This episode combines two of the things the Sistas love, travel and eating. They talk about two shows that examine the cultures and the food that comes from them. Are these places you want to go or foods you want to eat? Listen and hear.
Even in the world of comic books and superheroes racism can’t hide in the shadows any longer. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is wrapped in battles with super soldiers and arch enemies. They are out to stop world domination, again. Yet through the lens of the Black Falcon, we get to see the world through a character who gets his own eyes opened to the world around him.
There is not a girl to get. Or a bomb to keep from exploding. It is way better than that.
Does the color of the skin or hair determine if someone will be a good superhero?
The story doesn’t preach.
They just tell a good tale that examines who can be a superhero. I am a Marvel fan, so I started watching the series because it is Marvel. I love the Avengers. I mean Black Panther.
Side note: Anthony Mackie is having a moment. He has a dozen or so projects out, especially those where he is the lead. He found a good rhythm with Falcon and the Winter Soldier. I find him very believable.
Cheers to Marvel for putting the African American in the lead and not ignoring the fact that he is African American. Cheers that he is not the only African American in the film with a good role.
There is a moment in the film where Falcon says that Our people built this country, bled for this country and he should have the right to fight for it.
Truth is we fight for it every day. With every injustice we protest. With every struggle we join with others. We have not stopped bleeding or building.
I won’t give away the ending, but just know we have the right to be any damn body we want to be. I give it two fist pumps in the air and suggest you check it out.
So, one Sista is the skeptic and the other Sista is the optimist. When it comes to physical competition they love to watch, but know they can’t compete. Check out this episode on physical competitions and what they think needs to happen to win.
I had seen it before, it didn’t hit me until this time.
It was Victorian London with all manner of men and women. They were African, Asian, Anglo etc. They were through all facets of life, upper, middle, and lower class.
We were there. We had always been there.
We had been erased.
Through motion pictures and storytelling people of color had been erased from society as if they had not even existed.
I thought of all the Sherlock Holmes stories I had seen with not one person of color in it.
I thought of all the American History portraits I had seen without one person of color.
We had been erased.
I don’t normally watch stories that are from the horror genre or ones that tell satanic stories. Yet The Irregularsdrew me in with the multiracial cast. Thaddea Graham leads the cast of Irregulars as Bea, a kick your butt trying to stay on the moral side of evil girl. The rest of the cast is fun and not all white.
It stretches the Holmes tail so our of sorts it becomes unrecognizable. Let me say this again. I don’t like horror. But I love Sherlock Holmes. (Make sure you catch the first episode of Season Three of TV Talk with the Sistas to find out how much I love this.)
Now I only watch The Irregulars in the day time, with the lights on and my bible on.
Clarke Peters has an eerie role in it, but kind of like a train wreck I can’t wait to see what he has up his white linen sleeve. I have loved Peters since his The Wire days. He always brings something to a performance.
The other thing that got me, Dr Watson is a brother. Royce Pierreson brings a nice layer to Watson that makes him more intellectual and less of a bumbling bodyguard.
NOTE: African Americans will watch other African Americans (or British Africans) in a movie, series, a play, a commercial, versuz to support our people. We are in the process of broadening the genre from just Black person in a new movie to Black person in a HORROR movie. Things you need to know before you cut the tv on in the middle of the night.
Let me just say some of the scenes in the show can get a person put out of a good Christian home. Don’t turn the sound up if Big Mama home.
Yet the thing this story does that captures my attention is that is unerases people of color. I feel if they see me, I should at least see them back.