Last night, I enjoyed the private screening of the premiere episode of WE-TV’s newest reality-TV series titled “Sisters In Law” in New York City.
The show’s cast makes up of six Black women who bond through their professions as civil and criminal attorneys in Houston, TX. Hallelujah! There is another “Black” reality-TV series that is not based in Atlanta, New York or Los Angeles.
In short, “Sisters In Law” is a show that puts the REAL in reality. Though reality-TV shows are “produced” where locations and scenarios are chosen for cast members to handle circumstances that seem extraordinary for the stars involved, “Law” takes viewers into the lives of Jolanda Jones, Juanita Jackson, Rhonda Wills, Vivian King, Monique Sparks and Tiye Foley and the cases they take into the courtroom. The viewers will see the esteemed woman tackle courtroom action, client conversations, family life, relationships — and of course, drama.
This first season’s drama within the circle of lawyers seem that it will center around alpha-women Jolanda Jones and Rhonda Wills as Vivian King vies to keep her claim as the top diva of Houstonian Black women lawyers. Expect
petty arguments and shade to center around intellect, politics, career and business rather than usual “I don’t like you” random fights among Black women in television.
All and all, I enjoyed watching the first episode and plan to continue watching what may become my guilty pleasure.
Check out photos of the cast below. Photos are provided by Getty Images.
Jolanda Jones is one of the breakout stars of the cast – and one of my favorites. The no-nonsense modelesque lawyer is in a same-sex relationship that will probably play out in the show. I also remember her from “Survivor” many seasons ago.
Rhonda Wills will probably be the polarizing member of the cast. She stood out as the villain of the ensemble. I figured that she would be the villain upon my first sight of her at the premiere. Those who know me well know that I love reality-TV villains — as long as they are not petty and gutterbutt with their drama
like “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore and “Apprentice” star Omarosa.
New York celebrities came through to show love. Veteran television journalist Jacque Reid was the moderator of the Q&A with the “Law” cast after the private screening of the first episode. Fashion critic and TV personality Bevvy Smith, “Love & Hip-Hop” star Yandy Smith, “Power” actress Naturi Naughton, entrepreneur Damon “Boogie” Dash Jr. and “Refill” singer Elle Varner attended the event to support the “Law” cast.