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[TV]’Insecure’ Season 2: “Hella Great” Recap

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Season 2 of Insecure, our new favorite sit-com, kicked off last night (Sunday, July 23rd) with the premiere of episode 1 “Hella Great.” If you haven’t been on, let me put you on. Insecure is the HBO series by Issa Rae, also known as “The Awkward Black Girl,” that has been keeping fans like me on edge every Sunday for the past year. The series started in 2016 and we all fell in love with Issa and her friends as they are all revolutionary in their own right. Insecure illustrates the modern-day young black professional and the daily tasks that are faced in the workplace and social life. By tasks (italicized for emphasis), I mean dealing with micro-aggression’s, relationships, and dating.  In season 1 there are hooks ups, break ups, quick read’s, random freestyles, and those “laugh my ass off” moments that trigger memories. Now that we’ve been blessed with a second season and, spoiler alert, the premiere gives you all kinds of life, we get to see what happens after that cliff hanger of a finale from season one.

Already, season two, episode one, takes your emotions on a ride, a roller-coaster ride. One minute

you’re thinking, “Yes, they worked it out, love exists!” Then the next minute you’re engulfed with a relatable freestyle. All while trying to figure out what this season holds after the steamy season betwixt former lovers Issa and Lawrence, and boom; just like that the end credits start rolling. Will Issa and Lawrence get back together? Whatever happened to Daniel? Is the cute bank teller bae, Tasha, just Lawrence’s rebound? Will the counseling help Molly? There is so much given in the first episode that by the end of those, commercial free (Thank God for HBO on-demand), thirty-minutes, you’re deeply in your feelings.

Without saying too much, i’ll give my five (5) predictions, and i’m hoping that the series, finger’s crossed, doesn’t become predictable.

  1. Lawrence and Tasha will not last. She’s everything that Issa is not. She is something new, supportive of Lawrence’s start-up, supportive of the grind at Best Buy, and playful, however just a rebound. Tasha is really into Lawrence but Lawrence is fresh out of a relationship that ended like a near fatal car crash. Lawrence and Issa’s relationship is in intensive care right now as we speak, so don’t get too excited about bank teller bae.
  2. Molly is going to find love but in an unexpected way as she opens up in counseling. We get to see more of her story.
  3. Daniel and Issa have some serious unfinished business that may or may not spill over into the finale. (wink, wink)
  4. Tiffany’s husband is going to come out sooner or later and/or she’ll at least get suspicious and start to wonder if he’s gay. We see all of this in the first episode, watch closely, and in episode 8, Kelly playfully hints around to it. Just watch.
  5. Sorry, but I don’t think Issa and Lawrence are going to get back together. Here’s why: they’re both at two pivotal moments in their lives where exploration is the healthier option. Lawrence has a a great job opportunity and Issa is making moves in her department at the non-profit. If they were truly meant to be, then Issa wouldn’t have cheated, Lawrence would not have any interest in the bank teller, and we’d all still be back for Insecure Sunday’s at 10:30pm. The last scene in episode one was an itch that needed to be scratched.

Catch up with the cast below and make sure you tune in every Sunday at 10:30pm EST. on HBO to find out just what happens with Issa and her friend’s.

Also, are you #TeamIssa or #TeamLawrence

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[TV] Watch “REBEL” on BET

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We have a new Shero! “Rebel”, a new drama series starring “Danielle Mone Pruitt” as Rebecca Knight  produced by the one and only John Singleton is a story about a military trained Oakland detective who has solved more murders in her first 3 years than anyone else on the force. She is a well respected, no nonsense bad ass!

Ive been hooked since the first episode. It’s captivating, action packed  and sexy this new series has all the elements to be great. My only hang up is the story lines need some pep. They could use more twists and turns and more sex scenes with Method man aka Clifford Smith aka Rebel’s estranged husband 🙂 Have you seen it? leave a comment what do think? and don’t forget to catch Rebel Tuesdays 10/9C on BET.  #SupporttheReal – BooM

 

 

 

 

 

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[TV] “The Get Down” Season 2

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Yaass The Get Down is Back! The popular Netflix Series set in the late-1970s South Bronx focused on six gifted kids at the forefront of the hip-hop revolution. As Hip-Hop Legend  Grandmaster Flash serving as an associate producer, the second season is set in 1978 with the same all-star cast featuring  Jimmy Smits, Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, Skylan Brooks, Jaden Smith, T.J. Brown Jr. and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.  The colorful multifaceted coming of age story highlighting the DJ culture premieres April 7th! – BooM

 

 

 

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[Web Series] DJ Samore Top 5 Live From MidTown

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Check out the latest Episode from The DJ Samore Top 5 Show via the Innovative Black Station. DJ Samore picks her top 5 records of the week;  according to the urban radio charts, what’s hot in these streets, and what’s that next record to look out for. This week spotlight tracks are records from TJ the sauce kid and Taylor Girlz; and you can’t forget about  “Hot Spots In The Streetz” segment. Watch the episode here .

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[TV] MARY JANE PAUL IS BACK!

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If you’re like me you have been anxiously waiting for Mary Jane Paul to return to the small screen and thank God our wait is almost over. The popular BET hit series featuring award-winning actress the beautiful, talented Gabrielle Union is about to enter its 4th Season.  “Mary Jane” the successful Network TV news anchor with enough problems to last 20 seasons has been on quite a roller coaster and with the new season taking place in New York City we are definitely in for an even bumpier ride. From finally breaking it off with her long time on and off boyfriend, David to her best friend committing suicide to the real life drama involving a 3 million lawsuit with BET (which she won) and the replacement of longtime producer and creator of the show Mara Brock Akil, this season is sure to keep us on our toes.

This season also brings in fresh meat in the form of Michael Ealy, and guest appearances from Harlem Rapper Dave East and even Love and Hip-Hop Star Cardi B! Being Mary Jane is one those shows you just cant get enough of because of its raw delivery and evident effort to bring relevant and controversial content. So grab your glass of wine or shot of Tequila lol and tune in this Tuesday January 10th  as Mary Jane Paul gives us more of what we want drama, phenomenal quotes and an undeniable soundtrack.Check out this teaser till then 🙂

 

 

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[TV] SEASON 2 OF LUKE CAGE IS A GO FOR NETFLIX

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Marvel universe is cementing their Netflix empire with the announcement that Luke Cage has been renewed for a second season. The internet tv provider, Netflix announced the news on the show’s Twitter and Facebook pages by posting a short video.

Feauturing a sign in Pop’s Barber Shop reading “Season 2 coming soon.” accompanied by Pop’s motto, “Always forward,” which Luke Cage took to heart in Season 1. luke-cage-film-locations-pops-barbershop-malcolm-x-avenue-119th-street-nyc
Pop’s Barbershop was a recurring location in the first season of “Luke Cage,” and served as the workplace of the nominal charlatan before using his powers to be a “super-hero.” There’s a possibility that the set may be reconstructed to film the second season or to shoot Netflix’s “The Defenders.”

2017 will see the debut of Iron Fist, the fourth series leading up to The Defenders, currently in production and slated for streaming in 2017. In addition to those two series, there is also The Punisher,  also slated to stream starting in 2017. Later, 2018 will bring the second season of Jessica Jones and the third season of Daredevil. No date as of yet of when season 2 of Luke Cage will be released, but we’re definitely ready! Check out the short teaser below!

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