Amazing short Netflix series about a woman for some reason keeps dying on the day of her birthday. The humorous ways she dies and the way she tries not to die takes you on a crazy trip into this Russian Jewish woman in New York. Very diverse with the characters as well as clever clever dialogue. Absolutely worth seeing. Here's my Review.
Alicia and I return with our review of the critically acclaimed series insecure by Issa Rae. We took a minute to get to look at this amazing series because of the many new and interesting shows coming out this year but we really missed another great season Issa Rae has created. Check out our thoughts of this outstanding AfricanAmerican HBO series.
The insecure comedy series looks at the friendship of two black women in a unique, authentic way. It features the music of both indie and established artists of color, and touches on a variety of social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.
We missed the review for the first season of Master of none by one of our favorite character comedians Aziz Ansari. He returns after being broken hearted by his last white girlfriend and escapes to Italy to get away. But returns back to New york with some uniquely created episodes.
Comic Aziz Ansari and writer Alan Yang are the creators of this Netflix-original comedy, which is loosely based on Ansari's real-life experiences. Ansari plays the role of Dev, a New York-based actor who is struggling to identify what he really wants, both personally and professionally. The series reveals glimpses of Dev's younger years, and explores current aspects of his life, including modern etiquette (regarding texting and social media), and being young and single in the city. Other important people in Dev's life are featured, including Dev's dad, played by Ansari's actual father
Alicia and finally get around to see our iconic 42nd street put into a TV series. We talk about our time in downtown Manhattan and different aspects of the sex trade in NYC that the TV series shows.
"The Deuce" tells of the germination of the sex-trade industry in the heart of New York's Times Square. It's the early 1970s, and the porn business begins a shift from organized crime-backed parlors to a legitimate, culturally accepted enterprise.
For an out of the ordinary review, We decided on a new TV series on Starz to review. The critically acclaimed novel "American Gods" created by Neil Gaiman comes to TV. I mentioned this series to Alicia early last year because we both are big fans of Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies). And this show has all the creative flair of the two of them in such different ways. Check it out, it is partially complex but both horror and entertaining at the same time. Here's the series summary. Enjoy!!
Ex-convict Shadow Moon roams a world he doesn't understand, left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife. Little does he know his life is about to change after he meets a crafty, charismatic con man named Mr. Wednesday, who offers Shadow a job as his bodyguard. As their journey begins, Shadow encounters a hidden America where magic is real and fear grows over the ascending power of New Gods like Technology and Media. In a grand plan to combat the threat, Mr. Wednesday attempts to unite the Old Gods to defend their existence and rebuild the influence that they've lost, leaving Shadow struggling to accept this new world and his place in it
Modern-day black women might be described as strong and confident; in other words, just the opposite of Issa and Molly. As the best friends deal with their own real-life flaws, their insecurities come to the fore as together they cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. Created by co-star Issa Rae and writer/comic Larry Wilmore ("The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"), the comedy series looks at the friendship of two black women in a unique, authentic way. It features the music of both indie and established artists of color, and touches on a variety of social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.
Listen to our take on this new series.
Atlanta is one of the top cities for young rappers looking to make a name for themselves in the business. Among those up-and-comers is Alfred Miles, a hot new artist who is trying to understand the line between real life and street life. He is managed by his cousin, Earn, who gets caught up in the local rap scene and his cousin's career after returning home to the ATL. Earn does whatever he can to try to get Alfred's career to the next level. Darius, the rapper's right-hand man and visionary, is also in Alfred's entourage. When Earn isn't busy managing his cousin's career, he spends much of his time with best friend Vanessa, who is also the mother of his daughter
"Queen Sugar" tells the story of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Louisiana. At the center of the family are Nova, a journalist and activist; Charley, the wife and manager of an NBA player; and formerly incarcerated father Ralph Angel, who is searching for redemption. Following a tragedy in the family, the siblings must put their complicated lives aside so that they can come together to run the clan's struggling sugar cane farm. Also involved in the farm are Aunt Violet and family friend Remy Newell.
My wife and I are reviewing the first episode of Queen Sugar and we will be continuing until we become disinterested in the story line ;-) Our Black couple movie review blog is an expression of our strong views and opinions on movie and shows. This podcast is how we live. This is 35 years of our views together and separately . We hope you enjoy.