'We Are Who We Are' Episode 3: Caitlin and Fraser's BFF bond amps up Richard and Sarah's problematic behavior
'We Are Who We Are' Episode 3: Caitlin and Fraser's BFF bond amps up Richard and Sarah's problematic behavior

Episode 3 is an exploration of the types of people thrown together and respective family dysfunctions in close proximity of the base as backyards and lives intertwine for better or for worse

'Enslaved' Episode 3: Samuel L Jackson follows trail of sugar, money and death in South America and Europe
'Enslaved' Episode 3: Samuel L Jackson follows trail of sugar, money and death in South America and Europe

Episode 3 takes up the narrative of slavery in Brazil and Suriname and the fate of the slaves who reached the sugar plantations there and also those who didn't

Why role models like Regina King and Brandee Evans displaying their 'natural hair' at virtual Emmys matters
Why role models like Regina King and Brandee Evans displaying their 'natural hair' at virtual Emmys matters

What adds insult to injury is that 'protective' hairstyles or creative hairstyling methods like 'laying edges' have repeatedly been appropriated by non-Black celebrities

'Lovecraft Country' Episode 7: Glorious technicolor fantasy used to explore reality of Hippolyta’s selfhood
'Lovecraft Country' Episode 7: Glorious technicolor fantasy used to explore reality of Hippolyta’s selfhood

The mysterious machine thrusts Hippolyta into a situation where she has to confront the cosmic nature of reality. She is thrown into a vortex which is an expansion of reality where 'Every beginning is in time and every limit of extension is in space'

'We Are Who We Are' Episode 3 Preview: Fraser tells Caitlin they are 'never going to kiss' despite their bond
'We Are Who We Are' Episode 3 Preview: Fraser tells Caitlin they are 'never going to kiss' despite their bond

When Caitlin tells Fraser everybody thinks they are dating and asks if that bothers him, he tells her that they are 'never going to kiss.' It shows Fraser thinks of their connection as more than a mundane hormone-fuelled bond and as something deeper and soul-affirming

'Enslaved' Episode 3 Preview: Tracing money from South America to Europe, show delves into economics of slavery
'Enslaved' Episode 3 Preview: Tracing money from South America to Europe, show delves into economics of slavery

Labor-intensive plantations needed enslaved Africans to function and turn a profit, even as sugar became a highly-prized commodity and immensely popular during the 18th century

‘Peter Pan and Wendy’: Yara Shahidi cast as Tinkerbell in Disney’s live-action, fans anticipate racist backlash
‘Peter Pan and Wendy’: Yara Shahidi cast as Tinkerbell in Disney’s live-action, fans anticipate racist backlash

Black fans on Twitter were gearing up for racist backlash to the casting as soon as it was announced, even as several tweets celebrated the casting after it was announced

When will 'Supernatural' Season 15 Episode 14 return? 'Last Holiday' will see Sam and Dean celebrate all hols
When will 'Supernatural' Season 15 Episode 14 return? 'Last Holiday' will see Sam and Dean celebrate all hols

The first episode to air after the hiatus, titled 'Last Holiday', will allow viewers to see Sam and Dean celebrate every holiday thanks to a wood nymph they find in the bunker

When will 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 12 return? Caleb Castille as FBI agent Roundtree will be series regular
When will 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 12 return? Caleb Castille as FBI agent Roundtree will be series regular

Daniela Ruah, who plays Special Agent Kensi Blye, broke the news about how the cast and crew were back on set by posting behind-the-scenes images on her Instagram in early September

When will 'NCIS' Season 18 return? Show's 400th episode part of multi-episode arc linked to premiere
When will 'NCIS' Season 18 return? Show's 400th episode part of multi-episode arc linked to premiere

While Season 18's premiere episode will be the 399th episode, the long-awaited 400th episode milestone will be breached with the season's second episode, featuring Gibbs' mysterious mission

'Enola Holmes' Ending Explained: Why did Lord Tewksbury's grandmother want to kill him before the vote?
'Enola Holmes' Ending Explained: Why did Lord Tewksbury's grandmother want to kill him before the vote?

The young viscount, Lord Tewksbury, and his late father before him had more progressive views, which the Dowager thought was a threat to the country

'Enola Holmes' Review: Fourth wall breaks, forced romance mar Millie Bobby Brown's turn as Sherlock's sister
'Enola Holmes' Review: Fourth wall breaks, forced romance mar Millie Bobby Brown's turn as Sherlock's sister

There are plenty of cringe moments with Bobby Brown frequently breaking the fourth wall in the course of this film, which serve to distract us rather than immerse us in her POV and the plot

'Enola Holmes': Meet Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter and rest of the cast of Netflix film on Sherlock's sister
'Enola Holmes': Meet Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter and rest of the cast of Netflix film on Sherlock's sister

As Enola Holmes, Millie Bobby Brown not only makes her debut as the lead in a feature film but also as a first-time producer, who loves her character's ability to 'fight back'

'We Are Who We Are' Episode 2 flips the POV to Caitlin as she goes about her day with Fraser on the periphery
'We Are Who We Are' Episode 2 flips the POV to Caitlin as she goes about her day with Fraser on the periphery

Caitlin has a gangly charm to her like a baby giraffe that is quickly reaching its adult height. While her body is changing into a woman's figure, her smile is that of a child

'We are Who we Are' Preview: Episode 2 will focus on other families and teens at the base, especially Caitlin
'We are Who we Are' Preview: Episode 2 will focus on other families and teens at the base, especially Caitlin

In the trailer, we see Sarah call Richard and Jenny, Caitlin's parents, "basic" people who can't provide what Caitlin a "complicated child" needs

'Lovecraft Country' Episode 6 takes unexpected risk by showing Tic's monstrosity and kumiho Ji-ah's humanity
'Lovecraft Country' Episode 6 takes unexpected risk by showing Tic's monstrosity and kumiho Ji-ah's humanity

From victim, Tic becomes a killer in Korea while Ji-ah, the kumiho, occupies the body of a daughter and kills a rapist husband with her nine tails

'Enslaved' Episode 2 Preview: Africa’s dungeons and European barbarity explored for slavery 'rationalizations'
'Enslaved' Episode 2 Preview: Africa’s dungeons and European barbarity explored for slavery 'rationalizations'

Samuel L. Jackson recruits two award-winning journalists to go on a mission to understand the process that led Europeans to see slavery as profitable, rational and justified

Emmys 2020: 'Circus of Books' writer Kathryn Robson hopes film can fuel talks about 'sexual openness and honesty'
Emmys 2020: 'Circus of Books' writer Kathryn Robson hopes film can fuel talks about 'sexual openness and honesty'

From being developed in Kathryn Robson's dining room, to attracting Ryan Murphy as an executive producer, securing a Netflix deal, and being nominated for an Emmy, 'Circus of Books' has come a long way

Diana Rigg was a 'lone voice in the wilderness' when she demanded equal pay back in the '60s as Emma Peel
Diana Rigg was a 'lone voice in the wilderness' when she demanded equal pay back in the '60s as Emma Peel

While she became a female role-model on-screen and earned two Emmy nominations for her performance, things weren't so great off-screen. She was shocked to learn that despite her growing fame, she was being paid less than even the cameraman

Dame Diana Rigg dies at age 82, ‘Game Of Thrones’ co-stars, celebrities honor ‘The Avengers’ star and Mrs Bond
Dame Diana Rigg dies at age 82, ‘Game Of Thrones’ co-stars, celebrities honor ‘The Avengers’ star and Mrs Bond

Tributes poured in from her co-stars and associates in her long and storied career that began in 1957 on stage and included iconic roles in the Bond franchise, 'The Avengers' TV series and most recently in the worldwide TV phenomenon 'Game of Thrones'

'His Dark Materials' author Philip Pullman calls young people ‘wimps’ for bad punctuation, fans clap back
'His Dark Materials' author Philip Pullman calls young people ‘wimps’ for bad punctuation, fans clap back

Despite being the author of the globally-acclaimed children's fantasy adventure, the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy, Philip Pullman can't stand the young generation's new-fangled approach to punctuation

'Enslaved' Episode 2: 'Rationalization' shows origins of racism in Europe and how Africa's 'unfree' were sold
'Enslaved' Episode 2: 'Rationalization' shows origins of racism in Europe and how Africa's 'unfree' were sold

The Pope himself gave his blessings to the slave trade by saying that 'pagans' could be enslaved

Emmys 2020: 'Watchmen' favorite to win Best Limited Series, real horrors of 'Unbelievable' will be obscured
Emmys 2020: 'Watchmen' favorite to win Best Limited Series, real horrors of 'Unbelievable' will be obscured

Somehow, the narrative of rape is centered around women crying wolf, but shouldn't this issue be highlighted with an Emmy win?

'Noughts + Crosses' star Bonnie Mbuli says show coming to US in wake of Black Lives Matter was 'serendipitous'
'Noughts + Crosses' star Bonnie Mbuli says show coming to US in wake of Black Lives Matter was 'serendipitous'

Mbuli hopes the race reversal in the series will help start conversations about microaggressions, she tells MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) in this exclusive interview

‘Noughts + Crosses’ star Bonnie Mbuli says filming series in post-apartheid South Africa was ‘very cathartic’
‘Noughts + Crosses’ star Bonnie Mbuli says filming series in post-apartheid South Africa was ‘very cathartic’

Mbuli revealed to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) that she has an affinity to playing "troubled characters" like Jasmine Hadley, especially after she wrote a best seller on generational depression in families

'We Are Who We Are' Episode 1 offers stream of consciousness treatment to story of adolescent dislocation
'We Are Who We Are' Episode 1 offers stream of consciousness treatment to story of adolescent dislocation

Fraser, the precocious, eccentric teen, is not the most comfortable audience surrogate -- and yet it is through his eyes we see most of the base -- a little America bound in strict conformity surrounded by relaxed European culture (and values) of an Italian seaside town

Netflix 'Cuties' scandal: The troubling film of tween sexuality has been shaped by the media and internet
Netflix 'Cuties' scandal: The troubling film of tween sexuality has been shaped by the media and internet

Girls first learn to objectify their own bodies after they understand how female bodies are regarded in the world around them -- from TV, films, music videos, and now, easily accessible porn.

Reaction to Chris Evans' nude pics highlight our collective misogyny, as world flocks to protect Captain America
Reaction to Chris Evans' nude pics highlight our collective misogyny, as world flocks to protect Captain America

Imagine what the response would have been if Jennifer Lawrence or Scarlett Johansson or any other female celeb had accidentally leaked pictures of their genitals and not just artistically shot nude selfies

'Enslaved' Episode 1: Samuel L Jackson's Gabon visit shows fascinating history of oral story traditions
'Enslaved' Episode 1: Samuel L Jackson's Gabon visit shows fascinating history of oral story traditions

Storytelling and songs have always been tools of resistance and healing and thus doubly important for African-Americans who go searching for their roots

'Enslaved' Episode 1: Powerful account of slave ships lost in sea, but hobbled by needless reenactments
'Enslaved' Episode 1: Powerful account of slave ships lost in sea, but hobbled by needless reenactments

Reenactments of slaves being force-fed or drowning doesn't really serve a purpose because it feels demeaning to the memory of the people who actually lived through it

‘Lovecraft Country’ Episode 5: Body horror, drag and mixed messages deliver the most uncomfortable episode yet
‘Lovecraft Country’ Episode 5: Body horror, drag and mixed messages deliver the most uncomfortable episode yet

As Ruby is corrupted by Christina, her authentic experience as a sensuous Black woman with an ample figure, depicted onscreen, is now suddenly diluted and in a strange way distorted

'Enslaved' Episode 1 Preview: Sunken slave ships explored and Samuel L Jackson’s emotional homecoming
'Enslaved' Episode 1 Preview: Sunken slave ships explored and Samuel L Jackson’s emotional homecoming

In the episode titled 'Cultures Left Behind', Jackson calls himself a "lost son that returned" and says the visit "put a link back in my chain that was broken"

'Enslaved': Samuel L Jackson speaks of 'survivor's remorse' while connecting with ancestral tribe in Gabon
'Enslaved': Samuel L Jackson speaks of 'survivor's remorse' while connecting with ancestral tribe in Gabon

"Had that [slave trade] not happened I wouldn't have reached the place I have reached here", said Jackson speaking to Trevor Noah about the complex emotions that accompanied connecting with his ancestors' West African tribe, Benga, in Gabon

'The Duchess': Katherine Ryan flips gender stereotype for dentist boyfriend, Evan’s desperation a true anomaly
'The Duchess': Katherine Ryan flips gender stereotype for dentist boyfriend, Evan’s desperation a true anomaly

Why is it that we find a man like Evan taking emotional abuse so unbelievable when the same scenario of a financially-independent woman taking that sort of emotional abuse is so commonplace it is an established trope in sitcoms and dramas?

'The Duchess' Review: Katherine Ryan's single mom comedy leaves you cold with toxic levels of immaturity
'The Duchess' Review: Katherine Ryan's single mom comedy leaves you cold with toxic levels of immaturity

More than anything, this show needed a mature co-writer and maybe a better actress who could give the character and story some emotional heft and depth rather than the shallows of Katherine Ryan

'The Duchess': Meet Katherine Ryan, Rory Keenan, Steen Raskopoulos and the cast of the Netflix comedy
'The Duchess': Meet Katherine Ryan, Rory Keenan, Steen Raskopoulos and the cast of the Netflix comedy

The lead role is played by Katherine Ryan who had approached Netflix with the idea of a sitcom treatment of her own life as a "fabulous single mom living in London"

'Woke' points out that not all Black people have a handle on the politics underpinning Black Lives Matter
'Woke' points out that not all Black people have a handle on the politics underpinning Black Lives Matter

We get some sharp truth-telling that not only holds up a lens to White America but also elite Black America, who have been cushioned somewhat by their education and class privileges

'Woke' Review: Navigating Blackness inside out, miniseries' humor-laced honesty makes it a must-watch
'Woke' Review: Navigating Blackness inside out, miniseries' humor-laced honesty makes it a must-watch

Keef struggles with his Blackness -- he is confused about what he should stand for and what he should do. The miniseries also doesn't assume that all White people are automatically wrong

'Woke': Meet Lamorne Morris, T Murph, Blake Anderson and rest of the cast of Hulu comedy-drama
'Woke': Meet Lamorne Morris, T Murph, Blake Anderson and rest of the cast of Hulu comedy-drama

Lamorne Morris plays Keef based on artist Keith Knight on his journey to "wokeness" after a traumatic run-in with the police

'Lovecraft Country' Episode 4: Montrose symbolizes racial and generational trauma within the Black community
'Lovecraft Country' Episode 4: Montrose symbolizes racial and generational trauma within the Black community

The episode itself is called 'A History of Violence' and in Montrose, we see how that generational violence, both racial and familial, has resulted in self-loathing, self-harming, violent behaviors

'P-Valley' writers call out '#misogynoir' after fans fail to empathize with abuse victim Keyshawn in finale
'P-Valley' writers call out '#misogynoir' after fans fail to empathize with abuse victim Keyshawn in finale

"All of these threats of violence against a victim of domestic abuse... It’s peak #misogynoir," said a tweet from the show's writers who were appalled at the hate directed at Keyshawn for pulling a gun on Diamond

'P-Valley' Episode 8 Ending Explained: Will Montavius's off-screen death and Hailey's boss move affect Season 2?
'P-Valley' Episode 8 Ending Explained: Will Montavius's off-screen death and Hailey's boss move affect Season 2?

Katori Hall is interested in taking on, in subsequent storylines of Season 2, actual sex work, which wasn't portrayed at all in Season 1

'P-Valley' Episode 8 Review: [SPOILER] is dead and Mayor Tydell has to eat his words at the funeral
'P-Valley' Episode 8 Review: [SPOILER] is dead and Mayor Tydell has to eat his words at the funeral

Mercedes coming through for Hailey will make you hug yourself because girl solidarity is a thing now between these two characters

P-Valley's newest hottie is Blue Kimble and here's all you need to know about his character Rome
P-Valley's newest hottie is Blue Kimble and here's all you need to know about his character Rome

According to interviews about his character, Blue Kimble said Rome is a slick-talking, a Southern hustler and former drug dealer turned music executive who is in town looking to make some dreams come true

'P-Valley' Episode 8: Season finale has a violent 'Murda night', heartbreak and a funeral
'P-Valley' Episode 8: Season finale has a violent 'Murda night', heartbreak and a funeral

We see Montavius choking Autumn in one scene, while in another Mercedes breaks a bottle and swings it in full-on attack mode

Noughts + Crosses Ending Explained: Season 1 ends on a hopeful note as Sephy and Callum make a getaway
Noughts + Crosses Ending Explained: Season 1 ends on a hopeful note as Sephy and Callum make a getaway

We see Callum and Sephy together in the woods, away from cities and the police when Callum calls his momma Meggie to say they are safe

'Noughts + Crosses' Review: Miniseries scores on Afrocentric world-building but character arcs are a letdown
'Noughts + Crosses' Review: Miniseries scores on Afrocentric world-building but character arcs are a letdown

Sephy's naivete makes her decidedly unlikeable at times -- which is the point since the show portrays how privilege blinds. But the script doesn't support her the way it supports Callum and his radicalization -- which is equally naive

'Noughts & Crosses': Meet Masali Baduza, Jack Rowan, Stormzy and cast of YA show on Malorie Blackman’s books
'Noughts & Crosses': Meet Masali Baduza, Jack Rowan, Stormzy and cast of YA show on Malorie Blackman’s books

Masali Baduza, a South African newcomer, used her newbie status to approach the material with a fresh perspective while Jack Rowan decided to leave 'Peaky Blinders' for the chance to play Callum

'The Boys in the Band': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix adaptation of hit Broadway play
'The Boys in the Band': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix adaptation of hit Broadway play

The Netflix adaptation will expand on the contained world of Mart Crowley’s original play to include scenes on the streets of Manhattan and in Julius, one of the oldest gay bars still operating in NYC

Disney using Baby Yoda as distraction say fans to drown out John Boyega's criticism of 'Star Wars' POC roles
Disney using Baby Yoda as distraction say fans to drown out John Boyega's criticism of 'Star Wars' POC roles

Fans could not help notice that #Mandalorian was trending alongside because soon after Boyega's interview gained attention, Disney announced that Season 2 of 'The Mandalorian’ would air in October

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