Have you seen the latest episode of MTV Shuga Season 6? If you haven’t, you really should either go straight to YouTube or watch right here. At least now you won’t complain about haven not seen what this chick is rambling about.
Is it too early to pick favorite characters? I guess I am in too deep already! This episode of MTV Shuga gives us insight into the lives of our key characters -more information than the last episode.
Now, we know why Ebisinde is involved with the not so good good guys at school. Apparently, he feels responsible for his family as the “Man” so gambling might help him do more with provision and get FAA to think less about supporting the family.
Episode 2 also focuses on playing out commonly encountered issues in relationships played out by Leila and Tobi. Tobi likes Leila just fine but he wants her at his terms. Leila on the other hand is head over heels in love with Tobi and despite not wanting to compromise on her moral standards, the fear of losing his arrogant self makes her send her nude pictures.
A very delicate subject if you ask me. The feeling was beautifully captured by Leila (Jemima Osunde). There is no questioning the young actress’s skill. I readily switched shoes just watching.
Have you Ever Sent Nudes To Someone You Are Interested In Against Your Good Judgement?
Back to Faa. Faa is her family’s Hero. She makes sacrifices for her family and still tries to keep her brother and sister safe. In this episode of MTV Shuga, we are first introduced to a poignant scene featuring Faa, her teenage sister, Tare and the troubling character, Uncle Martin. I particularly like this scene as it reflects using a lot of facial expression, the intent of Uncle Martin, an innocent Tare who is unaware of the danger that lurks and the look of recognition on the face of Faa. Uncle Martin means trouble and Faa recognizes this.
Scene three did not do so well for me…
Still on Faa, the scene reveals much more about Faa’s father, how much trouble Tare is in with Uncle Martin and Ebisinde’s chosen career path- Gambling. If not for the relevance of this scene, I would have imagined that the editors would trash this scene. I didn’t feel the connection between the actors, their dialogue and the theme of the scene. Faa and Ebisinde tried to pull the scene together but the drunken break in from their father looked too dramatic. Tare’s rather too swift move looked just too mechanical. The expressions and gestures from Tare when queried…hmm!
Maybe the paper torn to shreds by Faa’s father would mean something in subsequent episodes, if not…That was also irrelevant.
If you are expecting some Ghen Ghen vibe from this season of MTV Shuga, at episode 2, I will suggest that you wait no longer however, if you are up for some entertaining twists and a look into the lives of characters with real life stories, you might want to stick around.