(The Root) — VH1’s reality shows have taken over Monday nights. Between player-loving ladies scrapping over lunch and the sex-inspired perfume launches by senior citizens, it’s too ratchet to look away. Just too ratchet.
Basketball Wives L.A. (Monday 8 p.m. ET; VH1)
“When I first came out here, I was like, who is she? It’s always like you put a mask on, and you don’t have to do that for me.” –Laura
“Guess what, Draya? You don’t want a problem with me, sweetie.” –Jackie
Highlight: We almost thought our favorite Basketball Wives character, Drama, wasn’t coming back for a second season. But she’s back. First, she makes a little appearance on the track with Gloria and Laura — sisters who decide to talk about their issues after a year of playing nice. Laura thinks Gloria is fake, and Gloria thinks Laura hasn’t been supportive of her. Hug it out, girls, just hug it out.
Next, Drama visits Jackie and Draya. We were all expecting new enemies Bambi and Brooke to throw them bows, but Jackie and Draya beat them to it. Jackie’s been planning her gay-themed vow-renewal ceremony, and when she sits down to lunch with all of her guests — the girls — she gets into it with Draya. After admitting that Draya is a grown-up, Jackie pulls out a lollipop. Then, after the long exchange of insults and curse words, somebody swings. Welcome back, Drama.
T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle (Monday 9 p.m. ET; VH1)
“I didn’t come here to sweat today.” –Tiny (at the gym)