6 Reasons Why We Love The Haves and the Have Nots 18 comments

I just love talking about OWN’s hit TV show, Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots! Don’t you? I posted about the popularity of Season 1 here and the Season 1 Finale here. I am pleased to say that I converted some people with those posts. The hashtag for Season 2 has been #TooDarnHot. And oh boy, it has been! Will you be watching the Season 2 Finale tonight? 




6 Reasons Why We Love The Haves and the Have Nots


Tika Sumpter as Candace (source)

Tika Sumpter as Candace (source)


1. Candace’s gumption: Tika Sumpter’s portrayal makes you believe she is entitled to say the things that Candace says and walk away unscathed. She’s just that convincing.



2. Hanna’s courage: A woman of God you don’t want to cross! The roller coaster ride that she was on this season rivals every one at Six Flags Over Georgia. Crystal Fox made the character transitions seamless.



3. Veronica’s tenacity: The explosive scene in the Season 1 Finale where Veronica degraded Jeffery’s declaration that he is gay spoke volumes. The actress in me thought, “Damn, girl, you did that!” The mother in me was repulsed. But the realist in me recognized that there are women out there who think just like she does.

4. Jeffery’s struggle: Sons love their Mommas–especially in the South. Viewers empathize with Jeffery’s plight to live his truth as a gay man against the wishes of his controlling, politically ambitious mother. Should he honor thy mother or defy her wishes?

5. The “no going back” element: Have you heard the saying, “you can’t unpop a balloon”? Wyatt mowed down Benny which left him brain dead. Benny’s father, Tony then had him removed from life support via a court order. Neither of those things can be undone. Hanna and Katheryn’s friendship will forever be changed. 

6. Oprah’s OWN Network is airing a special three-episode series, The Tyler Perry Show: The Haves and the Have Nots Creator/Writer/Director/Executive Producer Tyler Perry discusses all things related to the show with a live audience. The talk show format has been airing after this season’s last three episodes of THATHN. Perry interviews members of the cast and I really enjoy hearing the actors’ take on their characters.



Be sure to go check out the new comedy Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club being released in theaters this weekend. I am! The previews are hysterical!


What are your thoughts on the Season 2 Finale of THATHN?

Who is your favorite THATHN character? Your least favorite?

Will you be going to see Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club?





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18 thoughts on “6 Reasons Why We Love The Haves and the Have Nots

  • Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady

    Actually not intrigued by the new movie but I’m a super Tyler Perry fan so I will be supporting just because! He is amazing to me even with wonk wonks like Witness Protection, lol!

    You only had 6 reasons for watching this, lol! I LOVE this show. I love Candace but I didn’t like the ending. My mother said on the after show that Tyler Perry said he couldn’t let Candace have all the glory, I get it! Can’t wait til next season. My least favorite is that house maid, Like what it her point….Please cancel her from season 3!!! I really like Ronica too, lol! She is a real bad B*&^H!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      Of course I had more than 6 reasons! But I’m pretty sure you have written a post or two on how long a list a reader will read. LOL I actually left the number blank for a minute until I could narrow it down. 🙂 I believe that Jim and Celene had a child together and that’s what she’s blackmailing him and Katheryn with. Remember the guy that showed the campaign manager the office space to lease for the headquarters? He was asking all kinds of questions when she said Jim would be needing it. I think that’s Jim’s son with Celene. We’ll see… Yes, Ronica is a bad bitch!

  • Alison

    You know I’m a diehard HAHN fan, so I loved the finale. You are right on point with the reasons to watch. Tika is everything! LOL And Veronica and Hannah are not too far behind. Hugs, Ali

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      I know you are not a big TV fan, Alison, so I like that you are hooked on this show. Thrilled that we only have to wait until May for the next season.

  • Courtney Conover

    Okay. This post is yet another reminder of the fact that I’m missing this great show. I DVRed it in the beginning with hopes of catching up later — and that was in the first season! (sigh) I am hopelessly — woefully — behind. My mom raves about this show.

    So I guess I need to try and catch up, huh?

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      Definitely catch up, Courtney! My favorite scenes are the two person ones. I think it’s the writer in me and my theater background. Which I know is why I have such admiration for Tyler Perry.

  • Kennie

    Hey Kim! I soooo wanted to not like this show when it first came on. But Lord help me, I was front and center for EVERY episode! I think my mouth was left hanging open at the end of each episode. I was mad at Candace at the end of the finale though. As conniving as she is, how could she not be smart enough to have someone watch her back???

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      Hey Kennie! Every comment I saw about the finale on social media talked about how Candace would never have fallen for that. I think Tyler Perry was trying to show that her character needed to be knocked down a peg or two. She can’t win all the time. Can’t wait until May! Thanks, girl.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      It’s his first TV drama and it pushes the envelope constantly. You’ll enjoy it, Nancy!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      The ratings have been through the roof both seasons and it’s coming back in May! Check it out, Terin.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      It’s addictive, Stephanie! You can try services like Hulu.com or Amazon Prime to catch up on Season 1. Be sure to verify that it’s the TV show and not Tyler Perry’s play of the same name.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      It’s so entertaining. BTW, I watched the new season of House of Cards in no time. I know you love that show too.