TV Review: The Gifted - Season 1

TV Review: The Gifted - Season 1

Taking place in the middle of the Fox X-Men universe, The Gifted is a 13 episode season that explores the adventures of a family as they are thrust into the battle between humans and mutant-kind.  When a brother and sister publicly display their mutant abilities by accident in high school they are immediately put on the run alongside their parents from the evil Sentinel Services, who are tasked to capture and contain dangerous mutants. The family eventually joins up with the Mutant Underground, a group of powerful mutants who are the fantasy version of the Underground Railroad from times of slavery in the United States.
 

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TV Review: Black Mirror - Season 4

TV Review: Black Mirror - Season 4

Imagine if the Twilight Zone and Google had a baby, well that would be Black Mirror, and the Netflix exclusive show is back for its fourth twisted season. Covering topics from a Star Trek parody to an episode that everyone is describing as just too much. Black Mirror is a show about blurring the lines of fear, anxiety, and technology into a modern freak out.

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TV Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Season 1

TV Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Season 1

Amazon Studios gave a two-season order for their period comedy show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel starring Rachel Brosnahan and created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and they shouldn't stop there. The show follows Midge Maisel as a 1950s Jewish Upper Westside in NYC housewife who through some tragic circumstances in her marriage finds herself single and back living with her parents with two young children.
 

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TV Review: She's Gotta Have It - Season 1

TV Review: She's Gotta Have It - Season 1

Spike Lee revisits his famous drama/comedy 1986 film, She's Gotta Have It, but this time as a TV series that is updated for a new era and available as a Netflix Original Series. The general story is the same, but with needed tweaks to bring the series on Black polyamory into 2017.
 

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TV Review: Insecure - Season 2

TV Review: Insecure - Season 2

On this episode of Coming Distractions, Terrence, T’ara, and Erica sit down to discuss the second season of HBO’s #Insecure starring #IssaRae. Partially based on Rae’s successful web series “Awkward Black Girl,” the show returns in its sophomore season with extended storylines, new characters, and hella drama. The show focuses on the Black female perspective in life, career, and dating in your late 20s. Social and racial issues of #Blackness are well explored in this contemporary setting.

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