TNT's series premiere of its dark comedy Claws hit social media like a stick of dynamite on Sunday night. The reviews from bewildered viewers were a mix of awe and confusion.
Claws is about a tight knit group of nail artisans who work at a Palmetto, Florida nail salon that fronts as a prescription drug laundering operation.
Many viewers were shocked by the raunchy, no-holds-barred sex scenes that were better suited for HBO or Showtime than a basic cable channel.
"I didn't know TNT acted up like this. Thought this was a family channel," tweeted @kidlightyear. Another user, Natasha Lewis, tweeted: "This show has a LOT going on for 9pm".
Niecy Nash plays Desna, the salon owner who is also a mother figure to the nail techs, including newcomer Karrueche Tran, who plays Virginia, a naive but shameless gold digger who goes straight for Desna's man, Roller (played by Jack Kesy).
Karrueche's steamy codependency issues left her fans stunned and thrilled at the same time.
The series also stars Carrie Preston as Polly (The Good Wife), Jenn Lyon (Devious Maids) plays Jennifer, a single mother of two who always has Desna's back; and Judy Reyes (Scrubs) plays Quiet Ann, a stud lesbian whose serious daddy issues renders her practically mute.
Twittter.com reacts to TNT's Series Premiere of Claws:
Judy Reyes is really playing this part, like she can really pull off being a lesbian lol #ClawsTNT
— Sharell (@loquaSha) June 12, 2017
I'm trying to figure out the storyline. #ClawsTNT
— R (@Ronkerriaa) June 12, 2017
I didn't know TNT acted up like this. Thought this was a family channel. #ClawsTNT
— khyleesi (@kidlightyear) June 12, 2017
This show has a LOT going on for 9pm #ClawsTNT
— Natasha Lewis (@BitterswtBloom) June 12, 2017
— Lamardra Hall,DC (@ChiroDocATL) June 12, 2017
Are we sure this is tnt and not HBO? #clawstnt
— Krystal (@kjohns_) June 12, 2017
— BEsoCHY (@BEpoet21) June 12, 2017
THAT WAS A LOT FOR ONE EPISODE omg
— awrealya (@BlkMissFrizzle) June 12, 2017
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