She’s Gotta Be Kidding

Recently I was reminded of something. In this era of awareness concerning diversity, it’s been all too easy for me to believe that because the creators of certain projects are Black they would take greater care to accurately portray members of the African diaspora. Surely, after being annoyed by biased, inaccurate representation, African-American creators wouldContinue reading “She’s Gotta Be Kidding”

The Handmaid’s FAIL?

Millions of years ago when I was in school, I read The Handmaid’s Tale. And I’ll confess–as with all of Margaret Atwood’s works, it gave me the creeps. I don’t remember every precise detail of its story. However, I still have enough of it with me to recall its overarching themes. It deals specifically withContinue reading “The Handmaid’s FAIL?”

FOX’s Kobiyashi

This morning I noticed something. Here’s FOX’s 2016-2017 schedule. Sleepy Hollow isn’t returning until the middle of the season. (From what I can remember, that’s when…? January?) Although upset over Abbie’s elimination, I’ve been thinking. Last night, I came up with what I think is an appropriate analogy. In my opinion, this season’s finale was Sleepy HollowContinue reading “FOX’s Kobiyashi”

Imagining Underground – What’s next?

For those who missed that last scene: Yesterday I saw a prompt to discuss what people think will happen on season 2 of Underground. My mind went in several different directions… Rosalee will be working as Harriet Tubman’s apprentice (for lack of a better word). I’m glad to know that Harriet is a character inContinue reading “Imagining Underground – What’s next?”

LAST week on Underground

If you missed the latest episode and don’t like spoilers, this isn’t the post for you. Most shows that cover serious subjects avoid giving children a lot to do. Certainly, when I’ve seen programs depict slavery, the majority of screen time is given to adult actors, while the kids appear merely for minutes, if not seconds. HoweverContinue reading “LAST week on Underground”

Nicole Beharie Deserves Better

Have you seen this? Video via Nicole Beharie Daily Shortly after I pressed “PLAY”, I almost started to cry. I definitely started to think. As a fan, I realized how selfish I’ve been. I don’t want to let Nicole Beharie’s Abbie go. But you know what else I don’t want? For Ms. Beharie to have toContinue reading “Nicole Beharie Deserves Better”