Even as busy as our lives can be, there is always time to fit in a good talk show here and there. Premiered on September 15, The Real has been taking over television stations all over the country. Whenever I can find time to spare that hour in my day, I make sure I see what’s going down on this show, so I want to tell you the top three reasons The Real is a great show for collegiettes like us!
1. The diverse co-hosts.
The Real went through a trial run before becoming an actual daytime show, and the ladies that were chosen to be a part were positively accepted by viewers and I can see why. Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Jeannie Mai, and Loni Love create the perfect mix of women to represent its diverse set of viewers. They all have their own unique personalities, as well as their own expertise. When you’re looking for fashion tips, Jeannie Mai, former host on The Style Network, is there to help, comedian Loni Love is always there to deliver the jokes, and former Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon is great for connecting with the younger audience. Tamar Braxton and Tamera Mowry-Housley both grew up in the spotlight and are now mothers, giving their insight on parenting when needed.
2. Nothing is off limits.
Each episode of the shows starts off with the ladies discussing random topics. Each co-host shares their opinions, and you never know what will come out of their mouths. They discuss everything from how to take the “walk of shame” the right way to dealing with mama’s boys. It’s always refreshing to watch television shows that aren’t just discussing what is going on in other celebrities’ lives but topics the viewers are having trouble with in their real lives. It’s like sitting around and having a conversation with your best friends!
3. A show that empowers women.
Even though The Real is filled with laughter and jokes, it does take the time to make sure the women watching are empowered in some way. They have had an episode that gave women tips on ways to look great and on what to wear, no matter what size you are. An episode featuring a young woman battling a terminal illness, brain cancer, brought everyone to tears but also showed women they can look fabulous, no matter what they’re going through. Episodes like that continue to draw me and other women to this show.
The show is definitely something I look forward to when I have time in my day to watch, so don’t miss out on a great show for women of all different backgrounds. It gives you what other daytime television shows are lacking and more. The Real comes on five days a week on various channels, depending on what area of the country you are in. You can check your local listings or check it out on BET every day at 6 p.m. Learn more about the show and its co-hosts at thereal.com.