Episode 1: I’m Just Saying


On the premiere episode of “Getting Ignorant With It,” we talk about the films Don’t Let Go, Hustlers, Black and Blue and the original First Wives Club, alongside the programs Greenleaf, David Makes Man, Queen Sugar, as well as BET+’s new series Bigger and First Wives Club.

Don’t Let Go (2019)

Director(s) Jacob Estes
Screenplay By Jacob Estes
Date Released 8/30/2019
Genre(s) Thriller, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Noted Cast
Ashley Storm Reid
Jack David Oyelowo
Kenneth Brian Tyree Henry
Susan Shinelle Azoroh
Bobby Mykelti Williamson
Chief Howard Alfred Molina

Hustlers (2019)

Director(s) Lorene Scafaria
Screenplay By Lorene Scafaria
Date Released 9/12/2019
Genre(s) Crime, Drama, Comedy
Notable Cast
Dorothy (Destiny) Constance Wu
Ramona Jennifer Lopez
Diamond Cardi B
Mercedes Keke Palmer
Liz Lizzo
Annabelle Lili Reinhart
Nana Wai Ching Ho
Elizabeth Julia Stiles

Greenleaf: Season 4 – Episodes 1 to 2




Craig Wright


Season 4, Episode 2 “Did I Lose You?”
Synopsis Grace and Noah’s son is introduced, as Jacob finds himself back in Cavalry drama and trying to work with an antsy Kerissa.
Episode Information
Director(s) Rachel Raimist
Writer(s) Kriss Turner Towner
Air Date 9/10/2019
Introduced This Episode
AJ Delajae Jacob Gibson
Dante Shane Paul McGhie
Cameron Aaron Lamont
Season 4, Episode 1 “Original Sin”
Synopsis The season has barely begun, and the Greenleaf family ends up with their own personal Judas and the first sets of battles with Bob and his ambitious house negro.
Episode Information
Director(s) Clement Virgo
Writer(s) Craig Wright
Air Date 9/3/2019
Introduced This Episode
Doris Diane Sellers
Perry Mark Taylor

David Makes Man: Season 1 – Episode 1 to 5


Tarell Alvin McCraney

Season 1, Episode 5 “Love or Poetize These Hoes”
Synopsis David goes to his first dance, and it seems a lot of people are heavily invested in his potential love life – beyond his date!
Episode Information
Director(s) Daina Reid
Writer(s) Jaquén Castellanos
Air Date 9/11/2019
Introduced This Episode
Tare Teshi Thomas
Season 1, Episode 4 “Gloria”
Synopsis We retrack the day David had, but now focus on Gloria and what she deals with to put food on the table and the roof over her kids’ heads.
Episode Information
Director(s) Kiel Adrian Scott
Writer(s) Denitria Harris-Lawrence
Air Date 9/4/2019
Introduced This Episode
Jay Rus Blackwell
Mrs. Hartrub Juanita Jennings
Earl Keith Wheeler
Season 1, Episode 3 “MJB”
Synopsis As David sits down with a counselor, and reveals his story to Seren over a sleepover, he unfurls like a flower in the spring.
Episode Information
Director(s) Kiel Adrian Scott
Writer(s) Tarell Alvin McCraney, Lucien Christian Adderley, Richard “Byrd” Wilson
Air Date 8/28/2019
Introduced This Episode
Ray Kelly Jimel Atkins
Young Gloria Lauryn Dennis
Sharon Carrie Elizabeth Brown
Darius Timothy Richardson
Jessica Kelly Gillian Williams
Dr. Bree Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Season 1, Episode 2 “Dai Out”
Synopsis Brother Dave finds himself engaging with Raynan’s criminal element a bit deeper, as well as meeting some of Ms. Elijah’s associates. Maybe even making a friend.
Episode Information
Director(s) Kiel Adrian Scott
Writer(s) Tarell Alvin McCraney, Lucien Christian Adderley, Richard “Byrd” Wilson
Air Date 8/21/2019
Introduced This Episode
Saul Darryl W. Handy
Starry Logan Rozos
Femila Trace Lysette
Uncle Teo Elvis Nolasco
Ms. Elijah Travis Coles
Shinobi Jordan Bolger
Season 1, Episode 1 “David’s Sky” [Series Premiere]
Synopsis David Meets Man brings a vibe which feels like a small indie made with love into a series format with limitless potential.
Episode Information
Director(s) Michael Francis Williams
Writer(s) Tarell Alvin McCraney
Air Date 8/14/2019
Genre(s) Drama, Coming Of Age
Introduced This Episode
David Akili McDowell
JG (Jonathan) Cayden K. Williams
Seren Nathaniel Logan McIntyre
Sky Isaiah Johnson
Dr. Woods-Trap Phylicia Rashad
Gloria Alana Arenas
Marissa Lindsey Blackwell
Raynan Ade Chike Torbert

Queen Sugar: Season 4

Black and Blue (2019)

Director(s) Deon Taylor
Screenplay By Peter A. Dowling
Official Date Released 10/25/2019
Genre(s) Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Who Is This For?
  • People Who Like Their Action Movies To Be More Than Violence & Gore
  • Those Who Want To See A Black Woman Not Only Take On Unsurmountable Odds But Not Lose A Sense That They Are Still Human In The Process
  • Anyone Who Likes The Idea Of There Being A Gray Area When It Comes To Heroes and Villains
Where To Buy, Rent, or Stream? Fandango
Noted Cast
Alicia Naomie Harris
Mouse (Milo) Tyrese Gibson
Terry Malone Frank Grillo
Missy Nafessa Williams
Darius Mike Colter


Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]
Synopsis Bigger, with former Girl Code star Tanisha Long, presents a good start for BET+. But is it worth staying beyond the free trial?
Episode Information
Director(s) Charles Stone III
Writer(s) Felischa Marye
Air Date 9/19/2019
Genre(s) Comedy
Who Is This For?
  • Those Who Like Light-Raunchy Comedy
  • If You’re Looking For 30 Something Black Women Who, Professionally, Kind Of Got It Together But Personally, Well, They Are Still Working Out The Kinks
  • People Who Wondered What BET Would Be Like If It Had Cursing, The N-Word, And Lived Up To The Trajectory It Had In The 90s
Introduced This Episode
Layne Tanisha Long
Vince Tristen J. Winger
Veronica Angell Conwell
Tracey Rasheda Crockett
Greg Warren Burke
Reggie Terrence Terrell
Deon Chase Anthony
Season 1, Episode 2 “Is Bigger Really Better?”
Synopsis In “Is Bigger Really Better” you get a whole lot of d**k pics, white people worthy of a side-eye, and Tracey’s getting desperate for likes.
Episode Information
Director(s) Charles Stone III
Writer(s) Michelle Listenbee Brown
Air Date 9/19/2019
Introduced This Episode
Liberty Angelo Ko
Willy Bechir Sylvain
Kristi Alyssa Brooke
Topics & Focused Characters
  • How Desperate Are You?: Tracey
  • The Top 3: Veronica, Vince
  • That’s Crazy Right?: Reggie, Greg, Willy, Kristi, Layne, Liberty
Season 1, Episode 3 “Smack My Ass Like You Meant It”
Synopsis With “Smack My Ass Like You Meant It,” Bigger pretty much makes a case for at least keeping BET+ until the end of its season.
Episode Information
Director(s) Crystle C. Roberson
Writer(s) David A. Arnold
Air Date 9/19/2019
Introduced This Episode
Shelley Tyler Kay Whitley
Topics & Focused Characters
  • Keeping Your Mouth Shut, This Is For Progress: Tracey, Vince, Deon
  • Jealousy Is One Hell Of A Drug: Veronica, Shelley
  • That’s The Human In Me: Willy, Kristi, Layne, Greg

First Wives Club

Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]
Synopsis First Wives Club begins with lots of star power and comical moments but asks of you time to be what you may have expected.
Episode Information
Director(s) Jamie Babbit
Writer(s) Tracy Oliver
Air Date 9/19/2019
Genre(s) Romance, Comedy
Who Is This For? Those Who Like Black Versions Of Established Properties

Like Seeing Black Women With Strong Personalities

People Who Want To See Trash Men Get A Kick In The Nuts From Karma

Introduced This Episode
Bree Michelle Buteau
Hazel Jill Scott
Ari Ryan Michelle Bathe
Derek Malik Yoba
Stella Tasie Lawrence
Gary RonReaco Lee
David Mark Tallman


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