand as a real estate broker but still gets calls to attend events based on her video vixen past. I, personally, think it’s fine and believe she could strategically marry her old career with her new one. Whatever she decides, I appreciate her vulnerability.

Here’s what else is happening…
We have a lot of cool things planned for Black History Month and want to make sure you catch it all. You’ve already met two of our celebrity guest editors–MSNBC host Tamron Hall and “Let’s Make a Deal” host Wayne Brady–who both offered revealing interviews about black culture and the idea of “blackness.” You can read Tamron’s interview here and Wayne’s here. We also are featuring interviews from people who’ve been involved in the civil rights movement. Last week we highlighted former U.S. Ambassador Rev. Andrew Young and Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles. This week we’re featuring Joan Lee Nelson, who shares her experience at the March on Washington and how the crowd carried her to the front of the Lincoln Memorial, and D’Army Bailey, founder of the National Civil Rights Museum who discussed the impact the March on Washington had on the wider civil rights movement. You can watch those here.

 On my watchlist? What I’m tuning in to see and what I’ll catch up with XFINITY On Demand…
“The Walking Dead”: So I ended up missing it this last night but will watch it tonight online. Very curious to see who made it out alive. It airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on AMC. Watch it here.
“The Tomorrow People”: This TV series went under my radar until Black History Month guest editor Wayne Brady listed it as one of his favorite shows. I’ve watched a few episodes online and now I’m hooked.  It’s right up my alley! It airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on CW. Watch it here.

The Hot List: Who/What’s Hot, Not
HOT: Damon Feldman, owner of Celebrity Boxing, canceling the George Zimmerman vs. DMX “celebrity” boxing match  (The fact that this was even a consideration is beyond gross.).
NOT: ”Blood, Sweat & Heels” star Geneva S. Thomas equating co-star Mica Hughes’ ”You will always look like Wesley Snipes” comment about her to colorism (I, and it seems like others, think Mica’s comment had nothing to do with color. Would colorism had come into play if a dark skinned woman said it? She should’ve said, “Heck yeah, I look like Wesley Snipes. He’s fine and so am I!”)

HOT: Jennifer Hudson at the “BET Honors” awards show (Girl friend looked good!).
NOT: ”The Real Housewives of Atlanta” last couple of episodes (Ugh!!).
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