Guess what y’all….I have a confession…*raises right hand*
I did the ultimate no-no and watched Single Ladies after my Twitter Fam warned me not to. And guess what else y’all…I kinda liked it.
Single Ladies is a story, produced by Queen Latifah, of three home girls living in Atlanta. As usual, their bond remains strong as they deal with typical man issues. You have the bitter newly single store owner Val (Stacey Dash), the Foot-Loose former video vixen who’s all about the benjamins Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy) and the I’ve been married to a great guy for 7 years but I’m
a horny slut cheating on him April (Charity Shea).
At first glance, the story line is very stereotypical and seems to put Atlanta in another negative light as the Real House
Hussies Wives of ATL. But although some of the casts seem to be playing an extension of the last role they were famous for (Stacy Dash–Mo’ Money and LisaRaye McCoy–Player’s Club), I think Queen Latifah may be on to something here. I aint mad at the Queen nor these ladies for trying to be positive role models for each other and putting their coins together to produce a TV series with a majority black female cast. I say good for them for not letting Tyler Perry steal all of the limelight. Hey, it definitely beats having another reality show thrust upon TV viewers. And my applause goes out to LisaRaye for bouncing back from her royal blunder of a marriage. Who knows, she may be able to turn her 40-something Diamond charm on and get more acting roles in her future.
I’m happy to see a sitcom that has not been destroyed by BET come to the small screen. I told y’all in my Game Review how disappointing BET makes me when they touch a classic. I won’t travel down that road again. All I know is at least these women were acting and this wasn’t somebody’s real life being ripped to shreds in the public eye. Keep up the good work ladies and if y’all can keep those sex scenes nice and juicy and dropping that chocolate eye candy you will have a faithful viewer in Dee.
P.S. I don’t expect to learn anything from this show and really only treat it as pure entertainment. BTW, did somebody tell Sarah Jessica Parker and the other Sex in the City cast members that they were being
imitated flattered. Cause this show definitely looks like a cheap knockoff.
Take the poll or leave a comment below and let me know what you think about the show. And in case you missed the two-hour première, check it out here: Single Ladies