Educated Guesses A Blog Full of Guesses

CategoryTV/Film

The Pyrex Dish that Served Up Emmys for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

T

Last night, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won 8 Emmy Awards including Best Comedy Series. A few weeks ago my wife and I decided to start watching the Amazon Prime series. I had read that the show was critically acclaimed and that it had previously won several awards so as it nears the premiere of Season 2, I decided to take it out for a test drive. I am very critical of television series, especially...

King in the Wilderness

K

I watched the HBO documentary King in the Wilderness last night. It was a first person account of the last year of MLK’s life from those in his inner-circle who are still alive. A dozen years removed from his entrance onto the national stage with his leadership during the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and just a few years since the historic I Have a Dream speech and the landmark Civil Rights...

The NFL is a TV Show and Covets its Audience More than its Players

T

In the wake of the controversy surrounding the national anthem protests around police brutality spearheaded by Colin Kaepernick in 2016, many pundits have said that the NFL is like a TV Show and that the protests are bad for ratings and thus bad for advertisers and business.  The collision of the announcement of the decision by the NFL, to in essence outlaw protests during the national anthem...

Charles Barkley’s Behavior Is Getting Out of Hand

C

The NBA has evolved in many ways over the years. The game is more perimeter oriented and teams are moving towards position-less players who can play and defend at all positions. As the game is evolving, many are lamenting the loss of the rough and tumble aspects of the game. Unfortunately in yearning for yesterday, the analysis of the game in some ways is devolving. They can’t seem to let...

Black Panther and the Importance of Art as Propaganda

B

February 16, 2018 reminds me of November 4, 2008.  The only thing in recent memory that I can equate to the response and anticipation of the release of Marvel’s Black Panther in the black community is the 2008 election of Barack Obama.  I haven’t seen as much hoopla, hype and hysteria come from black folks about the likes of Wakanda and Afrofuturism since the days of “Hope and...

Educated Guesses A Blog Full of Guesses