Well, well, well…it would seem that even though Cookie is always the one to watch, there were some other big character moments that really brought the story to even a higher level. It’s no wonder that the show keeps growing its viewership every single week.
We’ve seen #BlackLivesMatter and now #MuslimLivesMatter, but there’s yet another hashtag bringing awareness to marginalized people who are constantly subjected to unwarranted violence, Native Americans. The hashtag #NativeLivesMatter brings to light the sheer volume of Native deaths at the hands of police that occurred last year and years prior.
It was pretty heartbreaking to wake up to the news that three Muslim students had been murdered in their apartment. Craig Stephen Hicks has been charged with the deaths of Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad and Mohammad’s sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. The police believe Hicks killed the students over a parking dispute, but obviously there’s more to the case, since Hicks is an atheist and the victims were Muslim. Police are now looking into whether the killings are hate crimes. The jury of public opinion state that it’s unequivocal that discrimination against Muslims was in play.
There’s just so much casting news that I’m going to do this really quick. Only one to two sentences for each item; you can read the rest at the links provided.
Two phrases stuck out to me while watching Fresh Off the Boat episode, “The Shunning”:
“Real life isn’t a rap video, Eddie.”-Emery
“I couldn’t just search ‘Asian Kids who like hip hop’!”-Eddie
Not to mention the vast amount of hip hop that makes up the show.
I’m recapping Fresh Off the Boat now! WHOO! Let’s get into it.
I’ve been seeing some worry about Sleepy Hollow, especially since the ratings ticked down to the lowest they’ve ever been.
The fear can be summed up in this tweet by Shadow and Act:
Last night’s “Sleepy Hollow” episode fell 14% from previous week to series low – double what it fell week before. Headed for cancellation?
— Shadow And Act (@shadowandact) February 10, 2015
Black or White is a film that’s hoping to give people new things to think about when it comes to dealing with race relations, especially those involving multiracial families. Kevin Costner believes heavily in the film, and it’s a lot of his stories about the journey it took to bring Black or White to the screen that has put Black or White on the tongues of everyone who follows filmmaking.
Joining in the storytelling is Mpho Koaho, one of the actors in the film. I was happy to speak with Koaho about his role in the film, his take on Hollywood’s resistance towards certain films, and what fans can expect from his role in the upcoming season of Falling Skies.
Black or White is currently playing in theaters. Falling Skies comes back to TNT this summer.
Do my eyes deceive me? Did we actually have an old-school episode of Sleepy Hollow?! This episode, “What Lies Beneath” was full of scary monsters and tons of teamwork with Abbie and Ichabod in the A-story, and even some heavy lifting by Jenny and Irving in the B-story! Even Thomas Jefferson’s presence (Steven Weber) didn’t bring down the episode for me. Let’s get into it.
It looks like I’m back to really hating Mary, but other than Mary’s story spinning its wheels—because just how uninteresting is it seeing a woman get her way with men all the time while railroading her unfortunate sister and Lady Fox?—some other stories are coming along rather nicely (if we’re grading on a curve).