To speak of this series is to fall into the cliché and rip real silk for production, since it was launched and inserted in the catalog of Netflix, the premise caught my attention a lot and I could see that the objective of the series was not at any time, to raise flags of accusations nor to emphasize that the Protestant Christian religion is the best to be practiced.
Controversial and very well written and produced, Greenleaf arrived in its second season full of psychological games and giving, in fact, the beginning of the war between Grace (Merle Dandridge) and his uncle Mac (Gregory Alan Williams). Who followed the first season, saw that the cup overflowed from the memorial to Faith Greenleaf (Terri Abney), the youngest daughter of the Episcopal family who had been sexually abused and sexually abused by Uncle Mac and could not stand the psychological pressure, committed suicide.
From there, Grace begins an investigation on her own, taking her relationship with her family to an extreme and as if that were not enough, she decided to stay in Memphis, her hometown and dealing with issues of the past and the newly assumed position of pastor in her father's church.
Before leaving for New York, Grace was known for her fervent Sunday sermons and that made believers from all over the city choose Calvary Fellowship to share their respective faiths. Upon returning, he found his family immersed in economic interests, aiming at the exploitation of the faith of others and enriching "at the expense of offerings".
Well, the plot twist purposeful in the last chapter of the first season, made several people very curious to know what would happen from then on. After countless information of incorrect dates for the second season premiere, finally from the last November 1st, we can continue this incredible story.
In addition to the closure of the Grace versus Mac storyline - something terrible happens in the ninth episode of the series - the big question that was on the agenda this season was how Protestant churches view homosexuality and how to deal with homosexuals within those same churches. .
Recently, we are experiencing a setback in Brazil with regard to homosexuality. A court injunction entitled “gay cure” generated a commotion and a huge revolt in social networks across the LGBT community, as well as supporters and campaigners of the cause. As if they knew what was going to happen, the gay healing theme was portrayed in a very simple, naked and raw way in the series, as in all the themes that the series addresses.
The dispute for the power of the gospel was also another topic that was addressed. Two large, strong and imposing churches vied for the attention of the local community - all because of a reckoning between the pastor Basie Skanks (Jason Dirden), gives Triumph Church and the bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David). A real game of interests.
Gambling addiction, abusive relationship and violence against adolescent women, were also approached in a simple and objective way, without taking too many turns, as if to say: “that's it, it happens that way and it's worth understanding“. Divorce, the woman's return to the job market and a beautiful reconciliation between mother and daughter, happen.
The series takes a turn from the event in the ninth episode, which is worth understanding well and paying attention to the small details. The castle of Greenleaf it begins to crumble little by little and it is very interesting to follow the losses of the episcopal family. And it is better to stop here, or else some important information may escape.
Meanwhile, the series pleased. It was not like the first season - the second came full of consequent actions from the first season and in order for it to turn the plot, it is very important that the "doldrums" is present.
Those who follow season 2 will find it a little strange that there is no plot twists, which in season 1 was present in all episodes, but today, we see a denser series, better structured, with deeper dialogues, exactly as it should be - I repeat: until reaching the ninth chapter and the plot gives a deserved twist. .
Ah, there's a new cast in the series, see? They are extremely important for the development of the season. One of the names is the actress and singer LeToya Luckett, former member of the group Destiny's Child and who acted in the film The Pastor's Daughter - and here's a curiosity: The actor Gregory Alan Williams did LeToya's father in the movie mentioned above, but in the series, they don't act together. A pity, because it would be very interesting to review this reunion.
As has already been said, the aim of the series is not to denigrate the Protestant Christian religion nor to cause flags to be raised. Craig Wright, the creator of the series, has already made it very clear in several interviews that the series is a portrait of the purest reality and it is not because the protagonists are of an X religion, that things like this should not happen.
The series exists and is available to be watched at any time, but not everyone is able to follow it. It takes mental maturity, a certain coldness and understanding and in fact to understand, that it is a work of fiction and that any similarity to names, people, facts or situations in real life, would have been a mere coincidence.
Oprah Winfrey signs the production of the series together with Craig, the creator. In fact, since its debut in OWN, in the United States, the audience is overwhelming and has yielded good results for the Oprah, which aims to highlight black actors and actresses with a "Q" for female empowerment. The soundtrack needs no comment, as beautiful as the photography, costumes and scenography.
The series has already been renewed for the third season in the USA and should arrive here in Brazil, for next year - still with no definite date. The president of the broadcaster, Erik Logan, was very excited about the direction the series has been taking over two seasons. “We can't wait to see what the next Greenleaf season will bring“Said Logan. “This series was instrumental in the evolution of the station's script programming and continues to attract viewers every week with its unique narrative and characters“, Celebrated.
The second season of Greenleaf is already available in the Netflix, as well as the first and not bad to do that marathon of two whole seasons. You won't even notice the hours go by, after all, “God is good at all times, at all times God is good" - understanders will understand.