(Hy)Lights #9: The Real Husbands of Hollywood (first impressions)

Original Date: January 17, 2013


So, The Real Husbands of Hollywood, huh?

A fake reality/comedy improv series that is based on the Real Housewives series, which I must admit that I really do not like that series or any reality TV series that is much like that (including Jersey Shore, any other MTV reality TV show, and of course, Honey Boo Boo…*has the urge to vomit*) and at first, I didn’t really plan on watching it but fortunately when I miss the first airing, there was an encore so I decided to check it out.

Anyway, the series comes from the mind of comedian Kevin Hart and the man has been getting more into exposure recently due to his stand-up (Seriously Funny, Laugh at My Pain) and in 2012 Think Like A Man, while being a decent romantic comedy movie, was one of the more successful movies (made $95 million on a $12.5 million budget), although back then, he’s been in some bad movies…..and you do remember he was in Soul Plane, right?

Well, that is all in the past (it’s been about 9 years, what do you remember in 2004?) and most people forgotten that movie even existed.

The show not only follows around Hart but other famous celebrities such as Boris Kodjoe (in the last 2 Resident Evil movies), Duane Martin (he was in All of Us and is married to Tisha Campbell), J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Pootie Tang, another funny comedian) Nick Cannon (former Nickelodeon star, married to Mariah Carey) and Robin Thicke (famous R&B Singer, son of Alan Thicke, envy of all men because he’s married to Paula Patton).

As for what happened in the first episode, it basically introduces any character involved in the show, even an appearance by Nelly and there is also that Kevin got into a feud with Nick Cannon’s nephew because he kicked him in the balls for saying his pie sucked and wants to sue him……yeah, it’s just like The Real Housewives, except this is actually funnier and more entertaining to watch and I don’t feel like smashing the TV. However, there are some eye-rolling things like Kevin Hart mentioning he beat Denzel Washington at the BET Awards, which I guess is an accomplishment but it’s the BET Awards. That’s like Kristen Stewart beating Natalie Portman at the MTV Movie Awards…..at the end, no one isn’t going to give a shit and Kevin Hart thinking he would get with Paula Patton…..or Mariah Carey……or Tisha Campbell. OK, that isn’t as eye-rolling but more like, “In your dreams, motherfucker!!”


Yes, I would.

Even for people that don’t even like The Real Housewives and there are plenty of people that don’t like it…..you just never heard them complain this much. For one thing, they parodied it without beating it over the head with it. This might be saying much but hopefully this year predominately black shows might improve for the better……considering the next show I’m bringing as a topic is also a new show for BET and it involves that infamous name in comedy which many people either liked or loathed (well, maybe loathed in case you saw A Haunted House last week or so.)


And until then, I’m MAK2.0 aka The Hybrid, bringing all the elements in one format.



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