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TV RECAP: 'Being Mary Jane' Season 4 Premiere Didn't Live Up To Its Hype

Can the old Being Mary Jane PLEASE come back!

Guys, what happened with this season 4 premiere of Being Mary Jane?? I know the show has new writers and with new writers comes a revamp, but there's so much to adjust to. 

So, our girl Mary Jane (Gabrielle Union) is now in a new city, with a new job, with new drama and a new love interest. The show picks back up a year later. And, even though a year has passed, it seems like MJ is still up to her same ol' tricks (hooking up with randoms!)

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MJ is probably damn near 40 years old now (if not 40 already) and she still can't get her shit together with men (plus, she's still a lil' skank, lol). 

That whole "tell me you love me" scene in bed with Lee (the one-nighter/new love interest) was so sad and pathetic. Like, damn! Home girl really has some serious relationship issues. Even the matchmaker (whom MJ hired and paid $20k for) dumped her! The machmaker told MJ straight up that she couldn't work with her because MJ has more work to do on herself. 

The show writers couldn't advance MJ's character just a little in the love department??

MJ is successful, beautiful, educated and has money, but she's desperately missing a GOOD man in her life to fill that empty void she has. 

Also, I'm not feeling MJ's move to New York, she needs to be back in Atlanta where her family is. I also don't like her new job. It's like MJ went backwards. Because of the backlash from Niecy dealing with police brutality (which made national headlines), her old employer, SNC, basically gave MJ the boot since she defended her niece. 

MJ is now a correspondent for a national morning show Great Day USA and it looks like there's a plot to pit her against the show's current co-anchor (another black woman) in an attempt to supposedly boost show ratings. 

Oh boy!

I feel like MJ was just being celebrated for her 'Ugly Black Woman' show and hard news segments and now she's outside in the cold doing fluff news.


I do look forward to seeing Michael Ealy on the show soon! 

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I love how Kara is still in MJ's corner and how the two still work together (Kara left SNC). But, what about that whole Marisol blackmail storyline from last season? I guess they're just going to sweep that storyline under the rug?

I miss Mark. He would be the best person MJ could talk to right now while in New York. And, no David this season!? I hope he makes an appearance so we can get a glance at how his life is now with his new woman and baby.

Oh, and that new guy, Lee, I'm not feeling him and MJ together and that weird shaped head of his.


I did, however, like that rubber band sex scene part (great idea ... noted!) 

Hopefully the next episode is better. I waited an entire year for BMJ to come back on and I was left unimpressed after watching the premiere episode last night. I hope BMJ doesn't fall off like Empire did (for me). I would hate to lose interest in this show. 

What did you think of the season 4 premiere of BMJ?

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