Tag: Television

The Jamal Lyon Era

I must admit that FOX’s hit TV show “Empire” gives me everything I need on a Wednesday night. After the first three episodes I am completely hooked and ready to see how the family drama unfolds between Lucious and Cookie from Philly. But it’s not just about them because there’s also a supporting cast featuring their three sons, Lucious’ beautiful second… Read more →

Tight Like Glue

I miss 90’s television. I miss a lot of things about the 90’s but the one thing that stands out the most was the quality of black representation in the media. We had a multitude of shows to pick from like Family Matters, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Martin, The Wayans Brothers and so on. My favorite show from… Read more →

Bougie, Flawed and Immoral

Mara Brock Akil. Shonda Rhimes. Tyler Perry. What do these three writers have in common? Currently each of their shows (Being Mary Jane, Scandal and The Haves and The Have Nots respectively) are being shown on network and cable television. And they differ in many ways. Brock-Akil’s Being Mary Jane, starring Gabrielle Union, focuses on a strong willed, powerful sistah… Read more →

Passing The Torch

  If the Entertainment business is the Ho Stroll, then Walt Disney was a bigger pimp than Superfly. Why you ask? Because he’s been turning young girls out for years. Back in the 1950’s there was a young woman by the name of Annette Funicello who was one of the stars of the original Mickey Mouse club. People from my… Read more →

Things Can Change

On October 3 1995 a jury found OJ Simpson Not Guilty in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. I went to a racially diverse high school (AKA we were the chocolate chips in the cookie dough) and I remember that classes were canceled due to a pipe bursting in the wee hours before the… Read more →

The Responsibility of Fame

“For certain people fame lasts for a moment. For others it lasts for a lifetime. And for the rest it only lasts long enough to destroy them.” -BRRIII As a society we are obsessed with celebrities. We care more about their lives than our own as we go broke trying to emulate their posh lifestyles. We become enamored with who… Read more →

A Quickie: Ay, Dios Mio!

  As I was perusing the interwebs for ways to entertain myself during some down time at work I somehow found my way to HuffPo’s TV section. Originally I clicked on an article about the show Smash, which has finally lived up to it’s name because it stinks like shit and as a result has finally been canceled. After I… Read more →

Kiss “reality” Good-Bye

When I get home from work I immediately change the channel to either TvOne or Centric. Mainly because I like to have noise in the background while I’m doing things like cooking or surfing the net, but honestly I tune into those channels because I love, LOVE the old black shows from the 70’s through early 2000’s. Shows like Good… Read more →