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”
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”
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”
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.