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Serial Watcher

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking, Science, Uncategorized on March 15, 2021 at 9:15 am

There are a number of synapses going off in my brain right now. There are many things to do, and details to comprehend on the HOW.

This happens all of the time. No matter what I do in real life, I summarize in rhyme.

Good afternoon beloved. I chose to sleep in. The clock moved up a notch, tho no alarm is my routine friend.

I rise when the body is ready, which is usually in the am-hours that look like night. I would go to bed at an earlier hour but I’m scripting screen excites.

Art imitates Life in many byte forms… afterwards, I retreat to sweet dream and angelic charms. How are you doing this morning? What is pending in this day for thee? Me, I’m off to hike a few mountains, but thinking about tv.

Have you been watching any good television lately – Have you found any series surprisers? One right off the cuff for me, is CBS’ EQUALIZER.  Are you watching? Queen Latifah in hand-to-hand combat is show-stopping.

I like Robyn McCall’s agility in her “action scenes.” I understand what the writers are doing, but depth-of-story is missing something.

Queen Latifah is a guru when it comes to series betting. The Equalizer’s writing, (is less than the 80’s episode exciting), some situations – fans are not “getting.”

As in, the show plays out like the series from 1980‘s did, but the Queen is neither a male nor white, and single with a kid.

Interesting change. I enjoy the familial aunt-inclusive scenes —  but having Robyn ride through the hood with suggestions to be good is “not a thing.”

I cringe every time she bikes up on dark danger. But then again, the Queen is a beast; of an action series she’s a wrangler.

There are a couple of other series I’ve been checking out as well. If you have a moment or two, drop in for a spell:

There is “BETTER THAN US.” It’s a Russian born series divvying A.I. love. You’ll love the auto mechanics of the protagonist chick. Give Better Than Us a looks’y – it broadcasts on Netflix.

Also on the same streamer is a series starring a dude of deep melanin kin — his charms are no alarm and he’s a thief among like-gentlemen. If you don’t know who I’m hinting at, consider dropping in on “LUPIN.” If you think life goes in a straight line, prepare for an entertaining bend. Oui-oui, Lupin:

Last but not least, have you seen PARADISE PD? It’s a reality-parallel cartoon on Netflix tv. Oh my, those writers are a beast. They cram a lot of societal views inside of this dark comedy.

Genre Cart-Dramedy, (cart stands for cartoon). Though this kind of animation may not air before noon.

You know the kind. Watch it alone, before “family viewing time.” Not suitable for small farm animals and children is what you might find.

Wether you walk towards either of these series’ or run – I’m thinking  you’ll agree they are a lot of fun.

What else is there to do on a Monday?

I’m Qui

Analyzing what’s on network tv as well as Pay.

Pat & Turn’er have nothing on Paula Patton

In Communication, Griot, Movies, News, Video on December 28, 2018 at 2:22 am

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Talk about ‘walking a project through
Paula Patton is one of three Producers of TRAFFIK‘s truths.

Have you seen this relatively new 2018 film release?
I saw it on hump day and it is a beast!

It’s a Suspense/Horror piece based off of an ongoing, true scene.
It stars Paula and Omar Epps regarding a human trafficking ring.

Cali is the place where this story unfolded, resembling a romantic one,
but then certain hell rode in via Harleys & gin and killed all of the fun.

John and Brea were joined by Darrin and Mila for an impromptu date…
You’ve got to see what happened to Paula and the other three as the night grew late.

To add to my horror is the realization that this is happening in the United States.
Deon Taylor, the Writer/Director was inspired by headlines to create this screenplay.

traffik_paula-patton_omar-eppsDeon and his wife Roxanne are the other two producers of Traffik.
The film was budgeted at $4million and made $9Mil. That’s a reel hit!

Yes ma’am and yes sir! That is it!
Education and entertainment via a cinematic vent.

Please do not take my word for it – peep Paula’s Traffik
It’s riddled with edgy moments and eerie plot twists.

The title of this piece starts out introducing Pat & Turner.
If you aren’t familiar with the phrase, the aforementioned parallel will be a burner.

Pat & Turner are also known as your feet: ol’ right and ol’ left.
Paula did magnificent acting and producer-work on this tale.

With the statistics of human trafficking, I was impaled.
More than 60% are African American. We’re still for sale?

What the hell and why? If you’re stunned, then you are just like me.
Though the film laid out quite simply that it’s a million dollar industry.

This film kind of reminds me of GET OUT in the way that I was hanging on the edge – and for so long.
I recommend that you see Traffik with family and friends; its message and view is quite strong.

Pat & Turner are known for taking you from point A to point B
and Paula Patton not only walked this project through but she even acted in the piece.

Allow me to enjoy this sweet release. John Singleton and Ice Cube do it all of the time.
I just love when I get the opportunity to write about women of the same stock who are on their grind.

Women like Oprah and Queen Latifah, like Jada Pinkett-Smith and Vivica Fox.
That’s right! I’m doling out specific mentions because Black Girls Rock!

We can Write/Produce/Direct/Act, Pop & Lock! Now you know,
I’m Qui
Patting Turn’er and hoping you don’t overlook this film as a burner. Traffik is a dual show.

Entertaining + Educational

The most efficient way to go.

Out of the darkness

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on September 7, 2015 at 5:58 am

Queen-Latifah…and into the light,
it appears QUEEN LATIFAH has been out of sight

but that’s how things look when you’re film producing –
you spend a lot of time behind the scenes leverage juicing.

So last week I wrote a little piece on that grunting Master P
just to log onto Facebook and find him posting about the Queen.

She has signed onto another reel deal and soon she’ll be in front of the cam
playing the role of young Master P’s mother in an upcoming film: The Ice Cream Man.

Remember that jam? I just linked it – here, last week.
Though today is about Queen Latifah and her journey of many peaks.

She’s always been a bit classy and not to be associated with the messy.
The Queen showed up and rocked the scene via reviews on the show BESSIE:

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I hear she went all out. I hear the production went hard.
I heard the choice critics loved it & it’s been nominated for awards:

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Well good Lord, that’s why we haven’t heard from the Queen – she’s about her larkness.
She’s so busy singing and acting it only appeared she was consumed by the darkness,

the fade-to-black scene that a lot of black actors vanish into.
I’m excited to report Queen Latifah did not resort and keeps a project or two.

If you’re like me and you miss the Queen Latifah show
take comfort in knowing she’s not in the dark – yo!

She’s all up in the light, on her mark and ready for the next scene,
I’m Qui
lighting up the dark with productive sparks and this one’s about the Queen.

All hail her bright and universal appeal
on music, tv series, show hosting and film.
Queen Latifah’s the real deal.

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TBS-talent-house-of-payneSome just talk whilst others are ‘doing the damn thang,’
He’s all work and no chat —  he’s Mr. ALLEN PAYNE.

Tyler has claimed Allens talent and the two are actively engaged in a successful series flirt.
The HOUSE OF PAYNE lives in the TBS lane – it is classic Perry work.

Looking at Allen has never hurt.  My eyes are happy to see him when he works.
He’s been acting since the 80’s and dazzling the ladies; he’s quite the visual flirt.

His resume has been the -ish since 1989.
He has aged very little and my God he’s fine.

Did I already mention that? Pardon my stutter,
but anytime he’s on the scene, I’m glad to see this brother.

I love his network loyalty, but of diversity I am inclined to pull.
Besides I’d love to see Allen Payne on the set of Shonda Rhime’s SCANDAL.

I bet he’d be good. I remember his performance in New Jack City.
The people demand to see you more – Mr.Payne please take  pity.

Allen is anything but lost in the darkness, perhaps multiple roles are not his plight.
I’m Qui
just asking the good-looking he, if his future plans include more diverse script writes?

I’m obviously inquiring because I think his craft is out of sight
and, well… like I said, he’s so darn easy on the eyes.

Anywho, I figured if I spent the day on topic Out of the darkness,
it would be good to add this brother to the 411 list.