Teresa has a type. Tall, dark and devastatingly handsome! Guero, James, and one so briefly seen, we simply called him the Waiter. These men could be triplets separated at birth. They all flock to danger and Teresa. Only one of them has been described as, "her weakness, her drug of choice... a Chicano from Texas." … Continue reading Where’s Guero, Teresa’s Sometime Lover On “Queen of the South”?
As the deadline for Emmy nominations closed on June 25th, I wondered not about what shows would be announced on July 12th, but the ones that won't ever be acknowledged. Oh course, I look forward to the love that will hopefully be heaped on Atlanta, America, Blackish, Counterpart, Dear White People, Game of Thrones, Killing Eve, Queen … Continue reading The Best TV Shows No One Watched This Emmy Season
Emmy nominations and wins only matter to a small circle of people. TV industry, executives, directors, writers, actors and reviewers' lives revolve around this gold statue. It is their Super Bowl, NBA Championship, World Cup, Grand Slam. It is a calling card to be used till death. Instantly, the nominee or awardee is to be known … Continue reading Is It The Year of Latinx TV?
As our favorite intelligence/espionage shows come to an end (Berlin Station, Strike Back, Homeland, Quantico...), there is a curious rise in military shows. Military series are en vogue! Trump's divisive campaign and Presidency has created a fear matrix. To quell or indeed feed this, television networks (executives, creators and writers) have brought us no fewer … Continue reading Military Series are En Vogue During Trump’s Presidency
No doubts. No questions. No debates. Killing Eve is the best new show! The BBC America show has been compared to other serial killer shows: Dexter, The Killing, Hannibal, The Following, The Bridge, Barry... But it is far more than a differently gendered take on the growing sub-genre. The European show tells a simultaneously familiar … Continue reading Why We Have Fallen For Killing Eve
Give me Living Single over Friends any day of the week and twice on Sunday! This by no means stunts or regulates my television viewing habits. I enjoy a wide spectrum of shows from The Americans to Sr. Avila and Game of Thrones. But I will not disregard or quiet my appreciation for shows that … Continue reading Best Black Shows on TV: TV’s Second Browning
Supernatural (The CW), Teen Wolf (MTV), The Magicians (SyFy), Wynonna Earp (SyFy), Cleverman (Sundance TV), Penny Dreadful (Cinemax), Grimm (NBC) Ash vs Evil Dead (SyFy), Shannara Chronicles (MTV/Spike), Van Helsing (SyFy)... The Explosion of Supernatural Shows on TV is exciting. Though generally classified as horror or fantasy these shows explore the lore of the unknown without delving into science fiction. Supernatural shows are B movie/tv fare. They lack the budget or attention with which science … Continue reading What is the Best New Supernatural Show?
Even Jingle Jangle won't save this season of Riverdale. It is early in season two, but thus far the show is more 90210 than Veronica Mars and that is just a shame. Though the first season had its problems, the dark, moody world was inviting and reeked with potential. This season is more of a PSA … Continue reading Riverdale Moves From Subversive to Reductive
Endings are significant. More so when memorable. They form scatter plots of our lives. We all have them with varied data points: graduations, trips, relationships, jobs, television shows... Who can forget the unexpected endings of The Wire, Sopranos and Lost. Good or bad, endings, even en media res, must satisfyingly bring some story points to conclusion. … Continue reading Queen of The South’s Disappointing Season Finale!
There he was in one of his two uniforms, in our early morning history class. His closely guarded secret was widely known. It perfumed his uniform; wrinkled slate gray pants and a lackluster white shirt with a stained black tie that would become a focal point for daydreaming. The stench of him, of his uniform, … Continue reading Not the One!