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!

Hey fam,

It’s been a while since I went to the movies. Would you believe I’ve actually been to see two, that’s right two movies! One for pure entertainment and the other for understanding.

The first movie was “Shaft”. This is a movie for pure entertainment. It’s pure “Shaft” through and through. If you’re not familiar with the history of the franchise, all you have to do is listen to the words from the original theme song. The words start at 2:41. We are introduced to the three generations of Shaft. I won’t tell you how it became three generations. I’ll let you discover it from the movie. Sure the characters have an edge to them. Just remember the age of the characters. We have the original John Shaft played by the OG Richard Roundtree, who I might add is still sexy as ever. My only question is if this man is doing his own stunts (yeah right).

Then we have the Samuel L Jackson playing Shaft’s nephew(?). He introduces us to the son we didn’t know about. In true Shaft form, he tries to connect with his son. At the same time, he shows his son who he is and the legacy of the name. By today’s standard, this movie can be seen as misogynistic, homophobic. For those of you that are familiar with the franchise, he is still a bad mother (shut your mouth).

With all that being said, I enjoyed the movie. And yes, I would say go see it, especially if you love 80’s and up music.  Remember, it’s just a movie for entertainment purposes only.