Critic Consensus: Gabrielle Union excels at Being Mary Jane, grounding the fictitious talk show hosts's soapy dramas with a palpable reality and breezy charisma.
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as Mary Jane Paul
as Andre Daniels
as Paul Patterson
as Helen Patterson
as Mark Bradley
Being Mary Jane has been formulated for being fascinating. Now comes the follow-through.
Being Mary Jane might not be up to Shonda Rhimes-level of dramatic storytelling and character development. But it's at the head of the table in engaging debate on race and feminism.
It's Union's commitment to all the craziness in her character's life (including sex in all the wrong places, with all the wrong people) that's likely to make Being Mary Jane my newest guilty pleasure.
As provocative as the show's themes are, Being Mary Jane keeps wavering in its perspective on the title character, a problem that deepens as the first season goes on. Do we root for Mary Jane? Or roll our eyes?
Audience Reviews for Being Mary Jane: Season 1
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