Day: July 27, 2020

Culture clash? Nigerian grit meets reality-show glitz

TV is fond of opposites and odd couples, so maybe this makes sense:
When “Real Housewives of Potomac” starts its season Sunday (Aug. 2), a hard-working Nigerian-American – with four college degrees, three children and many jobs – will join the flashy crowd.
It’s not a total mismatch, Wendy Osefo said. “I’m in the same social circles as some of the ladies.” (She’s shown here. socially circling with her husband Edward and, right, Candiace Dillard._
Still, we think of the various “Real Housewives” reality shows as being filled with glitz, with privileged people who are ready to throw a drink or at raise a fuss. By comparison, Osefo’s life has involved constant motion. “I feel like I’m on a hamster wheel,” she said, without really complaining. Read more…

Best-bets for July 29: Farewell to “Tag,” Amy, cops

1) “Ultimate Tag” season-finale, 9 p.m., Fox. To high-octane shows wrap up simultaneously. One (“Bulletproof,” listed next) is scripted; this one is action-reality. On a three-dimensional course, tag pros — really — chase contestants (shown here). All are top athletes, as are the hosts – J.J., Watt (named three times as the NFL’s top defensive player) and his brothers (also football pros), T.J. and Derek. Read more…