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”
Queen Sugar has already been renewed for a 16 episode second season before the first season begins airing. Season 1 begins on OWN on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 with two nights of commercial-free TV directed by Ava DuVernay. Continue reading “Watch This: New Trailer for Queen Sugar”
Queen Sugar, coming to OWN, is the first TV series with episodes directed by Ava DuVernay. It’s produced by Oprah Winfrey. Starring in Queen Sugar as the Bordelon sisters are Rutina Wesley and Dawn-Lyen Gardner. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Queen Sugar”
ABC Family starts a new show called Stitchers on June 2. It’s billed as a police procedural and crime drama, but it sounds like iZombie with live people. Emma Ishta is the character Kirsten. She’s the one with the special abilities.
I’m sure once it gets going the connection to the brains of dead people won’t feel so much like iZombie. I’m not going to complain about a new TV series with a female main character before I’ve even seen it, so hurrah for the brains of dead people.
Here’s the plot description:
A young woman is recruited into a secret government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders.
Also featured are Allison Scagliotti and Salli Richardson-Whitfield both of whom I have enjoyed in sci-fi dramas before.
Kyle Harris is in the main cast as a neuroscientist. Ritesh Rajan plays a bioelectrical engineer, computer hacker Scagliotti is Kirsten’s roommate Camille, Damon Dayoub is a detective, and Salli Richardson-Whitfield is the head of the secret government program.
I think I’m already fond of Camille, the hacker. Judging from the previews below she’s a bit of a smart ass, and I love geeky female characters on principle.
Here are a few previews and snippets.
I’m going to give it a try on June 2. What about you? Does it look good?