By now, most of the country has been exposed to the web of lies that was season nine of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. As entertaining, or perhaps just shocking, the battle between Kandi and Phaedra was, or the relationship shift between Porsha and Shamea may have been, I find myself thinking about the underlying notions of friendship. I’m one of those people that believes there are certain rules to friendship whether people are on good terms, or they fall out. And all that unfolded on this season seems to break a few of these rules. So in essence, RHOA this season taught us what not to do when it comes to friendships.
In one of those moments when I let my mind wander, I started thinking about this year’s election. And I wasn’t thinking about who offers the better healthcare plan, or whose economic policy will better benefit America’s future. I was thinking about what this election year reminds me of in terms of TV and film. And here is the list I came up with.
The 2016 BET Awards has officially come and gone, and I most assuredly can say that I enjoyed it better than last year. Now I may be a bit bias in saying that given my favorite performer ever opened this year’s festivities. However, even when she packed up shop and high tailed it overseas following her epic performance, I was still more entertained than last year. Heck, I barely paid last June’s show that much attention until Janet walked across the stage. But this year, I was definitely more in tune with what was going on. I think that mostly had to do with trying to see if BET would live up to the hype of its Prince tribute. Whether or not it did in my opinion, the jury is still out on that. While I expected more out of some performers, others lit the stage with fire. Overall, it was way better than the Billboard’s tribute though. So Anywho, check out my top 5 moments of the show.
So while I’ve never written about a web series before, I felt compelled to write about the new smash hit About Him. Without hesitation or pause, I can genuinely say that this Signal 23 TV show represents some of the best original programming online. Having only watched two episodes so far, I’ve been thoroughly impressed and entertained.
As 2015 winds down and 2016 vastly approaches, there are a few things I wanted to share with you all. I want to thank you all for visiting According to T. When I started this blog in May of this year, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had dreams it would become this great site, but I secretly was nervous it was going to fail. Call it the pessimist in me. Well thanks to you the readers, According to T is steadily growing and I’m grateful. It feels good to know that people not only visit my blog, but enjoy the content and are appreciative my little nuggets of wisdom. Going forward, I hope to provide you all with even better material next year. Because most of what I post is contingent upon questions you all ask, make sure you get those into me. Remember, no subject is off limits and everything is kept Anonymous. So here’s to 2016! Before I say bye to 2015, let me leave you all with my year end round-up.
As shocking as it may sound to some, I’m not really that huge on musicals and stage plays. Growing up however, there was one production that I just could not get enough of. That was The Wiz. When mom introduced me the 1978 film adaptation of The Wiz, I recall watching it on repeat. Songs like “He’s the Wizard,” “You Can’t Win,” and “Ease on Down the Road,” always had me on my feet singing along. So needless to say, when I heard NBC was doing a remake of this childhood classic, I was extremely excited. With a snack in one hand and a phone in the other (for social media purposes of course), I joined the millions of other people for last night’s broadcast. Now having seen The Wiz Live I can thankfully report, it was an overall hit. And here’s my top moments from the show.
I found it necessary today to discuss something that I saw on TV last night. For those of you that have had an opportunity to see Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood this season, then you are aware of gay couple Milan and Miles. For those who haven’t seen it, I’ll offer this brief synopsis. Openly gay rapper Milan is in a “secret” relationship with Miles, a rapper who happens to be closeted in terms of his sexuality. Miles has a longtime friend and once girlfriend named Amber, that he hasn’t told he was gay until last night’s recent episode. Apparently Amber had been hoping to reunite with Miles romantically sometime in the near future. However after revealing who he is to her, Amber takes off running in tears and anger. She then claims everyone was right about him, and proceeds to play a victim role for the rest of the episode. Meanwhile, Miles appears to be sorry for hurting her. With all that said, allow me raise a few issues.
Happy Friday folks!
I, like many, have a difficult time saying goodbye to summer. The end of summer means no more backyard cookouts, no more warm sunny days on the beach, no more drinks on city rooftops, and no more t-shirts and shorts. However, one of the best things about the emergence of fall is the return of great TV. And this week, we saw some of entertainment’s best. For those that tuned into the Big Four networks, I’m sure you could agree. So as a part of Firing Off Friday, I decided to list the top 5 moments of premiere week.