Being Mary Jane

Last night’s episode of BET’s original scripted TV series Being Mary Jane starring Gabrielle Union set on fire. The pilot drew 4 million viewers last May, and the season re-launch has gained respectable numbers so far. Both male and female viewers are drawn to Union’s strong portrayal of news anchor Mary Jane Paul, who seems to have it all. But she has flaws that the average viewer can relate to. Some critics voice their disappointment with Mary Jane’s weakness for married men. They question why Mary Jane can’t date single men like the sluts in TV’s Sex And The City.

In the opening scene of last night’s episode of Being Mary Jane, we see Mary resting her head in the lap of Andre Daniels (Omari Hardwick). It isn’t until they are interrupted by Mary’s drug addicted brother, Patrick (Richard Brooks), that it becomes apparent Mary was servicing Andre, who has a wife and children at home.

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