A brain dump is a few short takes on TV shows. This time I talk about Blindspot, Shots Fired, and Jane the Virgin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hache, a crime drama from Spain, puts Hache (or Helena) at the top of the crime and drug scene in Barcelona in the 1960s. Hache (Adriana Ugarte) inherits a nightclub, some houses, a cement factory and more from her lead-filled former lover Malpica. Both seasons are on Netflix.
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.
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.
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. There are spoilers ahead, beware.