Bringing the “Real” Back to Reality TV
Love and Hip Hop Atlanta returns for a second season on VH1

After a lack luster season from its New York counterparts, Stevie J and the rest of the Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast return for Season 2 of the VH1 series. Picking up right where it left off, tangled in a web of love, sex, lies, and misplaced aggression, all 11 original cast members treated their audience to a night of pure entertainment.

From the continued love triangle between Stevie J, Mimi Faust and Joseline Hernandez, which looks to be materializing into a Marvel Comic-esque battle of good versus evil, Mommy Maid versus The Prostitute, to Momma Dee's deluded depiction of her son, Lil Scrappy as Atlanta’s Prince William while sipping red wine through a straw. Her extreme exhibition of undeniable tactlessness delivers a ratchet rawness uncommon to reality television.

Aside from the featured storylines, the Stevie J and Lil Scrappy love triangles, K. Michelle is back with a new Warner Bros. record deal and her ever-present disarming wit. Only one episode in and she has already had her first clash with Ariane, who appears to have a more relevant role this season. We were thankfully spared the mind numbingly boring storylines of Rasheeda and Karlie Redd for the premiere episode. Apologies to all the optimists at home who were hoping they were cut from the show entirely, scenes from future episodes were dream killers in that respect.

Fortunately for us, the season lows appear to be complimented by the addition of two new cast members, along with more deception, fierce arguments, and even a few full-fledged brawls. This season of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta has the promise of being its best to date and is sure to keep the audience at the edge of their seats. Stay tuned…

Love and Hip Hop Atlanta airs every Monday at 8pm EST on VH1

Check out what wasn't shown during the first episode below: