Welcome to the A to Z blogging challenge! All month long we'll be creating posts for each letter of the alphabet according to a theme. Click here to see the list of participating blogs.
My theme is Memorable Characters featuring characters from books, movies, and TV.
From: Being Mary Jane (current TV series)
Known For: professional success, disasterous personal life
I'm highlighting BET's Being Mary Jane because it's a fantastic, underrated gem currently on TV. Gabrielle Union plays complicated Mary Jane, a TV news anchor who forged her own way, while her secret, that she's dating a married man, begins to consume her. Mary Jane is imperfect, and as an audience we hurt for her, at the same time we can understand where she's coming from. She struggles with the morality of dating a married man, with outside factors constantly weighing in on her affair. But a man who loves her when she's lonely, who promises her the world, is hard to give up. She's the Other Woman we're conditioned to hate, only the other side isn't so easy to define. When you see a character for who she is, with all of her hurts and strengths displayed side by side, it's beautifully complicated. This show has an excellent cast and knows how to amp up the drama without ever overstepping into hammy soap-operea territory. Give it a chance, and start with the TV movie available on Netflix now.
Who is your favorite complicated character?