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Throwing Papayas at Tobias – BLACK LIGHTNING

In Book, Communication, Griot, News, TV Shows on March 6, 2019 at 2:03 pm

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Episode 11 took-out Reverend Pinky and Jade’s boyfriend, Khalil.
It had an emotional, roller coaster feel.

Episode 12 brought my girl Perenna (portrayed by Erika Alexander) back in.
Her metaphysics are strong like ethanol gin.

Hm. Let’s see… Where do I begin?

Thunder went into the trap and duly kicked the ass
of Black Bird & his crew – and then she took their cash.

For two reasons – if you’re inclined to ask:

1) for Black Bird putting his hands on his gal
2) to pay for Khalil’s funeral; because she’s a pal.

But stealing Black Bird’s money didn’t come without a price,
La Thunder chica almost lost her life.

Black Bird’s boys put it on her; they weren’t for that jive.
One of them mased her face and vulnerable became her life.

Though she healed up quickly and remains strong,
I’m digging her existence and hopes she goes long.

Dear Black Lightning:
Your new suit is exciting.

The series’ fresh content yields praise to the writers and to the producers.
Peep the above-the-line cast; magic is made by reel juicers.

At the conclusion of the episode we witnessed Khalil laid into the ground;
we also saw Tobias planning to live as Jade plans to take him down.

I wish I had a whole bag of rotten papayas,
I would throw them all at Black Lightning’s Tobias.

But when you really think about it, he is the sum of awesome character development.
I’m Qui
Digging Black Lightning TV; thus, it’s my pleasure to vent.

Way to nail a role Marvin “Krondon” Jones 3.
I enjoy your work on the BLACK LIGHTNING series.
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Oy PaperBoi

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on April 30, 2018 at 8:15 am

AtlantaGood morning o’ neighbor, dear WordPress kin,
I’m back on the subject of PaperBoi again.

I like him and his cousin Earnie, his friends Darius and Tracey too.
I’m into exploiting the schemes, their dreams and the things that they go through

because the episodes are packed with potential to teach someone a lesson.
The fact that PaperBoi didn’t die in episode 9 was a miraculous blessin.’

Did you see it?
The luck of PaperBoi; I wouldn’t want to be it.

I love the show and the cast of members
who pull me back into the south and its consequences…I remember.

Season 2, episode 8 of the ATLANTA series
PaperBoi went to get a pedicure and ended up in trees.

A forested scene showed up when he decided to walk home from the salon.
It was a half-thought-out idea because he needed to get his ‘clear mind‘ on.

In route, he ran into 3 dudes on a cruise who attempted to beat him black and blue.
It’s true and PaperBoi was solid on delivering those 1’s and 2’s.

Via his handy-work, a can of whip-ass was unleashed
and that’s what lead him to run through the trees.

After fighting off the 3 dudes including one firing a gun
an immediate run through the forest seemed to be safer fun

as well as a reasonably good effort to get away from them.
PaperBoi’s life is full of circumstantial hem.

With a shiner on his upper cheek and blood in his mouth
he was still his even-keeled self, with no time to wince or pout.

As he submerged himself into the forests’ fist
he met a homeless man who wasn’t sure if he’d let him live.

The homeless man had mental health issues and such,
it appeared he was in the thick creating deer guts.

Yes. He had a box-cutter and was suffering a mentally-ill head;
he was slicing deer at the bowels and the deer would drop dead.

Upon discovering PaperBoi in the woods, lip bleeding, and cheek cut –
the homeless man started to stalk PaperBoi – calling him “deer guts.”

The man was nuts. PaperBoi asked the homeless man to ‘please not follow!’,
the homeless man put the box-cutter to PB’s throat; making it hard to swallow.

It was some truly hairy stuff.
PaperBoi started to tear up – but he was not cut.

The homeless man didn’t relent but kept the box-cutter at his throat.
PaperBoi had just dodged a bullet in the street and this was like ‘whoa!’

So, he took a chance and fell backward – away from the blade at his throat.
Then he ran through the lush green as if he was a starved and grazing goat.

He did not eat the green, but he didn’t let the forest eat him either.
Had my dad’s life not been so comparably wild,  I’d call the writers outliers.

The show is crazy fantastic; though the stories still ring real.
I’ve got a thing for PaperBoi and Donald Glover’s ATLANTA appeal.

That was episode 8, don’t get me started on episode 9,
but PB, Darius, Earnie, and Tracy wandered across a culture line.

A frat pajama party that PaperBoi was due to perform
lead him to a frat house with a Confederate flag, major weed, and little alarm.

Did you happen to see the show?
It’s about trees, again – but the one folks blow.

Oy PaperBoi and cousin Earnie! It’s a pleasure for me to dig your style,
I’m Qui
Missing the south but no reason to pout, for your series, is relatively wild!

What the CANE – Queen Sugar

In Communication, Griot, TV Shows on July 21, 2017 at 6:16 am

Did you see the episode 6 of Queen Sugar a couple of days ago?
The family dinner that closed the show was pretty hard to throat.

Post their fathers headstone memorial everyone came back to the house,
They sat down at the table before the dine to commune for a while
and ooo child

let me tell you what went down then:
Aunt Vi and Hollywood witnessed frayed ends.

Ralph Angel (RA) is the youngest and only Bordelon male child
he found a letter addressed to him from their father after he died

Ernest Bordelon left the lot of his farm to his son Ralph Angel to passed down to Blue.

Initially he shared the letter with Aunt Vi
And her surmise: the letter could ruin their lives 

Because big sis Charlie has invested big dough – she’s the farms financial motor.
Their fathers last days were spent cleaning toilets, learned (middle sis), Nova.

Charlie was blindsided by all and asked the fam to ‘hold the phone,’
And clarified that the letter Ernest wrote gave the farm to RA, alone!?

RA said, “Yeah. Y’all can read it for yourself.
Both his sisters got up – but no for the mail


Nova and Charlie both started heading for the door.
I got the impression they were done with the “unity” score.

Aunt Vi, Hollywood and Darla sat at the table in silence…
I wasn’t talking either. I was busy writing this. 📝

What the Cane is going on with the fam?
The farm belongs to Ralph Angel. The ladies are like ‘damn.’
What now?

Episode 6 is titled: Line Of Our Elders and rightfully so.
We are passed down and inherit our ancestors beloved whoas.

The content of this series is sweet, sticky and thick.
I’m Qui
A candy lover though eating too much Cane can make you sick.

The family vibe
is mud and Ernests’ letter is the stick.

Going UNDERGROUND

In Communication, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on March 14, 2017 at 7:29 am

bokeem-woodbine-undergroundI’m going UNDERGROUND again. Are you coming with?
Bokeem Woodbine has joined the awesome casting list.

Season 2 has insight and good music comes with —
I believe I heard a little Beyoncé and Lamar, Kendrick.

The underscore is deep and references are thick
UNDERGROUND brandishes history and that “slave trade” shick.

I’m down with it – Season 2.
I’m trying to see what Noah ‘nem ‘gone do.

I see that Rosalee‘s mom, Ernestine (house slave queen) is in a reality bind.
Post her fling with the late master she left him hanging from the porch by a vine.

His demise split up the plantation and she lost her “golden ticket” lover.
Now she’s on another slave plantation shacking with a field brother.

Noah is in ‘fate limbo’ and Rosalee is on his heels.
She’s down to free her man; resistant blood will spill.

Talk about a woman that’s down to “ride or die…”
This series would get Harriet Tubman high.

rosalee-noah-undergroundSpeaking of “getting high,” Ernestine is doing it.
A handkerchief to the nose… Ernestine isn’t new to this.

Whatever she’s inhaling in the hankie yields a mind-altering haze.
It allows Ernestine to carry on in the lows that are the life of a slave.

Sad stuff.
America’s History is rough.

However, last season when she was living high on the hill
She offed Pearlie Mae. She delivered ‘the kill.’

Any thrill was short lived and death is nothing at which to squawk
On his wedding day, on the courthouse steps death took John Hawkes.

Now I feel like Esther Rolle, I’m saying “damn, damn, damn!”
We needed him and his protections – human decency is on the lam.

Hot damn! This plants a big arse stick deep in the mud
And retrieving a win with Noah, looks like a distant thud.

By the end of Episode one Rosalee was in progress to free him from a scheduled hang
When they were chased and had to face an even more hungrier gang…

They wanted Noah and while Rosalee and the crew fought –
It was John Hawkes CIVIL RIGHTS assistance that invoked his death be brought.

There was a single gunshot wound to his head as he did arrive
from the doors of the county courthouse with his new bride.

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Real stuff.
Our country’s mirrored history is tough.

However, this show is back in the chamber and Thursday nights are looking up.
I’m Qui
Going UNDERGROUND with thee. This production could use our supportive love.

STRAIN, Rinse and STRAIN again

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on August 17, 2015 at 10:21 am

fx-strainFX is nasty, but I keep on watching
and THE STRAIN is the series of late, that I’ve been clocking.

Some type of virus has taken ahold…
to deliver mankind to a vampiring soul.

This seasons virus has evolved along with the writers hand.
It’s not seamless, but this direction is one that I creatively understand.

Last season on The Strain, bald vampires – via mouth, extended tracheas from their neck,
the tip of which injects poison and the life of the victim was immediately checked.
Zombie born; mortally wrecked.

This season reveals mutation. The darn strain has evolved from the zombie walk
via younger victims – equipping them with speed and a side-crawl.

Vaun and his hoodied team of Ancients are all dead.
They were casualties of an ultraviolet laser bed.

There’s a new Ancient in town and he’s been in the council circle.
I can’t quote ‘what’ they discussed in particular because the elders just gurgle.

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Augustine Elizalde is played by Miguel Gomez

Government is vexed, scrambling to quarantine and find a mass cure.
Augustine is a natural warrior; of his survival, he is sure.

He’s taken on a lead role in maneuvering through the streets like a ghost.
It’s a darn shame what the strain has done to NY and the East Coast.

The writers have switched it up and Ephraim ‘done cut off all of his hair
and Prof. Abraham‘s background is getting more of the spotlights share.

Eldritch Palmer and Thomas Eichorst discuss the Master and his grand plans.
Palmer wants to talk to the Master personally but cock-blocking of Eichorst stands.

The evolution the their “Masters” plan is a real humanity intrusion.
Zack‘s biological mother is the zombie mom to the new bred vampire evolution.

Zack’s dad is Ephraim, the CDC doctor working to make things right,
ISO a resolution to seize the terrors that prey on their lives at night.

S2 – Episode 6 showed Dr. Nora in transit with Zack whilst the sky was dim
when his zombie strain-infected mom showed up with plans to retrieve him.

The name of this episode is appropriately titled: IDENTITY
and when it comes to cast members – this series has plenty.

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Both [Ancient] Vaun and [Human] Fitzwilliams have gotten GOT!

If you aren’t lost by now because in fact you are glued
let us talk a little bit about the lone black dude.

Reggie Fitzwilliam is historical in the Strains seams –
orignal script painted him white, casting agents yielded a black dream.

Fitzwilliam bore a knights sheen, but that was cut down and put in check
when in Episode 6, one of the new breeds bit him and Prof. Abraham took his neck.

Yep. It was brief, he was memorable and he is now a free agent; an opportunity batter.
Roger Cross fully transforms into Six on the SYFY series DARK MATTER.

Have you seen it? You should give it a try.
The script isn’t too dark, but it is worlds apart – still Roger Cross is nigh.
Oh my, Oh my…

Back to The Strain and the nastiness that it entails,
the Master shot his strained batter into the another human shell.

Down went the ogre monstrosity that roamed the gutter in hump back fashion,
he has assumed the body of that rock-n-roll fella resembling Marilyn Manson.

And he is new again – no more ancient, overgrown body,
still I’d be lying if I said his new look was closer to hottie.

No. Not at all.
However, now he is of average height and not so freakishly tall.
The character remains consistent with looking disgusting, y’all.

The evolution of this series is on the sprawl, so many new sucklings have taken root,
I’m Qui
Running down these shows with thee, The Strain wins “most interesting reboot.”

I know this choice of show is a tad bit sick, but you knew from the jump, “I was a SCI FI chick!”
XO!!

POWER Plays and Executions

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, TV Shows on August 13, 2015 at 7:10 am
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Kanan and his son, Shawn

Chess moves and POWER plays are made everyday in business and in life. There’s no better series reflecting those moves in script form, than made on the Starz series POWER. My goodness did you see Season 2 – the 8th episode? I hope that you have, because I’m serving up griot and since the episode is a few weeks old I’m yielding a broadcast of the show. Yo! Yo! Yo! Yo! How much can you take?

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I thought episode 7 was tough and then 8 came along
Kanan is still singing that same ol’ tired song.

He’s in to convince associate drug dealers that Ghost is all wrong.
Kanan wants details on Shawn breaching Tasha’s betrothed thong.

POWER has the most interesting ‘going on’s’ and I try not to miss too many.
Kanan possesses a soul from hell, and as far as “details” this episode [here] has plenty:

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Click the play button to enjoy Episode 8

Episode 9 revealed to us that:

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Tommy was in jail and up for bail
for being involved in that ‘money delivery hell.’

Lobos is in NY trying to moves dollars,
but Angie conducts a bust and it all goes to sour.

Tommy was in the hotel room when the bust went down.
Tommy was decked in orange and booked downtown.

Ghost and Ange’ were still hitting it; though Fed-wise she was getting greedy,
yielding to the embrace of Ghost…  the side piece was playing “the needy.”

The writers were pretty seedy in kicking out this script
and the fact that we lost Shawn was a dysfunctional and familial trip.

His father’s name is Kanan – and Kanan assumed biblical history at familiars table
when he killed his son, Shawn in cold blood – like Cain did his brother Able.

Kanan wasn’t even coked up – this guy is just bad blood.
He killed his son like he was doing nothing wrong – Kanan is a thug.

Give the writers a big ol’ hug! They squeezed the life out of this episode,
I’m Qui
Digging P — and anticipating the seasons finale to appeal like gold.

After all “to have us hooked and waiting” is the writers ultimate goal.
To Starz and Power Producers: You got the goods, I love it. Kudos!

Miz Qui on Ms. Quad

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on July 9, 2014 at 5:58 am

Oh good Lord! I love the show, “MARRIED TO MEDICINE.” Are you watching? This reality show stars 7 super fabulous black women:

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LR: Mariah, Lisa Nicole, Dr. Heavenly [DDS], Dr.Jackie [OB/GYN], Quad, Toya Dr. Simone [OB/GYN]

Yes. I love each and everyone of them, though I seem to relate to Quadria [of Memphis, TN] more. It’s not just because she’s of southern roots, as all of the women reside in Atlanta, GA, so the relative between Miz Qui and Ms. Quad will have to be chalked up (on-the-surface), to the equivalent of two women who run fabulous circles around the letter Q.


Do you know Quad
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Mrs. Quadria Webb-Lunceford

She is fiercer than fire, Reco has given her the nickname Ms. Funky Town, which is interesting in itself, since I am from the original Funky Town, aka Fort Worth, TX. Now I don’t know what Quad has done to earn herself the name Ms. Funky Town, but again, because I dig her up-front style, I will have to conclude that she is indeed a fair representative of the the nickname.

HISTORICAL 411: The up-front and in-your-face attitudes of the FORT WORTH townspeople was great for squashing funky attitudes that often rode through their town. If a stranger showed up with a “funky” attitude, it is said that the stranger would drop it quick because the townspeople of Fort Worth would happily ‘get with you’ on the issue. Now Quad is not from Fort Worth, but she’s only proven to be one that will “get with you” if you come at her side-ways. Ha! I like her style. She’s so #Couture.

Quad is the wife of a Psychiatrist, and is the newly wed in the group. However this firecracker is holding her own across the line and especially in the business category. Things will be getting prettying RUFF for Ms. Quad soon, though not to be confused with ROUGH, she has officially launched her PERFECT PUP COUTURE line for our beloved furry babies and the line up is #CanineChique.

The Married to Medicine Season 2 Finale went out with a bang and a bark – it ended with a fashion show for Quads pup couture line. In fact, my Tanner was eyeballing a few of the pieces for himself. Surely such style is befitting for the pup of a filmmaker. It is quite obvious that Ms. Quad and Miz Qui love the pups! Another commonality, dare I say? heart divider

As Hump Day comes around
Tanner is feeling stylishly sound.
I’m feeling a bit voluptuous and round,
though Quads workouts yield idea to shed pounds.

I like her style
she’s got all of the wields
that a risk taking business woman like myself
comparably uses to pitch projects charted to reap wealth.

Miz Qui on Ms. Quad is a bias title, indeed.
I’m higher on this woman’s persona, than a user would be on weed.

As far as the rest of the cast is concerned, each woman has it going on,
though I’m sure to put my pen next, on Miriah and Dr. Simone.

There’s so much drama going on in that medicinal scene.
There is no head honcho afloat — each woman is a queen.
But does Miriah know what that means?

Me? I’m Miz Qui and I promise to God,
I’m Happy to Hump this day with my GF Ms. Quad.

More on those “medicinal women“…

Reed Between The Lines

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on February 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm

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Theo grew up and I love the way he REEDs!

I suppose Malcolm Jamal-Warner was like, “So if you didn’t like the idea of the Cosby Show…” where there was a black doctor successfully married to a beautiful black professional woman and heading up a well cultured family“…then you’re going to really take issue with two black doctors in a successful marriage, raising a family” and pretty much – cut from the same COSBY cloth.

It’s beautiful.

I used to love The Cosby Show. It opened up a world of NO LIMITS for me. I discovered the series when I was in the 9th grade [1985-86]. My kid is in the 9th grade now, and just discovered REED BETWEEN THE LINES. Ooo! Great timing & how relevant. I hope she finds NO LIMITS & Relevance in every single episode – like I did.

The cool thing is even though it’s clearly set in the 2000’s, the children of Dr. Carla (Psychiatrist) and Alex Reed (Univ. Professor) remind me a lot of the Cosby kids. The Reeds have a set of fraternal twins, (a girl and a boy) and a younger daughter. Style and individuality in wardrobe makes each one stands out and is vibrantly reminiscent of the 1980’s – something like Tempest Bledsoe, Lisa Bonet, and Malcolm J. used to dress.

RBTL is a comedy with real life social situations about being online, self-identity, self-improvement and other familial situations. Today BET channel is running a marathon of Season 1. Tune in and see yourself… tune in and see your kids. Tune in and see how nice lil’ Theo has grown up to be. He plays a great (and wise) dad. His character beyond The Cosby Show is nothing short of impressive. His physique follows suit. Ooo!

Had you seen him? Did you know?
Had you caught an RBTL episode?

Season 1 was a hit
Season 2 is coming quick.

Well actually I can’t find a date for when Season 2 begins,
But when it does, I implore you to tune in.

Don’t let Newt Gingrich go on believing
Blacks have no aspirations, beyond rapping and weeding.
Newt must be on a diet of “resin & seed” eating.

Anywho, REED BETWEEN THE LINES looks a lot like me and you,
I’m Qui
Digging the cast of ‘The Cosbys II’, because watching my reflection is what I’m into. Ooo!