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Be it the characters’ perceptions, the jokes or drama, or simply because it seems all the time and effort made into the production seriously just paid off, this is a show to watch.

SMILF: Season 1 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

SMILF is perhaps one of the few shows which doesn’t try to glamorize or make it a thing of comedy to be working class, or maybe even poor. Nor does it seek to make it into awards bait. It just presents life as many of us live it – fantasies of better and all.

Alias Grace: Season 1 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Alias Grace is a reminder that big and showy performances are by no means needed to get the point across. Sometimes just a bit of coyness, dagger like stares, and a tad bit of mystery is all that is needed for entertaining and award-worthy performances.

Insecure: Season 2 – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Insecure: Season 2 for some characters was a stepforward. One in which you could see maturity and growth. However, sometimes becoming a better person is just uncomfortable so some end up regressing. More on that below.

The Bold Type: Season 1 – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

The Bold Type is the perfect mold between FreeForm’s primary focus and that of its former identity, ABC Family. We get both FreeForm’s obsession with young, modelesque young adults while we get what ABC Family did best. Which is pushing the envelope, bring about diverse and intriguing stories, while also catering to that a teen…

The Defiant Ones: Part 1 – Summary/ Review (with Spoilers)

After the still fairly recent NWA movie, Straight Outta Compton, you might think the world was done putting the spotlight on Dr. Dre. However, there is always more to a story than even a two and a half hour biopic can cover. Especially one you are sharing with 4 other men. For it was missing…

Andi Mack: Season 1 – Summary/ Review (with Spoilers)

What Girl Meets World started for the Disney Channel, Andi Mack picks up the baton. In its first season, it leads Disney away from the overtly silly characters and makes things more real. Topics which perhaps may have been taboo or for one-off episodes like discovering one’s homosexuality or unwed, possibly teenaged, pregnancy are made…

The Carmichael Show: Season 1 & 2 – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Being politically correct, or fearing backlash, has changed the output of comedy. This can especially be said for network TV for the Archie Bunker types could never get a green light nowadays. However, The Carmichael Show seems to dance on that line. The line of which what an overly sensitive culture will allow for comedy…

Louis C.K. 2017 – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

2017 isn’t so much a comedy special but the amusing musings of Louis C.K. which range from why he could not be a gay man, his complicated feelings on abortion, parenthood, suicide, religion, and relationships. Which will make you laugh but, at times, more so think about his out there perspectives.

Thirteen Reasons Why: Season 1 – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Thirteen Reasons Why: Season 1 sets an almost impossible standard for what may follow. For YA novels, Netflix has presented an adaptation which is no holds barred and barely snips away at anything. In fact, it does what many don’t think to do. It fleshes out the characters who we heard about in the books, and makes…

Fleabag: Season 1 – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Awkward, quirky, and cringe-worthy has become a norm for female comedians. It is like Black comedians telling jokes about white people. It pretty much has become the basic go to. However, in Fleabag Season 1, you get the sense that while Phoebe Waller-Bridge is likely embellishing and making up a few things she has gone…

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

  The Watsons Go To Birmingham is a book, I believe, I had to read sometime in Middle School. Unfortunately I don’t remember one bit of it, but if this film don’t do it justice, than I doubt any other would. For, we have the established Anika Noni Rose and Wood Harris playing the parents,…

The Trans List – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Overview/ Review (with Spoilers) The Trans List, in many ways, seems like the thereafter or “Where Are They Now” sequel to Laverne Cox’s The T Word. For with each struggle as a child, teen or young adult, you have this person who made it. They sometimes aren’t 100% sure how, but here they are. Alive,…

Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

While Trevor Noah, like many comedians today, dabbles in observations on politics, traveling and life, there isn’t a lot of yelling, screaming, cursing and what have you. It’s about the storytelling, the use of accents, and the type of comedy you hear from friends every day. Just laced up well into an hour long special.

One Day At A Time (2017): Season 1 – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

While ABC has become the leader in having diverse and modern comedies, drama, and sitcoms, Netflix is steadily challenging them for the throne and perhaps the best example to date is One Day At a Time. A show which, just in 12 episodes, fully establishes the characters, their personalities, their goals, and by the final episode it leaves you in tears.

Switched At Birth: Series Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Overview/ Review (with Spoilers) After the end of Kyle XY and Lincoln Heights in 2009, and the birth of Pretty Little Liars as well as The Secret Life of the American Teenager, it seemed ABC Family was going to become the new go-to location for cheesy teen soap operas. Ones in which it would be…