N.O.T.: Arrow, S5

I had planned on watching all three of The CW’s DC-centric dramas, starting with the veteran of the group – Arrow. But as always life happened, and more importantly peak TV happened, and I was thrown from my steady schedule. So I placed them all on the back burner for summer consumption. 

No Concessions | Wonder Woman

My introduction to the Wonder Woman universe was the syndicated 70’s series starring Lynda Carter. I watched in amazement as Diana Prince – in a twirl of light – would transform into her alter ego, the super heroine Amazon. With her bullet-blocking wrist-lets and Lasso of Truth, she fought for justice. Naturally I was excited […]

Hate Me Now: Olivia is COMMAND Now

Last week’s two-hour finale of Scandal felt like the beginning of the end. And that’s because it was. After six seasons Shonda Rhimes’ birther of live-tweeting prime time will air its final season in the fall. What better send-off than the show’s hero living long enough to transition to a villain. Olivia Pope forever relinquished her White Hat […]

N.O.T.: Chewing Gum 2

So I finished Chewing Gum series 2 in one sitting Sunday afternoon. I sat alone in my house, scream laughing at my television as Tracey seductively danced in a homeless shelter’s bathroom before vomiting all over her now ex-boyfriend. I haven’t laughed that genuinely since Happy Endings. Not only is it HIGHlarious, but the genius that is Michaela Coel […]

No Concessions: Oprah & the HeLa Cells

Saturday night HBO premiered the Oprah Winfrey-led film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, based on the New York Times best-selling book. Lacks tells a particularly American story of race and healthcare as a freelance writer seeks to uncover the untold life of medical science’s most valuable patient. What she and the youngest Lacks child discover is just how strong […]