In Savannah, Ga., the Cryer family is the enviable face of success and wealth. At least that's how it appears from the outside. But within the walls of the family's opulent mansion, dysfunction and double lives threaten to destroy the Cryers' world of privilege. The family's patriarch, Jim, is a powerful judge with political ambitions that are put at risk by his double life that includes affairs with high-priced escorts. Jim's wife, Katheryn, is willing to do whatever it takes to protect her family's status while playing the role of a loving and dutiful wife. Son Wyatt is a troubled jock who continuously goes in and out of rehab, and daughter Amanda is a struggling law student who has unknowingly befriended a woman, Candace Young, who has the power to ruin the entire family and also happens to be the estranged daughter of the Cryers' maid, Hanna. When manipulative Candace realizes that she is Jim's escort, she sees that as an opportunity of a lifetime.
"The Haves And The Have Nots" -- based on Perry's stage play of the same name -- is a little bit like "Dynasty" and "Dallas" (the updated version), focusing on three families (two wealthy, one poor) in Savannah, Georgia. If anything, it's more telenovela than over-the-top drama and isn't exactly like the goings-on in Genoa City, Salem or Port Charles, but that doesn't make it any less soapy. Or satisfying...The actors are great and deliver their lines with aplomb -- and thankfully they don't give that cheesy last look before the scene cuts to a commercial. [The show] clearly has an audience, but that doesn't mean Perry and co. should be phoning it in. The components are there; they just need to work with it.--Denette Wilford, Huffington Post, April 8, 2014
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