Queen Sugar Season 1
1.) Description (Editorial Reviews)
Produced by Oprah Winfrey, award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay
(Selma), and Melissa Carter, Queen Sugar chronicles the lives and
loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine,
Louisiana. After a family tragedy forces them back together, the
Bordelons must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their
complicated lives in order to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the
Deep South.The drama begins as Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner
Unforgettable), a savvy woman living a upscale Los Angeles
lifestyle, returns to her family home and reunites with her
siblings, Nova (Rutina Wesley True Blood), a world-wise journalist
and activist and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe Awkward), a formerly
incarcerated young father in search of redemption. Their newly
inherited farm forces the siblings to rely on one another as they
rebuild both the land and their relationships.
2.) Special Features
Like Treme, Thirty Something and Parenthood this series delves deep
into the relationships between siblings and kinfolk. The characters
are richly detailed down to the smallest parts and the subtle
performances hit hard. Very relatable, fresh and raw.
1.)I don't have cable anymore..and haven't for the past 2 years
because [in my opinion] there's nothing worth watching on it
anymore. Checking my email in yahoo, I happened across an
advertisement for this. I checked youtube and [as I should have
known] it was removed...so I went with my Amazon Prime account. SO
GLAD I DID! This was sooo worth the $1.99 and last 45 or so minutes
of my life. ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE. Very well done.
Looking forward to all future episodes right here on Amazon Prime.
Thanks Amazon! :)
2.)I don't even know how I found this, but I'm so glad I did. I
don't know that I've ever seen such a rich portrayal of a black
family without the usual stupid stereotypical characters. I was
hooked two minutes into the first episode. And I absolutely cannot
wait to see more. Its so interesting that the main plot is the
sibling/family dynamic; their intimate relationships form
well-rounded subplots. This show is pure drama with comedic relief
thrown in to keep it from getting too intense. The score for each
episode is incredible too. The writing is excellent, the characters
are three-dimensional. Its pretty much everything on your wish list
for good TV.
3.)This show is refreshing, with no other show like it on TV. Love
the rural setting, and slower pace of life. The characters are
rich, multifaceted and despite the rural setting, are still able to
keep viewers on edge due to the drama and occasional suspense. The
only draw back for me is the wait - waiting an entire week before I
can savour more this beautifully told story.