P-Valley: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
P-Valley

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A stunning, lyrical piece of neon noir, P-Valley explores the unseen lives of strippers in Mississippi through Katori Hall's singular gaze, celebrating the beauty of the craft without sugarcoating the challenges.

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Critic Ratings: 29

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User Ratings: 155

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Air date: Jul 12, 2020

Autumn Night, a mysterious beauty with a harrowing past, washes up on the shores of the Pynk -- Mississippi's hottest "shake junt" -- seeking employment. Mercedes Sundayz, a night headlined by the club's OG, brings unexpected trouble from a number of patrons.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2020

The Pynk's annual carwash receives a visit from a surprising guest while Autumn's past comes back to haunt her. Back at the club, souls are bared, and deals are negotiated in the private booths.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2020

Autumn dons a bold new look and learns the rules of working a "regular" from The "Trinity," each of whom receives a visit from her favorite repeat customer. Meanwhile, Uncle Clifford learns about big changes coming to Chucalissa.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2020

Mercedes and Autumn make major moves toward building new lives for themselves. At the Pynk, gossip spreads like wildfire, and patrons flood in for a big night.

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Air date: Aug 9, 2020

Two foes find themselves trapped together for a weekend under unlikely circumstances. Keyshawn reaches new heights, and Lil' Murda glows up big time.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2020

All throughout the Pynk, surprising new bonds are formed as everyone fights to secure their bag and their future. Andre faces pushback on his deal with the warring Kyle brothers.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2020

Uncle Clifford goes to war for the hearts and minds of Chucalissa. Back at the club, the Pynk family comes together to prepare for its biggest night yet.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2020

Folks from Biloxi to Atlanta pack out the Pynk to see two shining stars ascend to the heavens on a truly unforgettable night. Meanwhile, Autumn's past finally catches up with her.

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Cast

Brandee Evans
as Mercedes
Nicco Annan
as Uncle Clifford
Shannon Thornton
as Miss Mississippi
Elarica Johnson
as Autumn Night
Skyler Joy
as Gidget
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Critic Reviews for P-Valley Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (18)

P-Valley combines the weightiness of a premium-cable show with the fun and soapiness you might expect from a BET marathon. We've come a long way from The Players Club. P-Valley's characters live rich, full lives shaped by the region they inhabit.

Sep 8, 2020 | Full Review…

"P-Valley" is a drama that uses sex and titillation to spice a deeper story, presenting the kinds of characters rarely seen in an hourlong high-quality drama one subscription cable.

Jul 13, 2020 | Full Review…
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It's a lyrical and atmospheric series that centers on lives of a community unlike anything television has seen before.

Jul 13, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

[It] behaves like theater a lot, with big acting that will project to the back of your TV room and a Southern Gothic script whose dialogue has a clear poetic bent. I didn't mind it, but I needed to adjust to the staginess.

Jul 9, 2020 | Full Review…

With a keen understanding of stigma and the limits of race, class, and colorism, showrunner Katori Hall has fashioned a story that distills the microcosm of a specific kind of sex work into an avenue for empathy.

Aug 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Intense, loud and firmly anchored in the locale, it relies a lot on the local vernacular and is best watched with closed-captioning if you want to fully embrace the raw vehemence of the dialogue.

Aug 3, 2020 | Full Review…

The casting is impeccable from top to bottom, led by an outstanding lead performance by Brandee Evans. Annan is equally as fantastic and the writing for his character is some of the best on television.

Aug 4, 2020 | Full Review…

An intoxicating look at the lives of the people who orbit the venue, which appears decrepit during the day, but comes alive, flush in neon, at night. It's raucous and funny and filled with intrigue and should be your new must-watch.

Jul 31, 2020 | Full Review…

As dark as it can get, P-Valley is careful never to burst this bubble. All strip clubs sell a fantasy-P-Valley's just has a different audience.

Jul 16, 2020 | Full Review…

The series also does a wonderful job of detailing all the various facets and mechanics of a strip club, with a bouncer, a bar staff, and a bookkeeper part of the behind-the-scenes staff.

Jul 13, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The relentlessness of Hall's vision shines through, allowing a rare look and perspective into sex work and the working class, devoid of white approval.

Jul 13, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

P-Valley is a series that has a lot to say from a perspective that hasn't gotten much of a voice on prestige TV to this point.

Jul 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for P-Valley: Season 1

  • Sep 10, 2020
    I think this tv is way better than the hustlers movies. All i know is where is season 2. ????
  • Sep 08, 2020
    P-Valley was something different for a change. From their diverse characters and story lines, to the beautiful exotic dance routines. It is a definite must see. Cannot wait for Season 2.
  • Sep 01, 2020
    To start I'm not a fan of strip clubs although I've performed several photo and video shoots for clients in them. So I approached P-Valley with some skepticism. I was pleasantly surprised to be instantly captured during the very first episode. I love the grittiness and rawness that approximates my experience as a photographer. The cinematography is spot on. The writing is very good. And the acting is excellent. I also enjoy the soundtrack to each episode and spent some time in the studio photographing the artist that performs the title track when I was in Memphis. To sum it all up approach the series with an open mind and be non-judgmental and you'll very much enjoy the offerings!
  • Aug 17, 2020
    great show!!!... didnt think I was going to like it...boy was I wrong!!
  • Aug 14, 2020
    The dancing alone deserves to be certified fresh!
  • Aug 10, 2020
    Love the series!! Black girl magic!!
  • Aug 06, 2020
    100% this is exactly the reason that people do not trust critcs, there is no way this who is 100%
  • Aug 04, 2020
    Can't say much because I don't want to spoil it but... It's very entertaining and you won't regret watching it!
  • Aug 03, 2020
    Incredibly well done. You feel like a fly on the wall in the gritty, real-life of all these great characters.
  • Aug 01, 2020
    I got into this show. A bit too much nudity, but this is the STARZ station after all.

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