You've pretty much nailed my thoughts verbatim, cheeztoast
! Atlanta has plenty of character, but it doesn't lie within it's wealthy alone, who are pretty vanilla and generic in their trappings and tastes. It's just like every other wealthy enclave in America, at least it is visually speaking. What you see on Columns Drive or Riverside Drive looks pretty much the same as what's in any other gated community/subdivision in Buckhead, N Fulton, N Dekalb, East Cobb and Gwinnett county. I had a friend from Marietta who used to show me the different spots in metro Atlanta and Atlanta proper (city limits), and I'm telling you, I couldn't tell much of a difference from one v/s another. Even OC falls into this a little, but OC/SoCal have things that make them unique versus other parts of the country. NY has plenty of character, even the stereotypes vary from borough to borough, or even within the neighborhoods of a given borough.
I think this show could have been more interesting with non-entertainment/baller wives with a better mix of native ATLiens v/s transplants from other cities (particularly those not from the Southeast), different ethnicities, different backgrounds (those born into the Atlanta elite v/s those who worked their way up from the rougher parts of the city) and those who embrace v/s reject the Southern heritage of Atlanta (that whole New South thing). I think that would have made for good TV.
Edited by WitsNSass, Jul 24, 2008 @ 11:39 AM.