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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 … Continue reading Hate Me Now: Olivia is COMMAND Now
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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 … Continue reading N.O.T.: Chewing Gum 2
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 … Continue reading No Concessions: Oprah & the HeLa Cells
In 2006 hip-hop experienced an identity crisis of sorts. One of its most prolific stars declared the musical genre dead. Nas' Hip-Hop is Dead was rap purists' declaration that lyrical superiority and artistic expression were being squandered for success by any means. Being a newly self-proclaimed hip-hop head my freshman year at IU, I wholeheartedly agreed. Blogging by day and student-ing … Continue reading Rewind: DAMN.
May sweeps will be upon us soon. A time when our favorite series combine into mega-story zord mode, slinging plot twists, cliffhangers and OMG moments before the summer hiatus. Usually I'd fret over their departure. The summer season is always loaded with fun shows that wouldn't last a day in the fall or spring. Fortunately, … Continue reading peak tv: summertime
Unless you seem to be living under a rock, the name Aisha Hinds should sound familiar to you this year. Not only is the actress storming Wednesday evening television in Fox's socially-lit drama Shots Fired, but she's commanding the screen at 10 p.m. in WGN's critical darling Underground. As Harriet Tubman, Hinds is stoic and mesmerizing as the … Continue reading Hate Me Now: Aisha Hinds is Harriet Tubman
Somewhere between the brilliance that was FX's psychedelic Legion, and the The CW's run-of-the-mill-tertainment heroes is Marvel's Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. The only television component of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (other than Netflix), it's been holding its own ever since the tragic events of Captain America: Winter Soldier. Since that pivotal twist, Coulson and SHIELD have seen their share of directors, … Continue reading Hate Me Now: “What If…” Everyone Watched ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’