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THE ILLUMINATI CREATED FALL FINALES

The illuminati created fall finales which brings them one step closer to New World Order. While we were sleeping, some high-powered asshole decided that we needed a “break” from our favorite TV shows during the holiday season. I don’t remember the exact moment it happened but want to know who asked them to make this decision for us? What else are we supposed to do during those scheduled times? Spend time with family and friends?

With “on demand,” Netflix and Hulu, we will survive. Because I’m such a helpful noodle, I have compiled a list of my favorites as well as new, lesser known shows. I know some of you need help expanding your horizons, you’re welcome.

Insecure (HBO)

Creator Issa Rae (The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl) stars as Issa Dee, who struggles to navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles along with her best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji).

This show is hilarious, relatable and has an awesome soundtrack as noted in How Insecure Made Me Obsessed with Nick Hakim.

Runaways (Hulu)

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents.

No nerds, I have not read the comic books, do not care about possible inaccuracies, really like this show and think it’s the best thing that has come from Marvel (in my opinion). Also, it’s probably the only show on this list that you can watch as a family.

Schitt’s Creek (Netflix)

Suddenly broke, the formerly filthy-rich Rose family is reduced to living in a ramshackle motel in a town they once bought as a joke: Schitt’s Creek

This show is hilarious, I love most of the characters and have been told I act very similar to the mother.

Search Party (TBS)

Search Party is a dark comedy about five self-absorbed 20-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance suddenly disappears.

Yep, this show is a prime example of why one ought to always mind their business…

She’s Gotta Have It (Netflix)

Nola Darling struggles to stay true to herself and her dreams while juggling three lovers in this Spike Lee series based on his breakout film

No, I haven’t seen the original. Quite honestly, I have not seen most of Spike Lee’s movies; however, School Daze is one of my favorites. Anyway, I’m assuming this version is a modern spin on the classic; particularly, since the main character uses labels that were not common when the movie was first released.

Shut Eye (Hulu)

SHUT EYE takes a darkly comedic look at the world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them. Former magician Charlie Haverford (Jeffrey Donovan) oversees a number of fortune telling parlors on behalf of his violent and domineering Romani kingpin boss, until a blow to the head jars him into a new mindset, making him question everything he has ever believed.

Season 2 premieres on December 6th which means you should probably stop reading this blog post, watch Season 1 then return to read the remainder of this post…

Stranger Things (Netflix)

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl.

Fun fact: I went to a binge-watching party for Season 2 and snored through the first episode. I mean, I don’t think I was up for 15 minutes. In my defense, it was my last trimester and I was hella tired. After the second episode, I went home and slept for like 6 hours.

The Mayor (ABC)

In the new ABC TV show, young rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) runs for mayor of his hometown to generate buzz for his music career. Unfortunately for Courtney, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: An election victory

Have you ever heard of anyone running for office for attention then actually winning? No? Me neither…

The Mist (Netflix)

Trapped by a mysterious fog, residents of a Maine village discover that it hides nightmarish creatures. A new series based on Stephen King’s novella

Don’t get too attached to this show, there’s only 1 season. I even signed a petition for another season but was the 65th signature so yeah… don’t hold your breath.

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HOW INSECURE MADE ME OBSESSED WITH NICK HAKIM

Insecure has ended, what are we supposed to do with our Sunday nights? Something productive? Eck! Human interaction? I doubt it. Anyway, one thing that can carry us into the next season is their soundtrack.

You can’t tell me it’s not the BEST soundtrack that has ever existed for any show or movie, now and in the future. Not too surprising since some of the music’s curators include Solange, Raphael Sadiq and other super important people we don’t know.

After each episode, I replay songs and buy my favorites. Most recently, Boredom by Tyler, The Creator featuring Rex Orange County, Anna Of The North and Corinne Bailey Rae.

 

I never thought I would like any song from him because I mostly dislike him as a person but alas. What’s worse? I hear the album is pretty good but yeah, this is not what this post is about. It’s about that episode, you know the one. Episode 5 where we all collectively knew Molly f***ed up (literally and figuratively). Although I was outraged, I was paying more attention to the song playing than the actual scene. Turned out, it was Needy Bees by Nick Hakim.

 

Go ahead and listen, I’ll wait here.

I don’t know how to even describe the feeling the song gave me but did listen to it about eight times back-to-back the first time. Then, I decided to do a little research on the artist. Nick Hakim is a D.C. native, singer-songwriter who was inspired by both soul and Nueva Cancion (as a result of his South American parents), became interested in music in his late teens, attended Berklee College of Music, did things broke artists do and now we’re here.

After playing only this song for like a week, I downloaded the album and identified a couple more favorites.

 

 

Unfortunately, I have barely been able to listen to songs outside of these but am fairly confident the rest are equally awesome.

Side note: He has a concert coming up in New Orleans which I may attend and am comfortable with being judged for waddling into a club at 8 months pregnant. Who gone check me? Follow Pink Gumbeaux on social media for judgmental and sometimes funny posts. Read and share my previous post: Second Trimester: The Rise and Fall of the Incubator 

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CHEWING GUM SEASON 2 IN 5 MINUTES OR LESS


Season 2 of Chewing Gum has finally arrived to Netflix; although, I received several YouTube links of season 2 a month ago, I decided to wait with the rest of you commoners. A description for the bland potato salads that don’t know or watch this show:

Tracey’s back for a second season in Tower Hamlets. And she still doesn’t know what she’s doing when it comes to sex and relationships.

Watch the trailer here.


SPOILER ALERT! I am telling it all. Well not all, just maybe 91% of it.

This season contains a lot of sex and sex-adjacent activities. I’m not surprised that Tracey is a virgin at the start of the season, she was homeless the last time we saw her but a dirty homeless shelter did not stop her from trying to have sex with Conner. It was a mess (literally and figuratively) and ultimately resulted in the demise of their relationship. Speaking of Conner, he moved on faster than we all expected with a financially-stable hag that could benefit from a dental appointment or two.

The real MVP and a character that is completely slept on is Tracey’s younger sister. Cynthia reminds me of myself whenever it’s time to interact with other humans. She too became determined to find a man and loose her virginity. Too bad he turned out to be a thief (he robbed her family’s apartment) AND he’s her stepbrother. Oh! What a tangled web we weave. Also, lets acknowledge how well home girl made herself over; unlike, Tracey.

This season, we saw more of Tracey’s gay best friend and he was hilarious. He proved to be a better friend than Candice who is a shitty, self-absorbed skank ho. She abandoned Tracey while she was brokenhearted and homeless but also slept with her boyfriend’s Dad (who was kind of fine). Even after Tracey knew her cunt-of-a-friend slept with him, she still wanted a piece of Dad.

Let’s see, what else:

  • We saw more of Tracey’s mom who made her jump into missionary hoops to move back home and repair their relationship. Tracey singing hymns outside their building was funny.
  • Tracey still doesn’t know how to date. She dressed in tribal attire to fulfill the fantasy of her new “boyfriend” which made me wonder why does she only date white men?
  • Tracey’s ex-boyfriend/Cynthia’s ex-fiance is still sort of, kind of a closeted but not really.
  • Oh, Tracey finally lost her virginity but to a 16 year old (which turned out to be legal).
  • Tracey and Conner still have a thing for each other.
  • Tracey’s cousin is still a pervert and still in love with her.
  • Last but not least, a whole bunch of other stuff, people and story lines taking up space in the background.

No show is without fault. Michaela, please give us more and longer episodes! If I decided to take a potty break while the show was on, the season would be over by the time I returned.

If you haven’t, check out this show. It’s super hilarious and relatable if for whatever reason you became trapped in your strict, sheltered and Christian household as a an adult. I am so glad I left at 17 *stares at mom* Any who, who’s finished with season 2? How did you like it? Isn’t it so much better than The Get Down?

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PEASANT TV


Warning! This post contains “first world problems” and digs at Comcast (the cable antichrist).

Comcast sucks. Their bills are too high, customer service is crap (unless you tweet them) and the internet is shit. As a result, Husband and I thought about getting one of those streaming devices for like an entire year. But would it have all the channels we like? Could we watch shows live? What about on demand? Although with our schedules, it’s becoming increasing hard to keep up with all these meaningless TV shows. Anyway.

I’ve had Apple TV for ages. I mostly use it to mirror movies and TV shows and to watch Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. If it wasn’t so old, I probably wouldn’t have needed another device but alas.

This past December was the final straw. I called Comcast and told them “go screw yourself!” Actually, I just asked them to remove the cable, I still needed their internet to stream TV shows -_-

So, we selected *drum roll please* Roku! I was already familiar with it because Mom has it. We selected Sling TV’s Blue package because it had a lot of the channels we watch but we also added the lifestyle package and HBO. It’s a tad bit cheaperthan  what we were paying for cable. In contrast, parting ways with Comcast resulted in a higher internet bill because we no longer had the bundle. Still, our bill was cheaper.

So Roku is awesome. In addition to Sling TV, there are tons of TV and movie apps that can be download for free. I also have these apps on my iPad so I can watch it when I’m away from home (which Comcast stop letting us do). However, there is one con. The streaming of shows is only as good as the internet connection. Who do I have for internet? Comcast. And to ensure I wasn’t just blaming them, we replaced our router but we still have issues from time to time. Next, replacing internet for real freedom.

Ok, who’s streaming and why? Are you saving money? Not really? Me either but whatever…

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MY STRANGE ADDICTION 

to Good Witch.

Middleton prepares for a brutal winter storm as Cassie predicts disaster could strike where its least expected. At the same time, Grace has a bad feeling as she shadows Brandon at the police station, and Sam prepares for the worst before his ex-wife%u2019s impending visit. Then, as Cassie charms two Grey House guests, she notices there is something off about them, and enlists Sam%u2019s help. But when he doubts her intuition, they find themselves in a dire situation just as the storm threatens everyone in Middleton. Pictured:Catherine Bell Photo: Copyright 2015 Crown Media, Inc./Ben Mark Holzberg

Pictured: Catherine Bell Photo: Copyright 2015 Crown Media, Inc./Ben Mark Holzberg

My favorite shows incorporate ghost, vampires, witches, wolves, zombies and or murder so I wasn’t really surprised when Netflix suggested Good Witch.

Cassie Nightingale (Catherine Bell), Middleton’s favorite enchantress, and her young-teenage daughter Grace (Bailee Madison), who shares that same special intuition as her mom, welcome Dr. Sam Radford (James Denton) and his son to town. When the New York transplants move in next to the Grey House, they are immediately spellbound by the mother-daughter duo next door, but Sam and Cassie quickly find they may not see eye to eye.  With her signature charm, Cassie attempts to bring everyone together, ensuring all of Middleton is in for new changes, big surprises and, of course, a little bit of magic!

My first attempt at watching this show was unsuccessful, I slept through 3 episodes. I tried again last week and became obsessed. I finished the first season in less than a week. After not being able to locate season 2 for free, I bought it at 1AM on October 12th (which was my birthday). It’s only a couple of days later and I am nearly done with the season and anxious for season 3.

Let’s try to identify the things that may be drawing me in.

Maybe it’s the intro music. Doesn’t it make you want to turn up and or turn down for what?

Maybe it’s because I want to be Cassie. Her intuition is on fleek and the whole town loves her opposed to everyone hating me or is it that I hate everyone? I tend to forget. Anyway, shes always mixing oils and teas to help people with their issues and gives a lot of it away for FREE. How does she make any money? If I had witchly powers, I would use it to do petty stuff like remove the edges and eyebrows from people I don’t like, become wealthy and have my dissertation magically written, completed and defended.

Maybe it’s because she has super obedient children; especially, Grace. And she’s a teenager! Got damn you Grace, get in trouble!

After Grace breaks Cassie%u2019s rules and lies to her family, her guilt is too much to take%u2014and the mischievous Abigail is at the center of it all. As Grace struggles to come clean, Abigail continues to wreak havoc when Stephanie agrees to another romantic date with Sam, only to see it almost go up in smoke. After Cassie steps in with her magical touch to make things right, she discovers the truth isn%u2019t always what it seems. Pictured:Bailee Madison Photo: Copyright 2015 Crown Media, Inc./Brooke Palmer

Pictured: Bailee Madison Photo: Copyright 2015 Crown Media, Inc./Brooke Palmer

Don’t get me started on all of the town’s most eligible bachelors being in love with her but she isn’t over her husband’s death.

Cassie is devastated to learn news about her beloved Bell, Book and Candle and something special continues to brew between her and Sam that goes beyond friendship. Sam leans on his enchanting next-door neighbor as he confronts his ex-wife after she threatens to take custody of Nick, putting Sam in a difficult position of doing what's right for his son. Meanwhile, Ryan tries to save his romance with Cassie and save her shop from a greedy developer, before Cassie makes a big decision about their relationship. And all of Middleton comes together when Grace conspires with Martha to prove that Cassie's magic touch has reached farther than she ever expected. Pictured: James Denton, Catherine Bell Photo: Copyright 2015 Crown Media, Inc./ Brooke Palmer

Pictured: James Denton, Catherine Bell Photo: Copyright 2015 Crown Media, Inc./ Brooke Palmer

Middleton prepares for a brutal winter storm as Cassie predicts disaster could strike where its least expected. At the same time, Grace has a bad feeling as she shadows Brandon at the police station, and Sam prepares for the worst before his ex-wife%u2019s impending visit. Then, as Cassie charms two Grey House guests, she notices there is something off about them, and enlists Sam%u2019s help. But when he doubts her intuition, they find themselves in a dire situation just as the storm threatens everyone in Middleton. Pictured:Anthony Lemke, Catherine Disher Photo: Copyright 2015 Crown Media, Inc./Russ Martin

Pictured: Anthony Lemke, Catherine Disher Photo: Copyright 2015 Crown Media, Inc./Russ Martin

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However, I do find solace in the fact that her cousin is a bit of an a**hole. Anywho, season 3 will premiere next week and I am hoping they will take it up a notch. Maybe she will kill all the men interested in her and serve them in a meal at her B&B (yeah she has a store and B&B, she’s a hustler). This show is great for people who do Holyween and Harvest Festivals opposed to Halloween. For more, visit Hallmark (I can’t believe I just suggested the Hallmark Channel…).

Side note: I just found out there are Good Witch movies that precede the TV Series *spends all of my money to rent all of them*

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