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Greenleaf
Greenleaf
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  • Cast:
    Merle Dandridge,Kim Hawthorne,Desiree Ross
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    1h
The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, dark secrets and lies.
Casts
Series cast summary:
Merle Dandridge Merle Dandridge - Grace Greenleaf 44 episodes, 2016-2018
Kim Hawthorne Kim Hawthorne - Kerissa Greenleaf 44 episodes, 2016-2018
Desiree Ross Desiree Ross - Sophia Greenleaf 44 episodes, 2016-2018
Lamman Rucker Lamman Rucker - Jacob Greenleaf 44 episodes, 2016-2018
Tye White Tye White - Kevin Satterlee 44 episodes, 2016-2018
Lynn Whitfield Lynn Whitfield - Lady Mae Greenleaf 44 episodes, 2016-2018
Lovie Simone Lovie Simone - Zora Greenleaf 44 episodes, 2016-2018
Deborah Joy Winans Deborah Joy Winans - Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee 44 episodes, 2016-2018
Keith David Keith David - Bishop James Greenleaf 44 episodes, 2016-2018
Chevonne Hughes Chevonne Hughes - Karine / - 30 episodes, 2016-2018
Gregory Alan Williams Gregory Alan Williams - Robert 'Mac' McCready / - 28 episodes, 2016-2018
Rick Fox Rick Fox - Darius Nash 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Asia'h Epperson Asia'h Epperson - Tasha Skanks 26 episodes, 2016-2018
Jason Dirden Jason Dirden - Basie Skanks 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Jen Harper Jen Harper - Deacon Sykes 19 episodes, 2016-2018
Letoya Luckett Letoya Luckett - Rochelle Cross 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Roxzane T. Mims Roxzane T. Mims - Darlene 18 episodes, 2016-2018

Greenleaf

Actor, author, and Marine veteran Greg Alan Williams rescued Takao Hirata from a mob at the intersection of Florence and Normandie during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Lynn Whitfield and Keith David both appear in the movie "Head of State."

Nakora
Nakora
The story of a Southern mega-church headed by a family of sly hypocrites. Living in luxury and wielding influence how deep does the spirituality they claim really run? Are their sins products of their own human frailty exacerbated by a difficult world? Or are they bad people pretending to be holy?

It is about time a TV series dealt with the world of organized, profit-motivated religious organizations. A night-time soap take on an African-American mega-church in the Deep South is a novel approach to that telling the stories of people that have not yet been properly told in a fictional construct.

But my praise ends there. A solid cast in an interesting setting largely goes wasted in teleplay scripts so inept that they look like film school dropouts wrote them.

I love night-time soaps. I like the idea for this show as well as the story and the characters and the angle they take in relating the narrative. It is an imagined glimpse into a secret world of powerful people who profess piety and modesty but can't live it and we get to see them at their best and worst. I want to see it get multiple seasons.

But the scripts have to get better. They need to be outlined better and the dialogue needs to be more subtle in relaying information as well as doing so in a natural manner in which real people speak. So far they have tried to cram too much information in each sentence
Zainn
Zainn
I've had the pleasure of seeing Greenleaf on Netflix. Season 1 grabbed my attention. You could really feel the depth of family secrets in Season 1 and how outsiders played a role in the family drama. I felt Season 1 was also very realistic. Season 2 however lost me and kind of became a soap opera. Really over the top and the writing was heavy handed, lacked continuity, way too much time jumping, and dialogue and scenes were juvenile at times. And most surprisingly, I was highly disappointed in not seeing quite a few of the plots of Season 1 not be addressed in Season 2 and even some of the characters did not return? Imagine highly anticipating the outcome of a story and the storyteller just abandoning the story completely with no explanation. Not a good feeling. I also think the writers are writing for an audience they do not know in detail, nor have an affinity for, and that that is a scary thought.

Some examples of the abandoned stories include 1) Kerissa and her school. There seemed to be a scandal brewing in terms of taking tests and there was no mention of that at all in Season 2. Also, it was implied that she may have had an admirer at the school, what happened to that? Season 2 she was a housewife? 2) There was also the Ray plot with Grace. He was so intense regarding the safety of their daughter and taking custody, how was that barely addressed in Season 2, especially after Grace killed someone! Ray did not even show up? That shows a lack of continuity in writing 3) A huge missing story was NOAH! How was Noah not even mentioned nor seen in Season 2? He and Grace were such a major part of Season 1 and had such a passionate scene together (woo! Still hot from that). How did we go from that to her dating a random reporter? Who honestly looks too old for her. The interactions with the reporter (Darius) also have been very juvenile and out of place. A woman in her 40s having "sleepovers?" Plus, does Rick really match the tone of this show? I think he would be a good guest character, but him as a main character just seems off and odd and takes me out of the story actually, I just see Rick Fox. His reactions during the "deep" scenes with Grace felt like a bad actor in a high school play. The actress playing Grace is great, but Rick kind of brings her performance down due to him not being quite on that level. I think they should bring Noah back or bring in a more trained actor, fresh new face to be her love interest and good looking; not a former basketball player or a known actor constantly recycled. The new guy needs to be at least a B level in acting training so that we get some thought provoking scenes out of Grace and the possible new love interest. From there the scene would stay with you. I got nothing from Darius and Grace.

Casting for Season 2 felt like a Tyler Perry casting. A lot of the new characters just don't really fit the spirit of the show or the essence of their characters. When I look at Queen Sugar, each character IS that character, from looks to voice. Greenleaf, Season 2, had a sort of fakeness.

There were some highlights of Season 2. I do look forward to seeing how the Lionel, Bishop and Lady Mae saga turns out, now including Rochelle and of course Basie Skanks. And the Zora plot I feel is very much needed for young girls to see. Teen violence, particularly among black women, is a real thing. That is about all I look forward to for Season 3 coming. But I'm nervous that these plots will disappear as well. I had my hopes up for the plots continuing from Season 1 and got barely any of them Season 2. Oprah's character is such a joy. Loved her one liners, they could use her more, but maybe she's busy.

The low lights of Season 2. I felt Uncle Mac should not have died so quickly. He probably needed another season at least. I was shocked the writers did not put Grace through a trial. Missed opportunity for good drama. The Darius character just all around lacks. If he were just a reporter and again Rick just did a few guests spots, I could see it be okay but full time, he's throwing me off as her love interest. Noah to me was more fitting. He has more backstory with the Greenleaf world and he also had terrific chemistry with Grace. I'm surprised the writers couldn't think of something to enhance that relationship and give us more of where it was and where it could go. I also feel they under-use Sophia. Also the siblings of the family do not interact enough AT ALL!

Hopefully Season 3 brings more continuity and some of the flavor and characters of Season 1 return. I'm not sure I can stomach watching the new additions for another full season honestly. Jabari is also just another generic actor. There's just not much depth to his performance. Their stories don't seem to have much meat to them, nor much backstory. Darius definitely shared a little back story but it wasn't memorable. And it actually doesn't make sense that Grace would share secrets with an on and off boyfriend. Why does she trust him so much, just odd behavior? She seems smarter than that. I'm nervous however to see Rick Fox will be in almost every episode Season 3??...based on IMDb at least. Hmmm, I don't get it. Hoping Oprah hires some Queen Sugar writers to work on Greenleaf, to save it.
Dolid
Dolid
Had high hopes for this show, great cast and the story premise seemed promising. The entire script seems that it's written by some 10th grader in a drama class. So many times when a scene that could have been compelling is ruined by long winded phrases or words that were forced un- naturally into the dialogue..I mean, real people don't speak without using contractions, or that formally. I"m on episode 8 and just can't force myself to finish watching it --can't handle this poorly written, overemphasized dialogue between characters.
Jerdodov
Jerdodov
Greenleaf was on the right track Season 1, despite a few holes in the writing; they had a great leading and supporting cast and authentic stories and characters. Leaving the audience anticipating highly what's to come next. And then Season 2 came and concluded and it has become clear; the producers, casting, show-runner, some of the actors (especially Merle, side eye), and writers have decided to go "Hollywood" and engage in "politics as usual" by promoting to series regular a "wanna- be/celebrity/mediocre actor, Rick Fox, despite the audience mainly being indifferent to his character Darius. His addition is an example of writers recklessly putting pen to paper and writing inconsistent, nonsensical stories and characters and ultimately not following through with the stories of some of their most popular intriguing characters of Season 1.

Season 2 left a lot of the audience confused and presented itself like a show trying to find its rhythm, when by now they should be doing the salsa all the way to ratings heaven. A huge contrast to their sister show, Queen Sugar, who is very clear on their purpose and very consistent with each cast member and not bent on celebrity. Characters who are added make sense and none of the core characters of Season 1, leading or supporting, are missing without explanation. Queen Sugar is leading the dance. Perhaps why they have won awards as a show and Greenleaf has not. Greenleaf may need a change in leadership (show- runner and head writer), with exception of Oprah of course. They are off beat. Season 2 felt like a sophomore jinx album, when an artist was so pure on their first album, no bells and whistles, so true to themselves and then because of that success and hype decides to invite unnecessary guest "popular" artists for their second album and ends up over producing themselves and losing the authenticity that their core audience fell in love with in the first place.

Darius is an unnecessary/poorly written and acted character (Rick and his dopey expressions), and lacks so much depth that a lot of the audience barely remembers his name, some even asked whether Grace and Darius are dating after their love scene? (shows the disconnect), and many have even said that Grace lacks a story line despite all the bells and whistles of a Rick Fox addition. Some even want a new love interest or want the popular character Noah back. But how? Rick Fox is Rick Fox, right? He is, but Greenleaf viewers want a good story, not another celebrity cheapening a show. His addition is not good for the Grace character, and I believe this will ultimately hurt her relevance on the show, where was she on the finale? Oh Darius was in the picture mmmmk. The producers/casting did not want to "settle" on a love interest for Grace, but DID by focusing on height and aesthetics (although fading) instead of mainly performance.

The character Noah had the potential to be a great one had the writers put in the effort and continued to write for Grace and Noah. Instead they sabotaged that authentic story in exchange for a mediocre/random one just so Greenleaf could have a "celebrity" as mentioned. Noah despite being in every episode Season 1 and a part of the foundation of this show was not even present or mentioned in Season 2. This shows the laziness and incompetence of the writers. What good show does that? Highly frustrating to a viewer.

Although Noah and Grace was a controversial story, that translated to good TV (he was engaged when they got together); Grace's chemistry was much better with Noah. There was something highly intriguing about their connection. Darius and Grace seem quite forced, like the producers are like "hey guys, love them, because Darius is played by the tall Rick Fox and every woman wants to see Rick Fox in a love scene, right?" Nope. Even Rick wondered why no one was talking on his love scene. Why? Nobody cares! I personally have no interest nor do I care where that story goes. I, like others, still wonder where is Noah.

Go back to the drawing board producers and STOP being star struck, along with the writers and actors and arbitrarily make a mediocre actor and story line a "series regular". Why would you promote even more something that is barely working? And the writers should be ashamed of how inconsistent they are with their writing. If Greenleaf continues down this path, I predict they won't be around much longer. Rick needs to focus on Echo Fox (his company), which seems to be doing well and exit stage left with Greenleaf. He has to know deep down and away from his ego, that this is not working and this is not his "tribe" or audience. He of all people should know, you don't always get a "slam dunk".

Point blank, producers/writers need to re-see the light and get back to authenticity. Allow this show to return to what again made it great and special, Season 1. As stated, with Season 2, the producers and writers fell for the sophomore jinx syndrome. They became desperate for cheap ratings and then ultimately lost ratings. Season 1 was presented with much more care and intention and the audience loved it.

The thrill is gone for Greenleaf unless they correct these issues for Season 3. Stop being lazy writers: drop Darius (out of place), bring Noah back and give him proper development (him not returning Season 2 was an epic fail), thoroughly conclude a story (Uncle Mac died too soon, should still be on causing issues), and write better for Grace (she has no story line now). Until then, 3 stars for Greenleaf to match the three championship rings of Rick Fox since they "love" him so much. Sidenote: Really it was Kobe and Shaq who got those rings.
DarK-LiGht
DarK-LiGht
In my never ending quest of finding new shows with diverse casts, I came across Greenleaf on Netflix and was hooked after the first episode. It offers excellent acting, dialogue, character plots and a unique perspective of behind the scenes of a megachurch family.

What I like most about this show is the drama! Just when you think things can't get more dramatic, they somehow always do. There is sibling rivalry, church rivalry, family secrets, mistresses! This show borders on being a soap opera, but I think what makes it different is in the excellent writing and the cast performance.

Like many shows, this series comes with a few drawbacks such as predictability and repeated plot lines. Although the series does have excellent writing, I find a lot of the plot lines to be very predictable. Often when I'm watching Greenleaf, I can predict what's going to happen with accuracy which is a little disappointing. The plot has many scenarios that are not new to television. A secretly gay husband, the pedophile uncle, the affair with the secretary. Come on; I've seen every one of these before in other shows.

Although I do love drama, some of the scenes are so dramatic that they make me laugh. For example, there was a scene when the gay husband (Kevin) is secretly looking at half naked men on his cell phone as his wife (Charity) talks to him. I was like really?

I recently started watching season two and discovered that there were some major story lines from season one that received little to no attention in season two, leaving a few plot holes.

For example, Gigi's ex tries to get full custody of their daughter Sophia. It's a huge problem, and Gigi takes him to court. The father gets custody for 90 days and takes Sophia with him to Phoenix. Gigi is distraught and contemplates moving back to Phoenix to be with her daughter. Season one ends with Sophia being driven off by her dad and Gigi distraught. In season two Sophia is back with Gigi, and there is no mention at all about the custody battle which surprised me.

Also, Charity was pregnant in season one with twins. Once season two starts, we discover that she lost one of the babies, but it is mentioned very casually in conversation. Last time I checked, losing a child is a BIG deal, and that should have gotten more attention in the show.

All in all, I do enjoy watching Greenleaf and tune in each week for the drama! I recommend Greenleaf if you are looking for a new show to watch on Netflix that has the privilege of being written by a team of black writers and has an all black cast too.
Lo◘Ve
Lo◘Ve
I see great potential for an interesting look at the inside world of wealth. power and the cloak of holiness. David Keith is a master in delivering dialogue. I love Lynne Whitfield as the matriarch with some obvious issues, yet to be revealed I hope. As the series continues, I (dare I say it?) pray the writers become more confident and provide more realistic speaking styles. The decor of the home, church and offices are beautifully done.Kudos to production staff. I admire the modern styling of the characters. An accurate mix of traditional, natural, ethnic clothing and hairstyles. Multi-racial actors in all types of roles. In fact, the realistic relationship between Grace and her daughter is something I can identify with. Thanks for that. I'm excited that Ms. Winfrey supports this type of project.
Beydar
Beydar
Lots of "smell a fart" acting. Don't know how to take it seriously.
Ximinon
Ximinon
If I was rating the show based on the cast, it would be 10 out of 10. However, Greenleaf is not about entertaining the viewers. Instead, it appears to be an attempt to lobby for total acceptance of a gay lifestyle in the church.

The show seems to toss the Ewings' of "DALLAS" into the stew pot, add a couple of Megachurches, and stir in an LGBT Rally. The result is "Greenleaf" a modern soap opera with an all star cast and the controversial topic of Homosexuality at the forefront.

The first season kept me mesmerized as I followed the life of the Greenleaf Family, amid the aftermath of a suicide that brought a prodigal daughter back to the family mansion. As the family sat at the dinner table, I recalled the dinners of the Ewing family and the rivalries between siblings. While there was no JR, Grace, the lead character, came through as a Bobby Ewing character, beloved by all, but unable to overcome the influence of her powerful mother.

As the season progressed, we learned of a deeply buried secret of a perverted uncle who preyed on young girls. This appeared to be one of the main story lines through the first and into the early part of the second season. However, it would be only one story line, soon overwhelmed by possibly the primary agenda of the writing staff; homosexuality in the Christian Church.

The number of characters who were gay seemed to grow from week to week. In the end, one of the son-in-laws, a family friend, a church choir director, his spouse, and a counselor all "came out of the closet."

While the introduction of gay characters is nothing new, the idea of battling the traditional church stance of frowning or even opposing homosexuality, became center stage. Even a meeting of local churches turned into a lobbying effort to overcome any opposition to the full inclusion of homosexual individuals and relationships, into the church.

Even if the story line stopped there, it would hardly be the first time that gay relationships entered our living rooms. However, the main plot now seemed to focus on a wide variety of caveats. There was the divorce of one of the Greenleaf family members because the husband was gay. A choir director was fired because they were in a same-sex marriage. But, alas it didn't stop there. Each episode brought the main story line deeper into the clash between Biblical Verses opposing a gay lifestyle and the New Testament concept of "Love" covers sin. I believe that this was not a creative accident by writers, but the main purpose behind the series. When Bible Verses are reinterpreted by characters portraying ministers, it is not just part of a larger plot, but the very theme itself.

While I enjoy a strong performance by a highly-talented cast, it seems that homosexuality in the Christian Church, has become a rallying cry of the writing staff. When any subject overpowers the show, it turns from a medium of entertainment to a protest rally.

I must step aside for a moment and add a personal dimension to this review. As a Christian, I do not believe that anyone is sinless. I also believe we should love one another. However, when any drama style show attempts to interpret scripture, it leaves the realm of entertainment and enters Theology.

Overall, the show is interesting but it is overshadowed by an effort to mold the writers view of the Bible into a soap box for gay rights. Please return the show to a story of a family who struggles with a variety of social issues. Leave lobbying for interpreting the Bible to religious venues.
Burking
Burking
The best of what Greenleaf has to offer can be seen in a family dinner conversation in the first episode. Ex-minister Grace has come back to the city of her father's megachurch for her sister's funeral, and mentions that she rarely goes to church in her new town. Her sister-in-law Kerrisa jumps on it, passive-aggressively asking why. Grace's mother insists on an answer, and the whole conversation devolves into a tense mess of resentment and jealousy. It is fascinating.

Much of my fascination with Greenleaf is that, for me, a white, big- city atheist, this world is so outside of my experience, in part because everyone's black, but more because everyone accepts Jesus as a very tangible figure in their lives. Only Grace is the sort of Christian I'm used to - the "I'm more spiritual than religious" type, and in her case she is torn between that and her evangelical roots.

Even though Jesus is so real for them, they are still human. One is clearly gay and trying hard not to be. The church head seems to be casually corrupt. Even Grace's odious pedophile uncle is probably a believer although he seems to flout everything in the bible.

There are some very interesting characters. Grace, her starchy mom and glad-handing dad, and most notably Kerrisa, played by Kim Hawthorne as a controlling, anxious woman resentful that following all the rules hasn't made her happy. She's awful, but also tragic.

I often object to character-driven dramas without much story, but in this case, I feel the story arc lays an element of artifice over these fascinating dynamics. Grace stays in town to play detective, looking for proof of her uncle's crimes, and while this story would be fine if it felt like just a part of the drama, its centrality overshadows the series' more subtle aspects.

I like Greenleaf, but I feel I would like it more if everyone just stayed at the dinner table forever.
Gogal
Gogal
I was prepared to be bored by this series but have been pleasantly surprised.The story lines of each of the characters are seemingly innocent but, become more complex with each episode.

Lynn Whitfield, as always, holds her own as the matriarch of this family whose members seem filled with discontent over the familial pecking order decided by their father. Oprah Winfrey is surprisingly okay as the family rebel aunt who wants to use her niece to bring down her shady brother.

It has, so far, delivered enough shock value to make it entertaining after 3 episodes.
Maman
Maman
I could turn it off..... I struggled to keep watching the eps & fast forwarded to S2, but it just got worse. There was no good strong storyline, the editing was dreadful and the directing was even worse. Even the score was appalling. + The actors must have worked for nothing > they were that bad > except 1 >..Merle Dandridge & she was very good. I am surprised it was renewed for seasons 2 and 3..Just terrible all round.
Delagamand
Delagamand
If you regularly attend church, you can receive spiritual healing, confess sins, and be in communion with God or at least perceive that this is happening. The clergy of the church facilitate your spiritual and religious needs and also acts as instructors, telling you, the congregants, what is right and wrong, sometimes claiming their advice is from Heaven. The clergy of the church, almost regardless of the denomination, is there to support the church members and potential converts. However, what about those people who play the role of the clergy? Who offers pastors, bishops and the like the spiritual guidance they may need? And what if the people performing those duties are in some ways compromising what they're telling others? Are they practicing what they're preaching?

"Greenleaf", a relatively new television/cable series, focuses on a predominantly African-American Protestant Church called The Calvary Fellowship. The grand Pooh-Bah is Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David), the most inspirational figure of the church during services particularly with his resonant but kindly voice. However, behind the scenes, the bishop has many personal problems and even hints of flaws in character. His wife and "first lady" of the church is Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield) who is the unofficial matriarch. Although her husband runs the church, she runs the Greenleaf family so-to-speak. Most of the family are involved with church duties, helping out at services, conducting teaching programs (i.e. Sunday School) and even planning events. Because their church and congregation are very large, the family lives very well. Servants are constantly in attendance at the Greenleaf household. In other words, if you're a member of the Greenleaf family, you'll live in the upper middle-class, but the price you pay is you're going to be integral to the operations of the church. Else, you may have to get out of Dodge as did their wayward daughter, Grace.

The series begins when the Bishop's estranged daughter Grace Greenleaf decides to return to the family after 20 years of self-imposed exile. We learn that she had been a preacher for the church but decided to end her clerical life and live among secular culture. We also learn that James Greenleaf had designs for her daughter possibly to succeed him as the main voice of the church during services. She has returned to the family and to the church but at the beginning of the story she has no intention of standing at the pulpit and making grand religious-biblical pronouncements as she had 20 years earlier. Even before she's stepped back into their house, Lady Mae tells Grace "not to cause trouble for their family". Zing. We know this reunion of Grace with the Greenleaf family is going to cause trouble. Of course if there wasn't trouble, there wouldn't be a show!

At first Grace just agrees to answer phones at the church offices as the first voice heard by either church members or potential converts. When a grandmother enters her office asking that her granddaughter be baptized (without it seems permission of the mother or father), Grace decides to take the role she vowed she wouldn't play. She dons a white robe and performs the ceremony. This story may be about how Grace begins to rediscover and play the role she left 20 years earlier.

As the series unfolds, we learn there are many hypocrisies surrounding the Greenleaf family. Grace is not the only estranged family member. Mavis McCready (Oprah Winfrey) is an alcoholic lush and Lady Mae's estranged sister. She resides a ways away from the family, and they seem to disown her. Other skeletons lurk in the closet, some of whose bones begin to rattle. We learn about a child molestation case involving one of the parishoners which has been conveniently swept under the proverbial church carpets. Also, a senator is investigating churches and other faith-based entities who enjoy the privilege of not-for-profit status. The senator asks for their financial records, and after he has taken his leave, Bishop Greenleaf makes it clear he has no intention of revealing any church records. I am guessing this will have further implications in the future of the series.

A wonderful beginning to a masterful series. I think the main point of the story is that trying to juggle the problems of everyday life while maintaining a facade of "purity" may be too much for any family to accomplish. Consider the Bakkers of "Praise the Lord" who seemed wholesome until it was revealed they were engaging in fraudulent business practices. In the present series, we believe in the Greenleaf characters and their plights and their need to project an unstained veneer. The acting is outstanding, particularly David as the Bishop, Whitfield as the "first lady" and Dandridge as Grace. Honorable mention to Winfrey, playing against type as an alcoholic, the kind of character who might end up on Dr. Phil! While some of the situations might be perceived as melodramatic, other issues are dealt with, such as homosexuality, interracial sex, and even infidelity. For a family which is supposed to be holier than the congregation they serve, they seem to be digging some fairly large holes!
Jack
Jack
I am an avid fan, but mix it up a little. Carlton breathes some light to the show. I appreciate and love all of the other actors ad what they bring to the show, but we need that bright light. Ok, that's my 2 cents.... Love the show!
Goodman
Goodman
I love Greenleaf because it isnt too serious, the storylines are dramatic but not to dark. Its a nice break from reality, yes some bits may be abit unrealistic but I enjoy it and will continue to watch it!
Light out of Fildon
Light out of Fildon
I was hesitant to watch this at first, but after starting the first episode I was hooked. There is such rich character development and the plot is strong, if not a little predictable at times.

That being said, a second season would ruin the impact of the first.
Manona
Manona
Not sure why you all thought we would want to watch a break - up of Bishop and Lady Mae. I do t like what's happening this season. Lady Mae is not a woman of character, she's quite nasty acting and it's getting annoying. And then the one person that was genuinely seeking a relationship with God you make her Sterile???? Why do that to her? I do t know if I will watch next season or even finish this one because right now I don't like it. Oh BTW if you want to keep it realistic I Zoe's should end up tricking and on drugs..
Zeli
Zeli
Okay, this season has been my absolute favorite. It's drama filled, and every character has a dramatic story to portray. Love love love it!
Diab
Diab
Have just discovered this show on Netflix Australia and loving every minute of it. I love reading novels about family dramas, secrets and lies and so this was perfect for me.

To the cast and crew, keep up the great work.
Kagaramar
Kagaramar
So I just finished watching this show known as green leaf and this show was based on black Christianity and hypocrisy and corruption. This show tackles religious issues like rape and money drama and so much more especially with the gay community. As a black atheist who used to be a Christian it was hilarious to watch. This show while promoting black Christianity funny enough the opening to the show shows that Christianity and slavery went hand-in- hand and even went as far as to show the slave ship that many slaves were on because of the Atlantic slave trade and the beginning of Christianity. And now when you mix both the opening to the show to the actual show together it kind of seems like it's showing the truth all- in-one with slavery and Christianity being hand-in-hand, but then also showing how black people are so strongly religious because of this slavery to begin with which I find is insanely deep. So if you are still and Christian and you're an African American I say wake up. But if I had to rate this show I would give it a 6/10.
Butius
Butius
The show could have been great but way too much political/racial agenda. This is entertainment being used as a tool to push social idealism. If you give it a try you will catch it right away. They call it programming for a reason! Yuck!
Mardin
Mardin
We can all get in our feelings on certain topics or characters on the show. Why not? That's what shows do and why people write reviews. But I also know TV is a numbers game and a business and that's away from emotions but solely on facts and bottom line. And Season 2, with the additional cast members and new stories did not fair well with viewers, obviously. Forget my opinion. The numbers show a huge loss in viewership. If I were network, I would demand changes by the producers and writers. I would demand they get back to what they had in Season 1, which was the Noah plot as well as other stories including Ray wanting to be involved with Sophia, Kerissa and her school drama and potential affair, as well as other plots that were dropped without explanation. They really should drop plots that are for the most part missing with the audience, which includes the Darius and Grace "love" plot and even the Jabari plot just seems out of place. They also show too much Skanks.

Oprah should also consider hiring a different head writer or give him a right hand person who actually understands the audience who is watching. They have major continuity problems as well on this show. A quote from an article, "Season Two Ratings - "The second season of Greenleaf averaged a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.41 million viewers. Compared to season one, that's down by 40% in the demo and down by 33% in viewership." There is no debate, Season Two missed. Season 1 resonated better with fans, why are half of those plots gone and why are we sticking with plots and characters (making Rick a regular? Huh?? and bringing back Jabari, wha?) that gave you mediocre ratings and viewer response? Network shake this up.
Lianeni
Lianeni
Coming from a PK, the church is nothing like this. Yes, churches have their problems but not t this extreme. It also proves the stereotypes of the pastor and family having all this money/big houses/ fancy cars. This family sold their souls for money and fame!

Another note, this story about the perve of an uncle and the homosexuality storyline is just lingering on.

The acting was pretty good which is the only good thing about it. Definitely has potential but I wished they would show the truth about being a Pastor.
Grosho
Grosho
From experience as a PK, I know families have ups & downs. We all must as Christians hold strong to our faith & walk with God.

But I am sad to see how these series had all the drinking of alcohol & cursing, to me that does not really happen in the churches that worship & preaches God, love & salvation, if it doe, God has to be frowning on that. We are to be separate from things of the world. Yes. God is merciful & grace. But wow this went too far.

But it kept me wanting to watch more.
Danial
Danial
This show is pretty good. The acting is good, and so many well known actors grace the screen with their presence and skill. However, sometimes the storyline is a bit too far fetched for my taste. They could stand to dial back on the drama just a little bit to make the story more believable. Everybody is just so over the top, it's ridiculous sometimes. And pleaseeee stop trying to rewrite Scripture to fit the storyline. This show has a really bad habit of misquoting scripture, as well as taking other parts of the Bible completely out of context.
Tehn
Tehn
I like the show. However, too much mental drama over life issues . Also,the tax issue could be handled via negotiation of an installment agreement with Irs. Even at $2,000,000.00.Research more.

I feel a character should enter that uses spiritual -mental stability in spite of problems. Teach!

Thx.