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GREENLEAF

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on August 19, 2016 at 6:06 am

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The other day I had a couple of quiet hours alone
so I kicked back and put channel 279 on.

I have DIRECTV, so that channel is OWN
and the drama that resonated was good to the bone.

GREENLEAF is the show and though its coming to a close – its first season,
It’s PRIME SOAP and melanin dope;  the cast of players yield familial reason.

There’s Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Lamman Rucker and Tye White
as well as Kim Hawthorne, Merle Dandridge and Madam “Oprah” Dynamite.

The familial situations and the scrip writing is out of sight.
I watched a couple of episodes back-to-back that night

and easily so.
It was so good that I absolutely couldn’t let go.

So I watched
and tick tock went the clock

as the Bishops family fell apart…
this, in the first seasons start.

greenleaf-bishop-1st-ladyGREENLEAF is the family, their faith and professions are in the church.
Prayer is hailed for healing – they pray for others, but they, themselves, are hurt.

Keith David is the Bishop, you remember him from SOMETHING ABOUT MARY?
The way this man transitions in roles is quite believable and errily scary.

He plays his part as if he’s playing no part at all;
his house of clergy is exposed and threatens to fall.

Lynn Whitfield is the Bishops wife and first lady. She’s classy from A to Z.
She walks soft, but you can tell she’s the domestic boss and reigns proper in her scenes.

Ooo y’all! Please tell me that I’m the last one to find this gem.
I pray that you’re watching, I love the scripted hymns.

If this show were not so fantastically WRITTEN we could call this a reality show.
In the face of the truth kudos to the writing team. I’m hooked and ready to go…

find this series in satellite broadcast do a religious re-run
because this season is “already in progress” and is almost done.

Catching up can be fun and on DirecTV it’s free.
I’m Qui
enjoying my OWN tv and the innards of the mega church via GREENLEAF.
And let’s NOT TALK ABOUT Brother Mc Cready….

airs Wednesdays 10/9c

Why TYLER PERRY is helping out ‘The Married’

In Communication, Movies on April 3, 2010 at 1:45 pm
Click to play this Smilebox collage: Why Did I Get Married II

[click PLAY on the collage; put your curser on any pic & click it]

I really don’t know WHY he does what he does, or what inspires him, but I do know that WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO is a pretty compelling movie, especially if you’re in a long term committed relationship.

I don’t think Mr. Tyler is married so I’m going to have to give a healthy amount of credit to his research and observation. He’s obviously got a few friends with experiences to lend…and boy was Tyler dead on in connecting with his audience on the opening night of his ‘relationship reel’ [4.2.10].

Tyler Perry opposite Sharon Leal
These two had a pretty good thing going. They were fruitful, productive, and steady. Sometimes “steady” can be percieved as “mundane”. Routine is blan. So when the Mrs. started “flirting-in-the-office” with an associate Lawyer she began to change. She gained a spark. She began to glow. She took more care in her sex appeal and appearance and guess what? Her husband noticed and confronted the issue. He handled the details of the situation “beautifully” — you’ve got to see this part of the film. It could very well be instrumental in your own life.

Malik Yoba opposite Janet Jackson
The Mrs. was a Psychologist and her spouse an equally career rewarding gentleman who prided himself on “support”. Seems their 14 year marriage suffered a blow when they lost a child, (the only one they had). Obvious problems within the marriage went unnoticed and wounds post the lost of their child — never healed. The Mrs. ended up with “the strong black woman syndrome” and felt she no longer needed her husband. Facing divorce is ugly and this couple went miles past “ugly”. You definitely need to see thier obstacles in action – to avoid them all together. It’s chalk full of warning signs.

Michael Jai White opposite Tasha Smith
This couple was the most animated and dramatic. Their only beef..NO TRUST. The Mrs. didn’t trust her husband and almost shot the garnder and the maid because of it. lol! It’s full of miscommunicative comedy/drama. The wife is accusatory and over reacts to everything, but it seems she does so to keep the attention of her husband. She’s sexy but it’s obvious her trust has been shot due to her spouses past infidelities. He certainly has his work cut out for him in rebuilding her confidence and strengthening their union. This relationhip chemistry will crack you up. Enjoy & Learn.

Lamman Rucker opposite Jill Scott
Recently married, a new child and a recent move from Colorado to Atlanta seemed like a good idea in theory, but due to bad economics no jobs awaited the Mr. — and it weighted him down like a lead anchor. Stress came in the form of worry. During their retreat to the Bahamas his stress level was increased when his wifes ex-husband showed up uninvited. Matters became even more complicated when his wife went behind his back to secure his future with the a new job. She meant to be helpful, but her husbands pride was issue that was hard to overcome. How many men have that problem?

Richard T. White
This young man was the ex-husband to Jill Scotts character and not only did he bust up the retreat in the Bahamas, because he had “the right” as a member of the timeshare deed, but a declining health issue made his situation far more serious. Alone and ill is no way to live…and served as a perfect segway for his re-entrance into the clicks life.

If you’ve ever read my thoughts – then you know I’ve not ever been a Tyler Perry fan.
However, post seeing this delicate and intricate balanced film – I’m a fan of “the man”.

Unless you’re a writer/filmmaker – you may not understand it all too complete
but to Write, Direct, and Produce is quite the phenomenal feat.

So my respect is intensified for the filmmaker of such reflections.
Even though I loved this film – I still lack a “love Madea” connection.

She ain’t for everybody – but Tyler Perry is definitely all over the board,
I’m Qui

& this filmmaking thang ain’t easy — God Bless Perry while he’s on the POSITIVE hoard.

“Why Did I Get Married Too” — is quite the moral laiden and helpful score.
Don’t miss an opportunity to go out and learn something new through SUPPORT!

PS…some of the dialogue was cliche and cheesy…but overall, it’s a fun film.