Cherish the day movie review: Black Love is in and on air

Cast: Alano Miller, Xosha Roquemore, Cicely Tyson, Michael Beach, Anne-Marie Johnson, Kellee Stewart

Created by: Ava DuVernay

Genre: Drama, Romance

No of episodes: 8

Rating: 7/10

OWN continues to be one of the premier networks for dramas featuring elite Black talent, and Ava DuVernay’s “Cherish the Day” furthers this legacy. It is the story of one couple, chronicled with each episode spanning a single day. Gently, a young woman who assists the legendary Miss Luma, meets Evan, an analysis for a tech company. He later slides into her DMs and sparks fly. Even though opposites attract, so comes the issue of moving past infatuations and seeking understanding. After a recoil due to different upbringings and present-day situations, can the two find each other once more?

Thumbs up:

The story line portrays a realistic view of the difficulties and insecurities in the lives and relationship of the main characters. You can feel them fall in love and writers have done an excellent job of pulling the emotions out of the characters in each scene. Alano Miller and Xhosa Rocquemore are wonderful portraying magnetic black love in all of its beauty, awkwardness, conscious and unconscious struggle. It goes beyond bridging what many are familiar with in the 90s and 00s, and asks what is next?

Thumbs down:

It lacks polish of OWN’s Love Is, but basically the same story with roles reversed and less character development. And if we’ve learnt anything from Love Is, it is that at the peak of our attachment to these characters, we’ll likely have to say goodbye to them, and how prepping for that could affect things

Verdict:

Black Love is in and on air, and you should watch it as soon as possible.

 


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