"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

Phaedra explains to her mom why a funeral home would be a suitable, non-vampiric legacy for her son. (Bravo / January 8, 2012)

Is it just me or is this season BORING? After a two week holiday hiatus, I was hoping that these peaches would be up to no good. But it's back to normal in the land of wigs, funeral parlors, sex toys and such.

Phaedra is still getting things together for her funeral home, which her hubby, Apollo, has finally starting to show some interest in. But I still think he's just entertaining this idea, hoping it will pass. I would do the same. She takes him to see a funeral director, her favorite to be exact. They get a tour and even got to go through the embalming room (pee-u). They learn that one of them will have to do an apprenticeship. I was just about to ask ... so no degrees are needed for this occupation. I can't see Phaedra getting down in the embalming room. She's better at greeting the guests and buying fancy church hats. Her son Aiden also makes an appearance -- I will say he's just too cute. 

Kandi takes a trip to Nashville, where country songs are born. In her quest to become a crossover songwriter, she meets up with country singer Jo Dee Messina for a collaboration. That turns out to be a bust. Jo Dee takes one line for Kandi's idea and creates an entirely different concept. SMH.

And after sharing a man, NeNe and Marlo are friends (and I use that loosely) now. NeNe thinks Marlo is cool, now that she knows Marlo slammed Kim's name to the floor and back at Cynthia's grand opening. They meet up for drinks, of course. I feel as though maybe Diddy should sponsor RHOA. His Ciroc Peach (vodka) would be a hit. And we'd probably see more drama with them drunk. Anyway, they chat about Charles a bit. It's totally a producer-forced conversation that ends pretty quick. We know they both slept with him. I don't think this NeNe-Charles-Marlo love triangle is really as big a deal to them as it may be for the producers. Besides, Charles is ugly. NeNe is off that and on to fat, rich Italians now. 

We don't see much of Sheree or Kim this episode. When we do it's Sheree bringing yoga mats over to get Kim's pre-preggers body back. I would so believe it if Sheree were a personal trainer. Her body is slamming. All of this "I wanna be a fashion designer and a rapper" crap has got to stop. 

Most of the episode shows Cynthia and Peter trying to "fix" their marriage with the help of the minister who married them. We all saw this one coming, and if you've been reading I already warned you. Peter is just weird, and old, and just .. well I have nothing against weird or old people but the combination is tiresome. He finally admits that he does have issues -- SHOCKER. The pastor does an exercise in which they are to tell each other something that they love about their relationship. While Cynthia uses the past tense to answer the question, Peter declines. It's safe to say that THEY have issues.

Next week the NeNe-vs-Kim saga continues at an intimate dinner where they refuse to interact, and Kim shoots a gun -- but not at NeNe. Be sure to follow my twitter feed (twitter.com/ohmyty) next week for my more-than-hilarious live tweets during the show.