Women of the Movement is a mini-series based on Emmett Till’s life and death, and this series is based on the book Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked The World and Propelled The Civil Rights Movement. Emmett’s murder caused outrage in the Black community, and after a year in an interview, the accusers confessed their crimes.
Stream It Or Skip It?
Women of the Movement is a series about Emmett Till’s assassination and his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, who became an activist, which created an uproar as she demanded justice for her child, ultimately creating a spark for the formation of civil rights. This series will show how Mamie Till Mobley became an activist.
The story is full of drama and heart-aching agony and brutality of that time, but it also features the love of a mother for her son, whose demise led to the formation of a movement that creates a path to stop the racial abuse that the people face even today.
The mini-drama series is an interesting watch as it recounts us an infuriating moment from US history, which teaches us to be kind and compassionate, and the accuracy of the series is pinpoint. However, this series could have become much more effective as such drama could not be completed in mere six episodes.
Perhaps, this series would have been effective if the series did not have so many subplots, which slowed down the momentum and impact of the story.
Even though the story is primarily about Mamie Till, there are a number of scenes that were done narratively without any drama that became flat and boring. A vast majority of the series is devoted to Mamie’s speeches and discussions, which does not provide enough space for her character development.
In addition to all these things, I found it absolutely absurd how Alma (Tonya Pinksman), Mamie’s mother, and Gene Mobley (Ray Fisher), her supportive boyfriend, disappeared in the middle of the series and they reappeared in the final episode to wrap up several unfinished chapters from the series is questionable.
However, in spite of some cons, this series is a must-watch as the actors and actresses have fantastic visual choices; Carolyn Bryant (Julia McDermott), the white lady who accused Emmett of whistling at her, which resulted in the death of Emmett from the hands of Carolyn’s husband and her brother-in-law. In my opinion, the series has some issues, but it is good enough to be streamed.
Where To Watch?
Women of the Movement was available on television on 6, 13, and January 20, 2022, at 8 P. M. EST. However, people who could not watch the drama series on cable can watch it on Hulu. It is the easiest and only method to watch the series. The series is extremely limited; as a result, it is not available on other OTT platforms.
Can We Expect 2nd Season?
After watching the sixth episode of Women of the Movement, the audience should not expect a second season because the series was labeled as a mini-series, and it is an adaptation of Devery S. Anderson’s Book, Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked The World And Propelled the Civil Rights Movement. The writers have made sure that they tell the complete story in six episodes only.