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Blinds wide open: Black Reality Shows

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, TV Shows on June 19, 2015 at 3:49 am

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Wether you like it or not, your “family laundry” is on the line
being aired via satellite/cable, network TV and even the Vine.

Cutting UP in the ATLReal Housewives of Atlanta, and Kandi’s Ski Trip
precursor Love & Hip Hop ATL and Married to Medicine‘s schtick.

All of the aforementioned shows are channeled through my DirecTV.
I DVR them all — because they each mirror a little bit of me.

Ooo wee the view can be dirty y’all — yet entertaining, all the same.
Tv reality is a pal to me and the women sport the most amazing mane.

The main thing that gets me is how with ease black folk are airing out their laundry.
Mom always said, “keep that in the house,”; the opportunity $$ to air out – presents quandry. 🙂

But the fact that these folks are doing it and that I relate and am entertained,
kind of makes me happy that they have chosen to do the dang thang.

To bare the truth in vain. I say vain, because paydays do follow.
You act an ass for a little cash — a hundred thou ain’t hard to swallow.

I look forward to the next broadcast of each one listed.
My DVR has my back just in case my schedule causes me to miss it. 🙂

I’m loving the diversity pouring through my TV.
It reminds me there are other brown skinned go-getters out there like me.

They’re giving it up for what they want, even it it includes
airing dirty laundry and even yielding another ‘the blues.’

I’m hardly a ‘blues yeilder,’ especially not on a global scale.
I try to contain myself to ‘in-house’ — just not into ‘broadcasting my hell.’

screenplayBut I am into scripting it – the familial hell that doth cross my mind.
I’m into the scripts of Empire and Power. There’s gold in them there finds!

Have you been watching?
I had to order STARZ to continue show clocking

Power.
Fresh content with no sour.

It’s a pretty attention grabbing hour and I’m watching.
Mundane broadcasting is what the melanin revolution is blocking.

I like it and for the next broadcasts – I am excited,
I’m Qui
Inspired to continue cultivating my own — I can’t help but write it.

PS. There’s one other show that I find to be “the sweetest scripted bombs!”
Believe it or not, it comes on nick and it’s called Instant Mom.
Have you seen it? It’s a family hit!
The reflections of a new bride with instant kids.
They came along with her new spouse…
it’s what family is all about.

XO!!

Humping Good Fashion

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on January 13, 2016 at 7:30 am

a-lion-is-like-a-LyonThere are a number of fashionable women that showcase on my 55″ flat screen weekly that I love. There’s Olivia Pope, Annalise Keating, the women on RHOA: Phaedra, Porsha and Kenya to name a few, and of course we can’t forget that diva at the top of EMPIRE. My goodness — I’m surrounded and because I’m a workaholic I rely heavily on my DVR to hold the 411 until I can dedicate an entire day to going through 3-4 episodes at a time to peep garment styles. It’s a necessary.

So let’s review a pic or two where hair, make-up and wardrobe all came through. Ooo! Nothings excites me more than:

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Besides being an attorney and a funeral home owner Phaedra Parks is “hair and makeup.” I don’t care what this woman is wearing her hair and makeup is always on fleek. Eyebrows, lips and her fabulous eyeshadow color blending is always stunning. Watching Phaedra give me face makes me miss Married to Medicine’s: Quad Lunceford.  I can’t wait for the new season to fire up.
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RHOA Kenya

.The USA twirls every time Kenya Moore is doing her thing. Have you ever seen a woman so flawless in action? If you haven’t check her out on BRAVO: Real Housewives of Atlanta every Sunday at 8/7c. I’ll never forget how flawless she looked when she took that lick from Porsha during a reunion episode. She recovered like a true diva with a mouthful of damnation — that played out royally for Porsha at the start of the following season. Kenya is the real deal. I like everything about her. As for those who feel otherwise — they will just have to get over it. I have a feeling she’s on display for the long run.

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RHOA_PorshaWhat can I say about this lady? She’s just so darn pretty. Porsha is a member of the RICKY SMILEY MORNING SHOW in addition to being a fashionable, eye candy cast member on the RHOA. From head to toe, this lady knows how to work it! Check out her INSTAGRAM view too: OooLaLa! Porsha lends fashionable insight every time the camera is pointed her way. THANKS Porsha! #ShineON.

 

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.Life is a SCANDAL and you very well know it, but good God I love the way ABC’s Olivia Pope shows it! I can never miss an episode of ‘a day in the life of Olivia Pope.’ The writers, hair, make-up and wardrobe designers are spot on – episodically. And while different retail outlets claim to have an Olivia Pope fashion line,” unless I hear it from the lips of ABC’s Scandal Wardrobe Director that this is her choice, I’m not buying it. Recreating a similar line at an affordable price is a nice try, however, Olivia’s look cut’s no corners and is not cheap. Let the spending scandal begin. #CopTheLook

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htgwm_annalisekeatingHow to get away with staying on top of the fashion chain is much tougher than learning HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. Yeah? Sometimes it feels like it may be, but Annalise Keating seems to have no problem staying on top of the a.m. fashion conquer regardless of what mayhem the midnight hour throws her way. Fashion, make-up, stunning shoes and the right wig is crucial. Annalise knows how to “put it on” and get away with it. I like that.

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But wait! Don’t nobody move until Cookie comes in!!
Those shoes, that bag, that hat — that grin.

Whenever I feel edgy and want to start a fire,
I channel the fashions of that Diva Cookie, from EMPIRE!

Bossy & Bad — her attire fits the bill.
I resort to Cookies wardrobe for any battle that may be uphill.
Never thwarting the hat or the heels.

Humping Good Fashion is for real.
If you can’t own the streets — you know the deal:
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Today is Wednesday and I’m Humping GOOD FASHION.
A guide to what’s right is all I’ve been asking.

I still cop the magazines in the checkout line,
however the RHOA girls make it all come alive.

I DVR a few shows and suddenly my fashion thrives.
Using fashion as revenge is enough to make a girl cry.

I love it. Clean shoes and a nice hat always compliments sweet,
I’m Qui
Visiting the MAC counter for the flawless face of me.

Clothes works wonders,
but the right face brings all the thunder.
#AddItUp
#SoSharpYouCut

Odd Couple of shows – that I’m digging

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on April 27, 2015 at 10:08 am

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I’ve been watching a lot of shows, but not necessarily at their scheduled times.
I’ve been getting-it-all-in via my DVR rewind.

I caught up on quite a bit this weekend — there was no serial room for dull;
I sat down and wore ‘the homebody crown’ starting with THE ORIGINALS.

I was about 3 episodes behind, though at the moment I’m all caught up
I was shocked to see the rivalry of 3 against Klaus up-in-the-cut.

Alas the Mickaelson click quietens the ruff blooded mutt.
They daggered o’ Klaus, then watched him quicken-up.

The scene was rough, especially considering
Klaus didn’t kill Aiden; he’s been “defense pandering.”

Meaning when others came running, gunning for the ruff,
He accepted the charge — throwing caution to wind and Dahlia.

He knew he had killed no one, and sensed an evil connect –
so to protect his family, Klaus stuck out his neck.

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But he did not confess to anyone except Camille, his (bar) home girl
shortly before his kinfolk surrounded him and took him from this world.

It was starting to feel like SCANDAL‘s “Command” was on the scene.
Command is Olivia Pope’s father — Command can be ruthless and mean.

On the last episode the writers put ‘the fear of the unknown’ in our mouths
as we watched Olivia’s click go down, one-by-one as if being picked out.

A good dose of un-clout revealed that Olivia’s father owns this fight
but was unable to execute the fatal root for Jakes life.

In fact, while Olivia was loving on (what she thought was) a random bar muscle
she was indeed knocking boots with her daddy’s henchman — Russell.

Yes! The sexy black man, we’d known as Russell who was creeping in Olivia’s bed
At the conclusion of the last episode was lying on his back with a gun to his head.

Do what?!?
Child hush.

Liv was holding the gun – an automatic glock,
she was pointing it at his head, but was the hammer clocked?

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We don’t know.
The gun to Russell’s head – ended the show.

So off I go
to another show
That is reflective of today in its reeled time –
who could refuse not relating to the views that are played out on AMERICAN CRIME?

The writers of this show are into dropping bags full of dimes
As it pertains to”domestic insight” — kind of like my griot rhymes.

However this time after my DVR shined off 3 episodes from the digital books
I was forced to see that prejudice is a crime that is accepted and overlooked.

The reflection that we are getting from this show, story-after-story
is that everyone who is offended leans back on “the blame game” glory.

Matt was a 20-something year old vet
who served our country and retreated to sell meth.

He duly married the county’s crowned “Ms. Modesto,”
and in addition to selling drugs he rented out a [betrothed] hoe.

Ohhh and Uh-oh.

You didn’t know? Well I just told ya.
American Crime reflects the grime
in the lining that did mold ya!

Matt’s Mom is beside herself and content with laying the blame on any other
As long as we can prove the suspects ethnicity is from a minority mother.

Matt’s mother doesn’t care if the killer is latino or black – it really doesn’t matter
as long as it draws media headlines that injects her lop sided banter.

A real offended ranter, Matt’s mom doesn’t want to come to terms or admit
that the trouble her son was in, may have been behind his own ‘bit.’

I understand the plight of the mom, but wrong is wrong.
When you find out the crime is yours – don’t sing that victim song.

Entitlement runs rampart in this script and is subject to impale
anyone who sides too soon, in an effort avoid a personal fail.

The throws of creating this script must be hell – as it closely parallels real life.
I am thrown with every minute shown; American Crime reflects that trife.

Are you watching yourself? Are you watching the crib?
Are you drooling at the mouth? Do you need a bib?

I’ll get that for you — and off I go
to another show; this DVR is pulling me to and fro

exposing me to no shortage of conflicting banta’ —
with scarf in hand I am tuned-in to the REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA.

The broadcast season is over – still there’s enough left over confusion
that would preface the very reason this show needs an off-season reunion.

Part I. of this 3-part reunion started out on the stage
being hosted by Andy – he’s all of the “reel gossip” rage.

We flipped back and forth through past shows scratching up flakes
of controversy between the women during film and outtakes.

Porshe admitted to “sleeping with a married man” & the benefit of “the gift” reap
when she was out with Claudia and the girls in the Phillipines.

Kandy held up her own when Ne-Ne came at her with “I see you,”
Kandy replied, “We see each other” and that scene was through.

Cynthia looked pretty in part 1 and even though she didn’t say much,
I look forward to part 2 of the reunion and Cynthia yielding a little more love.

She’s beautiful, but not heavy on throwing shade.
Should as much be said about Kenya? God forbade.

I am a fan of Kenya Moore. You don’t have to personally like her.
But she’ll always have a view as long as there’s someone to film and mic her.

She’s way more than a pretty face, a voluptuous pair of girls and a bouyant butt,
Kenya is beautiful, creative, smart, proactive, professional and rough…

when need be,
i.e, when facing Porsha or NeNe.
Ooo wee.

I love ’em all, I really do.
If you get a minute next Sunday – drop on through.
The ladies will be much thicker in reunion – in part deux.

This weekend I worked my way though my DVR list on the double
and ended up laughing at that that duo in THE ODD COUPLE.

Have you been watching Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon?
Clever situational writing is what keeps me grinnin.’

Who knew I’d dig The Odd Couple – it has invoked a thirst
that I knew nothing about during the run of its successful first.

The first Odd Couple television series remains yesterdays beloved hit,
when Jack Krugman portrayed Oscar and Tony Randall birthed Felix.

At the shows conclude I was two years shy of six: broadcast 1970-1975.
The Odd Couple is new to me today. I pray it well on its new thrive.

My DVR is alive and I am diverse in culture in its wake.
I’m Qui
The caught-up she, ready to take on this creative day.
Starting with a )))HUG(( a kiss and a “heyyy!
Have a fantastic, show-stopping day.