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https://deadline.com/2019/06/tyler-perry-white-house-drama-series-the-oval-bet-1202635696/

White House drama series The Oval, starring Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Paige Hurd and Daniel Croix Henderson, will begin principal photography this summer at Tyler Perry Studios.

Written, directed and executive produced by Perry, The Oval will introduce viewers to the new first family moving into the White House.

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Watched the first episode. I’ve never watched anything by Tyler Perry, so was looking forward to it. Not sure what I think. The beating at the beginning really bothered me, and don’t know if I can keep watching it. Though, some of the other stories had me intrigued. 

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I'm definitely here for Tyler Perry's attempt at a Scandal-esque show. I say Scandal because this show is centered around melanin in the white house, which is a pretty niche theme in television but one I find interesting. I've kinda been on the fence when it comes to him and his career. On one hand he's accomplished and has created many job opportunities for a talented actors. And on the other hand, I think he's written crappy movie after crappy movie after crappy play after crappy tv show. This is no different, but it sure is entertaining. 

Starting off with a Mr. and Mrs. Smith-like fight seen was so out of left field that if I hadn't been spoiled to it in previous trailers, I would've dissolved into a laugh-cry. I get that the actors were trying to portray a weary, bitter marriage, but the writing and choreography was so badly done that it was like watching a story on fast-forward. It was so cartoonish that I kept expecting the wife to stab the husband with her angular face. The first family so far is insufferable. Snobbish and annoying daughter, bland and slightly creepy son, bland and douchey dad, and nightmare-fuel mom.  Also, a cheating president? How shocking.

The butler's family was the most interesting segment of the episode. Especially the out of nowhere cult-takeover. I was rolling for literally 10 minutes. I swear, I had to pause just to laugh. 

The cheating fashion designer storyline feels like snippets of some forgotten Temptation-rip off that got shoved into the show for the sake of runtime. It seems so out of place, yet it truly exemplifies whats wrong with the show. It's rushed and feels sloppy, like the rough draft of script just got rushed for filming. I'm aware that a show will feel clunky in its pilot episode but this is ridiculous.

The daughter's attempt at acting drunk would be cute if her acting wasn't so laughable. The cliffhanger ending of the sloppy, drunken daughter claiming that the butler's son raped her is so freaking dumb. The minute he walked into the room with her, I thought, Hmm, wonder if she's going to pounce him once the door's closed?

All I have to say so far is; do better, Tyler.

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Oh man this show is terrible and I'm watching just to see how bad it will get.  The acting is absolutely the worst.  Could Tyler not get better actors?  Daytime soaps have believable actors.  This looks like a bad stage play.  I'm guessing the fashion designer's husband is gay.  The first lady's acting is so over the top it's cartoonish.

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We are binge watching this tonight.  The show is bad but addicting.  Even hubby is getting sucked in!!  The first lady is cartoonishly horrific, but I did burst out laughing when she tasered her lying ass bitch daughter.  It's one of those "so bad it's good" 

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My favorite moment so far, when the first lady pushed the first daughter out of the slow moving limo, yet she was so injured. lol

 

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