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I’m Just A Bill and Papa Pope is Back: Scandal Episode 419 Recap

Shoutout to the Scandal team for the Schoolhouse Rock hat tip on the title of this episode: “I’m just a bill.” Check out my Vulture recap for the short! Wine and Read – Papa Pope is back and he’s sitting in Olivia’s crib drinking her good wine. She’s pissed because …

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First Gen Show is Singing My Life With Its Snark

We’re the experts of our experiences and the best storytellers of the lives we live. When we see our stories not being reflected, we should tell them. I was born and bred in Nigeria but I’ve been here since I was young. Being a first generation Nigerian-American is interesting because no …

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The Wars to Come: Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere Recap

Game of Thrones is back and as chill-deficient ever. The season 5 premiere episode let us know that there is no plan to slow down the chaos in Westeros. In fact, things are getting ultra real. Everybody is currently in the midst of disarray, and no one is on anything …

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I’m So Ready for Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere Tonight!

Tonight is the long-awaited premiere of season 5 of Game of Thrones and I AM SO READY!!! The folks of Westeros will be back with a vengeance and I’m ready to slide off my chair. I had to re-read my recap of the finale of season 4 of Game of …

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Top TV Theme Songs
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The 20 Greatest TV Show Theme Songs of All Time

I miss the times when TV show theme songs were big. Back when the opening credits was about laying the groundwork, giving you some context or just telling you the background story. We spent the first 1.5 minutes of each show just jamming, singing along and getting ready for our …

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Black Girls Rock 2015 Was Everything: Recap with (Mostly) Full Quotes

Black Girls Rock is awesome for the mere fact that it creates space for the celebration of Black womanhood, Black girlhood, Black femininity and Black girl magic. The organization (and show), created by Beverly Bond, takes time to honor us on a grand scale and that by itself is incredible. …

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Honor Thy Father: Scandal Episode 418 Recap

Let’s get into last night’s Scandal, folks! Team Takedown – David is still hellbent on pursuing B613 and Jake tells him that if they do, they’re all going to die. He wants State Farm to sign the document promising him immunity and he gets slammed on a table and told …

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Who Should They Cast in the Live Version of The Wiz on NBC?

NBC just announced that they will be bringing a live action version of The Wiz to TV screens near us on December 3. Then the show will be revived on Broadway in 2016 in partnership with Cirque du Soleil. YESSSSSS!!! This news made me hit a jig. The original film …

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Put A Ring On It: Scandal Episode 417 Recap

I’m tardy for the pordee posting this Scandal episode recap but better later than never, right? Also, you could have read my Vulture one by now. This episode was directed by the awesome Regina King. Let’s talk about it! Michael Mischief – The Gladiators are summoned in the middle of …

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Dear Nellie Andreeva and Deadline, About Your Piece on Too Much “Ethnic Casting” on TV

Yesterday, Deadline’s TV editor Nellie Andreeva posted a piece titled “Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings – About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?” This headline wasn’t click-bait because it captured exactly what the writer was trying to say: that TV is getting too Black and maybe it should …

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