Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sister, Sister

I don't really know what it's like to grow up with sisters. Especially 5 sisters who all sing. are close in age, and have very strong personalities. This is true for R&B singer Toni Braxton and her sisters Trina, Tamar, Traci and Towanda. (Did I get them all?) The first episode of their new show "Braxton Family Values" just aired this week and it seems as though these 5 women are going to give us just what we're looking for in a reality TV series. Whether you're a familiar fan or a curious observer, Toni Braxton and her family are going to serve you all the drama of the Housewives franchise and no moment for a cat fight or tearful tirade will be spared. The wigtastic debut begins with Toni getting ready to perform her first show in over 6 months. She invites her sisters who used to sing back up for her at one time or another to rejoin her on stage. One sister, Tamar, is annoyed at the thought of being a "doo wop singer" as her dreams are much bigger and she longs to be a solo artist herself. While another, Traci, is jealous and hurt that she wasn't asked to perform at all, Towanda must keep her head on straight as Toni's personal assistant. Trina, also a background singer, appears to like the life, and doesn't mind a good glass of wine, or a martini (or a Valium??) to accompany her on this wild ride. In the episodes to come, the sisters will fight, hug, cut deep, love hard and raise children, all while supporting their biggest star, Toni, their mother Evelyn watching over her brood proudly. I look forward to keeping up with these talented siblings.

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