May 30, 2012

So Happy Belated Memorial Day to each and every one of you.  Being that it was a holiday weekend, I decided not to post to the site.  To be honest with you, I really don’t plan on ever posting on the weekends again. It’ll have to be a major story to get me to working on the weekend.   I just need a break and the weekend seems to be the only time I can get one.  This new position is occupying all my time, but I’m slowly but surely beginning to achieve balance.
So this Memorial Day saw the return of VH1’s hit show, “Single Ladies”.  The show is marking its return after a cast shakeup that saw Stacey Dash out and Denise Vasi in. 
I decided to watch the season premiere with absolutely no expectations.  The entire first season wiped away any possibility of hope that I may have had for the show.  The acting is horrible, the storylines are ridiculous, and did I mention the acting is horrible.  My whole intention of watching the show was to show support for a television show that was created and executive produced by a sista by the name of Stacy Littlejohn.
Call me a masochist, but I tortured myself for the greater good. I know that sounds ridiculous, but please follow me for a moment.
I figure that if a scripted show like ‘Single Ladies’ can prove to be successful then that leaves the door open for other scripted shows featuring black women to possibly get a chance.  I know my idea is a little farfetched and rather tortuous for me, but this is a war and if I have to get tortured by watching LisaRaye’s non-acting skills, then so be it.  War is not for the faint of heart (neither is watching LisaRaye trying to act…LOL!).
I’m just sick of the reality shows.  I want to see more scripted shows featuring women of color.  I know we can do much better than a show like ‘Single Ladies’ but right now that’s all we have.  BET has destroyed ‘The Game’ so that pretty much just leaves us with Tyler Perry on TBS.  I love Tyler Perry and respect his hustle, but I need more. 
Maybe I’m just being optimistic, but here’s to hoping ‘Single Ladies’ opens the door to more scripted shows prominently featuring women of color.

Did you watch the premiere of ‘Single Ladies’?  What did you think?


  1. I tuned and I and agree the acting was very questionable. I thought Lisa's acting got a tinge (and I do mean a tinge) better by the end of season one. And it hasn't improved much since then. The new single lady, despite her having soap opera experience, her acting needs improvement as well.

    I'll continue to tune in because I agree with you in that this might open doors for other scripted opportunities. Oh and let's not forget the male eye candy! DB Woodside is a very pleasant sight to see.

  2. You can hope but Hollywood has a bad habit of not branching out for black actresses. If Single Ladies is a success, they are likely to produce more of the same...shallow stories and bad acting. Unlike Shonda Rhimes who created a quality mainstream hit. Her work speaks for her and fortunately ABC execs are willing twke more chances on her ideas. I do not know much about the producers and directors for this show but if this is what they are selling, I'm not buying.
    Having said all that, I considered watching the premiere but either that morning or the day before, i read a recent interview with LisaRaye where she said the work for Single Ladies was quite frankly more work than she wanted to do. I already do not care for her as an actress but for her not to fully appreciate the role when there are other black actresses out there who would actually do a better job are desperate for a break...that rubbed me the wrong way.

  3. Okay I won't judge. Sike I'm judging. The savvy sista of all people watching such a shallow show; I thought I taught you better. LOL... I tried to record it but my DVR started cussing at me; so I had to delete it before I could consider watching it. Even my DVR knows better.

  4. Happy belated Memorial Day to you as well! I am excited that Single Ladies has returned! I loved last season, but every time it was on, I usually was working late at Dish. But now I have my Hopper and its now set to record this entire season. I am sad that Val isn't returning since I related to her more but I watched the premiere of this season and I was not that impressed. Yes Denise is pretty and similar looking to Val and a bit younger but the acting seems mediocre. I'll still be watching the show; hopefully it improves, a lot or else I might just have to find some other show to record on my Hopper. Who am I kidding, it’s big enough to record multiple shows, lol!