|The main sibling characters of Queen Sugar are Ralph Angel, Nova, and Charley.|
Last week I enjoyed watching the two-night, commercial-free airing of the first two episodes of "Queen Sugar," a new series which airs on OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network), created and produced by Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey. The series is based on the book of the same name by Natalie Baszile. After reading the first chapter of the book prior to watching the DVR'd first episode, "First Things First," it became apparent that the first episode loosely follows chapter 1.
An online synopsis of the TV series reads:
"Queen Sugar" tells the story of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Louisiana. At the center of the family are Nova, a journalist and activist; Charley, the wife and manager of an NBA player; and formerly incarcerated father Ralph Angel, who is searching for redemption. Following a tragedy in the family, the siblings must put their complicated lives aside so that they can come together to run the clan's struggling sugar cane farm. Also involved in the farm are Aunt Violet and family friend Remy Newell.In the first episode, "First Things First," viewers were introduced to the members of the Bordelon family (mentioned above in the synopsis). Ralph Angel's young son, Blue, has a doll he calls Kenya. Blue is seen playing with Kenya in several scenes of the first episode. I immediately recognized his doll as a Barbie, but it took a few pauses of my DVR recording to fully identify her. The following photos helped with the identification:
|Adhering to his father's instructions, Blue sits on a park bench holding his doll, Kenya, awaiting his father's return.|
|Following his father's return and during their brief conversation prior to leaving the park, Blue plays with Kenya. Do you know the doll's true ID, yet?|
|Lying on the park bench, engaged in conversation with his father, Blue clutches his beloved doll. Based on her clothing, do you recognize her?|
|Ralph Angel holds Blue, who holds his doll, as they leave the park.|
|Later that evening after a sad occurrence, Ralph Angel gets in bed with Blue to comfort him. Blue's toy vehicles and his doll are on the nightstand to the right.|
|Here is another shot of the doll seated on the night stand.|
Based on the doll's clothes, I was able to identify her as Barbie Style Grace, shown in the next image.
|Blue's doll, that he calls Kenya, is Barbie Style Grace.|
The first and second episodes of Queen Sugar will reair on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, on OWN beginning at 7 p.m. CST. The first airing of the third episode will begin at 9 p.m. CST. Check your local listings.
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