I was skeptical when I first tuned in to WE’s Braxton Family Values earlier this year, a reality TV show focusing on Grammy award winner Toni Braxton and her four sisters, Tamar, Traci, Towanda, Trina, and the family matriarch Evelyn (or “Mommy”). But soon, I realized that these sisters are pretty entertaining, especially the youngest sister Tamar, whose dot com and dot org analogies will keep you in stitches. She so wants to be a star and grab the spotlight from eldest sister, Toni, but her over the top dramatics and poor attitude keep her from doing it big. Not to worry, though. Her husband, record mogul, Vince Herbert laces her with the finest money can buy. So all is not lost.
The girls, with their dysfunctional relationships, weave and wig changes, and heavily rouged cheeks, make the Kardashian sisters look BORING and stale. Where the Kardashian sisters are contrived and overexposed, the Braxton sisters keep it real (or as real as the editors and cameras will show you) and they have talent. When they come together and sing, they sound really good.
I am looking forward to this season. It will be interesting to see Toni transition to being single again after her move to Los Angeles, and of course, Tamar is going to bring the heat with her one-liners. Hopefully sister Towanda was able to leave her deadbeat husband and Trina has put down the bottle. She was one drink away from being a lush!
The new season of Braxton Family Values airs on Thursday, November 10th at 9/8 CST on WE.
Will you be watching?