It’s about time, don’t you think so?
It’s has been announced that “How To Get Away With Murder” is ending after this upcoming  6 season. And guess what  y’all . . . “I ain’t surprised. Nope, not at all.” As Deadline reports, the ABC show that furthered heightened the talent of Viola Davis which landed her an Emmy for Best Lead Role in a Drama series is closing its doors for good.
 “HTGAWM’s final chapter also brings to an end TGIT as a three-hour Shondaland programming block taking over ABC’s Thursday night primetime.”
And as creator Peter Nowalk of this series states . . .
“Deciding to end this series was a brutal decision, but ultimately, the story tells you what to do – as it did here. For me, Annalise Keating’s journey has always had a clear ending. Knowing I have 15 episodes left to finish her story, and the chance to give all the characters their own killer endings, is a gift rarely given to a series creator and I’m grateful to ABC and ABC Studios for the opportunity and creative freedom. I am so thankful to the brilliant cast, writers and crew for dedicating themselves to the most rewarding experience of my career over the last six years. I also want to thank our fans. The only reason this show exists is because of your loyalty and enthusiasm. I can’t wait for you all to see how it ends, with twists and turns and all the craziness we love to create every Thursday night. Buckle up.”
Honestly, I never got into the series although I tried. But once Scandal was over, ABC dropped off my radar. Yep. Now, for those fans that continued with the show and will experience significant loss once it’s over, I’m sure something else will come around soon to fill that painful void. And if not, then read a book. What . . . I’m just offering a suggestion. And Happy Friday!!!

Hey fam,

I’m hooked on Netflix. Let me rephrase that, I’m hooked on the new shows. Netflix has two new shows. “Mr. Iglesias” starring Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias and Sherry Shephard. The storyline is about a teacher and an administrator that care about their students. The teacher, Mr. Iglesias, is a recovering alcoholic and former student that came back to be a history teacher. I admit I’m not doing the show any justice but it’s a great binge of chuckles. It’s almost like a male funnier version of “Mom”.

My other new favorite show just came out today. I have already watched it twice. The show is called “Family Reunion”. Thanks to the website shadow and acts. That’s how I found out about it. You see the hook to this show is that every one of the writers is African-American. This is unusual. Please believe me when I tell you that it shows. I have read other reviews that say that this is a throwback show. They obviously didn’t watch the season. Sure there are some moments that are a little throwbacky (yes I made that up) but it is still a great family show. There are ten episodes for part 1. I’m ready to see part two. I don’t know when part two comes. Loretta Devine, Tia Mowry-Hardict, and Richard Roundtree are the seasoned actors for this show. And add Telma Hopkins to the mix and you have a show that reminds you of all of your relatives or friends of your relatives.

So if you are looking for some fun with lessons to be learned, watch these two shows. I will let you know the other shows I like too. Maybe next time we can talk about “Claws” and “Queen Sugar.

Later fam!

Everyone’s your friend. . . your ace, your dude, your boo, until you get mixed up in a “college admission scandal”.  Then they become. . . well . . . you fill in the blanks.

Folks, it’s now day 3 of this big ‘college cheating scandal‘ and it appears as if the backlash hasn’t eased up not a bit. Nope, not at all. Especially from other Hollywood rich folks who “didn’t use brides” to get their kids into “elite” schools like actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.

And as Page Six reports, some celebrities like  “Breaking Bad” star Dean Norris took to Twitter to express his ‘disdain’ about the whole situation.  See . . .

“I got into Harvard against long odds via hard work and perseverance. Neither of my parents went to college, we didn’t have money 2 even pay for SAT prep course let alone brides. Shameful. It’s hard enuf for working class kids 2 succeed w/o rich privilege taking opportunity away.”

While others like Richard Dreyfuss’ son half-joked on Twitter about his whole entrance experience.

“I got into college the old fashioned way: by letting my father’s celebrity speak for itself.”

Although Ben’s mom through texted tried to convince Ben, that it was his stellar ‘writing‘ that he got into Emerson and not his father celebrity. Ben continued the back and forward bantered with his mom, in a series of ‘brutally honest and at times comical‘ respondences.

“I was throw [sic] out of one high school, left another with a drug problem, and then graduated from a correspondence school that gave me credit for having a drivers license.”

Ben who works with Mother Jones added that he only got in because he mentioned his “Hollywood upbringing in a entrance essay”.

But not missing a beat, or being well . . . a mother, responded back with this humorous clip . .

“Ok that may have helped. But dad never made any donations.”

Folks, all jokes aside, what happened here is ‘definitely‘ a ‘horrible thing’. And for those peeps who are involved, well they should be ‘punished to the fullest‘, ‘carry the shame and embarrassment’ for a very long time and most importantly, be ‘joked on and clowned’ continuously. Or until ‘I’ can’t laugh anymore.  I’m just throwing that out there.

 

Hey fam,

By now you have probably heard about Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. If the names seem familiar it’s because Lori portrayed Becky on “Full House” and Felicity played Lynette Scavo from “Desperate Housewives”. I was a “Desperate Housewives fan. But I digress.

It seems that these two women found a service that would guarantee their children acceptance into Ivy league schools. If Loughlin didn’t know what was being done for her $500,000 she should have figured something was odd when her daughters’ received athletic scholarships when they didn’t play sports. Huffman used the service for her eldest daughter. Apparently, she decided not to for her younger daughter. Wow isn’t that nice? Although these two aren’t the only people that are involved. Athletic directors, coaches, and the kingpin of the organization William Singer of Key Worldwide Foundation.

Well, because they decided to pay extra for a guarantee, they showed their true selves. I guess their motto is “whatever is easier”. Oh better yet, money is the answer to all of their problems. Of course, I’m not rich but if I had money I don’t think I would do that. Ethically, it’s wrong and along with my Catholic guilt, I wouldn’t be able to handle it.

Hey fam,

This weekend was an interesting one. The first thing I’ll talk about is the orange baby. He has federal employees being held out of work or working with no pay. All because he wants a wall that he believes will stop the drugs and illegals from crossing at the open border. It was kind of funny though that at the El Chapo trial, some of the cohorts stated that none of the drugs come through the area that T-Rump thinks. They come in through cars, boats, trucks with false bottoms. We know “orange baby” didn’t listen to that. I mean seriously, we have bonafide drug dealers telling you how they traffic the drugs here. Yet, here he’s saying that’s what the wall would do.

The next thing that happened this weekend was a music industry first. Missy Elliot, rapper, producer, and writer was inducted in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”. She will be the first female of hip hop to be inducted. Gone Ms. Missy! We love you and your music! I’m about to put together a Missy tribute.

And to round out the weekend, let’s just give a pre-congratulations to Marsai Martin. Yes, our young Diane of “Blackish” fame is doing the dang thang of being the youngest executive producer at the age of 14, on a project. The film named “Little” is set to be released this spring.

Well, fam, I’m about to go and check out what Jax is doing. Oh yeah, and putting my list together. Peace out fam!