Why #Star isn’t all that brilliant…

Each time I've tuned into the first three episodes of Fox's Star, I've been convinced that I'm watching Lee Daniels' fantasy Barbie doll playtime depicted in nighttime soap opera form. Only in Lee Daniels' mind would some cute little blonde slutty heroine named Star Davis (Jude Demorest),  with a modernized tragic mulatta  for a sister (Savannah … Continue reading Why #Star isn’t all that brilliant…

Why you need to view #QueenSugar and #13thfilm as companion pieces right along with the rest of Ava DuVernay’s work…

“So then, by their fruit, you will recognize them.” –Matthew 7:20 I’m not known for Bible thumping though I do know this verse is actually talking about the ability to recognize evil. Still, the general idea is fitting for this blog because to see anything that Ava DuVernay has produced is to recognize that this … Continue reading Why you need to view #QueenSugar and #13thfilm as companion pieces right along with the rest of Ava DuVernay’s work…

The changes and/or improvements #Empire has made since last I wrote about this crazy @$$ show…

The last time I wrote about Empire, the 2015 runaway Fox television hit, I had many questions. Some may call them complaints but it was really all in love. This Let's Talk Color TV blog  didn't exist then and I really ought to thank Empire for helping to usher in the new age of color … Continue reading The changes and/or improvements #Empire has made since last I wrote about this crazy @$$ show…

Why watching Netflix’s Luke Cage is a must though the action kind of sucks…

It’s been two weeks since Netflix released Marvel’s Luke Cage. Rather than binge-watching over the premier weekend, I took my time ingesting the drama of the Harlem vigilante hero. Though I’m not a comic book fan in any real sense of the word, I did get to know the original character and I’m not quite sure how I … Continue reading Why watching Netflix’s Luke Cage is a must though the action kind of sucks…

In Light of All this Prime Time Blackness…

Have ya’ll noticed how there are a bunch of Black people on television these days? We’re not talking about the evening news or guests on Maury. We’re talking about actual actors and actresses of color with leading roles and lines devoid of stereotypical jive talk. We’re talking Black television stars who aren’t just making cameo appearances as gangsters and/or prostitutes only to be shot down or carted off to prison within the first five minutes of the show. We're talking real characters with actual stakes in the plot and story line.