Black Love Returns for a Fourth Season
Black Love, the Oprah Winfrey Network’s flagship program, has returned for a fourth season. As one would expect, it’s been a hit, especially with the millennials. Despite its obvious gender bias, Black Love still manages to showcase a wide variety of love stories, from high school sweethearts to long distance lovers. The show’s most recent incarnation is slated to air every Saturday night at 9PM EST.
Its most notable feature is its ability to scout out new couples to give the spotlight to, and this is where the show’s strengths truly shine. For example, one episode that aired in December featured a pair of high school sweethearts, and while they may have had their differences, they both managed to show up for the wedding. While their relationship wasn’t exactly easy to watch, the love was certainly mutual. Interestingly enough, a number of Black couples found themselves in the same room as the aforementioned pair. This is an important detail to keep in mind when assessing the show’s success.
Other’repeat’ performers in the show’s latest crop include the duo of Angel and Marcus, whose relationship has been on the rocks for years. Also in the mix are 16 new couples, including a couple that met at a Fourth of July party. While the show has had its fair share of controversies and naysayers, its success has been a testament to its ability to tap into the emotional core of its viewer base. Whether or not the show can continue its current track record is anybody’s guess. But given its long track record and a renewed commitment to diversity, it’s no surprise that it’s one of the most popular cable television shows in the country.
While the show’s most notable feature is the quality of its casting, the production value is also well rounded, with each episode featuring a diverse assortment of personalities. In fact, the show’s most popular episode features a pairing of long-distance lovers, who are still together after five years. Similarly, the show’s most recent incarnation features a pair of high school sweethearts, who are now married after five years.