P-Valley season 2 recently made its highly-awaited premiere on June 3rd, opening up the city of Chucalissa to the public again.
However, unfortunately, fans of the acclaimed Mississippi-based series are having mixed opinions about the show’s new direction.
This time around, picking up right where the plot left off, we see the Pynk crew struggling to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.
While most pride Katori Hall, the Starz phenomenon’s creator, on her way of making the fictional hit realistic, others are having a hard time enjoying her efforts by reliving (on-screen) what we’ve already suffered through for the past couple of years now.
Also COVID is a virus that exposed a more rampant virus of racism that’s still potent in the air we breathe. As a black woman writer how could I not, as sis Nina Simone demands “reflect the times”? #PValley
— Katori Hall (@KatoriHall) June 13, 2022
The complaints seemingly arose after the season’s first episode, where Uncle Clifford and her girls are adjusting to the strip club’s temporary shutdown by running an exotic, drive-through car wash in the introduction scene.
Each of the cast members are masked up, depicting the reality of today’s norm.
The second episode brought more backlash with its brief exploration of Southern root work.
After Mercedes (Brandee Evans) takes a hard tumble from the pole, due to her already-wounded shoulder giving out, Autumn and Uncle Clifford takes her to Diamond (Tyler Lepley) for him to loan his “healing hands.”
From the writers:
What a lot of y’all are calling “voodoo” is actually root work. Diamond is a healer trained in Hoodoo, the spiritual practice created by enslaved African slaves and passed down to later generations. #PValley
— P-VALLEY Writers Room (@pvalleywriters) June 13, 2022
To sum it up, viewers don’t necessarily feel like the show’s return has the oomph they were hoping for. But, for us here at Parlé Magazine, we’re genuinely loving the creative shift in the storyline!
Here’s what Twitter had to get off of their chest about P-Valley season 2…
P-Valley Season 2 Isn’t Giving What It Was Supposed to Give, Viewers Say
Who writing for #Pvalley because they bullshitting
— Titans Head Huncho 🌱 Ⓥ (@BigMonta_) June 13, 2022
whoever is in the writers room of p valley needs to stop with that spiritual sht bc that scene when mercedez shaking is too cringy😭😭😭
— shawnae🥰 (@shaenextdoor) June 12, 2022
— A SimplyCecilia Stan Account (@PercivalPenman) June 13, 2022
P Valley has the budget for a CLEARED Beyoncé track but not a writers room. I’m confused
— Whitley Gilbert. (@jalanfatale) June 13, 2022
Like why tf was Mercedes having a exorcism? #PValley
— Hot Girl K (@kirstnxo) June 13, 2022
Not sure how I feel about the spooky ooky element this season. #PValley
— Is It Me? Am I the Inspiration? (@RikaDolo) June 13, 2022
I’m kinda annoyed that they included Covid Chile i watch tv to forget lol #PValley
— Asha Cee (@AshaCee_) June 13, 2022
I hate that they have Covid going on in #PValley and these masks too🙄
— Profit Prince$$ (@raemarei) June 13, 2022
#PValley made us wait for the show to be about covid they didn’t have any other story line ideas 🙄 hopefully this the last episode with these damn mask!
— Nik 🌸 (@nikanjanel) June 12, 2022
One thing Mississippi ppl gonna do is believe in voodoo or superstition! My mama would whoop us if we opened an umbrella in the house or swept a broom over her feet. #PValley
— Extraordinary Justin (@TVFan43) June 13, 2022
— K (@itskbitchess) June 13, 2022
Was I the only one who thought Diamond was going to physically pop Mercedes shoulder back in place when she was on her back? Instead he was on some voodoo sorcery type sh!t. #PValley pic.twitter.com/kX6vY6H6YF
— Petty Pablo (@electricsoul123) June 13, 2022
— k🖤🥶 (@_theyainme) June 13, 2022
I cannot take #PValley serious anymore. Like wtf is this spiritual healing voodoo scene? 😂😭😂🤣
— niglatto jr. (@kwillxvi) June 13, 2022
Aye man…..I didn’t like the Voodoo/Ghosts/ & Creepy Scary Parts of Tonight’s episode….
Ijs….I mean, Im most likely still gon watch…..but I dont do scary Stuff yall.
— QuitaB (@TnRedbone615) June 13, 2022
#PValley is an entire hour long and somehow I still feel like I don’t get enough juice.
— ❌❌❌❌ (@Whorediary21) June 13, 2022
I don’t like this demonic shit #PValley
— Killa K (@KingKdoll) June 13, 2022
I don’t like Autumn in this season of #PValley and it’s only the second episode 🙄
— BSymone 🤭 (@CoolAssBritt__) June 13, 2022
— Sunshyne (@itsme_sunshyne) June 13, 2022
#PValley tonight ! Don’t fuck up the second episode like y’all did that shitty ass first one nie !
— SC ; MoochieeBrasi (@xCasabela_Charm) June 12, 2022
— KenBarbie™ (@itsKenBarbie) June 12, 2022
I don’t know who approve this sorcery energy ghost root bullshit on #PValley but I don’t like it gone on bruh
— koolazMoFo (@PYT_Mayne) June 12, 2022
— Alexis Harris, MBA (@Alexis_gotkicks) June 12, 2022
— Ｍａｔｔｈｅｗ . (@MathewNoKnowles) June 10, 2022
idk who directing #PValley this season but it’s giving horror show like yassss
— Chan ✰ (@dang_chandler) June 13, 2022
— ✨Shawnie✨ (@iAmShawnieee) June 13, 2022
#PValley hasn’t been hitting this season. They need to step it up.
— Dante Renee’ 💕 (@Iamdanterenee) June 13, 2022
Trying soo hard to get into this season but i expected soo much more #PValley
— gta stripper. (@Demyaaaaa) June 13, 2022
So Diamond a witch doctor now? Lol this season off to a strange start #PValley
— *Kiará *🏁🏁 (@Miss_Ki_) June 13, 2022
This week’s #PValley was really good.. my hopes are back up for Season 2
— The Chill Grill (@kya_kelly) June 13, 2022
#PValley is not giving this season !!
— Kaybee💓 (@tr__kaylaa) June 13, 2022
#PValley need to let this whole over the top pandemic shit go , y’all took too long to drop the season we ain’t even living like that no more !
— Princess 💖 (@MuvaTone) June 13, 2022
#PValley is losing me 😴 This 2nd season isn’t as good as it should be. My boo Diamond is still fine tho.😂
— Krystal.KP (@krystalkcp) June 13, 2022
— Danielle Estivene (@FalsMama1107) June 13, 2022
#PValley is kind of off this season. I hope it gets better
— Janelle Sheriece (@NelleSheriece) June 13, 2022
What are your thoughts on P-Valley season 2? Let us know in the comments below!
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