You know…I think half the reason Netflix is winning so much these days is because the few shows they create and stream online are original. Not feeling the pressure as TV networks do to get Nielsen ratings through the roof, Netflix can focus on trying to make scripted programs that tell a wide variety of stories. Sadly, many networks are putting all of their eggs in the basket of reality TV, which is encouraging anybody and everybody to put together whatever shows they can think of. Rapper’s wives, drug rehab shows, and so on and so forth.
A show hoping to build a big following online to subsequently be picked up to enter that reality TV realm, is Preachers’ Exes. From executive producer Cheron K. Griffin, it follows six women who are trying to heal and move forward from relationships and marriages to preachers. In the trailer, I learned that one woman found out that her husband was gay, while another had to leave soon after her husband created a profile on Christian Mingle after she had gone through two miscarriages. In the program, the women will seek out therapy and try to find peace while bonding with one another. A description on the Facebook page for the show breaks things down:
What happened to these marriages that were “supposed to be” ordained by God? Why does the Christian church have the greatest divorce rate even compared to the atheist? What has happened to the women that once labored in prayer for their husbands? Are these women closer to God now or have they completely walked away from God? Where are they? And who are they?
Let us look into the lives of six (6) cast members as they come together to celebrate their freedom or maybe not. Will they be honest with America, each other, and themselves? Are they psychologically prepared to date and live their best lives? Or have they swept all their dirt under the rug? Are they afraid to face even their own demons? Forgiveness is a journey, but sometimes we need to forgive ourselves before the journey can begin. Each woman will have to look in their own mirror and face what they see. Let’s follow those who have much to say after life on the pulpit. Are they all former wives? And are they all women?
Check out the trailer and let us know what you think. I will say, it’s extremely choppy, but I was definitely shocked by some of the things I heard that these women went through. However, this is all a little too much for television, as I’m personally not a fan of preachers, their wives, their ex-wives, their cousins or whomever, hopping on television. Would you watch a show like this if it’s picked up? Talk about it below.