Tag Archives: TV Shows

Saturday Open Thread

I hope that you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends. I want to put a plug in for a series that will premiere on Monday, May 29th, on ABC. A new production from Shondaland.   A Bunch of … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread: Did you watch Queen Sugar on OWN?

Queen Sugar debuted Part 1 last night on OWN. Part 2 is tonight at 10 pm EST, with a repeat of Part 1. A review of Queen Sugar: Review: Could OWN’s ‘Queen Sugar’ be TV’s next great family drama? ‘Selma’ … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | TV Shows That You Should Be Watching: IZombie

But, rikyrah… I thought you said that you didn’t do Zombies? Yeah, I know. That’s exactly what I said. And, I meant it. It was halfway through the second season when I FINALLY decided to give this show a chance. … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | TV Shows That You Should Be Watching: Fresh Off The Boat

Today’s show is Fresh Off The Boat. Fresh Off The Boat is based on Chef Eddie Huang’s memoir, focuses on the son of Chinese immigrants trying to fit in after his family moves to Orlando. It’s funny. It’s entertaining. And, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | TV Shows That You Should Be Watching: Black-ish

Today’s show that I hope you’re watching is Black-ish. I can’t say enough about Black-ish. I think too many folks were in their feelings about the title of the show, and came at it super-critical. That they never gave it … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | TV Shows That You Should Be Watching: Underground

I’m a tv junkie. So, this week I thought I’d share some shows that maybe you should be watching. Today’s selection is Underground. Underground is well-written. Underground is well-acted. The production quality is top-grade. I mean, each episode is like … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread |Black Women on Television: Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis

You can’t talk about Black Women in Television in 2015 without talking about Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, and Viola Davis. Rhimes, through her typewriter, has brought forth many interesting characters none moreso than Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating. Olivia and … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread | Black Women in Television: Phylicia Rashad as Clair Huxtable

Clair Huxtable was smart, well educated, beautiful, put together, a loving wife and mother who didn’t take any mess. Simply put, I loved her. ………………….. Phylicia Rashad (born Phylicia Ayers-Allen; June 19, 1948) is an American actress, singer and stage … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Black Women in Television: Oprah Winfrey

Cannot talk about Black women in television without mentioning Oprah Winfrey. I doubt that when she took the AM Chicago talk show gig that she could have believed that she would become OPRAH WINFREY. Oprah created an entire new book … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Black Women in Television: Isabel Sanford & Esther Rolle

You can’t talk about Black women in television in the 1970’s without talking about Weezie Jefferson and Florida Evans. Weezie Jefferson was the first time I saw a Black woman on television that a) didn’t have to work and b) … Continue reading

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