The Gilded Age, from the creator of Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes, follows a consistent pattern he established with the earlier series. Rich and privileged people who employ a bevy of workers to support their lavish lifestyles. While the British series was all about class, the American series is all about money and how long a person has had it.Continue Reading: Review: The Gilded Age, are we having déjà vu?
The Wheel of Time is a fantasy series on Prime Video. Three episodes were released last Friday, with more to come on future Fridays. The first season is based on the first novel in a series by Robert Jordan, also called The Wheel of Time.Continue Reading: Review: The Wheel of Time, episodes 1-3
Altered Carbon, season 2, puts Takeshi Kovacs 300 years in the future on a planet run by a money grubbing President. As in season 1, it’s a complex sci-fi drama with many characters’ stories interwoven.Continue Reading: Review: Altered Carbon, season 2
Dear White People, vol. 3, continues to make fun of modern life with its racial problems and insane politics. It even makes fun of the show itself. It’s fresh, funny, brutally pointed and honest. As with previous seasons, I completely recommend this series.Continue Reading: Review: Dear White People, Vol. 3
Luke Cage season 2 is a treatise on power. Who has it, who wants it, what it does to the people who have it, and what it does to the people who are stripped of it.
Mike Colter is back as the bulletproof black man in a hoodie, Luke Cage. In season 2 he faces several powerful villains. Some of Luke’s struggles are against himself – his own rage and anger, his own ego in thinking he is the savior of all of Harlem. Continue Reading: Review: Luke Cage, season 2
Luke Cage, season 2, hits Netflix with a blast on June 22. Enjoy the first full trailer for season 2. Continue Reading: Watch This: Trailer for Luke Cage, season 2
Dear White People Vol. 2 is the second season of this comedic discussion of race in America. The quality that characterized the first season continues as the story about a group of black students at mostly white Winchester University moves forward. There are minor spoilers ahead.Continue Reading: Review: Dear White People, Vol.2
The film Dear White People was good. The TV series Dear White People season 1 was good. Now comes “Volume 2” of Dear White People to Netflix on May 4. It promises to be good!Continue Reading: Watch This: Trailer for Dear White People Vol. 2
My standard disclaimer about top 10 end of year lists: there are many things I don’t see on TV because I don’t have the right channels or subscriptions. If I overlook your favorite, that may be why. Here are the best TV shows I saw in 2017 (even if they weren’t released in 2017). Continue Reading: 10 Great TV Series Directed Wholly or Partly by Women from 2017
Season 1 of Queen Sugar was outstanding, engaging, enlightening, and demanding. It ended with a cliffhanger that could mean huge changes in season 2. Continue Reading: Review: Season 1 of Queen Sugar