This week we are celebrating Black History and Love! As part of Black History Month we listed movies that tell stories of black love. Regina and I have put together our list of the top Black Movies to share. We have added some altered movie posters of our favorites. What are your thoughts?
I choose an old show that I can always count on. The show is Mannix which starred Mike Connors as private investigator Joe Mannix. Joe was the kind of detective that never got rich, but was always there to help the common man. But the common man often looked like a woman who was 10 to 20 years younger than him.
My favorite part of this show was his secretary Peggy Fair played by Gail Fisher. It was great to see someone like me in this role. She was intelligent and witty who was able to speak her mind. I thought Peggy might as well had been his partner because she brought her own strengths into the relationship and helped solve as many cases. She constantly stepped outside of her role as a secretary and made partner like decisions. It was groundbreaking in the late 1960s to have an African American woman play a role like this on television.
And the crazy thing about Joe was he was always getting knocked out. He was a tough guy with a soft jaw and a melon head. The bad guys always caught Joe off guard. And no matter how many times I try to tell him to watch out. He never does. He is always knocked out or tied up somewhere. But He always gets the bad guy in the end.
The middle to end seasons are the best. but check out Mannix. He is one of those old timey detectives that make you route for him. He is currently being showed on FETV and METV.
Non traditional Christmas Movie. Romantic Comedy. Fun story. Operation Christmas Drop is the story of a government official sent to evaluate and shut down a military base. She gets there in time to see the work they do for Christmas and has a big decision to make. It was a fun light hearted story that I enjoyed.
I love the traditional movies, like White Christmas. Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. They sing. They dance. They make you laugh. This is available on Netflix and you can rent it on Prime.
A cute new movie is A Castle for Christmas. This little movie stars Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes. It is available on Netflix. I like this movie because of the actors, but the story was fun and quirky.
I didn’t think I was going to like this movie, but I was wrong. It is cute, quirky and fun. If you need something light and Christmasy, this is good. I also like it because it has a diverse cast. Check it and let me know what you think.
Lets get this party started with some fun. Christmas Chronicles 2. Starring Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, and Darby Camp. There is a threat to cancel Christmas. I enjoyed it and could even watch it again.
Who is the next big fashion designer? This British reality show sets out to find the right person. Hosted by Tan France and Alexa Chung who lead the designers through the process. This process is much different than Project Runway because everything is contained, which means that everything they need is in the space. But this might have been due to the pandemic.
This Netflix show is fun because you get to see a different caliber of designer. You should try it.
I didn’t know anything like this was in existence. But it is fun. Imagine an art competition that is on people’s faces. This show is from the UK currently runs on Netflix. Make up artist are given challenges that are pretty mind stretching. Although the judges are annoying. I found it very interesting so check it out.
Heidi and Tim are at it again. They have left the runway and found a new home for their fashion ideas. With the pandemic they created a bubble, got designers together and let the magic happen again. The fun thing about this show is that you were able to buy the winning item each week on Amazon.
That is so cool to be able to buy it!
The show is on Prime. (of course)
Call the Midwife has been one of my favorite shows for years. But this year I made a discovery. You can watch this show online at pbs.com. No streaming service is needed.
This show is about a group of nuns and nurses who are midwives in a section of London on the 1950s and 60s. I like shows that trying to help me understand what life was like in another place and time. But this is not a family show unless you ready to have that talk about where babies come from. And think about this…babies have been born at home way longer than they have been born in hospitals.
The characters are fun and the storylines can be corny. Sister Monica Joan is my favorite, but I don’t understand crap she say. The last couple of years, they have begun casting people who look like me. Yay! Give it a try.