I could barely get through episode three before I started writing this post. Underground is an original television series on WGN America about a group of slaves on a Georgia plantation plotting to escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Some scenes are excruciating to watch, but I enjoy this show. The bravery of the… Continue reading Welcome to the Underground
I should really name this post ‘What Do You Write When You Don’t Want to Write?’ The past few months of my life have been full of challenges. Real life got in the way and stalled my desire to write, but for us highly sensitive folks simple frustration can get overwhelming. So I haven’t felt like writing.… Continue reading What Makes a Good Story?
Being Mary Jane is a series that airs on BET about a popular news anchor, portrayed by Gabrielle Union, as she juggles her day to day life behind the scenes. Mary Jane Paul is strong, successful and beautiful but has her share of problems. She was raised in an affluent black family, yet struggles with… Continue reading The Ugly Truth
Netflix recently added A Different World to its collection and I gladly re-watched the entire series with fresh eyes and a grown up perspective. The Cosby Show spin-off starring Lisa Bonet’s character Denise Huxtable and her experience at Cliff and Claire’s make-believe historically black alma mater Hillman College was a ground breaking show and I… Continue reading What Binge Watching A Different World Taught Me
Insurgent comes to theaters Friday. I’m looking forward to this sequel and second book to movie adaption in the Divergent series. Though similar to The Hunger Games (can’t wait for Mockingjay part 2!), the Divergent serials can stand on their own. Both stories are about a teenage girl sparking a revolution against an oppressive society… Continue reading Upcoming Movies…San Andreas, Tomorrowland, & Self/less
So…….I saw Interstellar this weekend. Phenomenal movie! Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Michael Cain this movie is set sometime in the near future about a dying Earth and a last ditch mission to save it. First of all, I’m a science geek so I was already sold on the premise. Secondly, who doesn’t love Matthew… Continue reading Interstellar is Stellar!