Tonight’s episode of Sleepy Hollow, “Deliverance,” was a roller-coaster ride of an episode, for sure. I might be in the minority, but I actually liked this episode a whole lot. I don’t remember laughing that hard from characters’ facial expressions since the last minutes of “The Weeping Lady”!
The Examiner published this preview of “Deliverance,” and the mention of “Ichatrina” didn’t help the Ichabbie fans who seemed to have had a rough week, between the general concern of ratings, Katia Winter’s tweet, and other stuff.
Here are my two cents on what was discussed in the article, as well as some opinions on characterization.
I recap black-ish for Entertainment Weekly’s Community, and I thought it’d be neat to write a couple of reasons why I think everyone should be watching it. Here’s one reason why people should check it out.
The Goldbergs and Modern Family are two shows that showcase hilarious and entertaining families, but the last time I remember watching a sitcom specifically about a black family was in the late ’90s, with Moesha. Other shows like Sister, Sister, The Cosby Show, Family Matters, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Parent ‘Hood and several other shows about black families populated the airwaves in the ’80s and ’90s, but it would seem that after the year 2000, nearly all representation of black families ceased to exist. The service that these shows gave—taking the black experience out of the realm of stereotypes and humanizing it—was hampered.
Black-ish certainly is a throwback to a time when family sitcoms were popular, but it’s also a fantastic way to introduce viewers to certain aspects of the black experience, such as being the only black person in a mostly white office space or school setting (and how irritating that can be at times). It reminds us as viewers how we can learn more about society (and ourselves) from different representations of family in the media.
Read the rest at EW.com!
You might have celebrated Halloween with candy and costumes, but did you celebrate with horrible pranks like the Johnsons? This week on black-ish, Andre gets the shock of his life when his kids decide they don’t want to be a part of the pranking festivities anymore.
Here’s a snippet of my EW.com recap:
The oldest kids might have ruined the costume portion of the Johnson Halloween experience, but it’s the youngest ones who really drive the proverbial nail into the vampire coffin. Jack and Diane don’t want any Halloween candy after learning about diabetes in school. Neither of them want to lose their eyesight and feet to sugar! Dismayed and angry, Andre takes his frustrations out on the Halloween decorations he so lovingly filled his front yard with. Stapling an Air Dancer ghost in the head is probably one of the more macabre ways to say, “My family ruined Halloween.”
Want to know what else happens? Go to EW.com to find out!
Once again, there’s stuff that happened in this week’s episode of How to Get Away with Murder, “Smile or Go to Jail,” that I want to talk about more than the actual synopsis of the show. So I’ll knock it out in a couple of sentences, despite my love for Ana Ortiz.
This recap of How to Get Away with Murder is less of a recap of what happened and more of a recap of how confused I am and we’re only in the second episode. This is only the second episode, guys!
How to Get Away with Murder is my first foray into the world of Shonda Rhimes, and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with what I saw. The episode had many great moments (Alfie Enoch aka Dean Thomas from Harry Potter! Upended sexual tropes! Viola Davis!) and the twist at the end…well, I wasn’t expecting that.
Let’s have a slow clap for Ichabod finally waking up in “The Weeping Lady.” I thought I’d never see the day when Ichabod would finally wise up and realize that Katrina’s been stringing him along. What a relief.
So, I guess Ichabbie is canon now, right? What else as viewers are we to assume? It’s only a matter of time now.
Anyways, things happened in the episode, “Go Where I Send Thee,” other than tons of Ichabbie moments, moments that will be discussed later in this recap. Let’s quickly discuss said things.
Ichabod and Abbie have to stop Henry’s latest plan: releasing an evil coin that will turn whoever holds it against the individuals they have gripes with. The first victim, the woman who gave Abbie her first checking account at the bank (seemingly the same bank that held the Horseman’s head), apparently had issues with the bank despite her loyalty. Unfortunately, Reyes killed the woman right as Abbie was in the process of talking her down, leaving Abbie even more determined to stop the coin from getting in the wrong hands.