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Thoughts On Tyler Perry's 'The Haves And The Have Nots' After Its Debut On OWN Last Night?

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by Tambay A. Obenson
May 29, 2013 10:29 AM
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Haves & Have Nots

The first of Tyler Perry's 2 new OWN series, The Haves and the Have Nots, debuted last night at 9/8c.

Did you watch? I didn't, but I'll check it out eventually, if only so that I can talk about it.

I haven't received ratings figures yet, but they should be coming soon. I'm certainly curious to know how well it did. 

If you tuned in, share your thoughts in the comments section below:

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131 Comments

  • Miss Ivan | August 2, 2014 5:31 PMReply

    I've now watched 2 seasons of this silly show which has the WORST acting EVER, in recorded history. After the first episode I just kept watching to see if the acting and ridiculous plot lines would get any worse. Not only have they gotten worse, it's a complete joke and the only thing missing is circus music (but definitely no shortage of clowns and buffoonery). It's as if the actors are making things up as they go along with no direction or clue of what it means to really ACT. It's literally a train wreck that folks continue to watch because it's too terrible to turn away from. If there were an award for the WORST SHOW ON AIR (or ON EARTH for that matter) the HAHN would win the prize hands down. The characters seem to have no REAL knowledge of life in general, and all are completely devoid of basic common sense. If you want to watch a show with believable plot lines, intelligent characters and above board acting, then don't watch this hot mess of a show. OWN, get it together and stop doing favors for friends - it's a ratings killer. Tyler Perry, stick to Madea movies - at least we know Madea was purposefully written to be stupid...I mean, funny.

  • Kathy | July 16, 2014 10:47 AMReply

    Ad libbing is just WRONG on a show that had us all looking foward to a Tyler Perry extravaganza!! We all waited (with bated breath, I might add) for this series when it was first pitched. Then, after watching it, we scratched our heads at it seemingly far-fetched story lines. However, since it was a TP production, we gave it a try....again and again! But now, in season #2, enough is enough. There is no way these actors are following a written script, and the storyline goes around in circles, leading back to the same conclusion: bad TV!!!!! I agree with all of the other negative comments. Candice has insane power over everyone, including the law. Real life - NOT! And...."that baby" has a name!!!! For goodness sake, he's at least 4 years old now....SAY HIS NAME!!!! Even if he died, he died with a NAME!!!!!!! TP, sorry, you missed the mark with this one. We will not be watching again. Give us Madea anytime!!! We are BIG fans of yours!!

  • Kathy | July 16, 2014 10:47 AMReply

    Ad libbing is just WRONG on a show that had us all looking foward to a Tyler Perry extravaganza!! We all waited (with bated breath, I might add) for this series when it was first pitched. Then, after watching it, we scratched our heads at it seemingly far-fetched story lines. However, since it was a TP production, we gave it a try....again and again! But now, in season #2, enough is enough. There is no way these actors are following a written script, and the storyline goes around in circles, leading back to the same conclusion: bad TV!!!!! I agree with all of the other negative comments. Candice has insane power over everyone, including the law. Real life - NOT! And...."that baby" has a name!!!! For goodness sake, he's at least 4 years old now....SAY HIS NAME!!!! Even if he died, he died with a NAME!!!!!!! TP, sorry, you missed the mark with this one. We will not be watching again. Give us Madea anytime!!! We are BIG fans of yours!!

  • Kathy | July 16, 2014 10:44 AMReply

    Ad libbing is just WRONG on a show that had us all looking foward to a Tyler Perry extravaganza!! We all waited (with bated breath, I might add) for this series when it was first pitched. Then, after watching it, we scratched our heads at it seemingly far-fetched story lines. However, since it was a TP production, we gave it a try....again and again! But now, in season #2, enough is enough. There is no way these actors are following a written script, and the storyline goes around in circles, leading back to the same conclusion: bad TV!!!!! I agree with all of the other negative comments. Candice has insane power over everyone, including the law, and "that baby" has a name!!!! For goodness sake, he's at least 4 years old now....GIVE HIM A NAME!!!! TP, sorry, you missed the mark with this one. We will not be watching this one again. Give us Madea anytime!!! We are BIG fans of yours!!

  • Eady | March 3, 2014 11:28 PMReply

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is too far fetch. Remember the hospital scene that was ridiculous. What person goes and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe Candice is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men do. These are judges. Judges are strong. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Maybe this is the way Tyler is…he is the writer. Does Candice have to outdo everybody? Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That is why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Ed | March 3, 2014 11:22 PMReply

    .I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Ed | March 3, 2014 11:22 PMReply

    .I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Ed | March 3, 2014 11:22 PMReply

    .I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Ed | March 3, 2014 11:21 PMReply

    .I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Ed | March 3, 2014 11:21 PMReply

    .I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Ed | March 3, 2014 11:21 PMReply

    .I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Ed | March 3, 2014 11:21 PMReply

    .I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Ed | March 3, 2014 11:21 PMReply

    .I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Ed | March 3, 2014 11:21 PMReply

    .I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Ed | March 3, 2014 11:20 PMReply

    .I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Ed | March 3, 2014 11:20 PMReply

    .I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Ed | March 3, 2014 11:20 PMReply

    .I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Ed | March 3, 2014 11:20 PMReply

    .I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:18 PMReply

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:18 PMReply

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Ed | March 3, 2014 11:18 PMReply

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Eady | March 3, 2014 11:18 PMReply

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Eady | March 3, 2014 11:18 PMReply

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Eady | March 3, 2014 11:17 PMReply

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Eady | March 3, 2014 11:17 PMReply

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Eady | March 3, 2014 11:17 PMReply

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Jackie | March 2, 2014 5:05 PMReply

    Ok, I have been very critical of this program. I actually like the show, and I will stop expecting it to be more than what it is. It is a night time soap opera. Yes the story lines are unrealistic, just like the B&B and other soap operas. I will just accept it for what it is, and stop being critical. I think I wanted it to be like the Night soap, "Soul Food." Deep storylines that kept me on the edge of my seat, and comedy as well. It is not "Soul Food," but it does keep me tuning in for more. I am sure Bennie will wake up, Hannah an Candace will make up, and Wyatt will be expsosed. It will be nice to see all of this unfold..

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:23 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:23 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:23 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:23 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:23 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:23 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:23 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:23 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:23 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:23 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:22 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:22 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:22 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • E | March 3, 2014 11:22 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Calci | March 3, 2014 11:22 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Calci | March 3, 2014 11:22 PM

    I used to like this show, but I am beginning not to anymore. The show is toooooo far fetch. Remember the hospital scene, that was ridiculous. What person go and disrupt the hospital and the guards do nothing but just stand there. Furthermore, the doctor, had stopped working on a patient, just to come talk to Candice. Who does that? I believe this girl is given too much power to have nothing. She has more power than the men in power. All the men act like punks. Make these men take a stand some times. Does Candice have to out do everybody. Make it more interesting, like the Y&R do. The Newman's are the big dogs, but they lose every now and then. That's why they are the #1 soap opera. Then you have the nut Amanda that just walk into the professor's house in the middle of the night some kind of way, and hold a lengthy conversation with the man, but the wife or child do not hear them. This is becoming boring.

  • Jackie | February 27, 2014 7:35 PMReply

    Does it make sense that Hannah is begging the courts to allow her son to live, but she turns down help from a wealthy person to move him to a better place, where he will not be threatened to be taken off of life support??? Come on, what Mother who loves her son, would turn this down? I wish the show all the best, and I watch it every week, but I must admit it is extremely funny. Tyler you are talented, you can write, direct, produce... but wouldn't it be better if you allowed people who are trained to do some of this for you. Just to give it more depth and realism. I want to see you win some awards.

  • I've had enuff of reality tv | February 26, 2014 10:18 PMReply

    Sorry folks, I'm a 48 yr old black diva that grew up on general hospital, young & the Rest of them, Dallas, knots landing & so on where I rarely seen ppl looking like me, & the plots were so cunvuluted & far fetched that I would stop watching for a week at a time! I applaud Tyler & I will be watching anything he puts out there bcuz I used to support them, so I will most definitely support HIM! I can do w/ out the dudes kissing though!

  • dj | February 21, 2014 11:40 AMReply

    This show has the worst acting in one hour that I have ever seen. Who ARE these people???
    I sat through it and laughed at how bad it is. One show was enough for me. The acting is cringe worthy.

  • dj | February 21, 2014 11:40 AMReply

    This show has the worst acting in one hour that I have ever seen. Who ARE these people???
    I sat through it and laughed at how bad it is. One show was enough for me. The acting is cringe worthy.

  • Jackie | February 20, 2014 5:26 PMReply

    The last episode was laughable again. Hannah, has no attorney and shouts that her daughter is not an attorney, when she stands to help her. She turns down help for her son, yet she claims to love him so much. Who in their right mind would do either of these actions? I laugh at this more than I do, "Love Thy Neighbor."

  • Jackie | February 20, 2014 5:26 PMReply

    The last episode was laughable again. Hannah, has no attorney and shouts that her daughter is not an attorney, when she stands to help her. She turns down help for her son, yet she claims to love him so much. Who in their right mind would do either of these actions? I laugh at this more than I do, "Love Thy Neighbor."

  • centebyte | February 11, 2014 9:54 PMReply

    I may have originally liked the show in first season, But to call it awful at this point would honestly be a compliment. Sad thing I don't know if many words in English that I could use to describe it, abysmal, shoddy, cheap, .... hmm okay some of those may work. Its become way to painful to watch. Sorry Mr. Perry choose quality work over dollars.

  • centebyte | February 11, 2014 9:54 PMReply

    I may have originally liked the show in first season, But to call it awful at this point would honestly be a compliment. Sad thing I don't know if many words in English that I could use to describe it, abysmal, shoddy, cheap, .... hmm okay some of those may work. Its become way to painful to watch. Sorry Mr. Perry choose quality work over dollars.

  • centebyte | February 11, 2014 9:54 PMReply

    I may have originally liked the show in first season, But to call it awful at this point would honestly be a compliment. Sad thing I don't know if many words in English that I could use to describe it, abysmal, shoddy, cheap, .... hmm okay some of those may work. Its become way to painful to watch. Sorry Mr. Perry choose quality work over dollars.

  • centebyte | February 11, 2014 9:54 PMReply

    I may have originally liked the show in first season, But to call it awful at this point would honestly be a compliment. Sad thing I don't know if many words in English that I could use to describe it, abysmal, shoddy, cheap, .... hmm okay some of those may work. Its become way to painful to watch. Sorry Mr. Perry choose quality work over dollars.

  • centebyte | February 11, 2014 9:54 PMReply

    I may have originally liked the show in first season, But to call it awful at this point would honestly be a compliment. Sad thing I don't know if many words in English that I could use to describe it, abysmal, shoddy, cheap, .... hmm okay some of those may work. Its become way to painful to watch. Sorry Mr. Perry choose quality work over dollars.

  • H Holmes | February 5, 2014 6:50 PMReply

    I have watched many TP productions and have even enjoyed some of them, but this series is laughable. Do the actors have scripts? It seems as if everyone is adlibbing and doing a horrible job of it in many cases. Every actor seems to use many more words than needed and some actually seem to have forgotten what their next line is and kept repeating the same thing over and over again. The storyline with the sometimes hispanic maid turning on the black maid, seemingly for no good reason and then through herself at the Judge Cryer character repeatedly came out of nowhere and actually should have stayed there. I cringe when the gay black male character is on screen becuase his acting is so horrible. Don't even get me started on Wyatt and his sister. They could use cardboard cutouts of these to and it would improve the scene. Candace's brother's acting is non existent. I have to wonder what really drew TP to them becuase it sure wasnt their acting abilities. I could go on and on, but why bother.

  • centebyte | February 11, 2014 9:55 PM

    I may have originally liked the show in first season, But to call it awful at this point would honestly be a compliment. Sad thing I don't know if many words in English that I could use to describe it, abysmal, shoddy, cheap, .... hmm okay some of those may work. Its become way to painful to watch. Sorry Mr. Perry choose quality work over dollars.

  • centebyte | February 11, 2014 9:55 PM

    I may have originally liked the show in first season, But to call it awful at this point would honestly be a compliment. Sad thing I don't know if many words in English that I could use to describe it, abysmal, shoddy, cheap, .... hmm okay some of those may work. Its become way to painful to watch. Sorry Mr. Perry choose quality work over dollars.

  • Robin | January 22, 2014 9:11 AMReply

    Although it is great to welcome any new show and understand it is just entertainment. This show is by far the worst. I am grateful that Tyler seeks to open doors for many but, proper steps should be taken to ensure that the cast can perform the task put before them. The acting is horrible, script has potential but, cast can't deliver. I know Tyler likes to have a message in all his work. Here is a message to you Mr. Perry. Please give skilled writers, actors, camera men/women a chance. I know you employ many but the few you have are missing the mark. Love your attempts. Needs major improvement.

  • Jackie | February 5, 2014 11:24 AM

    It is really getting tough to watch the storyline, which is not very well thought out. Operating rooms are not accessible in the way Candice entered. Security would not have allowed her to treat the receptionist in the manner that she did. The situation between the mother daughter and dying son, should have bought them together, not pushed them further apart. I am not understanding why Hannah has been seated in an emergency room for episode after episode. He is a patient now, he should be in a room, where she should be able to visit around the clock. Please Tyler, hire real writers... I love you, but this is shallow.

  • Robin | January 22, 2014 9:10 AMReply

    Although it is great to welcome any new show and understand it is just entertainment. This show is by far the worst. I am grateful that Tyler seeks to open doors for many but, proper steps should be taken to ensure that the cast can perform the task put before them. The acting is horrible, script has potential but, cast can't deliver. I know Tyler likes to have a message in all his work. Here is a message to you Mr. Perry. Please give skilled writers, actors, camera men/women a chance. I know you employ many but the few you have are missing the mark. Love your attempts. Needs major improvement.

  • Gina | January 11, 2014 6:26 PMReply

    This show fuxking sucks. The acting is terrible and it has a simple, played out story line. It is just a B grade soap opera.

  • phyllis | October 15, 2013 9:58 PMReply

    why are so many repeats on the have and have nots could u explain evry week i look for a new program and its the same repeats come on its a good sow but where is it going? instead of backwards waiting on whats gonna happen next week and its the same i seen before whats up with that?

  • dj | August 22, 2013 9:32 AMReply

    Who are these people? The acting by an ensemble cast is horrendous. It's laughable at times. The story is okay if you can get past the amateur level acting

  • triple.s2010@yahoo.com | August 21, 2013 12:54 PMReply

    I like the haves and the have nots, It's really interesting and is well written. I must admit when I first saw the preview I didn't really care for it until I saw the first episode. I don't watch soap operas because I always thought that they were corny. but this one is different because(even though their are some similiarities like husband sleeping with another woman.)it's like you got both groups competing with one another and each person has a secret that the other may or may not know about. I hope tyler keeps this show running because this can go further.

  • Carol Roberts | August 13, 2013 11:33 PMReply

    A great show!!!! Nothing else to be said for it. The only thing is the background music sometimes drowns out what the actors are saying. I am looking forward to this show being renewed and lasting for a long time. Best thing going on Tuesday night. Dont disappoint us Tyler!!!!

  • It'sTY | August 8, 2013 12:54 AMReply

    It is TV folks, not your life or a reflection of you. It is called entertainment. It may entertain some and for others it may not. Sounds like everything on TV to me. This show is no differen from the other soap operas on TV. For example, The Young and the Restless, All My Children, and The Bold and the Beautiful they all have ridiculous plot most of them are the same people switching partners sometimes women sleeping with fathers and their sons. it is some soap operas that actually through and magic and make believe that was ridiculous yet we watched it. Those shows have been on for years most of them still do come on noone has ever made any comments about their ridiculous plots and bad writing, well at least none I have ever read about. But, Tyler Perry a black writer, producer, and director is harshly criticize because he suppose to for some reason make his movies or tv shows in a way that makes us as black folks be proud. We should be proud because he has put many black actors on screen good and no so good ones. When those other soap operas which have mostly whites sleep with each other constantly changing partners sometimes almost incest you don't see white people saying yes this show represents us well. That is because they know it is just TV. But, to stop a man a black one at that from continuing to rise to the top oh let's do all we can to try and stop him. The same brain washing some of you are putting on Tyler is the same thing most of you are trying to do to these readers to get them not to watch so the show can be canceled and Tyler and Oprah doesn't make any money from it. I feel like it is plenty of things on TV that are questionable and does not have great actors or writers yet, wet watch. One of the comments I read stated that Tyler needs to allow someone else to write instead of trying to do it all himself. Why is it a crime for him to want to do it all himself? I am sure he has someone he consults with but to say he needs someone else sounds to me you are just mad because he will receive most of the earnings all himself because he doesn't have a team of writers, producers, and directors to pay. On the other soap operas they have the team of writers, producers, and directors, yet there plots are still ridiculous so have a team of writers, producers and directors doesn't actually mean better. Tyler, I applaud you and your courage to take risk. Yes, it is not all great but the over all messages in most of your writings are there and can not be missed. While I understand some of the complaints I can't agree with them because it is called TV. It is not real and is a make believe story like most movies and tv shows are. So if you enjoy The Haves and The Have Nots then continue to watch and if not then don't it just that simple.

  • It'sTV | August 8, 2013 12:59 AM

    Sorry about the typos but I am sure you all got the message. Thanks for reading!

  • LOIS HALE | July 31, 2013 2:21 AMReply

    THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS by Tyler Perry is a very good, exciting program that I enjoy very much and look forward to every week. The story line is great, the actors and actress are great and it could become a hit series. BUT it takes a lot of effort to watch it because every week the prior weeks shows (plural) are repeated and repeated to no end before the next unseen episode is shown - Boring! Now what's the purpose of that? Sorry I can't look at 'Sweetie Pie' this season because it has the same annoying repeat format.

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  • LOIS HALE | July 31, 2013 2:18 AMReply

    THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS by Tyler Perry is a very good, exciting program that I enjoy very much and look forward to every week. The story line is great, the actors and actress are great and it could become a hit series. BUT it takes a lot of effort to watch it because every week the prior weeks shows (plural) are repeated and repeated to no end before the next unseen episode is shown - Boring! Now what's the purpose of that? Sorry I can't look at 'Sweetie Pie' this season because it has the same annoying repeat format.

    LOIS HILL HALE - SCOOP II BLOG REVIEW

  • lankurum | November 14, 2013 3:18 PM

    lan e titay ko tiney e mariken.........!!!!!!! ^-^

  • LOIS HALE | July 31, 2013 2:17 AMReply

    THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS by Tyler Perry is a very good, exciting program that I enjoy very much and look forward to every week. The story line is great, the actors and actress are great and it could become a hit series. BUT it takes a lot of effort to watch it because every week the prior weeks shows (plural) are repeated and repeated to no end before the next unseen episode is shown - Boring! Now what's the purpose of that? Sorry I can't look at 'Sweetie Pie' this season because it has the same annoying repeat format.

    LOIS HILL HALE - SCOOP II BLOG REVIEW

  • LOIS HALE | July 31, 2013 2:16 AMReply

    THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS by Tyler Perry is a very good, exciting program that I enjoy very much and look forward to every week. The story line is great, the actors and actress are great and it could become a hit series. BUT it takes a lot of effort to watch it because every week the prior weeks shows (plural) are repeated and repeated to no end before the next unseen episode is shown - Boring! Now what's the purpose of that? Sorry I can't look at 'Sweetie Pie' this season because it has the same annoying repeat format.

    LOIS HILL HALE - SCOOP II BLOG REVIEW

  • LOIS HALE | July 31, 2013 2:15 AMReply

    THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS by Tyler Perry is a very good, exciting program that I enjoy very much and look forward to every week. The story line is great, the actors and actress are great and it could become a hit series. BUT it takes a lot of effort to watch it because every week the prior weeks shows (plural) are repeated and repeated to no end before the next unseen episode is shown - Boring! Now what's the purpose of that? Sorry I can't look at 'Sweetie Pie' this season because it has the same annoying repeat format.

    LOIS HILL HALE - SCOOP II BLOG REVIEW

  • LOIS HALE | July 31, 2013 2:14 AMReply

    THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS by Tyler Perry is a very good, exciting program that I enjoy very much and look forward to every week. The story line is great, the actors and actress are great and it could become a hit series. BUT it takes a lot of effort to watch it because every week the prior weeks shows (plural) are repeated and repeated to no end before the next unseen episode is shown - Boring! Now what's the purpose of that? Sorry I can't look at 'Sweetie Pie' this season because it has the same annoying repeat format.

    LOIS HILL HALE - SCOOP II BLOG REVIEW

  • LOIS HALE | July 31, 2013 2:14 AMReply

    THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS by Tyler Perry is a very good, exciting program that I enjoy very much and look forward to every week. The story line is great, the actors and actress are great and it could become a hit series. BUT it takes a lot of effort to watch it because every week the prior weeks shows (plural) are repeated and repeated to no end before the next unseen episode is shown - Boring! Now what's the purpose of that? Sorry I can't look at 'Sweetie Pie' this season because it has the same annoying repeat format.

    LOIS HILL HALE - SCOOP II BLOG REVIEW

  • Todd | July 3, 2013 12:33 AMReply

    Oh and BTW, I appolgize for all of the mispelled words on my posting. I was writing and watching a much better show.

  • Todd | July 3, 2013 12:28 AMReply

    Holy damnit man!!!! Ok, the show is written on what seems to be a last-minute timeline where the actors have less than 30 minutes to read over the script. Then the camera shots are so damn in your face the show might as well be filmed with a smartphone on the inverted camera mode. Then you have the acting...well, whatever you would like to call it. I don't know if the stumblings through sentences or the occasional repeats are intentional but it still seems like the only one that has been to any type of training or that's naturally talented is the maid Hana! And WTF, is the gay son perches his lips anymore during a scene I'm going to shoot my TV. Oh and BTW, could they have hired an even worse actor to be Wyatt. What Calvin Klein billboard did they grab this guy off of and throw a bone to? He blows. Definitely needs to spend that extra hour that he spends at the gym out of the what I can only assume is a three hour workout, along with cottage cheese and avocado dieting, and invest that time into acting class. Who the hell signed off on this thing? And can we talk about the hispanic made who throws in a Spanish phrase in the middle of her poor acting once every seventeenth line of dialouge? She tries but extremely too hard to be a good actor. And is it me, or did someone leave out the fact that misses Cryer isn't fully white? Did anyone tell Judge Cryer or is he too busy banging escorts in his access proof office that any hooker with an hairpin can break in to. Seriously, I've seen cups of yogurt that were harder to get in to than that guys office. WTF. Sorry to rant and rave but I've been watching this show for the past week on my DVR and I'm trying to stomach it but the show is just horrible. I'm all for black actors progessing and I hope that after this show fails to renew for another season that they all land on their feet, but I can't support such horrible TV. Maybe an addition to the cast is needed, definitely a new director/producer, and music editor. These might help the show stay afloat.

    -Later!

  • Candace | June 19, 2013 10:22 PMReply

    I agree with Starry118. I didn't plan on watching this show but my mom and friend told me it was good. I still wasn't convinced. The thing is the storyline (IF you can leave some petty complaints aside) will actually have you hooked if you like soap operas or dramas...

    It's a good show (perfect? no) but it's def the best TP show I have seen. It's a good drama/soap opera. I know several people that are already hooked. The writing actually is NOT bad. The biggest weaknesses in my opinion which are not major flaws are the set (something artificial/dated about it), the music (sometimes it's over-the-top cheesy) and the poor acting by Candace's (Tika Sumpter's character, "the villian") brother. There are a few other characters that seem less experienced in acting but overall the storyline is JUICY, the acting is decent-good, and the writing is pretty good. I want to see what happens next (and that's the point). It's entertainment, not a dissertation on the "Black" experience.

  • Miles Ellison | June 19, 2013 10:49 PM

    It's a matter of opinion whether or not this is entertainment.

  • Anna-Mariw | June 19, 2013 12:47 AMReply

    Candice is painful to watch. Why are people letting her be so powerful. Does not make sense! I have to change the channel until her scene passes

  • Denise | June 14, 2013 10:12 PMReply

    I LOVE THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS ! WHAT A GREAT AND INTERESTING SHOW ! WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT ! GREAT JOB OPRAH AND TYLER PERRY !

  • Shut Up | June 15, 2013 4:16 AM

    AND YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST IDIOT TYLER PERRY FAN TO TYPE IN CAPS AS IF THAT MAKES HIS WORK NOT CRAP. HE STILL SUCKS AND YOU ARE AN EASY PLEASING NEGRO WHO SUPPORTS CRAP TV.

  • Julie from Naples, Florida | June 12, 2013 12:17 AMReply

    This show is awful! The acting is atrocious! The writing is just as bad! It almost is like they are TRYING to be horrible!
    This show will be in the toilet quickly!

  • Akimbo | June 3, 2013 12:57 PMReply

    I'm astounded that no one's discussing the hard body son running around naked in ep 1, then laying around in ep 2 with his booty in the air...while his sober companion lustfully leers at him.

    What more needs to be discussed than that?

  • Nadell | May 29, 2013 10:58 PMReply

    Watching it now...
    The recipe: a vixen, eye-candyz (the naked guy walking around the mansion for more than 7 minutes), the mammy-maid (i think they are different levels of maids - i caught instances of that ol' slave talkin' era maid from the mom), the excessive & unnecessary zoom shots, the old geezer-horny-gray-haired patriarch, the side-kick loyal friend, the bourgeois unwanted couple, the assumed perfect daughter who actually has unreleased tension and will soon.....not necessary to continue. But isn't the show totally identical to all other sappy soaps???

  • Jasmine v2.0 | May 29, 2013 10:49 PMReply

    So it's definitely a melodramatic soap opera and (aside from the stiff acting and poor dialog) I don't mind that so much. Kinda in the same way I don't mind watching mindless action films; sometimes you just want to see stuff happen and not think. Of course I prefer not to be offended, even when I have decided not to think, but all my gripes there have been covered in this comment section and on the Crunk Feminist Collective (specifically that this show manages to have a "Mammy, Jezebel, and a Sapphire") so I won't rehash any of that.


    What I will get into is the massive number of technical issues there were. The lighting was poor and on an "as needed" basis. The music was very over the top and killed the scenes it was supposed to support. The set was minimal and (perhaps by design) theatrical rather than cinematic. The camera movements and shot composition just made me sad. And at one point in the pilot, the maid/mom looks directly into the camera (after the confrontation with her daughter. [I would have put a spoiler alert there but...yeah. You didn't lose any suspense there]). It's just for a moment mind you, but it's the kind of thing you get a second take for to avoid or that you just cut around. But neither was done, which is just metaphoric for the carelessness across the board.

    Can y'all tell I've been wanting to talk about this for a while?

  • David | May 29, 2013 10:35 PMReply

    I thought this was a great show and look forward to next week. I am glad to see opra and tylor team up together and I know that they will make a great team

  • Patrice | May 29, 2013 8:55 PMReply

    I know the two-part opener was supposed to keep the audience interested, but did it really have to cram all of this drama down our throats? Of course it had to; it's Tyler Perry's Tyler Perry's Soap Opera. No pacing, no subtlety. We have: an extramarital affair-turned-blackmail-turned-reheated affair, a judge with a connection to a killer, a Black gay man in the closet, an obnoxious rich boy with a substance addiction, a girl who cuts herself, a female escort who's also a law student... The episodes can only become more overheated in the future.

    The acting was stiff. The dialogue was pure, awkward exposition. The sets are decent and do their job: quickly communicate the contrast between sophisticated wealth and humbler (but not down-trodden) living. But in that mansion, I felt like Blackula was going to pop out. Turn up the lights.

    Watching Perry's films, I've become both troubled and fascinated by his reoccurring figure of the successful or ambitious Black woman: sophisticated but one-dimensionally evil. Like Andrea from "The Family That Preys." And the ones that aren't evil are shrill (Angela, "Why Did I Get Married" series) or are broken at the end. In "The Haves and the Have Nots," we have the uppity Veronica (born into money, married to a judge) who tosses her coat to Hanna without a word. A small instance, but not one that left me with a positive impression. And Candace! She couldn't just be a law student who had to work as an escort to make a ends meet until her big break. Nope. She had to be a blackmailing, almost-mother-slapping witch with sinister eyebrows. Even her mothering is highly questionable. But I really want to learn more about her. And she put that punk rich boy in his place, so, 200 points to Candace.

    Tyler Perry has always made tear-snatching, melodramatic soap operas. Now, he has commercials to subdue the flow of ridiculous twists and turns in the narrative. Decent start, I guess. It gave me a good laugh.

  • JEFTCG | May 29, 2013 8:54 PMReply

    subject: AN OPEN PITCH TO TYLER PERRY STUDIOS

    pitch: "THELMA & LOUISE" meets "HOW STELLA (etc)" meets "BEAUTY SHOP"

    synopsis: Oprah and Tyler play Madea and her sassier, man-hungry "best friend" Althea. They take a fun-filled road trip in a robins-egg-blue Oldsmobile convertible to Las Vegas so Madea can get her "groove" back. Along the way, Althea robs a Kansas Fried Chicken. Then they fight over the last can of vanilla frosting for breakfast. Finally, Madea and Althea admit they really have no need for men and marry each other in a positive, non-stereotypical civil union. This will be a hard-hitting Drama for Acadamy Award (tm) consideration.

  • Monique a Williams | May 29, 2013 11:36 PM

    That sounds better than any TP movie or show I ever saw!! Kudos!

  • Miles Ellison | May 29, 2013 9:16 PM

    The temperature in Hell would drop 3 degrees before Tyler Perry would endorse same sex unions. Excuse me while I ponder the many dimensions of irony.

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