Queen Sugar: Season 1

Queen Sugar: Season 1

Queen Sugar: Season 1

Created by Oscar-nominee Ava DuVernay (When They See Us), this drama series follows two sisters who move to Louisiana to claim an inheritance from their recently departed father—an 800-acre sugarcane farm.

2016USA
Drama

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1

First Things First

A woman gives up her upscale Los Angeles lifestyle to return home to a large sugarcane farm in Louisiana after her father suffers a stroke; she reunites with her estranged siblings and learns alarming news... MORE about her husband.

EPISODE 1.2

Evergreen

The Bordelon siblings try to plan their father's funeral but tensions arise between Charley and Nova; Ralph Angel argues with Aunt Violet about inviting his son; Charley meets someone interested in buying the farm.

EPISODE 1.3

Thy Will Be Done

Charley, Ralph Angel and Nova discover the contents of their father's will and consider running their newly inherited farm together; Ralph Angel is pushed to his limits when someone tries to take one of his... MORE father's possessions.

EPISODE 1.4

The Darker Sooner

Ralph Angel tries to run the farm while the other siblings return to their everyday lives; Nova thinks that a friend's son has been wrongly imprisoned and tries to help; Charley resumes managing her husband... MORE despite their stained relationship.

EPISODE 1.5

By Any Chance

Nova's romantic relationship with Calvin, a local cop, becomes strained in her pursuit of justice; Charley faces her husband's accuser; Aunt Violet receives unwelcome feedback at work.

EPISODE 1.6

As Promised

Nova's public comments about Charley's marriage causes a rift between the two; Ralph Angel tries to get out of an illegal arrangement; Charley learns what Davis did during the night in question.

EPISODE 1.7

In No Uncertain Terms

Charley deals with the state of her marriage; Ralph Angel decides to farm full time; Aunt Violet finds out information about Hollywood that threatens their relationship.

EPISODE 1.8

Where With All

As the Bordelons prepare for a hurricane, many of the family's underlying issues are brought to the surface. The incoming storm threatens the farm, and while preparing to protect their property, Remy calls into question... MORE Charley's treatment of her staff.

EPISODE 1.9

Next to Nothing

As the siblings work together to repair the damage caused by the hurricane, Charley, Ralph Angel and Remy are shocked to discover two corpses on their property.

EPISODE 1.10

So Far

Charlie searches for a new mill; and realizes that there's more to the story of the land than originally thought. In other events, Hollywood again tries to mend his relationship with Aunt Violet.

EPISODE 1.11

All Good

The Bordelons must find a new mill, but with mounting expenses, they need a feasible solution. Charley makes a big step in putting her past with Davis behind her, but when Micah accidentally learns about... MORE Charley and Remy’s new relationship, she is overwhelmed with guilt. Too Sweet returns with doubts about his future, and Nova encourages him to change his point of view. Ralph Angel and Darla unite to help Blue navigate issues at school, and Violet makes changes to the diner.

EPISODE 1.12

Far Too Long

The siblings continue their quest for a new mill in time for harvest and Charley's search for an investor motivates her to make a cunning decision in relation to Davis' basketball career. When Ralph Angel... MORE devises his own solution, Charley's objection creates issues. Hollywood and Aunt Violet's relationship hits an additional roadblock, which forces Hollywood to make a rash move. Nova's ex Calvin returns to watch her Q&A on community issues, and her moving speech pushes him to take action.

EPISODE 1.13

Give Us This Day

Charley continues to make calculated choices regarding Davis' basketball career and her desire to secure an investor. Nova and lover Calvin finally reunite, but their union causes controversy in the community. Davis attempts to repair... MORE his relationship with son Micah, but he faces resistance. Aunt Violet learns of Hollywood's departure and tries to make amends, and Ralph Angel makes a shocking discovery that changes everything.

Queen Sugar: Season 1 / Reviews

USA Today

USA Today

There are moments where Sugar's twists are too easily spotted, but there are far more times when the show, and the spirit, soar.

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NPR

NPR

It's also a sign of the magic that can happen when you let black writers, producers, directors and performers tell stories about black people.

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Vox

Vox

Under creator and director Ava DuVernay's careful and deeply empathetic watch, it's the rare family drama that feels both incredibly intimate and wonderfully grand.

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Collider

Collider

The series moves with a grace that is unique to its creators' empathy, curiosity, and devastating intellect.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

From its gorgeous bayou imagery to its rich depiction of black life, this is the very definition of prestige TV.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

It isn't concerned with translating that experience or broadening its scope beyond that world to appeal to a wider audience.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

A truly beautiful and poignant look at family life, race relations and country politics that takes its time to craft each story perfectly.

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