‘Kingdom Business’ Recap: Michael Beach Is a Threat, BET+ Streaming

Kingdom Affairs is in the business of making messy television, and that’s what I’m here for. The gospel drama, which is now streaming on BET+, features a gripping drama charcuterie board: murder, blackmail, strippers, sex scandals, dramatic slaps, a killer soundtrack and Michael Beach being insignificant.

The show follows Denita Jordan (played by legendary gospel singer Yolanda Adams), the queen of gospel music at First Kingdom Church and Kingdom Records in Atlanta. Despite his many successes, his label is on the verge of financial ruin and his latest album does not raise enough funds to keep him afloat. She needs a hit, statistical

Although the entire season is available to stream, we give you a preview of the first four episodes, which you can rate in the poll below.

THE PROVOKING INCIDENT | Rbel (Serayah) is a stripper at the Vivid Gentleman’s Club alongside her best friend Dani (Shuford Marie), who was shot by an unknown assailant in a black vehicle. Rbel pays tribute to her friend at her memorial service by singing a gospel song (with the help of a choir), and the video goes viral.

She catches the eye of Taj (Chaundre A. Hall-Broomfield), Denita’s son and the A&R manager at Kingdom Records, who wants to sign her. Given her spotty track record, however, Denita is quick to shut this down. Taj truly believed in her talent and approached Caesar (Michael Jai White) to sign her to his progressive label, Redeeming Records.

LOVE QUARREL | Caesar has a big beef with Denita, and for good reason. They dated before she married Bishop Calvin Jordan (Michael Beach), and things got serious. But then she got pregnant, had a secret abortion, and cut him out of her life. Worse still, she erased her songwriting and producing credits from her album, A moment of glory, which was a huge success. His star rose as he faded into the background, and now he’s fighting it on multiple fronts to regain some of that glory.

For one, he filed an injunction on the album, temporarily preventing him from performing his most popular songs on the tour that was supposed to save Kingdom Records. He has proof that he wrote and produced this album in the form of a letter from Denita that states this very fact. He also devotes his energy to making Rbel a big star. Although Rbel pushes back on her efforts to change her image, she quit her job at Vivide and is focused on building her career.

A DARK PAST | Rbel still carries the trauma of his childhood of finding his mother Raven dead in the bathtub. Raven was also a gospel singer who worked with Caesar and was on the verge of major stardom. However, Denita was threatened by her and did everything to stifle Raven’s career. Caesar vows to never let that happen again, even convincing Rbel to re-record one of his mother’s songs.

A DIRTY BISHOP | If Michael Beach has to do one thing, it’s play a man you love to hate. Calvin is married to Denita, but he slept with Dani before his death. Rbel found a jump drive with an incriminating video of him and Dani in a hotel room, which she gave to the police – but not before she was attacked in her own apartment by a masked attacker looking of this evidence.

Calvin looks like a good suspect for the murder, especially since a Kingdom Records vehicle went missing and was later found burned down (along with any possible DNA evidence). Trying his best not to get caught, he called Vivid’s owner Dex (Sam Malone) to make sure there were no videos of him at the club and asked his friend, the chef from the police, any updates on the case. The chief said they had a suspect and would be making an arrest soon, but did not reveal who they were turning.

Did I mention that Calvin is also sleeping with Sasha (Tamar Braxton), who works for Kingdom Records? This man met her in a dressing room while his wife was nearby in the same building rehearsing for her tour. the gall.

DENITA’S BAD DREAMS | Denita’s rotten deeds seep into her dreams, and she has had nightmares as a result. Deacon D’Wayne (Kirk Franklin) offered some interesting interpretations: The moving spotlight leaving her in the dark represents the anointing of God, no longer falling on her. The black bird is someone she shared the faith of God with, who is no longer there, but they left a remnant in the form of the feather.

Knowing that Rbel is Raven’s daughter, she must represent the feather, while Raven is the black bird. To the right?

FAMILY TROUBLES | Denita and Calvin’s daughter, CJ, is depressed after experiencing her seventh miscarriage. When she tells her father she needs help, his response is to pray with her. But prayer alone didn’t work, so she sought out the church counselor, and that seems to be helping her.

Taj’s defense of Rbel did not sit well with his mother, who promptly dismissed him. His girlfriend Essence (La’Myia Good) quickly hires him to produce his sexually charged “gospel” song, which he is do not a fan of.

She also tried to have sex with him – they’ve been together for three months – but Taj used to hang out and has been single for a few years. After nearly embracing Rbel, however, those principles warped like Party City paper plates under a summer barbecue. Episode 4 ended with him rushing home and rubbing Essence on their white couch. Seriously? You don’t even put down a towel?

What did you think of Kingdom Affairs‘ the first four episodes? Grade the season so far below, then leave your thoughts in the comments.

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