Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Black Hollywood TV Sitcoms (Girlfriends, Game etc)

I guess for the black community here in US we unlike our white counterparts we dont have any better positive show on tv so everyone is googoo gaaa gaaa since BET launched the 2nd season of the show "The Game" on their network last week. If you ask me, I think the show "The Game" is "good" but no greater than "Girlfriends" - and i think when "Girlfriends" was on, twitter and facebook was not as popular as its been in the last year. The Game owes their much thanks for the one lady who advocated and got a lot of support on facebook to bring The Game back on TV (their then network threw it away, and BET picked it up), and i truly wish someone (or maybe me) had advocate just as much for "Girlfriends".
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Mehn i miss my Toni, Joan, Maya, Lynn etc etc - my character i think was "Maya" (what was yours?). Plus they had some of the finest fishes of men on there - Khalil Kain.
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"The Game" is way overrated (yeah i said it). But I guess its better than nothing. I would have prefered "Girlfriends" run on just as long as white show "Friends" run on (yet "Friends cast got paid quadruple").
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I do miss "Girlfriends" so bad. I mean I use to love it just as much as "Sex in the City" - it was funny, witty and classy and i love the matured cast. It was never the same without Toni and rumor has it she left cos of money issues (i guess she wanted to be paid more) - well sista girl now aint doing ish now are you. None of you are - and we miss you.
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It really hurts me that black hollywood has so much talent yet all prime time tv on all networks is bombarded with all these ridiculous shows with one maybe two black faces - and then we get one tinywiny show and its like "oh its alright" - I guess like Tyler Perry said lets not wait for 40 acres and a mule - lets create our own networks on tv - not wait for massar to give us a 30mins slot on tv only to cancel it after few season.
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Black hollywood has got extremely good and many talent yet majority just sit on the bench - and no one wants to give them work - I mean from Monday to Friday on all major networks between the hours of 8pm - 10pm you got so many shows yet we dont have any ( out of the 15 or so shows, we got lot 2 or 3, and now that The Game is on BET, i guess for those who cannot afford cable tv- they cant watch it)
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i can name a bajillion names of those i want to see working yet unfortunately are not due to no fault of theirs. We only have a handful of people who are blessed to get continous work (if any). Yet you got this crack head fool called "Charlie Sheen" allways full arounding doing ish and he always have a job cos he "SUPPOSEDLY" rakes in major audience.
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Theyd rather show us in a negative ghetto lite on reality shows like "Flava of Love" (btw flava now now owns a friend chicken joint called "Flava Fried Chicken" aka FFC - go figure :lol), For the Love of Ray Jay, Ghetto Nene of "Real House Wives of Atlanta", Bad Girls Club or whatever the hell they call it - fighting cussing and being ghetto as hell. Always have to show the black women in the most negative on tv as though all are like that.
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By the way "Girlfriends" did run on for 8 seasons (2 seasons less than "Friends") and both Girlfriends" and "The Game were both executive produced by "Mara Brock Akil and "Kelsey Grammar". Supposedly there is some sitcom in the works starring Lisa Raye "GT lol", Lauren London and Stacey Dash (clears my throat)
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I am an eighties chick and i miss the good ole days of great black tv sitcoms like Cosby Show, Girlfriends, Fresh Prince of Bel Air and my ultimate favourite of all time "Different World". I hope since power house ms Oprah got her own network maybe she can support us and have some positive black show on her network. There will never be shows like Cosby or "Different World" again - i wish there could be - but i dont know. I love "Different World" so much i yearned to go to college when i was a kid, I wanted to be part of a sorority group. I mean i can say "Different World" was one of the real reasons i went to college - cos i wanted to experience it so much. I wanted to be in Kimberly Reese "Delta" Sorority - just watching that show.
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If you are reading this outside out USA and dont have a clue what am talking about - I am simply talking about weekly black sitcoms on TV here in the US - "The Game" vs "Girlfriends" etc. I lived in London between 1990 - 2000 and its even more pitiful over there cos there are no black shows whatsoever on tv. Just pitiful. Its like we dont even exist.
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ps: as much as I love Tyler P, am sorry i am so not feeling his tv sitcoms at all.
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2 comments:

Lady Jaye said...

I actually prefer the Game to Girlfriends.

Anonymous said...

btw friends ran on for 10 not 8 seasons

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