Review: The Incredible Jessica James

Having a bad day? Watch The Incredible Jessica James. Exhausted by the news? Watch The Incredible Jessica James. Feeling depleted and in need of a jolt of creativity? Watch The Incredible Jessica James. Continue reading “Review: The Incredible Jessica James”

ABC To Score Diversity Points with The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez

Casting for a new drama on ABC, The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez is being announced now. If the show is any good, it will score big in the diversity department. The cast is lead by women – women of color at that.

The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez is the creation of Cuban American Charise Castro Smith who is both writer and producer. The showrunners are female: Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. Continue reading “ABC To Score Diversity Points with The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez”

The Get Down Coming to Netflix in 2016

The Get Down sounds like the origin story for Empire. A rag tag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the South Bronx in the late 70’s. The series is described as “a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco.”

The  13 episode series is created by Baz Luhrmann with Shawn Ryan producing.  It will premier on Netflix in 2016. Continue reading “The Get Down Coming to Netflix in 2016”

Watch This: Go Back to the Beginning with Gotham

This fall Fox brings us Gotham, the origin story of Commissioner James Gordon’s interaction with all the characters who grew up to be Batman, Catwoman, the Joker, and a whole slew of other characters from the DC Comics universe.

Ben McKenzie stars, with a cast including Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, Zabryna Guevara and many more.

Jada Pinkett Smith’s character, Fish Mooney, is a new character in the DC Comics universe. She’s the character/actor who drives my interest in Gotham. I can’t wait to see how Fish Mooney figures into the world that created Batman.

Making it to live action outside the comics for the first time will be Detective Renee Montoya, played by Victoria Cartagena. Det. Montoya is a lesbian. Fish Mooney and Det. Montoya bring some much needed diversity to the Batman franchise. And let’s not forget Captain Sarah Essen (Zabryna Guevara). I will be watching and hoping for lots of screen time for all of them.

Several trailers and previews are available. Have a look.

First Look

The Good, The Evil, The Beginning

Official Extended Trailer

Fish Mooney

What do you think? Will you be watching Gotham?

Jada Pinkett Smith Image © Fox Broadcasting