'Queens' gets the band back together for a soapy ABC drama

“クイーンズ” 非常に馴染みのあるアイデアです, 巧みにキャストされることで、ロイヤルティのレベルまで上昇しませんでした, パッケージ化および製造. Like Peacock’s “Girls5eva,” the concept hinges on an all-girl group reunited and again pursuing stardom 20 数年後, rediscovering the spotlight and its perils after years spent braiding hair and burning breakfast.

Those last mundane activities are how we meet Brianna (Eve), once known as Professor Sex, who is now raising five kids. Methodically, the show goes about introducing the rest of the quartet once known as the Nasty Bitches (a name itself rooted in the past), WHO, as Jill a.k.a. Da Thrill (Naturi Naughton), ノート, “stood on top of the world for a hot minute.
The other members of the group, Naomi/Xplicit Lyrics (Brandy) and Valeria/Butter Pecan (Nadine Velazquez), had a sour falling out, with the former toiling away as a solo act — “still chasing the fame that you found 20 数年前,” as she’s toldand the latter having successfully transitioned into morning TV, where her unbridled ambition is on full display.
    It’s their manager (Taylor Sele) who suggests getting the band back together as part of a televised event, and the lure of a quick payout is enough to erode the resistance on several fronts. But this is a series, 結局, so the reunion won’t end there, with the challenge of mounting a formal comeback and all the soapy doings that go with it.
      As noted, the idea of one-time stars nursing old grudges and grasping for another few minutes of fame is hardly a new one (Tom HanksThat Thing You Do is an ode to one-hit wonders), but the hip-hop backdrop and casting gives “クイーンズ” a relatively fresh feel. The disclaimer would be that once you get past the premise, the series becomes another soap set against the backdrop of the music world, a la “帝国,” meaning it will only be as good as the situations that the writers can continue to conjure.
        Produced byScandalalum Zahir McGhee (who wrote the pilot) and directed by Tim Story, “クイーンズ” appears to be in pretty good hands on that score, even if the content and actually-not-that-explicit lyrics can only be as nasty as ABC’s standards will allow. The show also figures to get a boost, in old-fashioned TV scheduling terms, from having “独身” as its opening act.
          今のところ, “クイーンズ” has done an admirable job assembling the pieces. Keeping them from flaming out the way that the show’s fictional group did could be another matter.
            “クイーンズ” premieres Oct. 19 で 10 午後. ET on ABC.

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