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The desire for generational wealth vs. Ownership
In The Best Man Holiday, Harper was desperate as he was fired from his job at NYU and his books underperformed. His agent, Stan (John Michael Higgins) critiqued his recent draft to be indigestible to everyone. Stan encourages Harper to write something else like his popular, well-received Unfinished Business book. He tells him to find a way to get Lance (Morris Chestnut) to commit to Harper writing his biography, despite their clash.
" 'cause them Karens just turned into terrorists"-Beyoncé // "You can't win, you can't break even and you can't get out of the game"-Michael Jackson and the cast of The Wiz
According to Urban Dictionary, a 'Karen' is: A Karen, historically known as a Nancy, is a pejorative term used for any 29–55 year old middle to upper-middle class white woman. A Karen will go out of her way to impose their belief structures on any unwitting or unsuspecting individual, once broken off from their pack and cornered a Karen will publicly berate the victim, possibly involving an authority figure if the victim is of minority decent.
Doing whatever you can//"Learn your lesson, refuel your mind, Before some turkey blows out your flame."-Michael Jackson and the cast of The Wiz
Robyn was always kind but extended that kindness into different areas. Her activism and connection to her African descent are ridiculed by Harper as they argue after their divorce in Shelby and Quentin's apartment. Robyn is upset and disappointed seeing that he filed for Mia's (Blake Aria Hendricks) custody after she brought up wanting to take Mia to Ghana with her. The conversation went like this:
Different kinds of empowerment.
Jordan did not continue her relationship with Demetrius (Brandon Victor Dixon), who had been pursuing her because he was a huge investor in prisons. She thought this was horrible and worth breaking up with him as she was hesitant to even get with him after he broke her heart in college. She was so smitten by him then and feared getting too close to be hurt by him but eventually let him in before the discovery.
Are you serious?
In The Best Man Holiday, Quentin(Terrence Howard) says "Well, if they can get the word 'homo' banned, then we should be able to get the word 'nigga' banned. Seriously." as he talks to Candace(Regina Hall) and Julian(Harold Perrineau). This is pretentious and sadly hilarious as he instantly says, "Harp, my nigga! What's up, man? Merry Christmas." to greet Harper (Taye Diggs) approaching him. This is also a sign of obstruction to progress on important things, therefore blocking successes. This disappointment so to speak is noticeable through Julian's expression as well.
The Best Man franchise proves everyone has their path and timing.
The Best Man(1999), The Best Man Holiday (2013), and Peacock's The Best Man: The Final Chapters(2022) follow the lives of the college friend group. We see their start and follow their growth till the end spanning several years. This is my second article from the franchise and it's focused on purpose.
The Best Man: The Final Chapters tackles racial issues.
The Best Man(1999), The Best Man Holiday (2013), and Peacock's The Best Man: The Final Chapters(2022) follow the lives of the college friend group. We see their start and follow their growth till the end spanning several years. This is my third article from the franchise and it's focused on racial issues.
Summary The day before Valentine's day, Salon co-workers Chika(Bolaji Ogunmola), Tamara(Meg Otanwa), Philo(Ben Touitou), and Sugar(Uche Montana) work together. As they tend to their clients, they also tend to their problems, family and relationship-wise. They discuss several ideals, expectations, relationship statuses, and more as each issue unfolds.
Summary Asha (Pallavi Sharda)is a modern career-driven woman whose parents are bothered about her love life. Her mother, Suneeta (Veena Sood), takes matters into her hands by creating a dating site profile for Asha as she accepted and set the dates as well. Asha ends up bonding with, liking, and loving Ravi (Suraj Sharma)as they spend more time together, uncovering hopes, secrets, and aspirations.
Harper Stewart's forehead kiss legacy
Taye Diggs played the character Harper Stewart in The Best Man(1999), The Best Man Holiday (2013) and Peacock's The Best Man: The Final Chapters(2022). His character was very… controversial to say the least and it would be covered in another of my upcoming The Best Man articles. However, this article is focusing on Harper's forehead-kissing legacy.