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I Am the Night is suspenseful mystery with an exciting pay off
January 28th, 2019 under Chris Pine, TNT/TBS/TCM. [ Comments: none ]

I Am the Night is a subplot of a story we thought we already knew. Tonight at 9p on TNT, watch the tale be told in a miniseries that keeps you on the edge of your seat from the first minute until the last one.

There have been several scandals throughout the decades, and one of the first ones was the murder of actress Elizabeth Short aka the Black Dahlia. To this day it is unsolved, and some believe that one of the biggest doctors of that time is the killer and the gynecologist was also of performing abortions which were illegal in 1947. He was very rich and had the police in his pocket. That is why he was able to get away with murder.

Jay Singletary (Chris Pine) was a newspaper reporter, who covered Dr. George Hodel’s (Jefferson Mays) trial. The doctor was accused of sexually abusing his teenage daughter, Tamar, but no one believed her. Shortly afterward the trial she died. Not before having a daughter that she gave to an African-American woman because the baby’s father was black.

Jimmy Lee (Golden Brooks) raised that girl as her own as an African-American even though she looks white. Back in the mid-’60s, America was still very segregated and Fauna (India Eisley) is pretty much hated by everyone for being black and looking white.

Fauna is your normal teenager who is constantly fighting with her mom. She decides she has had enough and wants to meet her real mom. Therefore, she runs away to LA to find out more about Tamar. She finds out that not only is her mom dead, but no wants to talk about her either.

Jay finds out about her and he thinks she will be the answer to everything about her grandfather he wants to know. Therefore, he seeks her out. The two join forces to find out more about her mom. Each answer brings them closer to finding out the truth. As someone once said, “You can’t handle the truth.” Can they when they finally are faced with it?

It is a shocking ending to the real-life story of a girl, who was lied to her entire life, only to learn the truth is something she did not want to know. It is a good vs evil story and both sides will be winners and losers in this captivating 6-part limited series.

I did not know that the actress playing Fauna is the same one who was the little sister on The Secret Life of an American Teenager until after I watched the finale. She was good on that show and she will blow you away on this one. I will be shocked if she is not nominated for the big award for her role. I expect the same for Pine, who plays a drunk newsman who can’t stop fighting with everyone who stands in his way. He made his acting debut before he was even born and it shows that he was born to do this.

Then there is Patty Jenkins, who knows how to turn a real-life into making it something you want to know more about without Googling to find out what happens next. Not many directors can do what she does and do it so well.

The limited series has some slow moments, but it all preparing you for a final episode that is a real nail-biter. It is cold outside, so no one wants to be in it. Stay inside and watch a thriller so hot, you will not to put the heat on in your house.


Ever wonder how they did that pole licking scene in A Christmas Story
December 4th, 2018 under TNT/TBS/TCM. [ Comments: none ]

Whether you have seen A Christmas Story once or a million times, you know that scene where the boy licks the pole after he was tripple dog dared to do it and his tongue gets stuck to it.

How did the producers make that moment look so authentic? TBS revealed that very secret. They did not use a real metal flagpole on an ice-cold day. Instead, they made a fake one that had a hole in it. Behind the hole was a vacuum that created a sucking effect.

In a way, Scott Schwartz got his first French kiss. Let’s be honest, we all had a partner who kissed like a vacuum cleaner.

Don’t forget you can watch the movie again and again this Christmas during their TBS 24-hour marathon of it. Contrary to the rumors, it was not cancelled.


Did TBS cancel the A Christmas Story marathon?
November 29th, 2018 under TNT/TBS/TCM. [ Comments: none ]

Every December 25th, TBS airs A Christmas Story 24-hour marathon that starts on Christmas Eve. People look forward to it, otherwise, they would not be doing it over and over again. But, could this year be without it? Some site, that is now on Santa’s naughty list, is reporting they pulled the plug on the beloved movie.

Oh no, it is like when WPIX cancelled the Yule Log all over again. Fear not because like that fire, it is going on and on. That is because TBS wanted to let us all know, “We are NOT cancelling our ‘A Christmas Story’ marathon! #LegLampForever.”

To honor the happy news, let’s all stick our tongues on a frozen pole. What is the worst that can happen?


Drop the Mic or Drop the Dr. Ken?
August 30th, 2018 under Ken Jeong, Shaquille O'Neal, TNT/TBS/TCM. [ Comments: none ]

It is going to be Ken Jeong vs Shaq on Drop the Mic. I hope for Dr. Ken’s sake, he loses. Because if he won, then Shaquille O’Neal might drop him. If he drops him, then there will be no more Jeong.

Actually, the battle of the diss already happened. To see who won, then you can watch it on the TBS site.

Even though this already happened, the photo is way too awesome not to share.


It looks like I Am the Night will preoccupy your nights in January
July 2nd, 2018 under TNT/TBS/TCM. [ Comments: none ]

Chris Pine is working with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins on another project and this one is for TNT. Starting this January their limited series, I Am the Night, debuts and the true story is more interesting than the trailer that was released today.

Fauna Hodel was raised by an African-American woman but turns out the White girl was adopted. When she was 15, she found out the woman who raised her was not her mom and decided to find out who her real parents were. What she found was even weirder than a White girl being raised by a Black woman in the ’50s and ’60s.

Her mom had her at 16 and claimed the girl’s father was Black so that no would question her being raised by a Black bathroom attendant/maid in Vegas. The girl’s grandfather was a well-known doctor in Hollywood. Not only because of his clients but also because he was accused of killing one of them. That patient is the Black Dahlia and she is not the only person that it is believed that he murdered.

Did not get any of that from the trailer, I did not either. I did some research so you did not have to. Now that you know what it is about, how much more do you want to watch this mini-series at the start of the new year?


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