girlfriends

A look at the lives, loves, and losses of four different women, Toni, Maya, Lynn, and Joan.

girlfriendscompletedvdStudio: Paramount/CBS Films
Year: 2018
Release Date: January 9, 2018
Run time: 3589 minutes
Rating: NR

Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 25 DVD
Region: A

It’s unfair to label this show as an African-American “Sex In The City”. The women do have their relationship ups and downs, but they have so much more to comment on than that. I love the sniping that goes on between Toni (Jill Jones), the golddigger, and ghetto fabulous Maya (Golden Brooks); it just goes to prove that class discrimination exists among all races. I also appreciate that they don’t shy away from discussions about problems among African-Americans. In particular, there was an episode where Toni rejected a rich suitor because he was very dark-complexioned, and Joan (Tracy Ellis Ross) admonished her for having a color complex. The only quarrel I have with the show are the characters William (Reginald C. Hayes) and Lynn (Persia White). William comes off as a sterotypical corporate guy in a suit, and Lynn’s character hasn’t been developed enough to know who she is yet. Otherwise, with more care taken on the writing, this could be a great show.

Movie Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • We All Fall Down
  • A Closer Look At “Trick Or Truth”
  • Creating the Show
  • Getting The Girls Together
  • Season 2 Episode Guide
  • It’s What You Wear That Counts
  • Here Comes The Bride
  • Comments by Maria Brock
  • Bonus Episodes

Overall Rating: 9/10

Final Thoughts

My hat is off to Kelsey Grammer that chose to feature African American woman in a positive light. “Friends” show a lot of clowning that was way over the top. I’m gonna spread the word on this show “Girlfriends”, its a nice funny show and its harmless.
Overall Rating: 9/10