Tuesday night, Mara Brock Akil’s drama ‘Being Mary Jane’ returned to BET for its third season and it did not disappoint.
The show, which follows network news anchor Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union) as she navigates life and love, was the most-watched series on cable last night with more than 2.2 million viewers tuning in.
Season three started with a bang, as Mary Jane was forced to deal with the aftermath of a car accident that was brought on by the revelation that her best friend had been fooling around with the love of her life. While she literally, and figuratively, kicked them both to the curb during the premiere, it was Mary Jane’s conversation with her little brother PJ that had many woman saying, “Yaaaas.”
During the heart-to-heart, PJ tells Mary Jane she needs to get over David (her ex) because he’s a “bitchmade man” who is too entitled to step up and fight for a “difficult” woman.
But he doesn’t leave it there, PJ goes on to drop this little gem on his big sis:
“We silver-spoon brothers think just because we went to private school or were never in jail, Black women should be happy they’re in our presence.”
Still, that wasn’t enough. PJ kept on breaking it all the way down.
Twitter was feeling PJ’s words too.
"When everything comes easy for a man, the last thing he wants to do is fight for a difficult woman." TABERNACLE. TEMPLE. #BeingMaryJane
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) October 21, 2015
I'm doing a praise dance in my living room. Some men get things/women so easily, they don't know how to work for anything! #BeingMaryJane
— Patrice J. Williams (@PatriceJWill) October 21, 2015
— Miss M Miles (@MissMMiles) October 21, 2015
Yes, you are NOT exceptional because you don't have a kid or a record, and your waves are LIT. #BeingMaryJane
— britni danielle (@BritniDWrites) October 21, 2015
"you fell inlove w/ a buster & that's ok, it happens but u deserve more than the words I love you" need a brother like this! #BeingMaryJane
— LOVEvanka ♡ (@LOVEvanka) October 21, 2015
— Estelle (@EstelleDarlings) October 21, 2015
MJ's brother is preaching a good word! #BeingMaryJane
— Crunk Feminists (@crunkfeminists) October 21, 2015
The scene was so good, even Union was feeling it.
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) October 21, 2015
The two-hour season opener of Being Mary Jane was so, so good y’all! We’re excited to see how this season develops.
Did you tune in? What did you think of Tuesday night’s Being Mary Jane premiere?