Queen Sugar: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
Queen Sugar

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With an authenticity of culture and place and strong performances throughout, Queen Sugar rises above melodrama in this alluring, unhurried and powerful portrait of a fractious black American family.

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Critic Ratings: 48

83%

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User Ratings: 186

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Air date: Sep 6, 2016

A woman gives up her upscale Los Angeles lifestyle to return home to a large sugarcane farm in Louisiana after her father suffers a stroke; she reunites with her estranged siblings and learns alarming news about her husband.

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Air date: Sep 7, 2016

The Bordelon siblings try to plan their father's funeral but tensions rise between Charley and Nova; Ralph Angel argues with Aunt Violet about inviting his son; Charley meets someone interested in buying the farm.

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Air date: Sep 14, 2016

Charley, Ralph Angel and Nova discover the contents of their father's will and consider running their newly inherited farm together; Ralph Angel is pushed to his limits when someone tries to take one of his father's possessions.

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Air date: Sep 21, 2016

Ralph Angel tries to run the farm while the other siblings return to their everyday lives; Nova thinks that a friend's son has been wrongfully imprisoned and tries to help; Charley resumes managing her husband despite their strained relationship.

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Air date: Sep 28, 2016

Nova's romantic relationship with Calvin, a local cop, becomes strained in her pursuit of justice; Charley faces her husband's accuser; Aunt Violet receives unwelcome feedback at work.

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Air date: Oct 5, 2016

Nova's public comments about Charley's marriage causes a rift between the two; Ralph Angel tries to get out of an illegal arrangement; Charley learns what Davis did during the night in question.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2016

Charley deals with the state of her marriage; Ralph Angel decides to farm full time; Aunt Violet finds out information about Hollywood that threatens their relationship.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2016

As the family members prepare for a hurricane, many of their issues come to the surface; Hollywood and Aunt Violet are reunited; Nova and Charley argue over their different lifestyles.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2016

As the siblings work together to repair the damage caused by the storm, Charley, Ralph Angel and Remy are shocked to discover two dead bodies on their property.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2016

The storm impacts the harvest schedule, leaving Charley in search of a new mill; Nova encounters issues in her romantic relationship.

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Cast & Crew

Rutina Wesley
Nova

Actor
Dawn-Lyen Gardner
Charley

Actor
Kofi Siriboe
Ralph Angel

Actor
Tina Lifford
Aunt Violet

Actor
Omar J. Dorsey
Hollywood Desonier

Actor
Dondré Whitfield
Remy Newell

Actor
Timon Kyle Durrett
Davis West

Actor
Greg Vaughan
Calvin

Actor
Marycarmen Lopez
Reyna Velez

Guest Star
Reagan Gomez-Preston
Chantal Williams

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Bianca Lawson
Darla

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Isaac White
Too Sweet

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Henry G. Sanders
Prosper Denton

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Ninja Devoe
Roberta

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Estrella Nouri
Melina Gold

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John Jabaley
Earl

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KJ Smith
Lena

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Critic Reviews for Queen Sugar: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Queen Sugar: Season 1

  • Aug 19, 2019
    It is a beautiful story that connects you with the realities of the human condition. Well rounded in the way it captures every single aspect of the characters' lives. Showing family, love, pain, loss, tears, laughter, heartbreak.... The fullness of human emotions and experiences. Every single episode makes me cry! I hate Ava Duvernay for this😭😭😭
  • Apr 24, 2017
    Incredible cinematography and acting
  • Dec 10, 2016
    Love this show! So well written and well acted.
  • Nov 18, 2016
    Fantastic, moving, emotional, funny exciting- great characters and acting
  • Sep 17, 2016
    The first episode was awful. The musical soundtrack might be the worst I've ever heard. From soul to middle-of-the-road to U2 soundalike. The characters are so cliched, plot so predictable....at least I don't have to continue watching this tripe.
  • Sep 17, 2016
    Finally a television show worthy of my time! I miss original storytelling and moments that linger in my memory!
  • Sep 15, 2016
    Shonda Rhimes has already given us more sex soap than we need. Now Opera has to join the bottom of the barrel too?

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