4.16.2015

Feel Free...to Hate on Me #BlackGirlsRock


As some of you well know, Laverne Cox and Nicole Beharie recently posed nude for Allure magazine.

The pictures say it all.

4.12.2015

Game Sisters: Jacqui Briggs in Mortal Kombat X (#MKX)

"Oh, it's on."

Okay, so I'm warming up to this character even though I think her appearance and overall characterization could've been a bit more creative (though I do appreciate the cornrows...makes sense on a soldier).  I also appreciate the lack of whitewashing.  And I was pleased to find out that Jacqui's pretty bad-ass. She'd have to be, being the daughter of Major Jax Briggs and a member of the Special Forces "Faction".  As I expected, she's already developed quite the following online.

Like other characters in the game, Jacqui has three variations - High-Tech, Shotgun, and Full-Auto (*cue comment from Amaya*). And when she fucks people up...she fucks them up:

4.08.2015

Rosario Dawson on #Daredevil


I don't know why I'm just now finding about this, but I am. A coworker and fellow nerd informed me that Netflix is redoing Daredevil completely, and while doing my usual research, I found our girl here will be portraying Claire Temple.

So what do we know about Claire Temple?

4.07.2015

Taking the Throne: Bonnie Bennett on #TVD (#Bamon)

From a show filled with so much wrong, something right seems to have happened...no thanks to the writers, of course.

Nina Dobrev is leaving The Vampire Diaries after playing the central character Elena for six seasons.  However, the show's been renewed for a seventh season, thus begging the question: who gets to be Queen of Mystic Falls now?

While I love Candice Accola as the vampire Caroline (I really do), I want to see the beautiful Katerina "Kat" Graham step up and take the reigns.  Bonnie Bennett is one of the original Inductees into the Black Girls Club for her mistreatment on TVD, so after six years of being neglected and disrespected, the bill is due.  And since Brown is supposedly the New White on TV, this show - with its severely depleted fanbase - just might be able to save itself by putting Graham in the lead.

Then, of course, there's also the issue of #Bamon.

4.06.2015

Black Gymnasts Rock

The 2016 Olympics won't be able to handle this. It's about to go down.

For one, Gabby Douglas intends to return. People have criticized her coach-switching, but after getting a look at her new fellow trainees and coach, I can see why she made the change.

4.04.2015

Black Girls' Night Out: Olivia Pope (#ScandalABC)

Shonda Rhimes...boo...my girl...we need to talk.

The past two weeks' episodes are attempting to revive two things many Scandal viewers have repeatedly stated we do care for: B613 and Olitz.  Last week showed us Olitz lives.  This week showed us B613 is still a "thing".

Some critics theorize that this upcoming arc is an attempt to resolve the B613 storyline once and for all.  The irony is...none of us care.  It doesn't need to be finished, resolved, or closed.  It just needs to be buried and forgotten.  Rowan Pope goes into the good night, and we never hear about his killer agents ever again - period.

But no, no...David Rosen's got his white hat back on, Diego Munoz/Huck Finn wants to go home, and Shonda Rhimes has this inexplicable need to make Rowan Pope and Jake Ballard relevant again...despite the fact fans have consistently and repeatedly asked that we drop this.

Don't get me wrong; I'd like to see Guillermo Diaz's role expand on Scandal and Joe Morton is a fine actor.  But Huck is supposedly a master hacker worth billions of dollars.  Why hasn't he bought a new identity (and an island) and sauntered off into the sunset with his family?  And is no one else offering Joe Morton a paycheck, especially now that we're allegedly entering a possible second Golden Age of Black people on TV?

3.31.2015

Analyzing Mandy Lang (#TheFollowing)

After witnessing the epic fail of Once Upon a Time's handling of Ursula, I must admit...actress Tiffany Boone had my interest. I found out she was on The Following and had to know more.

Before we continue, let me make it clear that I do not recommend The Following. This show exemplifies everything that's currently wrong with TV; reviewers have been consistently unimpressed; the AV Club doled out "D" and "F" grades weekly, and viewers on Netflix (myself included) only gave it two stars.  So do not confuse this post with a pitch to watch the show.  Season 1 was "Meh."  Season 2 was "No."  And Season 3 was "Zzzzzzzz....." until Michael Ealy joined the cast this week.

But back to the young lady at hand.  The Following is a show about serial killers.  Seasons 1 & 2 focused on Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), a serial killer who goes to jail, but then meets and cultivates a cult of serial killers from jail.  So the intended morbid fun of the show is to get people to guess which character on screen is part of the cult and which unsuspecting fool is about to get shanked (they're a knife-happy cult).  You can imagine the look on Joe's ex-wife's face when she learned her nanny of two years is part of the cult, and was specifically sent to watch her...before kidnapping her son.

At the end of Season 1, Joe has faked his death and at the beginning of Season 2, he's hiding out in Boone County, Arkansas with a sex worker and her daughter Mandy Lang.