Wow...feel like it's been a while.
Like I said At the Bar, I am enjoying the hell out of my new Black & Sexy TV subscription. The casting is on point, the production is on point, and the music constantly has me asking, "Who dat???"
Best of all, I get to pick up where I left off with my two fave girls on Hello Cupid.
|Ashley Blaine Featherson|
Ashley Blaine Featherson and Hayley Marie Norman portray childhood friends Whitney and Robyn respectively. In Season One, in a tale as old as the internet, Whitney is having no luck on the dating front. She creates a profile on the fictional Hello Cupid site, uses a proper respectable image of herself, and gets nada.
On a whim, she and the noticeably lighter-skinned Robyn decide to use one of Robyn's pictures and wake up the next day to a gazillion responses. Instead of stopping there, Whitney starts talking to Cassius (Brandon Scott), a proud father of one, and they hit it off...online.
So naturally, Cassius wants to meet offline and the girls - instead of stopping there - think it's a genius idea to just send Robyn on the date...whom Cassius ends up kissing.
You can see where this is going.
|Hayley Marie Norman|
Featherson and Norman do some excellent work on this how. Ashley is Miss Respectable; she's educated, articulate, has a proper desk job and financial security. She's also deeply insecure about herself and tends to project a lot of that onto Robyn.
Robyn is the Rebel; she's an alternative Black/White mixie, and a yoga teacher with little financial security. She takes people for granted and often expects Whitney in particular to fix her problems.
So while the obvious commentary is about a man coming between two women, the nuanced commentary is about how women come between ourselves.
Final verdict: Where's my Season Three, boo?