First off, this is my first post on TSL since being back from my health scare, happy that is over with, for now! So I will be back to reviewing and posting TV stuff you want to know about on a regular basis again! 🙂
I am going to start my TV reviews with Greenleaf, and do it in a bit of an unorthodox way. You will see what I mean in a minute.
What is Greenleaf about?
It is a family drama, a bit soapy, but a bit gritty. Grace Greenleaf, with her daughter, comes back to her Tennessee home for a funeral. Shortly after she is plunged into the family secrets she so longed to keep herself and her daughter out of. Mixed in a setting of betrayal, infidelity and a lot of scandal.
Who is in it, you ask? I got that answer too!
Grace: (Merle Dandridge) of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ fame and others
Bishop James: (Keith David) who needs no introduction
Aunt Mavis (Some lady named Oprah, but I can’t find much about her)
What does Greenleaf bring to the table?
Greenleaf is the first time the OWN network has branched out in it’s own scripted series. Prior to this series it it has tried with Oprahs talk show and some Tyler Perry shows, most with hitting ratings bottoms .
Very character driven. I got invested in them really quick. I wasn’t expecting much going in, but after watching four episodes, I am hooked! It differs greatly from what you would think this type of show would be. There is nothing campy about it. The acting lacks for a bit, but all the drama you want is there.
Four episode test*?
After four episodes I am giving it a B+ I will definitely keep watching!
Greenleaf airs on the OWN network Wednesdays at 10pm East. with re-airs prior to that.
*four episode test = after four epis I stay or go
Happy to be posting back at TSL!