Queen Sugar: Copper Sun
November 9, 2017 8:46 PM - Season 2, Episode 15 - Subscribe

Is anyone else here watching this beautifully filmed, perfectly acted, funny, sad and intelligent soap from Ava "my Wrinkle In Time movie is coming out this March" DuVernay? The 15th and penultimate episode of the 2nd season about the cane-farming Bordelon siblings (a season just as captivating, heart-wrenching and...ok....soapy as the first) finds the clan in the midst of multiple personal and business crises all coming to a head at once. All episodes this season have again been directed by women.

Charley feels the pressure from the Landry rumor mill as harvest gets underway. Nova finds out Aunt Vi's secret, while Hollywood offers his own kind of support. Ralph Angel continues to struggle with the revelation about Blue. It's a tense time in Bordelon land.
posted by mediareport (2 comments total)
That scene between Aunt Vi and Hollywood was just so beautiful. I love it when this show's moments that make me cry are affirming and kinda joyful. I'm definitely a little pissed at Ralph Angel right now, but damn does Kofi Siriboe really sell his pain. At this point, the stylistic moves the show relies on are so familiar they can get a bit cloying, and, like last season, I'm having to stop myself from a bit of eye-rolling at the late season plot twists that keep things moving, but Queen Sugar is still one of my favorite ongoing shows. The actors and writers really make these characters shine in ways that stand out from almost anything else I watch these days.
posted by mediareport at 9:00 PM on November 9, 2017

Love this show so much. While the story lines can get ridiculous and soapy, they haven’t gotten too over the top, and so much of it manages to feel grounded by the characters.

(I am going to laugh-cry so hard when Sharon Lawrence picks up an Emmy for her guest appearance and the rest of the show and cast gets shut out of even being nominated.)
posted by jimw at 7:41 PM on November 11, 2017

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