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Why we love hating The Real Housewives

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta still has about 3.15 million viewers. WTF?!

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Why on earth do over three million people enjoy watching The Real Housewives of Atlanta? There are people outside of Atlanta that watch the show, too, and that is simply ludacris.

Here are 5 reasons why I think the show is a hit:

Scientific Study If you live in the suburbs, you’ve likely never seen a real, live hood rat. Hood rats come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. They can even camouflage themselves as normal people for a few hours of the day. Some people watch the show as part of a scientific study, to see how this species survives outside of its natural environment. It’s captivating, really.

Everyone Loves Atlanta This is clearly the most logical reason. Viewers sit on the edge of their couches hoping to see a glimpse of the skyline, some chic Buckhead restaurant, or learn a new tidbit of info about an Atlanta attraction. Sitting through the Housewives’ drama is just a means to an end.

Misery Loves Company Those of us who are caught up in drama of Jerry Springer proportions want to see others who are more screwed up than ourselves.

What (Not) to Wear Some of us seek the guidance of the housewives for fashion tips. We learn what (not) to wear based on what these ladies don. You can also get tips on where (not) to shop based on where they venture out to.

Shop Local Lastly, there has got to be category of people who turn on the TV and walk away while the show is playing. They’ve got no idea what it’s about, but they’re full of Atlanta pride so they support local shows through their viewership. I think fans of The Vampire Diaries also fall in the category because….really, guys?


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