Tyler's new soap about a dysfunctional wealthy family is set to premiere on OWN on May 28. The cast includes John Schneider as the wealthy family patriarch and Aaron O'Connell (the hot guy from those Liquid Plumr commercials) as his alcoholic son.
That's actually Crystal Fox, probably best known for her role on the show "In the Heat of the Night". The cast bio on OWN says she's Nina Simone's niece.
[quote]Is this a sitcom or a serious soap?
It's an hour-long soap. John Schneider's character is a judge, and he's having an affair with Crystal Fox's character's daughter.
Who is Tika Sumpter who played Layla on the Dorian Lord Programme.
Tika is the one playing the maid's daughter having the affair with John's character. She was on Gossip Girl, One Life to Live and The Game.
This is John Schneider from the Dukes of Hazzard and that Superman show? Isn't he a homophobe? Good thing Tyler's deeply closeted.
How are ratings?
Record ratings but the LA Times blasted it a few days ago calling it a minstrel show and several African American scholars saying Oprah was blinded by ratings and put a show on that is contrary to her message of empowerment.
All Tyler Perry shows are viewed by critics as "minstrel shows" -- but audiences flock to them nonetheless. Oprah knew exactly what she was getting into, she's very close with Perry.
I watched some of THatHN last night.
It's definitely a soap, but it really felt like an old-school, pre Luke and Laura show.
The pace was very slow and the plots felt quite ordinary.
Is it on nightly or is it a weekly?
If it's a weekly I think it will need to pick up the pace of the plotting.
Oh, some of the acting was atrocious. I couldn't tell if it was the actors fault or just bad direction and then editing.
How the hell did Miss Piggy get Bo Duke to marry her???
Worst piece of shit I've seen in a long time.
Hanna is so damn sanctimonious. Benny is a lil' slow. He couldn't see the resemblance between himself and Mr. Watson?
OMG, Peter Parros is in this! In addition to having an awesome body, he is a giant sweetheart.
I recorded the first episode as a joke.
It is badly written, directed and acted, and looks phenomenally cheap.
The stories are hideous and the clothing is stupid.
And yet I just keep watching, every damn episode.
Peter Parros has the squarest jaw I have ever seen.
Tyler Perry has to be the most untalented black person in the history of hollywood to get so many opportunities . His success is just as mind bottling as the Kardashians. The fact that he continues to work despite putting out so much trash in the black community to consume is puzzling.
His shitty show "Love Thy Neighbor" is just as awful. Bad acting, bad writing, and not funny whatsoever.
R19, I agree with what you say, but there's no excuse for "mind bottling."
What's going on with the gay dude storyline?
The cinematography is horrible but the show is great. Candace is horrid. Wyatt is hot. Jeffery finally confessed his love for Wyatt. Finally a watchable TP program
Coming back for a second season in January. Filming starts in October.
We've been told two of the leads won't be back - we're guessing the gay son (his parents will ship him off somewhere to straighten him out) and either the suicidal daughter or the nympho Latin maid.
We'll keep you posted...
The mother was so cruel when her son came out in the final episode
It's been a very long time since I've heard that kind of bigotry. She was crushing him emotionally. I wanted him to punch her. She was beyond a cunt
Thinking Benny won't be back ( how much more can happen to him?) & Catherine. Candace would slid in her shoes. Thinking the other maid has some dirt on Jim so she'll stick around. Please don't let it best Wyatt. Super hot. Probably going to the slammer though
I think Aaron O'Connell who plays Wyatt is HOT but the character doesn't seem long for the show.
I really hope they don't kill off Benny. I would hate to see Hannah go through that plus Tyler Lepley is oh so fine.
I never was a fan of Tiki Sumpter but she does play the hell out of that thug bitch (her mother's words) Candace.
The relationship between Katherine and Hannah is my favorite part of the show but I'm afraid the cliffhanger is going to seriously come between them, at least for a little bit. Maybe longer if Benny is dead and I don't look forward to watching that.
As hateful as she was to Jeffrey (you got to love him for going all Bette Davis on Wyatt with that golf club), I do have to say that I really do like Veronica. She doesn't play when she goes after the right people and I LOVE how she ho checked Candace. I think her portrayer, Angela Robinson, is one of the most talented actors on the show. The scene between her and Jeffrey was the best written and acted scene this season.
This show will not win an Emmy for Best Drama any time soon but I do find it quite entertaining for a Tyler Perry production.
R27, I like Veronica as well. That scene with Jeffery was so brutal that I cried. I loved that David tried to talk Veronica down and ultimately was there for Jeffery. I also love that he knew Jeffery was gay all along and tried to prepare Veronica for Jeffery's coming out. I do believe that in the end she will support Jeffery but that is probably going to be a long drama filled road.
[quote]I think Aaron O'Connell who plays Wyatt is HOT but the character doesn't seem long for the show
As long as he is smart and keeps giving up his body for Perry to play with he will keep his job.
Yeah, I figured that as well r29. Oooh! To think someone that fine would have to fuck around with Tyler. He looks better dressed as Madea.
The new episode is on and it's GOOOOODDD!
So Benny is dead. Will Celine be fired? And will recent real-life orphan John Schneider hook up with that campaign manager, or will sassy Veronica get rid of her first?
And will we see gay Geoffrey hook up for real sometime soon??
So is Benny dead?
Tyler likes to hire hot guys he sees in commercials. hmmmmmmmmmm
The new season started. It's a very attractive cast but the writing and direction are horrible. The plotting is laughable.
Is anyone watching? How does Tyler Perry get away with this? Is this soap going anywhere?
And what's with the tacky wigs?
This is a good written tv show
My mom and aunt love watching this show. (Then again they are Tyler Perry's target demographic: black, female and elderly.) I refuse to waste a single motherfucking dime on Tyler Perry's bullshit, so of course I've never watched the show entirely. What I did see was standard Tyler Perry fare: cliched melodrama, over-the-top acting, poor staging, ugly wardrobe, and one-dimensional characterizations. He's been in the business long enough now where there should be some improvement in those areas; there's no excuse for producing poor material like this.
But I guess he'll never grow as a writer-director when his demographic continues to support his garbage.
I hate watch this shit every season. The acting and storylines are so over the top, and the sets so cheap it's hard to belive this is on even a cable network. The guys are hot, and I guess I want to see what will happen next so I'm hooked.
[quote] Worst piece of shit I've seen in a long time.
[quote] It is badly written, directed and acted, and looks phenomenally cheap.
[quote] Tyler Perry has to be the most untalented black person in the history of hollywood to get so many opportunities.
Agreed. Agreed. Agreed.
Tyler Perry is a big old stupid queen who got lucky, and then ran back into the closet.
Everything he puts out is absolute shit.
And every guy he auditions is ridiculously hot. No doubt, they pay the price by having to have some sort of inappropriate relationship with him, ala Bryan Singer.
It truly does boggle the mind how someone so untalented, can become so successful. But then again, there's Oprah Winfrey, so...
He sure does cast hot dudes in his stuff
And makeup and wardrobe has a stock of really ugly cheap wigs.
The acting on this show is horrendous. BO Duke looks like Lawrence Oliver compared to the rest of the cast.
any same-sex male love scenes yet?
[quote] any same-sex male love scenes yet?
Only in my office, aka "auditioning room."
And that stands for Tyler Perry, not TOILET PAPER, like you would think.
I detest Tyler Perry. He's a fraud and everything he makes is junk. I wouldn't watch anything he created if you gave me ten thousand dollars. I'm not kidding.
I watched last night. It has gotten worse. Seeing Peter Parros' shirtless chest was very very nice. What a handsome man!
Parros is a boy-man. He is 54, but still looks boyish.
I'm not ashamed to admit I watch. It's trashy fun and not much is on Tuesday nights.
The Veronica character is so heinous I don't know why her husband stays faithful to her. Plus, she is so cruel to her gay son.
I'm hoping someone takes that cunt down.
R49 Shall we also mention her ugly wardrobe and wigs?
So the son mauls the Latina maid and pins her to the sofa. Pressing his crotch against her, he asks her "Feel that?". She responds: "It feels like a cigarette lighter!".
Madea writes again!
Didn't the maid say "It feels like a lipstick" ?
'cause the son answered "don't you want me to rub it on your lips?"
And Veronica the hater is apparently the most popular character on the show in the black community....
This show is awful, but high camp.
That Veronica is one fierce cunt! Blackmailing her son to stop being gay? Beating the shit out of her husband's white girlfriend? Being condescending to Candace?