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Being Mary Jane 

The life of a young black woman, her work, her family, and the popular talk show which she hosts.

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Series cast summary:
Gabrielle Union ...  Mary Jane Paul 52 episodes, 2013-2019
Lisa Vidal ...  Kara / ... 51 episodes, 2013-2019
Raven Goodwin ...  Niecy 35 episodes, 2013-2019
Margaret Avery ...  Helen Patterson 34 episodes, 2013-2019
Richard Brooks ...  Patrick Patterson 34 episodes, 2013-2019
Richard Roundtree ...  Paul Patterson, Sr. 33 episodes, 2013-2019
B.J. Britt ...  Paul Patterson, Jr. 24 episodes, 2013-2019
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The life of a young black woman, her work, her family, and the popular talk show which she hosts.

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TV-14

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

2 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Быть Мэри Джейн See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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16:9 HD
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All hail Gabrielle
8 January 2014 | by filmaholic33See all my reviews

I am constantly scouting for new shows and I just happened across this today. I had no idea the pilot had already come out so it was a welcome surprise. One word...Fantastic. For a pilot I found myself really engaged and at the end I wanted more, which is always a good sign for a new show, so fingers crossed the show will build up on its potential.

Gabrielle is perfect for this role, she really portrayed MJ's moments of vulnerability very well. Also the family dynamic always interests me and the way this is not your standard nuclear family makes the conflict more interesting. I like the show's focus on women and their challenges in society as well as the pressures from every aspect of their lives.

If it continues to deliver I will surely be checking in till season 2. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for something new and dare I say it refreshing.


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