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Thread started 03/20/17 11:16am

TrivialPursuit

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Greenleaf on OWN

Does anyone watch Greenleaf with Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, and more on OWN? Season 2 has started, and it's sort of intriguing about a megachurch in Memphis, and its pastor's family and their struggles, lies, and secrets.

If you've seen it, thoughts? Is it worth catching up & watching?

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Reply #1 posted 03/20/17 11:30am

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I've seen ads for it recently. A whole lot of drama it seems.

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Reply #2 posted 03/21/17 4:15am

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I started watching it last season and couldn't get past some of the bad acting and the over the top storyline, so I dumped it. lol I like Queen Sugar much better and looking forward to when it comes back on for season 2.

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Reply #3 posted 03/21/17 9:54am

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missfee said:

I started watching it last season and couldn't get past some of the bad acting and the over the top storyline, so I dumped it. lol I like Queen Sugar much better and looking forward to when it comes back on for season 2.


OOhhh, child, Queen Sugar is really good. It was like a slow burn of drama, rather than constant explosions and "OMG" moments one after the other.

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Reply #4 posted 03/22/17 1:08pm

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Yeah, I'm pretty much all in. lol

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Reply #5 posted 03/23/17 5:19pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

missfee said:

I started watching it last season and couldn't get past some of the bad acting and the over the top storyline, so I dumped it. lol I like Queen Sugar much better and looking forward to when it comes back on for season 2.


OOhhh, child, Queen Sugar is really good. It was like a slow burn of drama, rather than constant explosions and "OMG" moments one after the other.

nod YES!!!!!

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Reply #6 posted 03/23/17 9:31pm

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It's a lot better than Empire but not nearly as good as Queen Sugar.

Veteran actors Keith David and Lynne Whitfield pretty much carry the show as far as acting. Oprah is pretty good too.

So far it's not as over the top as it was last season.

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Reply #7 posted 03/29/17 1:06pm

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Oh my Gawd. They packed so many issues in just 3 episodes it's like where else is there to go, beyond murder, which I can see "Uncle" being the one getting murdered crossing the WRONG line. I hope it paces itself.

Heck that dinner scene at the table on the 1st episode had me wishing I slunk away with the kids, geesh, talk about uncomfortable.


It's weird, because my homegrown black church experience is a bit different, there are so many no no's that strike me as so odd and out of place, but then there are a few that are like right on the money.

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Reply #8 posted 03/29/17 2:10pm

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Caught two episodes at a friend's house. Very well produced, but I was done. I can't imagine how anyone could fit more dysfunctionality into 50 minutes.

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Reply #9 posted 03/29/17 2:32pm

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Lammastide said:

Caught two episodes at a friend's house. Very well produced, but I was done. I can't imagine how anyone could fit more dysfunctionality into 50 minutes.



I don't see this lasting long, they'll have explored every human condition anyone has ever gone through in a short time and run out of fuel. I couldn't imagine living in that much tension all the time, can they have a breather, go to DisneyWorld or something one episode?

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Reply #10 posted 03/29/17 2:36pm

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morningsong said:

Lammastide said:

Caught two episodes at a friend's house. Very well produced, but I was done. I can't imagine how anyone could fit more dysfunctionality into 50 minutes.



I don't see this lasting long, they'll have explored every human condition anyone has ever gone through in a short time and run out of fuel. I couldn't imagine living in that much tension all the time, can they have a breather, go to DisneyWorld or something one episode?


lol Exactly. I was exhausted after only two episodes.

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Reply #11 posted 03/29/17 3:00pm

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Lammastide said:

morningsong said:



I don't see this lasting long, they'll have explored every human condition anyone has ever gone through in a short time and run out of fuel. I couldn't imagine living in that much tension all the time, can they have a breather, go to DisneyWorld or something one episode?


lol Exactly. I was exhausted after only two episodes.



lol I made it to 3. But I'll keep watching, I just won't binge watch, small doses only. I gotta see if uncle gets a beatdown with his evil behind.

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