Dear White people

So it's been a while since I've wrote anything because I haven't had the motivation to after working especially long hours recently but this recent backlash to a show has me shocked amused perplexed aggravated. As I write this I can't believe I have felt the need to but I know that I do need to. So apparently the most recent trailer as well as the teaser from before of the show based on the movie "Dear White People" has had some backlash with calls for people to boycott Netflix. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2017/02/09/dear-white-people-trailer-sparks-backlash-netflix-faces-claims/ http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/news/a821169/netflixs-new-show-dear-white-people-sparks-huge-debate-and-a-call-for-a-boycott/ When I heard this I laughed because I couldn't believe it yet I really could as people are idiots. This is a statement I stand by. People are idiots. At some ...

Rogue One

Unless you've been living under a rock you'll know that Star Wars just released another movie which is not one of the main episodes but has ties into the main story. Hollywood is unfortunately known for it being very white male orientated so it is refreshing to see a film which is diverse in so many ways not only for having a female lead but having a supporting cast mostly comprised of non-white actors. This did not go unnoticed by comic Kumail Nanjiani famous for his role in Silicon Valley. As with most things this ended up on Twitter and the world agreed with his interpretation. Why Rogue One's diverse cast is more powerful than some may realize Now I'm going to play a little devils advocate here and look at this a different way. Yes it was ...

Tyrant

Just this weekend the latest show to crossover from the states premiered in the UK. I'm of course talking about Tyrant one of a minority of shows that are leading the vanguard for dramas that have a majority cast that are from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds. For as long as I have watched TV the only time I have really seen a majority black cast has been in a comedy. I'm talking about shows like Fresh Prince, My Wife and Kids, Everybody hates Chris, Family Matters, Sister Sister, The Steve Harvey Show, The Jamie Foxx Show, The Wayans Bros, Moesha and of course The Cosby show. That is up until a few years ago when shows like The Wire came out and then everyone started to question why there weren't more shows like this. Then everyone forgot ...