Idris Elba is a Nanny in New Netflix Series ‘Turn Up Charlie’

Netflix has been stepping up its content for and by people of color. As revealed on Variety.com, the film star — and thirst trap — Idris Elba will star in a new Netflix comedy series titled Turn Up Charlie.  Elba will play the lead character, Charlie, a struggling DJ who becomes a "Manny" (nothing wrong with the term Nanny...

‘The Expanse’ Supercharges Episode Two with a Badass Spaceship Chase

There's no slowing down this season of The Expanse. In its second episode, titled "IFF," the chaos that has become the solar system continues with one of the most badass spaceship chases I've seen in a while. We also find out what the crew of the Contorta (this new name is going to get...

Blessed Be! The Handmaid’s Tale returns to Hulu April 25 —  and We Have Questions

In a totalitarian society in which the majority of humans are infertile, the Emmy-winning drama The Handmaid's Tale follows June Offred, who is separated from her husband and child and forced to serve as a handmaid to Fred Waterford, a high-ranking government official. June must take part in a “ceremony” in which Waterford reads...

Jake’s Jealousy is a Problem on This Week’s ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

This week, our girl Amy (Melissa Fumero) anticipates moving onto big thing. So Jake (Andy Samberg) plans the perfect case for her that gets hijacked by Melissa Furemo’s real-life husband, David Fumero.  Amy’s IRL husband Amy has passed her Sergeant exam and to celebrate/ commemorate their last case together as detectives, Jake presents her with...

Let’s Hear It For Rose Quartz on ‘Steven Universe’

Aaaaaaand we’re back! Steven Universe decided to gift us with another glorious Steven-Bomb of episodes, and the first one on that list is a doozy because it features Garnet (yay!) Rose Quartz (YAY!) …and Lars (boo). The episode starts off with Lars and his Off-Color gem crew stuck in space, with engines in desperate need...

Ralph Dibny is Getting on Everyone’s Nerves on ‘The Flash’

After a month hiatus, The Flash returned with Team Flash facing several challenging situations in the season's 17th episode, "Null and Annoyed." First, you have Ralph Dibny annoying the heck out of everyone with his laissez-faire attitude and ill-timed jokes, creating a challenging environment at Star Labs. Second, you have Cisco dealing with breaching...

New Premiere Date And Trailer for Dear White People Season 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVA0T7-ceeQ Netflix made the announcement that the second season of Dear White People is returning on Friday, May 4. Along with the announcement, Netflix released a teaser trailer. The series is based on Justin Simien's 2014 indie feature of the same name which won a Special Jury Award at Sundance. It also won an Audience Award...

The Absolute Worst: Bad Television Series Finales

It's no secret that we love our television here at Black Girl Nerds. With the series finale of Scandal fast approaching (and we hope it never ends up on one of these lists), the BGN staff started thinking about how badly some television series' ended. Here are some of our picks for the worst...

BGN News Beat: The Week’s Biggest News

What's going on in the TV world? There have been some charges over at BET. The Quad, which starred Anika Noni Rose and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, was cancelled after two seasons. Despite this cancellation, BET is committed to scripted television. They announced three upcoming shows just before their upfronts presentation — a half-hour comedic reboot of the...

‘The Walking Dead’ Hopes It’s “Still Gotta Mean Something”

The Walking Dead wants us to believe that it's "Still Gotta Mean Something" but I'm not entirely convinced it does when some characters stop growing and fall into the same cycle season after season. The episode opens at the junkyard and the sound of gunfire can be heard as people scream. Jadis runs into the...
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