I love this show. I love everything about it. Well, except for the painfully beautiful Logan Browning aka DWP's weakest link.

The show' creator, the amazing, Justin Simien has created what most filmmakers and show runners only dream of; A perfect multi-perspective piece that includes the only thing that matters in any incident worth writing about - the complete and absolute personal view of each participant. Which is tough, trust me.

The entire season one is crafted in a way that it keeps telling the same story - the black face party - but every time from another character's point of view, and while considering the essence of what makes us do things as human, love, hate, sadness, pressure, pain. The script is just so damn smart and thoughtful, and funny and emotional, and yes, I am jealous.

The acting is pretty fucking fantastic as well! We are talking about a lineup that will make ANY PRIME TIME show, or mega film proud: Brandon P Bell Antoinette RobertsonDeRon HortonJohn Patrick Amedori, Jemar Michael and my favorite -Marque Richardson - all do an amazing job, and I can't wait for their Hollywood take over. 


One other nugget is the fact that Tina Mabry (one of my favorite young directors) and Barry Jenkins (oh, you know, Barry Jenkins) have director credit on a few episode and both leave their distinct footprint though respectful to the piece.

So, what's my problem? Relax. Logan Browning isn't on par with the cast, script or the directors. Sorry, but she isn't. And it's not that I am comparing her to the incomparable Tessa Thompson because I don't. I just didn't believe her acting most of the time. I still binged the show in 2 seating though. The show's creators and Netflix are working on season 2 as we speak, and if they decide to leave Logan as Sam, I hope they'll consider getting her some nonacting lessons.




Marc Maron is a funny guy. His style of uber realistic and dark comedy has been the perfect tone for a generation that has had enough but is, even more, fitting during Trump's America.

The opening bit talks about the day to day news blasts coming from the white house will have you nodding in sad agreement while you'll try laughing. He moves into the 'I am at the age where I only do what I want because I am about to die any minute' and set the grounds to 'remember the time when you realized your dad is an idiot?" and don't even get me started about the -I am over art...

The special is all that you can expect from Maron, a top comedian that is reminiscing the great Carlin with his wittiness and sense of timing. His best trait is the fact that you do believe he is suffering and just waiting to expire while writing his self-observational lazy bits.

I am not sure if I laughed or was just nodding in agreement throughout the Rolling Stones and the hat buying bits.

Watch the trailer here and then watch the full show on Netflix.  Oh,  and twitter that Mofo and give him love.




You read it right. Netflix is spying on you, and there's nothing you can do about it. I mean, you can quit the service. They state: "please confirm that you have read and agree to the current terms of use and Privacy statement. If you don't agree, you can cancel your membership."
Some Gangsta Shit Right there!!!

To make a long story short; Netflix has realized what the rest of the business world knows: BIG DATA is the way to go. There's only so much money to be made by selling $9 subscriptions, especially with the distribution deals that Netflix has to commit itself to, trying to stay relevant in the battle with Amazon and Apple. And, think about it, almost everyone who would have the streaming service has it already. At least in North America, that is, which stresses the board of directors.

Netflix has paid $12 mm for Beast Of No Nation, has $100 mm deal with Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit and just announced the signing of the incredible Shonda Rhimes to its line up.

That means they need money. How does one get money if one has millions of subscribers? ONE SELLS EVERY BIT OF ANALYTICS ABOUT ITS CLIENTELE ONLINE BEHAVIOR. 

Netflix & Chill or else...

And yes, I know that almost every major company is doing that nowadays, they're just less aggressive about it. Oh, one last thing...who are these SERVICE PROVIDERS?









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