Why You Need to Watch Queen Sugar

Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey have brought a true masterpiece to the OWN family with Queen Sugar. From the phenomenal casting of talented and gorgeous Black actors to the compelling stories we are introduced to in just the first episode, this is a show that has delivered from the very first moment the trailer was released. And it can only go up from here!

Following three Louisiana-borne siblings after tragedy strikes their family, the opening pilot introduces us to Nova, Charley, and Ralph Angel Bordelon. Nova is an activist who seems to dabble in some blessed magick, Charley is a manager for her basketball star husband, and Ralph Angel is a single father just recently out of prison. The nuances between the siblings, their father and other family members creates a beautiful narrative of the complexities of family, love, and conflict. The addition of the beautiful Southern backdrop with stunning wide frame landscapes gives the well-paced tale a fantastic setting. Queen Sugar has delivered the perfect first course to whet our appetite on what is sure to be a fine visual dining experience of Black Excellence in both in front of the camera and behind it.

Author: Erisel Cruz

Erisel. High Gay Sceptor of the Down South, first of her name, Kaleesi of the Aces, Empress of Dad Joke Island and Nerd Downs, Queen of the Seven Fandoms. Erisel Cruz is a web/media manager and writer based in Maryland. She's an avid (addicted) reader, gamer, Pokemon Master, Slytherin, and secret hedgehog. She is the proud mother of two spoiled Husky/Lab mixes, and hopes to one day own a cat named Minerva (tabby or otherwise). She is a proud member of For Colored Girls Who Lead & Teh Lunchbox Publications. Catch her on Twitter at @EriselCruz.

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