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Last night BET’s first hour-long scripted drama returned for its second season. Being Mary Jane is an American drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil and starring Gabrielle Union, a follow-up to the same-titled TV movie that premiered on the network in the summer of 2013, on BET.
The series has Gabrielle Union to the lead role of Mary Jane Paul, a successful cable news anchor who has a closet packed with designer clothes and shoes, a beautiful home, a nice car, and the drive to achieve even greater heights. Yet something is missing. As Mary Jane looks to start a family of her own to share life’s greatest gifts, she discovers who she really is and the people who help define her.
When “Being Mary Jane” season two premiere started we where in company of “Being Altagracia” the alter-ego of Ruenna “Sugar” Mercelina – she is so in love with the series that she created from her life her own tag-a-long.
In this season Mary Jane (Gabrielle Union) is bound and determined to be her own kind of secret love agent, to find out what happened to her relationship with David (Stephen Bishop).
Mary Jane on her pursuit of why David has moved on, discovers that David is with Anna because Anna is pregnant, but and also that in the past, Mary Jane and David made the decision to abort their own child, which makes the pregnancy news all the more upsetting.
The premiere clearly stated that Mary Jane is still not over her ex David because she’s drinking every chance she get and she’s quick to throw shade at anyone within distance. In the first episode after she fires with some comments about her brother’s promiscuity and career as a drug dealer. He fired back with some insults of his own. “I see why David doesn’t want you,” he says. “Now I see why he’s with that white chick.”
“Mary Jane and David weren’t on the same page, which is where a lot of people live — they love each other, but they can’t stay on the same page and live a life together. But it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other.” – the creator Mara Brock Akil defined.
“This season is certainly about having to take two steps back before you can really move forward. But it’s not easy to move on. How many times have you had the go-back sex?” Akil says with a laugh. “Mary Jane wants to move on, but is she going to stumble and fall like most of us do? Yes.”
“Being Mary Jane” is so magnetic and well descriptive drama that it is kind of addictive, the playing of mind games, the family issues, the friendly bonds, and of-course the sensual devotion that kicks into the characters makes you stay attached to the series.
The way Mary Jane juggles through the story-line with her life, relationships, work and commitments can only assure us that season two brings great twists to the series, and the first episode proves that things can only get interesting.
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