Sickeningly “Sweet Magnolias”

By Gabbi Bielak, Staff Reporter

The Netflix original show “Sweet Magnolias” follows three best friends through a journey of romance, motherhood and friendship in the small town of Serenity, South Carolina. The series hit Netflix on May 19 and consists of one season with 10 episodes.

“Sweet Magnolias” was one of the most boring shows I’ve ever seen. Not only was it predictable, but the show was like any other television drama. The plot lacked a unique story line and the characters were less than likable. 

Maddie (JoAnna Garcia), Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott), and Helen (Heather Headley) all deal with real-life issues while still living their everyday lives and managing the business they run together. Each character makes a number of questionable decisions that left me groaning. 

The show gives the perspective of every character, making it a little difficult to follow. It took everything I had to finish this show since the first nine episodes are incredibly dull and hard to watch, and there was only one season. I often had to take breaks in the middle of episodes because I couldn’t force myself to pay attention.

Perhaps the only redeeming quality of “Sweet Magnolias” was the last episode. The season finale left the audience with many cliffhangers and things to wonder about. Although, the boredom I experienced while watching season one almost overrides my want to continue onto a future season two. There is no telling whether the next season will continue the high note season one ended on, or if it will fall back to the show’s dull beginnings. 

I give “Sweet Magnolias” two stars, only because the last episode was the one worth watching. I think this show is meant to please middle-aged people who like dramatic, small-town stories. “Sweet Magnolias” would be the last show that I would recommend to another high schooler.