I love a strong woman, and I love an actress who plays the game by their own rules. Jada Pinkett-Smith has always been both. Petite and gorgeous, she could easily have gone a more glamorous route with her career, but Jada has always played gritty and tough very well – from Menace II Society and Set It Off, to The Women, and The Matrix – Jada is excellent at playing a tough no-nonsense character.

In the TNT medical drama HawthoRNe, Jada plays Chief Nursing Officer Christina Hawthorne – a woman who can best be described as passionate. In the episodes I’ve seen, she is absolutely everywhere at once – saving lives, comforting patients, and unabashedly getting in the doctor’s faces if they step out of lines and forget their oaths. And oh yeah – trying to find a balance for her own life somewhere in between.

HawthoRNe’s complete first season is now out on DVD, and to celebrate that, the folks at TNT want to offer Afrobella readers first dibs at an exciting three-disc DVD set giveaway!

If you’re a fan of HawthoRNe, then I know you’re excited already! If you’re new to HawthoRNe and are a fan of Jada, then you’ll definitely enjoy this.

So how do you win?

All you have to do is leave a comment below and tell me what you like about HawthoRNe. Is it her no nonsense professionalism? If it her can-do-by-any-means-necessary attitude? Is it that you can relate to her struggle to balance work with life’s other demands? (I can!)

I’m going to leave these comments open over the weekend while I’m in DC for the Blogging While Brown conference, and close the contest on Monday. A winner will be chosen at random next week.

Good luck bellas!! And for those of you who didn’t know – HawthoRNe returns on June 22 at 9/8C.

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