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Created on Thursday, 28 February 2013 10:24 Last Updated on Thursday, 28 February 2013 10:24 Published on Thursday, 28 February 2013 10:24 Written by Debbie Norrell - Courier Lifestyles Editor Hits: 917
I’m always looking for a good sitcom and I have found it. “Real Husbands of Hollywood” on BET is laugh out loud funny. It is billed as the fakest reality show ever, as least they admit it is fake. Funny man Kevin Hart is the creator and executive producer and by the way I’m loving me some Kevin Hart. He is funny, smart, and cute and when you meet him in person he is friendly and open. I digress.
This is the best spoof of the Hollywood reality Housewives franchise that I have seen. Each man plays his self but you never see his wife. Most of them have a wife, according to Hart’s bio he was married but seems to be filing for divorce. He is enamored with the other guy’s wives who you rarely if at all see; you only hear about them or see their photos.
The cast list includes: Kevin Hart, J.B. Smoove (Shahidah) Robin Thicke (Paula Patton), Nick Cannon (Mariah Carey), Duane Martin (Tisha Campbell-Martin) and Boris Kodjoe (Nicole Ari Parker). There are always special guests like Trey Songz, Faison Love, Common, Nelly, Shaquille O’Neal and Jay Leno. Entertainment Weekly voted the show on its top ten list as number one.
I plan to own this series because I’m loving it just that much, I now look forward to Tuesday night television. Also on Tuesday night is the “Second Generation Wayans.” The laugh-at-our-pain comedy stars Craig and Damien Wayans, their real-life production partner, George O. Gore II, who played Damon Wayans’ son Michael on ABC’s “My Wife and Kids.” Despite Craig having writing credits on Scary Movie 2, Damien having directed the 2009 parody film Dance Flick, and both cousins having writing and directing credits for episodes of “My Wife and Kids,” Craig says the cousins still “have to pay dues every day,” as some industry insiders still dismiss their accomplishments as nepotism. But Damien insists, with a laugh, that “There is no nepotism in the fam! There are a lot of unfunny Wayans,” he says, considering that there are 10 siblings in Keenan’s generation alone, each with their own children. “If you can’t do the work (even on a family production), you don’t get the job.”
The cousins make fun of their one-foot-in-and-one-foot-out Hollywood struggle in a new, semi-autobiographical BET sitcom, “Second Generation Wayans.” The show is scripted but also has that reality flavor.
It is nice to see the evolution of Ali since her Fresh Prince days. I loved her on “Love That Girl” and would like to see more episodes of that show as well. Gore has grown up and thinned out, he seems like a really smart young man, so different than his character on “My Wife and Kids.”
I was telling a friend about these new shows and they immediately told me that they don’t like baffoonery. I asked them which episode were they talking about and they informed me that they had never seen either show. Uh hello, how do you judge a show you have never watched? I say check out both be open and enjoy.
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