Sunday, June 19, 2011

Loving 'Single Ladies'

If you Google the term 'Single Ladies', you get a lot of hits referring to Beyonce's monster hit song.   The one I'm talking about is the Queen Latifah produced VH1 show starring Stacey Dash, LisaRaye McCoy and Charity Shea that started on May 30 with a two hour pilot movie.  

Single Ladies the TV show was created and produced by Stacy A. Littlejohn and directed by Tamra Davis.  It chronicles the ATL lives of best friends Valerie Stokes, Keisha Greene, April Goldberg-Jenkins and Val's intern Christina Carter.  

Valerie (Stacey Dash) is getting over the breakup of her long term relationship and has just bought and is running a high fashion boutique in an upscale part of Atlanta.   She's still a hopeless romantic despite her recent breakup with Quinn.  

Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy)  is a former music video model who is more jaded and hard nosed about the male species than her homegirl and believes the head needs to take primacy over the hear in matter of love.

April (Charity Shea) is the ambitious married woman in the trio who not only wants more responsibility at the record company she works at, she's starting to get the seven year itch in her marriage with Darryl.

It's getting some comparisons to Sex In The City, but I'm liking what i see in the three episodes so far.  The folks I've seen so far in the cameo appearances are Common, Eve, Rick Fox, Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas of TLC fame and Michael Warren.

Common was playing the philandering mayor of Atlanta who gets caught up in a major sex scandal with one of the characters.   You'll have to go back and watch the series to find out which one.  

New episodes are broadcast on Monday nights at 9 PM ET and VH1 has it contracted out for 12 episodes.

From what I'm seeing so far, hope they do more over a few more seasons.

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