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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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Mara Brock Akil
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After learning she has a say in who replaces Garrett,Kara or Justin, Mary Jane questions whether Justin's overtures are motivated....


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gabrielle Union ...  Mary Jane Paul 52 episodes, 2013-2018
Lisa Vidal ...  Kara / ... 51 episodes, 2013-2018
Raven Goodwin ...  Niecy 35 episodes, 2013-2018
Margaret Avery ...  Helen Patterson 34 episodes, 2013-2018
Richard Brooks ...  Patrick Patterson 34 episodes, 2013-2018
Richard Roundtree ...  Paul Patterson, Sr. 33 episodes, 2013-2018
B.J. Britt ...  Paul Patterson, Jr. 24 episodes, 2013-2018
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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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beautifully flawed


Certificate:

TV-14

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Country:

USA

Language:

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Originally conceived as a standalone TV movie. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Being Mary Jane S4.5 (2018) See more »

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Mediocre at best
9 March 2014 | by killer1hSee all my reviews

Let me start by saying that I hate that they keep casting Gabrielle Union in these cliché weak woman roles. She's a much better actress then that and to keep putting her in things where she's always having to be the beta and crushed by the far dumber male counterparts is just wrong! That is the main problem with this show, it could have been an amazing show if everyone acted like they weren't 13 and didn't make the kind of mistakes you expect to see in high school. Instead you have a show that was essentially made with teenage drama in mind for grown adults in their 30's-40s and it simply doesn't work. I've seen these actors in all kinds of different settings and they are really good so to see them in a show this poorly written is just soul crushing. 6/10 only because despite the writers attempts to make this mindless dribble good actors are still good actors.


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