So with all of the excitement of Memorial Day, I wasn’t able to catch Single Ladies until today. I was kind of apprehensive when I sat down to watch it because my sister told me that it was so boring, she fell asleep! YIKES! LOL! Regardless, I plopped down on my bed this evening with a plate of barbecued leftovers coupled with an appetite for some fictionalized drama. To summarize briefly, the episode picks up supposedly only 2 weeks after the craziness of last season. Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy) and April (Charity Shea) are attending the engagement party of Keisha’s childhood friend, Raquel Lancaster(Denise Vasi). Halfway through the dinner party, Raquel walks in on her new fiance getting it in with some random and calls off the engagement promptly. If this wasn’t enough to keep viewers watching, the next day Keisha and April get an e-mail from Val (Stacey Dash), stating that she would not be returning home to Atlanta from Milan….EVER!!
Both girls are heartbroken, however, Keisha’s frown is soon turned upside down when her long lost boyfriend, Malcolm (D.B. Woodside) turns up to offer some kind of explanation for his whereabouts the past couple weeks. Apparently, he is NOT the FBI’s target but merely a means to an end. The police are actually after the mayor of the city (Common) who has been bribing and extorting money from Atlanta business owners for years. Unfortunately, Malcolm and his ex-wife were victims of the bribery which was why they had been working so closely together recently. They’ve been trying to evade the cops! Malcolm assures Keisha that as soon as his ex has situated herself out of the FBI’s reach, he will turn himself in and be exonerated. Keisha believes him, and the two make up. However, soon after, Keisha is arrested for tax evasion and subsequently, blackmailed into giving Malcolm up in exchange for her freedom. Raquel hires Keisha’s ex to help her out of her legal trouble, and the two, Keisha and her ex, have a moment. Malcolm does end up turning himself in, however, and Keisha is allowed to go free. Whew!!!! Keisha’s life is hot right now!! Um….I’m forgetting someone….oh yea April!! Um…she’s fine! Lol, she’s divorced and loving the single life! Let’s hope her story line heats up a little though…
Similar to Vasi in the acting department is LisaRaye, but we all know this about LisaRaye. Her acting leaves something to be desired, and the writers of Single Ladies seem to play right into that, giving her lines that, in my opinion, are pretty cheesy. What did she say to Rick Fox on the dancefloor? I think it was something like: “While your looking through my past, make sure you look for another dance partner because it takes TWO to TANGO!” Cue dramatic music and strong sexy walk off the dance floor. Like I said before, it just made me uncomfortable. However, I love the spunk and attitude LisaRaye brings to each character she plays. Her character might be a little cliche, but she adds some flavor to the cast. We can all appreciate that.