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13450340, What black TV show/movies are you watching?
Posted by ThaTruth, Sat Dec-18-21 04:38 PM
trying to get into Grand Crew, almost like Insecure from more of a male perspective so far...
13450343, Just finished Wu Tang an American story
Posted by Adwhizz, Sat Dec-18-21 07:08 PM
Been dying for Atlanta to finally come back
13452868, I finished the first season but didn’t go back when season 2 came out.
Posted by SuiteLady, Mon Jan-31-22 08:41 PM
13450352, RE: What black TV show/movies are you watching?
Posted by funklectic, Sun Dec-19-21 06:53 AM
Boxing Day - light British romcom with predictable but enjoyable story with good performances
13450359, Power Book II: Ghost got crazy last night and apparently we have to wait...
Posted by ThaTruth, Sun Dec-19-21 09:43 AM
like 2-3 weeks for the next episode which sucks
13450394, i love it, even though alot of the acting is horrible
Posted by Mynoriti, Mon Dec-20-21 03:52 AM
the one white detective who looks like the lost baldwin bother..

the female professor - fine as all get out but soap level actress at best.

Don't Be A Menace ruined Larenz Tate's brother for me forever. he's impossible to take seriously

at the top of that list is the new kingpin dude/Cane's daddy.. he's something out of a music video..

Tariq's always been pretty bad. There are others who are doing a good job.

all that said, i still love it. last episode was nuts
13450380, Love Life Season 2
Posted by catalyst, Sun Dec-19-21 05:13 PM
Just binged this. Probably my favorite series of the year. William Jackson Harper and Jessica Williams had wonderful chemistry. Comedian CP and Punkee Johnson stole almost every scene. Damn good writing.
13450387, Yeah that was weird but good lol
Posted by ThaTruth, Mon Dec-20-21 01:01 AM
13452588, Season 2 was hilarious
Posted by Boogie Stimuli, Wed Jan-26-22 07:57 PM
Season 1 was great too, but 2 has me wanting more TV like that.
13450381, Southside (HBO Max)
Posted by tomjohn29, Sun Dec-19-21 06:54 PM
13450422, so hilarious! ran through 2 seasons in one weekend.
Posted by WarriorPoet415, Mon Dec-20-21 12:02 PM
I seriously slept on this show. Didn't know it was around, but I got a kick out of it.
______________________________________________________________________________

"To Each His Reach"

but.....

Fuck aliens.
13450447, word up!
Posted by Trinity444, Mon Dec-20-21 07:35 PM
it’s really good.
13450382, I watched the first episode of Harlem
Posted by Ray_Snill, Sun Dec-19-21 07:47 PM
I don't think I've ever hated characters so fast



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13450383, Any word on when Top Boy is coming back?
Posted by makaveli, Sun Dec-19-21 07:50 PM
13450388, just watched "The Harder They Fall"
Posted by shygurl, Mon Dec-20-21 01:16 AM
It was thoroughly enjoyable, but I found the music extremely distracting. I kinda hate modern music used in old time films, and this was no exception. (I also hate dyed beards, and Idris' and Deon's beards pissed me off.)
13450396, Kaepernick joint on netflix
Posted by Amritsar, Mon Dec-20-21 08:41 AM
pleasantly surprised by it.

I actually appreciate my age group aint that the target audience
13452943, I like it. Also pleasantly surprised.
Posted by SuiteLady, Tue Feb-01-22 07:13 PM
13452950, Yea this was good.
Posted by Brew, Tue Feb-01-22 09:13 PM
It was cheeky but not corny, and the uncomfortable humor served to get his points across exceptionally well in my opinion.
13450402, Black Wonder Years
Posted by legsdiamond, Mon Dec-20-21 09:54 AM
Queens
Harlem
Insecure
Last OG
Bigger
BMF
Swagger

tried to watch the bougie Fox show but it was too ridiculous. Way too many coincidences in the first 3 or 4 episodes.
13450439, i fizzled out on BMF
Posted by Mynoriti, Mon Dec-20-21 04:49 PM
I love the premise and the era but the end product feels flat as fuck. i may try again at some point.
13450471, the acting is meh but it has enough to keep me entertained
Posted by legsdiamond, Tue Dec-21-21 11:10 AM
13450472, Queens
Posted by infin8, Tue Dec-21-21 11:14 AM
I went from 'hate-watching' (constantly criticizing every perceived flaw whiel the mrs. watched) to actually enjoying the campiness
13450964, I Though The Regular "Wonder Years" Was Boring
Posted by Dj Joey Joe, Sun Jan-02-22 01:30 PM
The urban revamp version is just as boring as the original, never understood what hollywood liked about the late 60's to late 70's era of America, every few years another show comes out glorifying this era with the so-called wholesome family in suburban neighborhood through the kid or young adult p.o.v. & shit.

I don't like the "Goldbergs", I thought the first two seasons of "Fresh Off The Boat" after that it got terrible, I hated "That 70's Show", "Astronaut Wives Club, "The Kids Are Alright", "American Dreams", etc. & so on, didn't like those at all.

13450419, Struggling to finish Harlem on AmazonPrime.
Posted by Numba_33, Mon Dec-20-21 11:51 AM
I think I've shut the show off three or four times while attempting to binge it out of complete disgust. I highly doubt I'll be able to completely finish it to be honest. I watched 6 out of the 10 episodes if memory serves me correct.

Before that, I binged both seasons of South Side from HBO Max. The first season was better than the second IMO, but I like how creative the storylines and characters are. The conservative leaning black cop character is by far my favorite character.
13450423, Harlem is like that show that watched every other show
Posted by legsdiamond, Mon Dec-20-21 12:39 PM
and tried to cram it all into one season.

Southside is hilarious and the alderman is my fav character.

13450451, go ahead and tap out
Posted by Ray_Snill, Mon Dec-20-21 09:41 PM
>I think I've shut the show off three or four times while
>attempting to binge it out of complete disgust. I highly doubt
>I'll be able to completely finish it to be honest. I watched 6
>out of the 10 episodes if memory serves me correct.

I have this strange habit of trying to finish what I started and I struggled til the very end and it doesn't get any better. horrible show



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13450470, I watched the first episode of Harlem and that's all I need to see
Posted by Hitokiri, Tue Dec-21-21 10:50 AM
that shit was terible.

And I agree that the first season of South Side was better than the second. They didn't do a whole lot with Simon and Q this season. Officers Turner and Goodnight were hilarious as per usual, but even Goodnight didn't really have much to do.
Really hope they get renewed for seasons 3-4-5.

13450469, Abbott Elementary / Soñadora
Posted by grape, Tue Dec-21-21 10:09 AM
“In this workplace comedy, a group of teachers are
brought together in a Philadelphia public school.”

https://abc.com/shows/abbott-elementary/episode-guide/season-01/01-pilot


“A young Caribbean immigrant mother struggling
to make ends meet at her fabric factory job finds
a release through her abandoned dream of dance.”

https://jobschangeus.com/risingvoices-sonadora/
13451672, I'm one episode into Abbott Elementary. I think I'll like it.
Posted by Boogie Stimuli, Thu Jan-13-22 08:44 AM
Which is saying something, because it's very rare that I like comedy sitcoms these days, but I find this pretty engaging.
13451677, Watched ep.1 (Ab.Elem.) last night.. I'M ALL IN!! this show has the makings of
Posted by FLUIDJ, Thu Jan-13-22 09:20 AM
a hit.



"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"
13452586, AE first season is good so far
Posted by BrooklynWHAT, Wed Jan-26-22 07:32 PM
i about choked on a jolly rancher at that school to prison pipeline thing w/ the learning ep. it was kind of a throwaway joke but it was sharp.

Jeanine and Ava remind me so much of 2 friends of mine that teach and are admin.
13453860, I like it!!
Posted by SuiteLady, Wed Feb-16-22 09:21 PM
13450473, Insecure
Posted by infin8, Tue Dec-21-21 11:15 AM
Southside (intermittently)
Grand Crew (tried this morning; they all sound like they're singing the dialogue...meh)
13450900, RE: Insecure
Posted by ThaTruth, Fri Dec-31-21 10:24 AM

>Grand Crew (tried this morning; they all sound like they're
>singing the dialogue...meh)

2 episodes into Grand Crew and I'm already losing interest, its like their trying to do white humor with a black cast and I don't think that will appeal to either demographic
13450905, told my wife they sucked the Blackness out of these dudes
Posted by legsdiamond, Fri Dec-31-21 12:29 PM
if you closed your eyes you would think it was a white show called Bro’s.

Show has no seasoning

13450908, exactly lol...
Posted by ThaTruth, Fri Dec-31-21 01:20 PM
>if you closed your eyes you would think it was a white show
>called Bro’s.
>
>Show has no seasoning
>
>
13453141, Agreed.
Posted by SuiteLady, Fri Feb-04-22 01:38 PM
13450968, HATED the premise being "You may think black men are like this...
Posted by KnowNaim_X, Sun Jan-02-22 02:12 PM
...but actually they can be like that."

Why do WE have to explain ourselves?
13450980, exactly...
Posted by ThaTruth, Mon Jan-03-22 09:37 AM
>...but actually they can be like that."
>
>Why do WE have to explain ourselves?
13450975, being familiar w/ some of the cast i knew it wasnt for us
Posted by BrooklynWHAT, Sun Jan-02-22 04:35 PM
not that they are bad actors or anything. just not folks i can see being in a familiar black feeling project.
13451047, Grand Crew billing itself as "this generation's Friends" turned me off
Posted by ThaTruth, Tue Jan-04-22 10:48 AM
13451184, The new Sex and the City is blacker than this show lol
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Jan-06-22 12:02 PM
13450966, I liked Harlem
Posted by luminous, Sun Jan-02-22 01:42 PM
it had it's funny parts. but some parts are a bit too stereotypical black women version of sexy in the ciy...
13451013, Part of me wants to believe
Posted by Numba_33, Mon Jan-03-22 04:42 PM
that show is written by women for women and that's part of the reason it doesn't click with me.

Another part of me thinks that's a pretty sexist stance because some of the outlandish stuff on the show that disgusts me shouldn't be tolerable by any gender.
13451014, What part disgusted you?
Posted by luminous, Mon Jan-03-22 04:49 PM
13451015, From memory's sake, mainly the over the top sexual situations.
Posted by Numba_33, Mon Jan-03-22 04:57 PM
Seemed like the show wanted to exaggerate certain situations just for attention's sake or to get cheap laughs. I felt bad for some of actresses while watching the show because they deserved better material. For the most part, they didn't take me out of the show while watching it due to subpar acting; the subpar writing did.
13451020, I had less of an issue with sexual humor
Posted by luminous, Mon Jan-03-22 06:48 PM
More of an issue with colorism. The light skin character was rich and classy but the dark skin character was overweight and crass...
13451186, looks like 8 of 10 episodes were directed by women
Posted by legsdiamond, Thu Jan-06-22 12:32 PM
and its a mixed bag of executive producers

I think its possible for women to also write and produce bad material but I watched all 10 episodes and just thought it was a sub par show



13451024, Well right now I am watching The New Edition Story
Posted by SuiteLady, Mon Jan-03-22 07:46 PM
13451171, think I'm going to give Abbott Elementary a solid shot
Posted by Numba_33, Thu Jan-06-22 08:45 AM
It doesn't seem too over the top and looks as if it'll be a positive show that I hope doesn't become too preachy.

Also pretty wild to see that Zach Fox will actual be a character on this show.
13451192, Somehow having a hard time finishing Insecure
Posted by Buddy_Gilapagos, Thu Jan-06-22 12:51 PM
Last season was appointment TV but 4 eps in this season, the final season, and I'm like, I get around to it.


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"Everyone has a plan until you punch them in the face. Then they don't have a plan anymore." (c) Mike Tyson

"what's a leader if he isn't reluctant"
13451616, that's an all-time favorite show, I keep it on repeat playing in the...
Posted by ThaTruth, Wed Jan-12-22 12:34 PM
background as I did with The Wire, GoT, and a few others even though they are all vastly different shows.

Its way more entertaining to me than most "new" shows.
13451676, I never made it through the first season. I suspect being 40+ and married
Posted by FLUIDJ, Thu Jan-13-22 09:19 AM
just puts me so far outside of the demographic that the show likely caters to has a lot to do with it.

the acting was ok.....but some of the scenarios that were cooking just seemed so silly and immature...

13451265, Women of the Movement(Mamie Till Mobley story mother of Emmitt) on ABC
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Jan-06-22 08:28 PM
13451573, A Ballerina’s Tale (2015)
Posted by SuiteLady, Tue Jan-11-22 08:17 PM
Documentary about black ballerina’s.
13451588, Ailey (2021)
Posted by SuiteLady, Wed Jan-12-22 09:45 AM
A documentary
13451671, Raising Dion is back February 1st, Snowfall Feb 23rd
Posted by Boogie Stimuli, Thu Jan-13-22 08:38 AM
just a heads up

Excited about Raising Dion.
I have little faith that Snowfall will be any good after John Singleton's passing, but we'll see.
13451681, I kinda feel the same way about Snowfall but I have high hopes....
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Jan-13-22 10:44 AM
>just a heads up
>
>Excited about Raising Dion.
>I have little faith that Snowfall will be any good after John
>Singleton's passing, but we'll see.
13451714, Grand Crew....a couple of thoughts
Posted by Buddy_Gilapagos, Thu Jan-13-22 03:12 PM
My first thought was that it was written by white people. It seems that it was not. It seems in an effort to make a show that shows "different" type of black people, they made a show that doesn't resemble black people at all to me.

Secondly, and a more sensitive matter, is it me or do all these guy character read as gay? BTW, that would have been a more interesting and different show.

Look I am 45, not the target demo, so maybe this is what 30 year olds identify with so correct me if I am wrong.


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"Everyone has a plan until you punch them in the face. Then they don't have a plan anymore." (c) Mike Tyson

"what's a leader if he isn't reluctant"
13452904, hmm.. didn’t get the vibe they were gay but something feels off
Posted by legsdiamond, Tue Feb-01-22 11:37 AM
I tried twice but I think the delivery is a bit too unrealistic.

If I closed my eyes I don’t hear a Black show.

Not sure how to describe it but I said it feels like a show made by people who don’t season their food.
13452978, The show feels like it is trying too hard
Posted by Ashy Achilles, Wed Feb-02-22 12:22 PM

13453041, The main dude played a gay superhero on Arrow.
Posted by Monkey Genius, Thu Feb-03-22 03:11 PM
And he ‘refuses to comment on his sexuality.’ So maybe him. I get nothing from the other dudes, though. They’re just not hypermasculine.

I feel like they’re tryna catch the Brooklyn 99 tone but don’t really have the actors to pull it off. Half of them feel like they’re drowning in the dialogue. Only Carl Tart and Justin Cunningham seem comfortable.
13453042, I've watched every ep, so far...
Posted by Dstl1, Thu Feb-03-22 03:17 PM
and the only person who annoys me to where I hate when he's on the screen is Carl Tart. I love Nicole Byer. I like her character's and Noah's brother/sister relationship. Overall, I don't hate it...it's just an ok show. I agree with you on the BKN 99 feel, too.
13453060, Lol, I like him from various podcasts so that’s my guy.
Posted by Monkey Genius, Thu Feb-03-22 05:33 PM
13453064, i can assure you we do not
Posted by BrooklynWHAT, Thu Feb-03-22 05:54 PM
> so maybe this is what 30
>year olds identify with so correct me if I am wrong.
13452869, This Janet Jackson documentary is nice
Posted by Boogie Stimuli, Mon Jan-31-22 08:59 PM
Really enjoyed all this never-before-seen footage, her story, and how her brothers' stories impacted her (Michael in particular).
13452871, I missed it Friday did they show it again? Where can I find it?
Posted by ThaTruth, Mon Jan-31-22 09:32 PM
13452872, I watched the whole thing on demand on Philo
Posted by Boogie Stimuli, Mon Jan-31-22 10:19 PM
13452875, thanks
Posted by ThaTruth, Mon Jan-31-22 11:48 PM
13452877, Finally saw Summer of Soul. Loved it.
Posted by JFrost1117, Tue Feb-01-22 01:47 AM
13452907, Power Book of Ghost has been so fun this season
Posted by Mynoriti, Tue Feb-01-22 12:17 PM
it's pretty ridiculous and soap opera af with the everyone betraying everyone constantly, but damn if it ain't a blast of a show

I also crack up how every young girl on the show cant resist Tariq and just throw it at him.

50 cent coming back like Obi Wan to give Tariq advice..

i'm a week behind but I'm loving every minute. looking forward to the Tommy show too. bad acting and all.
13453194, I almost hate that I like this show so much lol
Posted by Boogie Stimuli, Sat Feb-05-22 03:51 PM
But damn if you ain't right about how entertaining it is. Even the bad stuff about the show is so funny that it adds to the entertainment value for me.
13453679, Lol yeah, it's pretty bad and REALLY fun
Posted by Mynoriti, Mon Feb-14-22 02:11 PM
i was whatever on last season but i've enjoyed this season so much. I guess it's a matter of knowing what i'm getting from it

it's impossible to keep up with every thread of betrayal until you realize everyone is literally doing something behind everyone's back, if not outright betraying them.

and for some weird reason, none of them feel they can function without Tariq St Patrick
13452947, Freedia Got a Gun (2020)
Posted by SuiteLady, Tue Feb-01-22 08:20 PM
13452977, Catching up on Queen Sugar … love that show!
Posted by SuiteLady, Wed Feb-02-22 12:18 PM
13452996, A Love Song For Latasha
Posted by SuiteLady, Wed Feb-02-22 05:50 PM
13453001, Black Tuesday lineup: Abbott Elementary, Grand Cru
Posted by poetx, Wed Feb-02-22 07:51 PM
(also American Auto - not a Black show, per se, but 3 of the ensemble are Black, and Black-ish).

Abbott Elementary and Grand Cru are both very dope to me, and deliver some very unexpected laughs. both go from real to absurd very quickly.

me and wife get a glass of wine to watch Black Tuesday.

peace & blessings,

x.

www.twitter.com/poetx

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I'm an advocate for working smarter, not harder. If you just
focus on working hard you end up making someone else rich and
not having much to show for it. (c) mad
13453017, A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks (2021)
Posted by SuiteLady, Thu Feb-03-22 11:12 AM
13453034, I really tried with Grand Crew but I honestly don't know any black people...
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Feb-03-22 12:53 PM
that actually act like the people in this show and I know a lot of black people
13453037, Now I am intrigued. Gotta try that show next..
Posted by SuiteLady, Thu Feb-03-22 01:36 PM
13453054, I feel like I’m cheating on Blackness when I try to watch Grand Cru
Posted by legsdiamond, Thu Feb-03-22 04:11 PM
13453144, I do know some black people who act like that, but I don’t like them or
Posted by SuiteLady, Fri Feb-04-22 01:46 PM
or this show. I was intrigued because I don’t like Insecure. I don’t “see myself” in the characters on Insecure, so I thought I might “see myself” here, but I don’t. I will try Abbot Elementary next.
13453199, wow...
Posted by ThaTruth, Sat Feb-05-22 07:03 PM
>or this show. I was intrigued because I don’t like
>Insecure. I don’t “see myself” in the characters on
>Insecure, so I thought I might “see myself” here, but I
>don’t.
13453910, Yeah, I can definitely see myself in Janine on Abbott Elementary.
Posted by SuiteLady, Thu Feb-17-22 06:42 PM
Representation!
13453989, I thought Insecure had a nice mix of Black women
Posted by legsdiamond, Fri Feb-18-22 04:27 PM
Not sure I need to see myself IN these shows..

but I think I can see myself witnessing things seen on these shows and relating in some way.

Grand Cru tho.. that shit reminds me of all the worst/corniest people on OKP. j/k



13456003, RE: I like Grand Crew a lot
Posted by spirit, Sat Mar-19-22 09:35 PM
I don’t know any white people like the white people on sitcoms and I know plenty of white people.

I don’t know any Black people like any Black characters on Black sitcoms.

Sitcom characters are painted with broad brush strokes for comedic purposes.

Peace,

Spirit (Ala
http://wutangbook.com
13458222, I completely agree with you
Posted by Boogie Stimuli, Sat Apr-16-22 10:33 AM
I expected the show to be kinda weird, judging from the comments in here... but it's.... just a comedy show, being a comedy show. And it happens to star Black ppl. I genuinely didn't see the problem. It wasn't disrespecting us from what I saw. I actually kind of appreciated its direction.
13453056, David Makes Man season 2
Posted by SuiteLady, Thu Feb-03-22 04:36 PM
I don’t really like this show but can’t stop watching. It aint bad … it just aint … something about it make me want to keep watching even though I don’t like it.
13453112, Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power (2020)
Posted by SuiteLady, Fri Feb-04-22 10:56 AM
13453157, Phat Tuesdays (2021) on Amazon Prime
Posted by SuiteLady, Fri Feb-04-22 08:21 PM
13453191, Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back (2019)
Posted by SuiteLady, Sat Feb-05-22 01:31 PM
13453200, My Name Is Pauli Murray (2021)
Posted by SuiteLady, Sat Feb-05-22 07:11 PM
13453385, so are they doing a remake of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?
Posted by ThaTruth, Wed Feb-09-22 07:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-_P9DPMuy8
13453637, Bel-Air is pretty cool! I like how they modernized it on multiple levels.
Posted by ThaTruth, Sun Feb-13-22 09:22 AM
13453865, I watched the first episode the other night
Posted by Hitokiri, Thu Feb-17-22 09:22 AM
And I was actually very surprised by how good it is!
Everything I saw in the the promo down to the images used on Peacock told me that I was going to hate this shit. I put it on completely expecting to turn it off after like 20 minutes... but that shit is actually quite good. Will clearly pumped a lot of money into this show, and that's, imo, a part of what makes it good. So often they try to make shows on a shoestring budget and they turn out really bad. That's not to say this one isn't without it's problems. That was a whoooole lot to pack into a single episode that basically takes place over like 48 hours. It's super dramatic at every turn, Will's romance is super rushed, and they need to explain how this lawyer appears to be a goddamn billionaire. But they are true to the original in a lot of ways, while modernizing it in a lot of really good ways. It feels like it was written by Black folks. The kids, talk like kids talk; the updates to Jazz and Geoffrey are well done. I'ma keep watching.
13453871, I don’t think they need to explain how the family came up on this money
Posted by legsdiamond, Thu Feb-17-22 10:03 AM
They didn’t explain it the first time around… lol.

I’m actually looking for ways to watch this or will binge it once the season ends.

A friend from VCU works in the industry and received a swag bag with the tan Jordans he has on in the promo and a hand painted basketball.

and they gave VCU a shout out in the first ep!! I’m sure dude asked them to use our school when it came to the scholarship.
13453899, Sure they don't have to explain it...
Posted by Hitokiri, Thu Feb-17-22 02:23 PM
But in the OG series the family was rich obviously, but in this one, they're on a whole 'nother level. Like that level of wealth doesn't make sense.
13453923, yeah. When I saw the house I was like Jazz… Daaaayum
Posted by legsdiamond, Fri Feb-18-22 08:26 AM
but I think its great for the remix of the show.

its 2022. No one is going to be impressed with a 4,000 sq ft house.

13454034, RE: yeah. When I saw the house I was like Jazz… Daaaayum
Posted by ThaTruth, Sat Feb-19-22 06:06 PM
>but I think its great for the remix of the show.
>
>its 2022. No one is going to be impressed with a 4,000 sq ft
>house.

Geoffrey's duties are obviously different too, I don't think we'll be seeing this one with an apron on or dusting lol
13454101, yeah.. you can tell Unc Phill and Jeffrey did mad dirt
Posted by legsdiamond, Mon Feb-21-22 11:40 AM
pretty much answers how they got dis money.. lol

but I really appreciate how Will is like: Now let’s tell that shit how it really went down!!!

and Jazz looks like he has a legit chance with Hillary.
13453909, it's pretty good actually. Fresh Prince always had the frame
Posted by BrooklynWHAT, Thu Feb-17-22 06:07 PM
of a great drama inside of it.
13453924, they have a lot of material to work with as far as drama
Posted by legsdiamond, Fri Feb-18-22 08:28 AM
and putting a serious tone on it will definitely hit home
13453922, This Geoffrey definitely appears to be a bit darker than the previous 1
Posted by ThaTruth, Fri Feb-18-22 07:27 AM
13453926, everyone is darker
Posted by legsdiamond, Fri Feb-18-22 08:35 AM
skin tones and all.
13453930, nu Geoffrey is the shit
Posted by BrooklynWHAT, Fri Feb-18-22 08:56 AM
I like that they gave him a darker aspect with the fixer stuff but still kept him as warm and affable with the family and Will.
13454021, This is so bad. It's like a Lifetime movie with swearing.
Posted by Heinz, Sat Feb-19-22 11:25 AM
It's Power or Sons of Anarchy type bad lol.

Hilary is hot tho.

13454033, you're crazy this show is great, you obviously haven't watched it
Posted by ThaTruth, Sat Feb-19-22 06:01 PM
13454102, Canadians, smh.
Posted by legsdiamond, Mon Feb-21-22 11:41 AM
13454054, It is okay. I went back and watch the Morgan Cooper video from 2019
Posted by SuiteLady, Sun Feb-20-22 03:34 PM
and I liked that more than what is on Peacock. I liked the actors playing Jazz, Hillary, Carlton and Uncle Phil more. Also, I found out that Morgan Cooper is from KC. Said he had the idea while driving down 71 highway. That's dope!
13454380, ok I didn't really care for Ep5 lol
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Feb-24-22 11:47 AM
13454462, this one felt like an ep of All American
Posted by BrooklynWHAT, Thu Feb-24-22 05:54 PM
it's interesting how even in small ways they reference the old show down to guest character names and little bits of dialogue

"you really from malibu? you really from belair" comes to mind

this Carlton one of the smarmiest mfs to ever grace a screen lmao. Will gave him grace this ep and he still being a hoe
13454474, i didn't like how they had Will's friend from Philly acting out and the...
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Feb-24-22 07:27 PM
Ashley stuff kind of annoyed me too...

>it's interesting how even in small ways they reference the
>old show down to guest character names and little bits of
>dialogue
>
>"you really from malibu? you really from belair" comes to
>mind
>
>this Carlton one of the smarmiest mfs to ever grace a screen
>lmao. Will gave him grace this ep and he still being a hoe
13454626, interesting. I think its exactly how a nigga back home would act
Posted by legsdiamond, Sat Feb-26-22 02:25 PM
who took a bullet for you and then sees you living your best life while he has to go back to West Philly.

Whats crazy is Will would go back to W. Philly and then go to college and leave him behind.

Just the reality of growing up and putting your interest first.

The Ashley shit seems forced but expected in 2021 television.

and Carlton.. man, we all ended up liking or appreciating Carlton in the first show but I don’t see how this nigga can win us over. He will have to take a bullet for Will or get beat to a
pulp by the KKK to get some sympathy.
13454020, The Underground Railroad (2021, Jenkins) is certainly different than
Posted by SuiteLady, Sat Feb-19-22 09:07 AM
I expected but enjoyable to watch.
13454022, The Porter (CBC / BET+) trailer
Posted by Heinz, Sat Feb-19-22 11:26 AM
This looks promising. It's making me want to rewatch Boardwalk Empire before this starts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEkS1UtRtJQ&t=7s&ab_channel=CBC
13454035, Black Art: In the Absence of Light (2021)
Posted by SuiteLady, Sat Feb-19-22 06:40 PM
Great documentary!
13454059, High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America
Posted by SuiteLady, Sun Feb-20-22 04:20 PM
The host is awful, but some of the content of the episodes is interesting.
13456004, I think the host is fine but only caught a few episodes
Posted by spirit, Sat Mar-19-22 09:36 PM
Seems decent enough. I’ll probably go back to it eventually.

Peace,

Spirit (Alan)
http://wutangbook.com
13454077, Summer of Soul replay on ABC for non-basketball fans
Posted by ThaTruth, Sun Feb-20-22 08:46 PM
13454381, Grand Crew is good for a few chuckles per episode
Posted by PimpTrickGangstaClik, Thu Feb-24-22 11:50 AM
I wouldn't necessarily say it's a good show. But it is entertaining.
13454438, I literally hate that show but continue to watch it lol, its like an...
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Feb-24-22 04:03 PM
intentional parody...

>I wouldn't necessarily say it's a good show. But it is
>entertaining.
13454533, cant do it
Posted by legsdiamond, Fri Feb-25-22 12:22 PM
I tried 3 times

after 5 minutes I’m out.
13454453, I laugh out loud at least twice per episode.
Posted by Monkey Genius, Thu Feb-24-22 04:59 PM
Then spend the rest of it wishing it was better.

They have *something* there. They just can’t find it.
13454568, This is me to a T! Wife and I have watched every ep…
Posted by Dstl1, Fri Feb-25-22 03:37 PM
since the beginning and we continue to watch it every week. It’s enjoyable. There’s aspects of it I don’t like…but, Nicole Byer and 2 or three times per show that I legit LOL, redeem it. I was really hoping Garrett from Superstore was gonna be semi regular, though.
13454473, Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches (2022)
Posted by SuiteLady, Thu Feb-24-22 07:11 PM
13454485, The first 2 episodes of Snowfall season 5 dropped...
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Feb-24-22 11:00 PM
i watched them but it was a lot going on I feel like I need to re-watch season 4
13454512, I watched the first episode and they must’ve jumped forward a few years
Posted by legsdiamond, Fri Feb-25-22 10:59 AM
cause all this shit seems brand new
13454513, it feels like a long jump but i think it's only a year
Posted by BrooklynWHAT, Fri Feb-25-22 11:13 AM
it's in 1986 rn. i had to hit up the timeline page myself
https://snowfall.fandom.com/wiki/Timeline
13454532, I appreciated the Len Bias clip too
Posted by legsdiamond, Fri Feb-25-22 12:22 PM
13454594, MasterClass: Black History, Freedom & Love
Posted by SuiteLady, Fri Feb-25-22 09:11 PM
Free on Prime until the end of the month. The episodes are short. I have been watching since the beginning of the month but slowly because I thought there was only one season. There are actually 3 seasons. I will binge the rest this weekend.
13455858, Bust Down on Peacock is hilarious lol
Posted by ThaTruth, Wed Mar-16-22 11:28 PM
13455991, man i had to send that Beige Rage ep to a buddy lol
Posted by BrooklynWHAT, Sat Mar-19-22 07:47 AM
that ep summed up our entire friendship w/ him
13455997, Jared and Tasha from Insecure are hilarious lol
Posted by ThaTruth, Sat Mar-19-22 12:44 PM
13455977, new Top Boy on Netflix?
Posted by ThaTruth, Fri Mar-18-22 04:05 PM
13455979, i'm rewatching last season now
Posted by Mynoriti, Fri Mar-18-22 04:20 PM
i've forgotten so much.
too much content out there lol.
13455996, I realized I need to do that too lol…
Posted by ThaTruth, Sat Mar-19-22 12:43 PM
>i've forgotten so much.
>too much content out there lol.
13456224, new season is craaazy again
Posted by spitfire, Thu Mar-24-22 07:37 AM
this is done soooo well
13456005, Fannie Lou Hamer PBS documentary was powerful
Posted by spirit, Sat Mar-19-22 09:37 PM

Peace,

Spirit (Alan)
http://wutangbook.com
13456216, Snowfall was crazy tonight
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Mar-24-22 12:15 AM
13456251, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
Posted by ProgressiveSound, Thu Mar-24-22 12:02 PM
3 episodes in. Really good
13456392, Episode and a half in.
Posted by Numba_33, Sat Mar-26-22 05:27 AM
Pretty brave concept for a TV show, especially since TV shows don't normally showcase the elderly, muchless someone suffering through dementia.

Samuel Jackson is putting on an acting clinic so far.
13456405, RE: Episode and a half in.
Posted by ProgressiveSound, Sat Mar-26-22 12:20 PM
>Pretty brave concept for a TV show, especially since TV shows
>don't normally showcase the elderly, muchless someone
>suffering through dementia.
>
>Samuel Jackson is putting on an acting clinic so far.


Fully agree, and yeah Sam Jack is kiiling it in the role..
13458110, This was a very solid show.
Posted by Numba_33, Wed Apr-13-22 03:55 PM
Very open minded of Apple TV to show a black show that had the lead character being an old man with dementia. The subject matter, the majority black cast, and the fact the show is only for one season is pretty open minded for a major network.

I almost feel bad that I didn't pay to watch it.
13456255, A Reminder: Season 3 for Atlanta returns tonight.
Posted by Numba_33, Thu Mar-24-22 01:01 PM
You're all welcome.
13456394, so many good shows!!! The Wonder Years ep was fantastic
Posted by legsdiamond, Sat Mar-26-22 06:49 AM
this week. Didn’t realize I would like this show this much

13458092, I love seeing Insecure actors pop up and other shows, TSA dude...
Posted by ThaTruth, Wed Apr-13-22 11:48 AM
(Reggie Conquest) is on Abbott Elementary
13458197, RE: I love seeing Insecure actors pop up and other shows, TSA dude...
Posted by TR808, Fri Apr-15-22 12:14 PM
who is he on abbott elementary.. we watch that show every week
13458229, RE: I love seeing Insecure actors pop up and other shows, TSA dude...
Posted by ThaTruth, Sat Apr-16-22 04:07 PM
>who is he on abbott elementary.. we watch that show every
>week

he's the cook in the school cafeteria
13458348, did anybody else watch the Black-ish finale?
Posted by ThaTruth, Tue Apr-19-22 08:28 PM