First Wives Club Premiere: Grade It

TVLine | 9/19/2019 | Kimberly Roots
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Ari, Bree and Hazel are three college besties who’ve lost touch over the years. But as BET+’s First Wives Club gets underway, all it takes is a little marital infidelity for the ladies to re-learn a time-worn lesson: Sisters before misters.

The streaming service’s take on the popular 1996 film premiered Thursday, and we want to know what you thought of it. But first, a quick recap:

Ari - Ryan - Michelle - Bathe - Us

Ari (played by Ryan Michelle Bathe, This Is Us) is a lawyer whose “attorney days are behind me,” she tells a potential donor at an event for her husband’s campaign. Ari’s husband, David, is running for senate, and Ari is managing his campaign. But we get the sense that although Ari is very good at it, her new gig is less than fulfilling… a condition that also applies to her sex life.

Bree (Michelle Buteau, Enlisted) is an orthopedic surgeon and mother of two who is separated from husband Gary (RonReaco Lee, Survivor’s Remorse) because he cheated on her. She’s also hilarious.

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Hazel (Jill Scott, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency) is a successful recording artist about to drop her next album. But her controlling husband Derek (Malik Yoba, New York Undercover), who also happens to be an executive at her record label, bumps Hazel’s upcoming release in favor of a hot new female artist named Stella. And when a furious Hazel tracks Derek to the recording studio late one night, she finds him there with Stella… recording Hazel’s upcoming single.

Hazel starts throwing things. Derek admits he’s cheating on her with Stella. She’s devastated, but he seems relieved. “It’s time for us both to move on,” he...
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