Every time I sit down to watch this HBO series, I brace myself for the introduction theme which I think is totally evil. I tell myself once I get past the start up, things will get better. I really enjoy True Blood even though I don’t like the lead in. I think I like the series because of some of the hot characters and because it’s written so you’ll have some compassion for their situation due to no fault of their own.
Vampires, werewolves, fairies, change shifters, Satan, corruption, evil, good, bad, sex, nudity, murderers, you name it, True Blood has it. They seem to introduce new species every season. If it were not make believe, I would be very upset over the foul characters and their stories every week. What a crazy show of freaks. Still, despite the dark side, it’s quite entertaining. I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone under 21 or anyone who is trying to live a clean lifestyle. The consistent bloody mouths of this freak show’s characters are bound to upset the faint of heart and delight the strong willed. I won’t say I recommend this show but I will say, if you can get past all that corruption, go for it.
Posted in Cable Series, Horror/monsters, LOCAL TV & CABLE CRITIQUES, RIP TV SERIES
Tagged bad, change shifters, corruption, evil, fairies, freaks, good, hbo, horror, murderers, nudity, Satan, sex, true blood, Vampires, werewolves
A Good Modern Musical! Sparkle was a pretty decent movie/musical. I was saddened watching Whitney Houston perform for the last time. Her voice sounded pretty good, not nearly as bad as the press reported it. Had she lived, I believe Whitney’s talent for acting was good enough to sustain her while she worked to bring her voice up to speed or not.
I have been a fan of Jordan Sparks and have followed her career since she won American Idol. I must say, she is a pretty good actress. I waited with baited breath for her to belt out a couple of songs, as it turns out, it was a long wait but well worth it when she finally did. The performance was not “Dream Girls” status, but was excellent given the script, songs and story Jordan had to work with.
The movie was about 3 sisters, veering for stardom, trying to follow in the footsteps of the Supremes, only bigger. Sister played by Carmen Ejogo was the lead singer and Dee played by Tika Sumpter was studying to be a doctor. Both actresses brought good singing and acting to the movie. Some of their costumes were eye opening. I was a little disappointed however, when stories of 2 character’s (levi, played by Omari Hardwick and Black, played by Celo Green) fell a little short. I definitely wanted more.
I was impressed with the performance of Mike Epps as he played a bully and comedian looking for acceptance from his audience. Sparkle is full of talent and tells a pretty good story. The Choir was fantastic as was the performance of Derek Luke who played Stix, a love interest for Sparkle. I recommend this movie — you won’t be bored. If you are a Whitney fan, you’ll be pleased with her performance as well — REST IN PEACE WHITNEY HOUSTON!!!!!
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Tagged American Idol, career, carmen ejogo, celebrities, celo green, Dream Girls, entertainment, good, jordan sparks, mike epps, omari hardwick, sparkle, talent, whitney houston