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Key BLACK HISTORY: Multi Media PLAYERS III

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on February 17, 2020 at 4:48 am
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Aaron McGruder

BLACK JESUS deserves a good word over Aaron McGruder’s reflective skill.
If you were a fan of The BOONDOCKS? Black Jesus yields the people something they can feel:

A wing & a prayer. But is the wing smoked or fried?
Be curious. It’s fun – not serious. Go ‘head, do stop by.

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Porsha, Kandi, Kenya, NeNe, Eva, and Cynthia

Real Housewives of ATLANA remind me to not ever settle in life.
Porsha, Kandi, Kenya and Eva make business & pleasure look tight.

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Marlo and Tanya

I love Cynthia Bailey’s full-bodied hues,
Marlo’s gall and NeNe’s boutique-boo.

 

Tanya is the coolest new cast member to be dug.
Bravo is serving melanin and BLACK HISTORY love.

You gotta’ support that.
Dimensional views of dimensional Blacks.

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IYANLA is Fixing Lives via broadcasts on Oprah.com.
Black life is dysfunctional and fixing it ain’t fun

but it is crucial.
Broken love proves to be futile.

Call on Iyanla or another counselor whose work parallel’s.
Be sure that they are in your best interest. Do vet them well.

Go ‘head, sit on the couch for a spell and wipe a little snot.
It’s better to do it with Iyanla than to loose your cool with SWAT.

A-Shemar-MooreHave you seen Shemar Moore in SWAT? Season 3 adds to his capacity tally.
Too bad he won’t be present in the  CRIMINAL MINDS finale.

Multi-Media PLAYERS make multiple multi media moves.
Give-it-up for the roster and continue to respect their grooves.

Me? I remain supportive, sending up several wingsprayers,
I’m Qui
Chronicling the legacy of

Key BLACK HISTORY: Multi Media PLAYERS.

Key BLACK HISTORY: Multi Media PLAYERS II

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on February 12, 2020 at 8:19 am

TUNE IN TONIGHT @ 8/7c

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Multi Media – when defined as an adjective (of art, education, etc.) refers to using more than one medium of expression or communication. “A multimedia art form”
As a noun the term is defined as the use of a variety of artistic or communicative media.

Which is the perfect description, (in some aspect) of every PLAYER that we highlight in this piece. What do yo know about:

The Pisces and chameleon JORDAN PEELE?
I first took notice of him during a show titled Key and Peele,
and then he busted the box offices with creative & reflective reel.

GET OUT and US are digital releases that I own.
Jordan Peele is a Multi Media Player and one who’s quite strong.

I’d like to get him on the phone and bring up Issa Rae;
talk about collaborating and then call Issa on three way.

ISSA RAE, Issa Rae. Girl what do you say?
You are no longer INSECURE in any way

and it’s a good look.
Ass is getting fat,” cause your content hooks.

I am paying attention, I am learning and I laugh.
I’ll see you at this weekend’s opening of:  THE PHOTOGRAPH.

Though tonight belongs to – la bella, AVA DUVERNAY 
as she broaches Day 2 of: CHERISH THE DAY.

It is Key that we continue to understand our BLACK HISTORY.
Ava takes on Black Love because it shouldn’t remain a mystery.
#Anthology

The view is kissing me. Let it kiss you back.
Today’s topic is historic on the legacy that is Black,

and not only that, but the production cast and crew is Full Gender Parody.
That means 50/50 on the sexes; an even-playing-field is always key.

I need you and you need me.
Give it up for Ava and opportunity.

The world is changing and we should all strive to be stronger and leaner.
The views are showing up more true, like those seen in GRASS IS GREENER.

Have you seen her? The documentary that claims —
there’s been a miscomprehension on the necessity of Mary Jane.

FAB5FREDDY is no newbie to Multi-Media; he’s long been a reel player.
So, when it came to documenting weed? Fab5 took the lead as ‘the slayer.’

Nothing wrong with it.
I’m sure he researched the foliage before he ‘hit it.’ 😛

Still, he did it! He brought the topic to the forefront.
The documentary is blunt and yields an intellectual punt:

You don’t have to be a smoker to be concerned
about the legacy of a whole race of people being burned.

So many African Americans are still currently serving jail time,
behind a blunt on a roach clip from cirque 1969…

Or something like that.
There’s a legacy rotation on the puff-puff pass

in my community.
Like Native Americans – weed invokes unity.

The law has decided to let it be.
America’s GREEN LAWS are making history.

Let’s keep it up; lay good intentions like brick layers
and do it in plain site – like these Multi Media Players.

The children are watching us, so is the rest of the world.
I’m glad to be GENDER PARODY; highlighting boys and girls.

I’ve taken my cue from Ava and the rest,
I’m Qui
reflecting BLACK HISTORY – it’s me at my best.

Are you watching? Are you clocking?

Key BLACK HISTORY: Multi Media PLAYERS I

In Communication, education, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on February 8, 2020 at 1:57 am

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because being a Multi Media Player is so much fun. So, let’s start with:

ANGELA BASSETT
She knows only to smash it!
Have you ever seen a show with her in it
and she didn’t win it?

BEYONCE is always about an intentional slay.
Learn the rules, and get in Formation if you want to play!

SHONDA RHIMES is a series network Dime.
Holding audiences captive is her M.O. shine.

QUI is WHO keeps
the Griot beat
and yields sublime rhymes
that chronicle our times.

OPRAH enhances the view inside of our homes
via the many positive morale shows on OWN.

She mastered adolescent success and transcended it to grown.
Kicking it with JADA PINKETT-SMITH is to listen strong.

She’s got a Podcast Show titled RED TABLE TALK.
She is a woman of will and she walks the walk.

Introducing Ms. SYLEENA JOHNSON – to those who don’t already know.
She’s new to me via  TV ONE’s SISTER CIRCLE show.

She is one of four hosts. Please tell me that you’ve seen it?
Once I tuned in, I realized just how much I mean it…

to support them.
Their union of love needs no alteration or hem.

On a recent episode I became a Syleena fan –
when I heard her new joint titled, WOMAN:

These are just a few skill capacity slayers
that I’m proud to list as Multi Media Players.

What about you?
What’s that thing that you do –
that you are into?

It’s because of you that each player get’s any play.
Big THANKS to you and your consumer ways.

Black History wouldn’t be the same without you,
I’m Qui
grateful and humble. This bow is for you.

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A Hand and A Stand

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, News, TV Shows on February 5, 2020 at 5:45 am

The title crossed my mind last night. A Hand and A Stand should not to be confused with “a handstand.” I was happy to tune in to the State of The Union address. It was interesting and reminded me of

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A new teacher tries to make use of her psychology courses. The first day of class, she starts by saying, “Everyone who thinks they’re stupid, please stand up.”

After a few seconds Little Johnny stands up. The teacher asks, “Do you think that you’re stupid, Johnny?” “No ma’am,” he replied. “But I hate to see you standing there all by yourself.”

There was quite a bit of standing at the #SOTU.
Republican should have worn house shoes —

the way that they were up-and-down in their seats so often.
If this were routine exercise, less butts would be softened.

Congress is full of spineless and mushy butts.
So, I know last night’s glute work drove them nuts.

Butt — it was fun to watch.
Every two lines, they would stand on-the-clock.

The American People are watching, as well as our global neighbors and kin.
I’m not the only one who was entertained by the constant and pointless standin.’

skating-elephantThe #SOTU was entertaining but nothing to leave you “in the know.”
Though it picked up significantly when it turned into a game show.

Remember all of the guests who were surprised that they had to act
like the Pres was surprising them after the dated fact?

Not one guest looked surprised – still it was good to know
that folks are compliant and came out to the show.

Though the state of our union, we still do not know.
I think that part of the speech hit the cutting room flo.’

Then again, truth be told, I know exactly how we’re doin,’.
If Congress reflected the people, there’d have been a lot of boo’in

in the esteemed gallery last night.
Civility is necessary; it was proper to oblige.

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At least the Democrats didn’t act-out like Joe Wilson.

Regardless of party – we are all family and we need to respect
each other/one another and slack-not on the “check.”

If your brother is wrong, it’s okay to hold his hand
and remind him of what’s right. No applaud – no stand.

The children are watching. So what does it mean, man?
Be a role model for the kids; tomorrow they’ll run the land

and not appreciate you, boo. Congress: bless your souls.
Many of you will be seeking re-election at the polls.

Mm-hm. Your way of business is getting old. I think it’s time to dip, man!
I’m Qui
On my way to the gym, I’m working on my handstand.

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Feeling POWER

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on February 3, 2020 at 6:43 am

I’ve got a feeling that today is going to be tops!
I also enjoyed Cedric The Entertainer on POWER as Pops.

Well, I didn’t expect to blurt it out like that,
but once I caught up on POWER I was lain flat

as to #WhoShotGhost.
My mind has been worked to and fro

until we came to the end of episode 14
where Jamie’s nightmare seems to be shaping-up as Tariq’s dream.

Did you feel something in the pit of your gut
saying, “My God, do you hate yourself that much?

That’s a question for Tariq and those who agree
that his anger should billow and rage like the sea.

But to what end?
Ghosts DNA resides within.

So will Tariq hate himself too?
If he is the reaper – heartbreak is TRUTH.

At current we don’t know much, but we do know fate —
and it is rising up via the storyline of Congressman Tate.

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Sandwiched between Lorenz and Lahmard is the way to go,

says the femme viewer with the giving smile.
There’s no sleep on the last leg of the POWER mile.

You know, I hate to see it go.
I kind of wish it was like that FRIENDS show.

Remember how long they went on?
I believe it closed when their grandkids were grown.

Oh, I’m kidding.
But when the getting is good – we keep giving.

Did you feel that Tommy made the right move?
I think he saw the killer before cutting a new groove

in his inherited purple muscle machine.
Ghost left it for Tommy to exit the scene.

Stage right.
Episode 14 was alright.

I’m a girl of numbers; I’m a girl about letters and scenes.
To know me well, I like increments of 5; esp. the number 15.

The last episode of POWER is slated to air on Feb. 9th; next week.
I’m sad to see it end with all of my friends – this series is an emotional beast.

A common and dysfunctional release was emitted at every broadcast.
Still the people connected to it and 6 seasons went fast.

The good news is that each cast member is free now to commit to other projects.
I first knew of Omari Hardwick as Shavoo on a Comedy/Drama set.

Good times. I shant forget:

and

There’s power in not being typecast for too long.
Omari H. is easy on the eyes and his diversity is strong.

Make me laugh. Make me cry. Invoke me to feel fresh and sour?
Well that is indeed the science of cinematic power

and STARZ has the gauntlet, but not for much longer,
I’m Qui
Good morning Day 1. I reserve the write to compose stronger.

PS –  I just want to include a shout out to the lead actor on GOD FRIENDED ME.
He played Cedric’s son last night; a friend to crime until it became his enemy.

Attuned

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on January 31, 2020 at 1:35 am

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One thing that I am not into is fear.
God is real and I hold His word dear.

So, while the impeachment show dominated all screens –
I kept my mind focused on the one true King.

I did. I really did.
And the view of satellite news hit the bin.

Shame so deep; senators whose faces should be hid.
I will study them not. “A better life,” is my bid.

Honey child/beloved kid: please don’t get caught up
in between the clutches of folks kissing other folks butt’s.

No balls and all nuts. I have been keeping tabs
on the game of “hockey with our democracy” and the constitutional jabs.

Republicans, dear Republicans what do you stand to win
by supporting ‘no support for yourself’ and an admin that isn’t your friend?

Most of its roster ends up behind bars.
That type of cameo paints no one a star.
Oh no, child. Not by far.

Take a deep breath and think about your life.
Are you refreshed or stressed when you open your eyes

in the morning? To be alive is a blessing
please don’t spend it “status-quo” stressing.

Time is non-refundable and no one knows when they will die.
One thing I don’t do is wait; I stay in search of my best life.

I think about you and I and I’m inspired to write.
I turn the television off for more attuned insight.

So how’s it going with you? Are you feeling alright?
I’m finally turning-in
from last nights editing gig –
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I just didn’t want to turn-in before checking in with you
and say: “this week of impeach – I’m happy to bid adieu.”

As for our future and what it may hold —
I encourage us all to be vigilant and vote.

I enjoyed-not the senators show
and I am aware that we can change it with our vote.

So let’s do it; keeping this moment in mind.
Utilize your DVR and often rewind.

Reality was unkind. Please give all concerns to God. He rocks.
A man’s expand is limited to land and will always be in a box

if he intends to harm and/or oppress.
I’m always asking you to pray, now I’m asking you to not stress.

This moment is only a test.
Serious about your spirituality? Then be your best.

Energy is real.
Isolate it or become physically ill.

Consider using this weekend to disconnect and unplug,
surround yourself with good people and give them a hug.

When you kneel to pray, ask God to fill-up your cup
with the fruits of the spirit and a double-dose of love.

Don’t forget to request of God in all of His givin’
that He bless you and I with an abundance of wisdom.

You deserve it. I believe that I do, too.
I’m Qui
Have a fantastic weekend and don’t forget that I love you.

Control the narrative of this story by taking daily notes
and paint a clear picture when next you go to the poll.

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Wine, Wings, and Scripts. OH MY!

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel, TV Shows on December 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm
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Toasting to diverse scripts.

Last night, last night was about scripted writes.
We gathered before the sky took moonlight.

We sipped and drank, and shots were called.
Literally celebrating the leave of ol’ Fall.

We did so with open hearts and minds
we mingled over the new scripted finds.

Then we read…
with the drink about our heads.

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Yeah, we had the CAJUN WINGS, too.

Sober? We were and all feeling well.
T’is was the perfect setting for a SCRIPT READING spell.

The readers in tow represented Millennials and Generation Z.
Then there were the older kids; kids who graduated with me.

Okay, to be honest when I’ve the opportunity to hang w/younger folk, I’m pretty glad.
It’s good to feel youth extended — and not play the role of ‘the mom or dad.’
Yes! A good time was definitely had.

We read 2 short films – all original content.
We did so expeditiously; only 90-minutes were spent

breathing life into the formatted short scripts.
The guest comments are vital; I put them on my hip.

Something like a gun holster would adequately hold.
The minds of the future are todays think-tank gold.

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FRESH Eyes, Ears, Thoughts and Concepts matter in my SCRIPTS

The MOST VALUABLE PRODUCER flew in from LA
to host in the space and take her aristocratic place

as “The Hostess with The Mostest;” deep charm was on display.
The Producer is TWERKITA – from Dallas, Phoenix, and LA.

The script reading party that went forth last night,
was full of high spirits, wet-spirits, all-smiles and no fight.

The party wrapped before 10 but we still had a little gin
and wine left over to sip.
We partied until Uber came, we grabbed our things and we dipped.

A night downtown was owned by a party of social-minded script readers
whose opinions weigh heavy me. I’m the receptive writer; I’m eager.

I’ve got re-writes to do today. Today is the Sabbath, so ‘good Lordy,’
I’m Qui
Recovering with thee from last night dope SCRIPT READING PARTY.

It went hard and no one was over the age of 40…
(beyond me) 😛

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BATWOMAN is THAT WOMAN

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, TV Shows, Video on December 14, 2019 at 1:03 pm

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CW is the place that I suggest you to be
to witness the clarification of our past and upcoming legacy.

Ooo wee, I can see the good of the creative writers hand.
If we are to make music as a people, we all need a chair in the band.

BLACK LIGHTNING is pretty awesome; a totally fictional world.
Black Lightning has two children; both SUPER HERO GIRLS.

I give that script three snaps and a revolutionary twirl.
Where do you go when life throws you a whoa? You turn to your Moms or a girl.

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Am I right?
CW has foundational insight

and I like the way that they write.
Yielding the viewer throwback & future sight.

I do like. Heck, I’m playing it shy — I do love.
BATWOMAN is  THAT WOMAN. She deserves a hug.

The conception is real. The dialogue: layered & thick.
MARVEL yields us the skinny; deck-stacking is DC COMICS.

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CW is not afraid of –ish and I love their spotlight walk.
I support it so much that I binged it up to birth this Griot talk.

CW; See-Double-You. You’re yielding your audiences twice as much.
Tough storylines, diverse cast finds… you deserve double-the-love.

BATWOMAN. Let’s talk about her – she’s no bat nor cat.
But she is the who shows up on the scene to bid ill-posers a whack.

Though the script is not simple and the familial-issues are stacked.
If you’re looking for a mere “good time,” – you can also find that.

But whilst you watch on DC’s clock
dialogue clears the fog and backstory rocks.

It’s like LAYS – if you try one episode, it’s likely that you won’t be able to stop,
I’m Qui
and today BATWOMAN is THAT Woman. I’m binge watching CW’s creative dock.

and it don’t stop…

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LIVE – New Content Creation

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, TV Shows, Video on November 11, 2019 at 7:04 am

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Those who blur their work and their play are indeed considered living masters.
Have you been watching CBS’s new series spelled LIVE – but pronounced backwards?

Did you ever see the 1985 film FRIGHT NIGHT? Do you remember the little side-kick weasel
who ran along-side the good-looking vampire? His character name was Ed “Evil.”

CBS’s new hit series starring Mike Colter, former actor of LUKE CAGE fun –
Is now administering to humanities fester; praying against “Society Becoming Numb.”

I recently found the series and its already 6 episode’s in.
I’ve quickly caught up to current broadcast; for I’m a DVR kin.

The matter therein broaches the topic of sin.
The content therein is an EXORCIST‘s friend.

It’s truly good stuff; it’s not a comedy but a discerning drama.
It won’t scare you to hell, but it may invoke you to call your Moma,

if you were raised like myself; I was raised in the church.
Differentiating spiritual from physical – the distinction never hurt.

It’s GOOD LIFE STUFF that you may need to know.
Give it a looks’y; comprehend it and grow.

Another breakout series on-the-rise is a distant relative to CBS’ show:
“HIS DARK MATERIALS” is the tale-title of a new fiction on HBO.

It stars a couple of young protagonists
who surely have NARNIA on their speed dial list. ‘

Have you seen it? It’s a tall glass of water to quench thirst
of anyone like me (and perhaps thee) who likes fictional firsts.

Theres an alethiometer on this show.
Introduce me to a new word — and there I go!

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It’s a device used to LEARN THE TRUTH.
Fictional word says it’s Lyra’s… I say it’s my Aunt Ruth’s.

Do you remember my Aunt Ruth? She’s the fine one; quick-to-relate and hug ya.
She’s also the one who lived life in the bold; she’d no qualms with saying “fuck ya,”

if the truth was not in your voiced rendition.
Mike Acosta lacks the tool, but he has his “visions.”

Both EVIL and HIS DARK MATERIALS are new and budding shows.
Both have great content, tho, by their names you wouldn’t know.

I really can’t say why the title packaging is so obviously dark.
I suppose its the perfect cover to parallel the in-obvious stark.

I’m clearly into character composition; I’m also about non-obvious titles,
I’m Qui
Up early at this start of this week, because I dig avid watchers and show exciters.

WHO am I?
I’m WHO, the writer.

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The POWER of a Mid-Series Finale

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, TV Shows on November 6, 2019 at 9:35 am

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Gimme got his neck broke messin’ with his kinfolk” and now folks are looking like “Who shot John and why?”

Have you ever heard either of those sayings?
They’re what folks in my community would say post a hood slaying.

Your name doesn’t have to be Gimme or John,
for you to act a fool and in the end, “get done.”

Gimme got his neck broke and John got shot.
Then the midseason of POWER Ghosted a drop.

Did you see the midseason finale?
There may be spoilers in this tally.

Let me start by saying that I have been pained every since this season began
knowing that I don’t have unlimited seasons with my scripted friends.

With a melancholy brow I buckled in at POWER’s begin
and invited the reality of ghosted karma to come in.

Walls closed in on Jamie St. Patrick from this season’s 1st Hour 
and the midseason finale was so fresh – that months later, it wont sour.

Tariq and his mother Tasha became a team – moving weight
out of her newly licensed and functioning day care space.

Yes child. You read that correctly.
Desperation so loud, each episode was deafening.

I remained tuned in and my tummy was consistently gripped
as Tommy grappled with heartbreak and put Ghost on his hit list.

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Oh yes, and Tommy. Let me bring you up to speed.
Someone in his circle killed LaKeisha; a small circle of 3.

The circle consists of Tariq, Tasha and he.
Tommy is sure Ghost did it, but naw Keisha was smoked by a T.

Ha! Did you see that coming? Tasha paid Keisha an impromptu visit —
and assessed the luggage in her foyer to mean Keisha turned snitchett.

Keisha pulled a gun on Tasha, as if to threaten her with croak,
but Tasha took the gun from Keisha and Keisha got smoked.

It was brutal, I was heart broken. In her new home LaKeisha got “got.”
Tasha put one in her core, but the fatal blow was a head-shot.

Tommy was the person who found her body; he and Cash had picked out a ring…
Tommy walked into the foyer of his home and there on the floor, bled out his dreams.

Thus, his current mood towards Ghost; LaKeisha was his world.
Tommy thinks, surely this is Ghosts’ revenge, for killing his girl.

Angela Valdez showed up in the midseason finale, too, but gave us no hints
of how TRUTH would cash in on “the rent” — or how karma would be spent.

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‘Ghost is unstoppable. No one can get in his way,’
at the top of the latter, like Caesar, he met his slay.

E tu Brute? — Well Brutus wasn’t there.
The person who smoked Ghost, was a person who used to care.
At the tube I did stare.

I love the scripted characters therein; this show is an exciter.
The powerful display of character composition is appreciated by this writer.

Ghost is a fighter. I can not say what is up nor what is down.
I did see Ghost fall from a 2nd story landing, but not hit the ground.

Marketing for the upcoming series reminds me of that old DALLAS line,
folks are saying “WHO SHOT GHOST“, like he’s JR – and all will be fine.

I DVR’d it and I did rewind.
The hole in Ghost’s chest looks “fatal co-signed.”

The reality in the series ending is also a metaphor for many other things.
For instance, if you’re in the drug business: karma is a boomerang. Ding-ding!

Perhaps an unlawful business isn’t a longevity scene.
Kudos to the POWER series production; your creativity is mean.

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Talent yielded = Raw and clean.
Above and below the line: you all are beast.

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I look forward to your soon-enough return.
You’ve got folks out here talking about Ghosts’ burn.

A standing ovation to ya.’ Especially the way that you made us think this was the end,
only to close with a little note, that you’ll be back again.

Ahhhh. I do like the way that you do it,
I’m Qui
and no character is too righteous for you to say screw it.

The POWER of a Mid-Series Finale is quite the blow, yo!