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Our Kind Of People

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

History-inspired soapy drama has plot twists, some sex.

TV Fox Drama 2021
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This drama offers a soapy story centered on the historic community of Martha's Vineyard's wealthy Black elites. Like any soap opera, it has an extensive ensemble cast, the lives of whom intersect in various ways with lots of twists and turns. But they unfold quickly, and the episodes seem to race through plot lines that, for all intents and purposes, could be teased out a little more slowly, and with a lot more suspense. There are also some conversations about Black power and supporting people (especially women) in the Black community, but the writing isn't quite sharp enough to elevate these moments beyond rhetorical vehicles to move the story forward. Nonetheless, Our Kind Of People still manages to deliver an indulgent viewing experience, and one that acknowledges the history and significance of the Black upper class.

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