Brain Dump: Blindspot, Shots Fired, Jane the Virgin

A brain dump is a few short takes on TV shows. This time I talk about Blindspot, Shots Fired, and Jane the Virgin.

Brain Dump: The Collection, Shots Fired, Switched at Birth

Time for a brain dump: scattered thoughts about random TV shows. These things made an impression lately. I was bored by high fashion, impressed by a gritty look at American policing, and sad to see an old favorite say goodbye.

Brain Dump: Supergirl & The Flash, American Crime, Taken, Shots Fired

This and that about a few TV shows: a brain dump. This week I’m thinking about musical crossovers, hidden slavery in America, the ratio of Beals to violence, and the criminal justice system.

Watch This: Trailer for Shots Fired

Fox released a trailer for their new 10 hour series Shots Fired, written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. They promise to take an explosive look at the criminal justice system. 

Watch This: Trailer for Nappily Ever After

Finally, a movie about black women and their hair. A whole movie. And starring Sanaa Lathan! Nappily Ever After comes to Netflix on September 21.

Watch This: Trailer for Seven Seconds

Seven Seconds is a 10 part Netflix drama about the tensions between African American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City when a teenage African American boy is critically injured by a cop.

Review: The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give features Amandla Stenberg in an Oscar-worthy performance as Starr Carter, a 16 year old girl who navigates life between her Black community at home and the white high performance school she attends. This review contains spoilers.

Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is more than anything a sweet, if unconventional, love story. A love story that lead to the creation of one of the world’s most famous and beloved female superheroes. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women isn’t an origin story, which is common for superheroes. It’s a creation story.

Review: Hinterland Season 3

Hinterland (Y Gwyll in Welsh) season 3 sees Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington) come under suspicion of murder himself. The story takes us back to unraveling crimes that were first investigated in season 1.

Last Tango in Halifax, season 3 episode 1

Last Tango in Halifax begins season 3 on Valentine’s Day. Several important things happen on Valentine’s Day that require a lot of processing on the part of the characters in Last Tango in Halifax. I’m changing the way I recap Last Tango in Halifax for series 3. I’m going to be much briefer and rely … Continue reading “Last Tango in Halifax, season 3 episode 1”