After two-week vacay (compliments of last week’s State of the Union Address) and teasing us with a pretty intriguing promo, “Being Mary Jane” returned Tuesday, answering a couple of questions and offering a few surprises. I’ve listed three things that stood out to me during Tuesday night’s episode.
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“Blood, Sweat & Heels” is really trying a lot of folks’ patience. Members of Black Twitter have complained that the show seems to focus more on the six cast members’ social lives and inner friction instead of the inner-workings of their career.
Last night’s episode of “Being Mary Jane” served as a reminder of something we often forget: people, including ourselves, can be very complex.
Like most people, when I think of Richard Roundtree, the first image that comes to mind is as kick-ass detective John Shaft from the 1970s “Shaft” films. And I’m not the only one. Roundtree–who played film’s first black private eye–is often met by adoring fans who want to encapsulate him in the Blaxploitation persona. But there’s so much more to him.
Happy 2014! I know it’s been a while, and like the show’s we all love, I took a winter hiatus from my column. It’s all good because now there’s plenty to talk about, especially in TV news.
Strong black woman is a phrase that many people either utter with pride or cringe at its very mentioning. Whether you embrace or reject it, one thing’s for sure: there’s a growing number of them on TV.
Even though Gabrielle Union lost the lead role of ABC series “Scandal” to Kerry Washington, she says the experience gave her hope that strong and likable female characters can be created for black actresses.