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Topic: Being Mary Jane-new show
Posted By: miana79
Subject: Being Mary Jane-new show
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:09pm

New series on BET starring Gabrielle Union. It premiered July 2nd. Did anyone watch?? what did you think of it?

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Posted By: HaitianDiva64
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:10pm
B.e.t. Was trying waaaaaaayyyy to hard


Posted By: Bored w/Out Me?
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:11pm
1 starred this thread in solidarity to SIOVAUGHN


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:12pm
I have a feeling it will get picked up..


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:12pm
Between Being Mary Jane and Scandal, Black women are slaying these dramas in all aspects.  I loved it but I'm MAF that the series doesn't premier until January.  Like, what was this?


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:12pm
Originally posted by Bored w/Out Me? Bored w/Out Me? wrote:

1 starred this thread in solidarity to SIOVAUGHN
 
Ermm


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:12pm
I liked it a lot. I was surprised that I did. I can't wait to watch the series.Big smile


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:15pm
Originally posted by AshBash89 AshBash89 wrote:

Between Being Mary Jane and Scandal, Black women are slaying these dramas in all aspects.  I loved it but I'm MAF that the series doesn't premier until January.  Like, what was this?
 
I was wondering when it would actually come on again...that's a long time to wait.Angry


Posted By: thewonderfulwa
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:16pm
I liked it too although I wanted not to


Posted By: cvzx
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:19pm
Originally posted by AshBash89 AshBash89 wrote:


Between Being Mary Jane and Scandal, Black women are slaying these
dramas in all aspects.  I loved it but I'm MAF that the series doesn't
premier until January.  Like, what was this?



All of this!!! Hopefully they push up the date


Posted By: cvzx
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:20pm
Lol at her stealing his sperm and storing it.


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:23pm
My mouth literally dropped when she was storing the sperm.  Gabby said that her wearing the hoodie(when she walked over to her neighbor's house) was to pay homage to Trayvon.


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:25pm
January?! Aw man.

It's a good start though. They need to keep showing the movie to keep people interested.


Posted By: HaitianDiva64
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:25pm
I just think they did too much with the masturbation scene. I liked the ending that showed her brother was tryna do good by his daughter


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:26pm
I lol at the wife`s reaction to gabby sleeping with her husband...at the same time its reality I guess, we always wonder why some wives stay-now I kinda get it!


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:29pm
Originally posted by HaitianDiva64 HaitianDiva64 wrote:

I just think they did too much with the masturbation scene. I liked the ending that showed her brother was tryna do good by his daughter


At first I was like 'WTF?" Then I realized she was trying to do away with the temptation to sleep with him.  She took a ho bath though lol.


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:30pm
IA haitian but it made me crack up. A woman had to write this movie/series.LOL


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:36pm
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

IA haitian but it made me crack up. A woman had to write this movie/series.LOL


I'm not resizing.  Did anyone catch that Gabby was watching the Dark Girls Documentary?


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:39pm
^Yes! I like how they are tying everything together.Thumbs Up

Did you catch the Have & Have Nots line by Tika Sumpter at the shoe store? Very cute.

Miss Mara Akil is doing the dang thang.


Posted By: HaitianDiva64
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:41pm
I can't lie, I've done the hoe bath thats why i thought they were gonna get it on.... Then she doubled back and masturbated i was like shoulda just kept the stank puss


Posted By: HaitianDiva64
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:42pm
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

^Yes! I like how they are tying everything together.Thumbs Up

Did you catch the Have & Have Nots line by Tika Sumpter at the shoe store? Very cute.

Miss Mara Akil is doing the dang thang.



Did she have something to do.with the show revenge? Cause i caught that to


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:44pm
Yes, I was trying to tell my friend who Tika was and then she said that line.  I loved the unity.

ETA:  @HD, I caught Revenge and Jersey Shore.


Posted By: Dapheny
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:47pm
I've heard good things about it already!
Love seeing my people do good!
I hope it gets picked up


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Jul 02 2013 at 11:59pm
^IA!

Not sure about the other connections but I do like the Black show references.


Posted By: ScorpioLuv
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 12:06am
I thought that this was a movie? It damn sure was on long enough


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 12:30am
Originally posted by ScorpioLuv ScorpioLuv wrote:

I thought that this was a movie? It damn sure was on long enough
 
this one was a movie but more as intro for the series.


Posted By: oh_so_moody
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 7:14am
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

I liked it a lot. I was surprised that I did. I can't wait to watch the series.Big smile


Posted By: MissCapricorn
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 7:36am
Overall, I liked it.

However, it was a lot of cliches thrown at you all at once: 
niece and Kim K. PICS thing
drug dealing nephew
fat white girl-black man relationship (I woulda smacked that heifer)
single black female addicted to retail
gay husband


Posted By: MsBMW
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 7:53am
I loved IT!!!! will watch the series Gabby did good..that sex in the beginning I was like WHOA!!!!Shocked


Posted By: bunzaveli
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 7:54am
awesome trailer, is this a tv show or a movie ?


Posted By: Bribby
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 8:10am
I was like wth kind of ending to a movie??
BET confusing what they meant was an intro to a series coming who knows when 


Posted By: Bribby
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 8:11am
But anywho.. I was confused bc I only watched the end, was the man that came over for consensual sex the married man??


Posted By: MissCapricorn
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 8:20am
No, that was her ex-boyfriend (?). Never answer #1 lol


Posted By: binky622
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 9:28am
Originally posted by Dapheny Dapheny wrote:

I've heard good things about it already!
Love seeing my people do good!
I hope it gets picked up

i gotta check it out


Posted By: KottonKandy
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 9:33am
Now I wished I watch it. It'll be ran again or online. Gabby tend to play the same role, but I guess this time it was different. 
OT: I always wondered what Scandal ratings were. I've never watch an episode, but it seem for every two people I know who watches it, there's another two who don't. It seem the black dramas are getting better, I just hope they can do the same with black sitcoms. They are corny as hell or maybe we are used to the 'real' in reality. 


Posted By: goodm3
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 10:00am
I liked the show. I will be watching.

I didn't like the part at the end with the ex though...but hey, it IS real life. lol.....

The scene with the wife was a good one though


Posted By: binky622
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 10:07am
Originally posted by goodm3 goodm3 wrote:

I liked the show. I will be watching.

I didn't like the part at the end with the ex though...but hey, it IS real life. lol.....

The scene with the wife was a good one though

if you like it i will like it tooTongue


Posted By: cvzx
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 10:15am
The reviews look good, it seems like the show is well recieved . I knew it was gonna be a winner!!!


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 11:40am
Originally posted by MissCapricorn MissCapricorn wrote:

Overall, I liked it.

However, it was a lot of cliches thrown at you all at once: 
niece and Kim K. PICS thing
drug dealing nephew
fat white girl-black man relationship (I woulda smacked that heifer)
single black female addicted to retail
gay husband
 
I don't recall a gay husband--did I miss a partQuestion


Posted By: sbrownie84
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 11:57am
It was good. Gabrielle is an awesome comedic actress. Very funny


Posted By: TheBridgeToNC
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 1:04pm
I liked it and will probably watch it even though I'm sure I will hate the way they portray the dynamic between successful black women and black men.


She's successful and she obviously wants to date men that can at least match her level, which is fine. But then the show is going to play into the stereotype that these men are all either secretly married or destined to get women's emotions wrapped up into them only to be in the search for booty.

I don't think it always works out like that. Adults can have consensual sex w/o it being wrapped into the whole "Im a aging black woman that is looking for love in all the wrong places" story plot. 

Not every guy that doesn't necessarily want to be in a relationship with you is a bad guy or someone that is looking to use/hurt you. And you choosing to engage in intercourse with that person does not have to be framed as a bad decision.


-The Bridge 


Posted By: Bribby
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 2:57pm
Originally posted by MissCapricorn MissCapricorn wrote:

No, that was her ex-boyfriend (?). Never answer #1 lol

Ohhh okay I was thinking why does he married man have pics of him and her on his facebook lol


Posted By: Bribby
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 2:58pm
This is supposed to be her own "scandal" since she lost the roll to Kerry Washington

Chit-Chatter: Gabrielle Union Admits She Lost Starring Role In ‘Scandal’ To Kerry Washington….Could You See Gabby As Olivia Pope?

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 - By Bossip Staff

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Gabrielle Union Admits Losing ‘Scandal’ Role To Kerry Washington

Earlier this week, BET premiered a new scripted series titled “Being Mary Jane,” which stars Hollyweird banger Gabrielle Union.

But while there has been much hype surrounding Gabby’s new role on a show that is all her own, she recently revealed that she’d also been passed up for another starring role as Olivia Pope in ABC’s ‘Scandal,” which currently a role played by none other than her fellow Black Hollywood actress Kerry Washington.

via  http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/gabrielle-union-starring-in-bets-being-mary-jane-after-losing-scandal-role-to-kerry-washington-201327" rel="nofollow - US Weekly

BET is giving Gabrielle Union her very own Scandal.

The 40-year-old actress is starring in the new movie/TV series Being Mary Jane, which is set to premiere as a two-hour special on Tuesday, July 2 on BET — and become a series in January 2014.

For Union, landing the lead role in the new BET show is a big career win. In an interview with The Associated Press, the Deliver Us From Eva actress revealed that she lost the lead role on ABC’s Scandal to Kerry Washington.

“I said to myself, ‘Oh my God, these roles are out there.’ It showed me that you don’t have to settle. Luckily, the success of her and the show bred more work,” she explained. “Just from the audition process, I knew that I couldn’t go backward.”

“I didn’t get Scandal, but I got something better — which is my own show,” Union added. “It’s all about building a legacy. This new opportunity is something I feel that can grow.”

Hmmm…we’re thinking both Gabby and Kerry landed exactly where they were supposed to, and as a result there are now two shows with African-American actresses in starring roles where there might have only been one so it all seems to have worked out.

Could you imagine Gabby as “Olivia Pope,” Bossip fam?




Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 4:14pm
^I don't watch Scandal so I dunno.LOL

I just need more Black actresses in leading roles!


Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 8:26pm
^^I could def see her as Olivia Pope!


Posted By: Sinnamon_Mami
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 8:33pm
Watching it now... By the time it came on yesterday, I was sleep...


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 9:29pm
I just watched it.
I enjoyed it.
Seems like it'll be a good series. 


Posted By: HaitianDiva64
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 10:06pm
No to the pope


Posted By: dede0122
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 10:28pm
I surprisingly liked it.


Posted By: Quiann00
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 10:29pm
Good series but as I mentioned on my fb page: Two black successful women who will be a mistress to a married man.  I thought the relationship with the married man would end after she approached the wife but it looks like she, like Olivia, will also be a mistress that the wife will know about...*yawns*


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jul 03 2013 at 11:02pm
I will have to catch the rerun.

On that Oprah Black Women Hollywood show, Gabs said that every black actress went out for that role. I bet the audition room was a sight lol.

eta: the scandal/olivia role


Posted By: Missvw
Date Posted: Jul 05 2013 at 5:13am
Looks good


Posted By: HaitianDiva64
Date Posted: Jul 05 2013 at 5:18am
Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

I will have to catch the rerun.

On that Oprah Black Women Hollywood show, Gabs said that every black actress went out for that role. I bet the audition room was a sight lol.

eta: the scandal/olivia role


Would have loved to be a fly on that wall


Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Jul 05 2013 at 10:41am
loved it!  will continue to toon in!


Posted By: melly
Date Posted: Jul 19 2013 at 11:13am
I really liked the movie, I can't wait to watch the show in January.
the sex scene was really hot and the married guy with all the tattoos was ever hotter


Posted By: oh_so_moody
Date Posted: Aug 07 2013 at 9:52pm
They showing a new snippet from the series!


Posted By: oh_so_moody
Date Posted: Aug 07 2013 at 9:56pm
Dammit. This show is the best. That little ass snippet made me realize that this ish is real life.

The stuff I think to myself, this only happens on tv, is my life and probably a million other women.



Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Aug 07 2013 at 10:20pm
Originally posted by oh_so_moody oh_so_moody wrote:

They showing a new snippet from the series!
 
so this snippet is different from the first one?? I gotta catch the repeat!


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Aug 07 2013 at 10:24pm
I enjoyed that trailer.  This is something I turn to BET to see.


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Aug 07 2013 at 10:28pm
Union could not have done Pope.  IMO.


Posted By: oh_so_moody
Date Posted: Aug 07 2013 at 10:38pm
Originally posted by miana79 miana79 wrote:

Originally posted by oh_so_moody oh_so_moody wrote:

They showing a new snippet from the series!


 

so this snippet is different from the first one?? I gotta catch the repeat!


Yea it was only like 15 mins


Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 7:09pm
Catching the original episode right now.
Will be watching the premiere tonight.




Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 7:11pm
i wanna see what the hype is about


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 7:14pm
*had to dust bet off*
haven't used it since in moved in this apt years ago


Posted By: purple.chuckz
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 7:16pm
Originally posted by newdiva1 newdiva1 wrote:

Union could not have done Pope.  IMO.

I agree.  Neither could have Saldana.

For some reason, I always think of Union, Saldana, Washington and Lathan Joy Bryant as part of the same graduating class. 


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 7:32pm
half an hour in and im getting bored. im not real sure what exactly is going on tbh...


Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 7:33pm
Originally posted by eanaj5 eanaj5 wrote:

half an hour in and im getting bored. im not real sure what exactly is going on tbh...


Thought I was the only one..


Posted By: purple.chuckz
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 7:36pm
Shug Avery and Shaft!!


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 7:36pm
it's all over the place, im annoyed


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 7:40pm
It's telling the story of Mary Jane.
It's not about a subject matter...it's about a person and her life and what she deals with.


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 7:42pm
a scripted reality show?
Lame.
BET, please do better


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 7:44pm
maybe i shoulda watched the premier. this sucks


Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 7:54pm
The premiere comes on at 9 CST.

I think whats playing now is the BET debut from last Summer before the show got picked up.

I hope the premiere is better. I'm going to have to change the channel until the premiere.




Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 8:20pm
oh ok. well it still sucks LOL


but lol at her confronting the wife to say "im sleeping with your husband"



Posted By: HaitianDiva64
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 8:23pm
I don't like hearing gabby speak


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 8:31pm
im not a fan of her acting.


Posted By: HaitianDiva64
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 8:32pm
Now I see why she was doing teen movies for so long. She is too over the top and extra


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 9:02pm
I'm digging the drama

Y'all can't tell me y'all like Kerry but not Gabby.
I watch Scandal but don't tell me Kerry is a better actress or I'll gag


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 9:03pm
Kerry is a better actress
Trash can or toilet? Stern Smile


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 9:04pm
Kerry quivers her lip ever other line.
smh


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 9:05pm
staaaahp! they make her do that for dramatics! Disapprove


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 9:05pm
Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

I'm digging the drama

Y'all can't tell me y'all like Kerry but not Gabby.
I watch Scandal but don't tell me Kerry is a better actress or I'll gag

dont watch scandal
shocking, i know


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 9:08pm
Had to get on the Scandal ride .
I like Kerry but she can overact sometimes...
The drama is gold on that show bc of Shonda.


Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 9:09pm
I don't watch Scandal either. LOL

I tried to watch season 1 on Netflix when we were iced in a few weeks ago, and I just could not get with it. I started falling asleep.


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 9:10pm
Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

Kerry quivers her lip ever other line.
smh

i was gonna say i didnt like her lips but thought it might be petty


Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 9:10pm
Embarrassedbeautiful married man.


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 9:31pm
Kerry beat Gabby out for Olivia Pope but I prefer Gabby as Mary Jane. Different shows, different plots but both are great.


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 9:36pm
They are in their right roles.
I just think they are on the same level far as acting goes.

Shonda iis the key factor though.
Love her dramatic self


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 9:42pm
I agree with your whole post jones.


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 9:45pm
hmm, okay the show is slightly more interesting than the movie


Posted By: QueenBee
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 9:50pm
Watching it now...first 45 minutes was boring.

Wait, her man made plans with someone else that he casually has sex with because she can't go to the concert and has to work.

Sexing in the gym shower with your married man that you already contacted his wife and told him he's a cheater....


eta: I do like the music though...


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 9:56pm
Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

I'm digging the drama

Y'all can't tell me y'all like Kerry but not Gabby.
I watch Scandal but don't tell me Kerry is a better actress or I'll gag

go 'head girl
 



my friend agrees with you though---she thinks Gabrielle could have been OP but i don't think she could have been.  we had this discussion months ago but i don't watch this show....i simply don't care. but good luck to BET restoring their reputation and original programming.  


Posted By: Senior Detective
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 10:00pm
they show so much nudity


Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 10:02pm
I give it a 7.5 / 10

I need to hit the gym.. Gabby's body is on point.
She's playing a homewrecker like she is IRL.


I will watch next week.


Posted By: HaitianDiva64
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 10:35pm
Meh, I can tell I'm gon forget about it


Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 11:13pm
how about the show meagan goode starred in??? cancelled?


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Jan 07 2014 at 11:38pm
Originally posted by DiorShowGirl DiorShowGirl wrote:

how about the show meagan goode starred in??? cancelled?

yes


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 08 2014 at 12:21am
missed again!


Posted By: Missvw
Date Posted: Jan 08 2014 at 3:43am
I hope it's not a Scandal rip off


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Jan 08 2014 at 3:58am
It's nothing like Scandal.



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