One of our favorite subjects is Bond, James Bond. Listen as we talk about who was the best and who needed a little work.
In this episode of TV Talk with the Sistas, they discuss how a show like the Jeffersons not only entertained us but gave us a role model. They also talk about another great African American role model, from the Netflix limited series, Self Made about Madam CJ Walker.
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One was a show that showed African Americans in business in a 1970s landscape that made Redd Foxx a hero. The other show was across the pond, and endured actor changes while maintaining a legacy of almost two decades. In this episode of TV Talk with the Sistas, they examine the merits of Sanford and Son and Midsomer Murders. King of Comedy and the Crowns Constabulary
We are sisters. We watch television. We talk about it. TV Talk With the Sistas is a podcast that celebrates African American culture. In our second episode, we examine one of our favorite shows, In the Heat of the Night with its groundbreaking stories and lead African American actors. We compare it with another one of our shows from across the pond, The Crown.
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In this episode we examine the the series, The Wire. This groundbreaking show about Baltimore introduced us to many actors who are stars today. It had an impact on television and us. Check it out. Episode 10
When I am scrolling through movies, sometimes I take a chance. The other night I took a chance and had no clue what I watching and went wow. I love history but remember that it is written by the ones who win. They tend to leave out the things that embarasses them.
The storyline is around the potato famine in Ireland. It spoke to me of an oppression I could not fathom. The images stuck with me. It gave me a new perspective.
It tells the story of an Irishman who comes home from fighting for the British to find his world decimated. He sets out to get revenge. The cinematography was beautiful. The characters did not disappoint. It told a story.
This movie re enforced the idea of people telling their own story. Our histories have to be told by people who care about them.
I dove into a history that I did not know, yet a small portion of my history is Irish, perhaps the ones who landed in Texas in 1850s. Now I have an idea of what they left behind.
If I watch a movie outside of my favorite genres it is because of the story or the actors involved in the project. I don’t watch horror, but the storyline got me.
And let me tell you this is what I thought a horror movie by African Americans would look like. Bad Hair. The story of a haunted hair weave.
The entire premise is funny as hell, but it also speaks on many levels about the pain we African American women have endured for the sake of our hair.
This movie was interesting and creepy at the same time, but the storyline was fascinating. Elle Lorraine (Insecure) lead us through the story where her hair weave becomes a monster and kills people. This hair, which at one time was the desire of women because it gave them a fake beauty, opened doors to African American women for its straight and silky feature. Well in this film, it kills.
This movie has funny moments, scary moments and ones that cause you to think. I flinched many times and it had nothing to do with monsters, it was a comb being pulled through tangled hair. Not to mention that opening scene where the young woman has perm in her hair and its burning. Ahhh!
These folks understand what terrifies an African American woman about her hair. I won’t be adding this genre to my list of favorites, but this storyline has given me some moments. I wouldn’t watch it the night before my hair appointment. LOL.
When you try a show you might not normally try, sometimes you find a Gem. We did in this scifi movie. Listen to our podcast to find out which one.
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The Sistas examine the image of the gangster in the African American community with the series Godfather of Harlem and American Gangster in episode 8. Listen Best OG
Who is the best? Perry Mason or Matlock? The Sistas go toe to toe in this episode to determine which defense attorney did it right. Make sure you go @Tvsistas on Twitter and let them know what you think.
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