The first season started promising, but after about four episodes I started to sour on it, and by the end I kind of hated it. (I always loved Mars, though, mostly because of Ramos’s performance.) This confirms my decision to stop watching.
I’ve had no desire to watch since the ham-fisted response-to-Hari-Kondabalu episode a few weeks back, and I really can’t explain why. I’ve been a faithful viewer, and apologist even, thinking that bad “Simpsons” was still better than a lot of other shows. And I had not been worked up over the Apu thing; if they’d… Read more
I am so glad I waited to recommend this to people. Episode 1 was encouraging, and the disjointedness was excusable as a set-up I guess? Plus I think I was just SO eager for a good show with a black, sex-positive, woke, female lead... But yes, it fell right off that cliff and every subsequent episode I find myself more… Read more
...she mentioned Jungle Fever as a positive example in contrast to what’s being done here.
Following these reviews is reminiscent of following the daily reviews for another awful Netflix show most people binged and were annoyed by: Friends from College. In both cases it feels the reviewer has put more thought into the review than the creators of the show did (certainly more than the show deserves), and it… Read more
I took my cue from the reviewer but you’re right - she is actually Jamaican.
I hate to chalk this up to age but Spike Lee seems not to really grasp what polyamory means in 2017.
This was the episode that really disappointed me. The whole Shemekka story line is uninvolving and would be an addition by subtraction. The time spent there could be much better served just about anywhere else. I agree that the interaction with the cab driver was unfunny and completely off base. Ditto the… Read more
I’m honestly laughing my ass off, because this is the most ridiculously wide gap between the pre-air review of something on this site and the actual reviews that I’ve seen in a long time. Did Ashley Ray Harris only watch the pilot or something? That first episode was genuinely good (the only episode of this show that… Read more
Favorite Martin Prince moment?
When Bart runs for class president. Both have the A Vote for Bart is a Vote for Anarchy signs, and, in a moment that perfectly incapsulates the modern rabble-rousing against helping the unemployed and environment: More asbestos! More asbestos!
(Granted those are largely Bart moments, but… Read more