Our Kind of People
Matt Roush says...
Empire’s Lee Daniels, who scored big with a prime-time soap set in the hip-hop music industry, now aims his sights at the summer playground of Martha’s Vineyard’s Black enclave, Oak Bluffs. The melodrama begins when single mom Angela (Yaya DaCosta), a modern-day Madam C.J. Walker with visions of a hair-care empire, opens a pop-up shop in the Bluffs, where her mom was once a maid. Angela hopes this will be her entrée into high society, but the Franklin-Dupont dynasty, dealing with its own Succession-style internal intrigues, will have to welcome her first. And the personal baggage they’re all carrying is going to shake the Bluffs to its core.