It’s been more than a decade since Carrie and her three best friends graced our televisions with their Manolo’s and relationship drama in Candace Bushnell’s, Sex and the City. With shows like Real Housewives and Love and Hip Hop that are filled with cat fights and name calling, there’s been a lack of girlfriends women can relate to; Saturday, April 12th, Oprah’s OWN network may change that with their new docu-series, “Love in the City”. This unscripted reality series follows best friends of more than 10 years, actress Chenoa Maxwell, celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright, life coach Bershan Shaw, and philanthropist Tiffany Jones, as they traverse the streets of New York City, dealing with ups and downs of everyday life. After watching the first episode it’s easy to see why these besties won’t need to throw drinks or shade at each other to bring in ratings, their refreshingly real friendship will be enough. Viewers on social media were already looking forward to watching and it before it even aired.
Sab_1908, “I am beyond excited to watch this show.. I’ve seen the interviews leading up too [your show] and you fab ladies come across as very authentic, amiable and smart. LOVE IT!”
Shannon Royal, “I will be tuned in.. Support OWN!”
Aisha Jefferson of Xfinity’s tv blog seemed optimistic about the new show after viewing the pilot, “The ladies have known each other for years, with Kiyah is the link that brought the four ladies together. I’ve watched the pilot episode of this OWN show and I like it and am pretty sure it’ll get a welcomed response. The relationships seem very genuine, even though there’s tension between some of the ladies… Another thing I like is that the women seem more vulnerable and revealing of their shortcomings… So, yeah, this show definitely brings a little something different to the table compared to other reality shows targeting an African-American audience.”
Here’s a few reasons you should watch:
1. These women are smart and have their lives together. It’s tiring seeing shows about “real” women that are still trying to “find themselves”; Chenoa may be supported by her husband, but she put her life on hold to work on their marriage now she’s following her dreams.
2.They are actually friends — There may be some hurt feelings sometimes, but they all genuinely care for each other.
3. They’re pretty normal. Some people may find it boring that nobody is pulling wigs off or fighting about who said what on instagram, but seeing real people interact is a nice change for reality t.v.
4. Oprah has chosen them to be on her network, which means you HAVE to watch..it’s law! Lol just kidding…but not really!
Hopefully this show will bring a new set of successful, fun and fabulous women that everyone can relate too! Tune in Saturday’s at 10/9c to judge for yourself and let us know what you think.
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