“Queen Sugar”: There’s Still Time

The TV series began last night on Oprah’s network, OWN. It continues tonight. Matt Zoller Seitz writes: ‘This story of a fractious family of sugar farmers is a nighttime soap of a sort you’ve seen a dozen times, but never like this. The show is populated mainly by African-American actors and shot on location in and around New Orleans, and the whole thing is presented not in a hyped-up, relentless, network-TV style, but with the slowed-down pace and attentiveness to performance that are hallmarks of a certain kind of indie cinema.’

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