10 Great TV Series Directed Wholly or Partly by Women from 2017

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”

Review: Season 1 of Queen Sugar

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”

Watch This: New Trailer for 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”

Watch This: 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”

Watch This: Some Previews of Stitchers

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?