Why??

Without fail at the end of every season, we always ask the question in some way or another "Why do all the good ones go?" when a favourite character or show comes to an end. This is a testament to the quality of an actors skill in the role as well as the quality of the writers script. I for one love to hear the shock every single time it happens from people who genuinely don't see it coming (sometimes it even happens to me). The only thing that comes close to the flurry of water cooler talk at the end of a season or a characters life span is probably when someone suddenly leaves for another job. People can't help but talk about it. But it's usually only the good ones that go who get talked about. In life ...

For a lot of us our life is a series of motions that we follow through. A pattern that seems the most logical for whatever it is we're doing whether it's work or something more fun. Unsurprisingly businesses use this human trait in the systems that they create. To me this is what it feels like most television shows created by the numerous channels have become. By most I mean the shows that everyone has become accustomed to watching that follow the same pattern that they know works. The sit-coms, the historical re-enactments, the hospital dramas, and even the hero drama now that they've figured out the formula. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, these shows are my bread and butter, they stop me from succomming to the boredom that so many people complain about. However the shows that are ...

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 ...