It seems that BET network has been working to build a realm of relationship dramas. Between ‘The Game’ and ‘Let’s Stay Together’, the network launched another relationship drama titled ‘Being Mary Jane’.
Starring Gabrielle Union, the movie focuses on the life of a successful TV anchor whose somewhat unsuccessful personal life weighs her down. After breaking up with her latest boyfriend, whom she finds out to be married actually, Mary finds herself entangled in loads of family responsibilities including an ill mother, a constantly insolvent brother, and a niece continues popping out babies.
Amid all these complexities, what Mary wants is some sort of company. And the twist is she does not want the company of a man but what she wants is a baby.
The movie may sound like a rom-com with a cliché storyline but the pilot gives a quite different impression. The credit must be given to Union who was able to depict the despondency of a girl without making her look needy or weak.
The movie will return as a series on the network sometime in next year.