Posts Tagged ‘Single Ladies’

Single Ladies is Sex and a Southern City

June 16, 2011 2 comments

When VH1 recently announced that their new programming would have less of an emphasis on music, many were surprised, because they didn’t know VH1 still played music. Their most recent change is toward scripted programming, whereas reality series and movies unrelated to music had made up the bulk of their schedule. The first scripted drama for VH1, which will carry the flag for the channel’s new emphasis, is Single Ladies, starring Stacey Dash of Clueless fame.

To VH1, Single Ladies can still be considered musical programming because it’s named after a Beyonce song. This new show takes television in a bold new direction by telling the heretofore unseen story of a small group of single ladies trying to find love and sex in a big city. Whoa there, you might be thinking, that’s not new. It’s the plot of Sex and the City. That’s where you would be wrong. This new show is set in Atlanta, which is a totally different city. Also, the show is more ethnic (because it’s in Atlanta). Feel silly now, don’t you?

I’ve only seen part of one episode and I only watched that because I had crashed on the couch and wanted to stare at anything that came on my TV screen. Having seen almost half of an entire episode, I feel that I can accurately judge the show, though. That makes me more qualified than a music reviewer for Blender Magazine. Read more…