BGN TV Review: ‘Charmed’

Brilliant and smart women in the past have historically been seen as witches. Many societies and cultures have often portrayed women with talent as enchantresses. So, it comes as no surprise that our three favorite sorceresses-Prue, Phoebe, and Piper--have been readapted for modern audiences. The new Charmed reboot is a more inclusive and ever...

‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ Season 20

  From it’s 20th season two-part opener, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit immediately set the stage for a real-life social-commentary-heavy season. SVU has managed to cover many current news issues over the first 10 episodes. This season tackled the intersection of gender-based violence and toxic masculinity, as these devolve into a horrific mass school shooting....

Review: Hulu Horror ‘Into the Dark: New Year, New You’

 By: Tejah Wilson New Year, New You is the newest episode of the Hulu horror anthology series Into the Dark. Produced by Blumhouse Television, Into the Dark features a new “super-sized episode” every month. Each episode of the series centers on a holiday found in the month the episode is released on. This month’s episode is...

BGN TV Recap: ‘Riverdale’ Breakfast Club Backstory

By Ashley Turner @AsheDT Last week, Bughead fans freaked out over a scripted kiss between Jughead and Ethel and sent threats to the actress. The scene is conspicuously missing from last week’s recap. I’m officially counting down the seasons until Barchie (ugh) becomes a thing. This week is finally, the much-vaunted flashback fan service episode! Bad...

BGN TV Review: ‘Eli Roth’s History of Horror’

Horror has always been treated like one of Hollywood’s illegitimate children. That was before so-called prestige horror like Silence of the Lambs, The Sixth Sense, Hereditary, and The Quiet Place have seen mainstream success both in box office numbers as well as audience engagement — and award nods. It seems like the genre is...

BGN TV Recap: ‘Riverdale’ Prison Riots and Ritual Conspiracies

By Ashley Turner @AsheDT It’s time for more adventures with Archie and the gang, and I’m ready for my Riverdale trash. And to my immense pleasure, the ridiculousness is ratcheted up to dangerous levels this week. I’m not joking. It may not beat levitating babies, but you’d best believe I almost lost my mind over this...

BGN TV Review: ‘Outlander’ has the Frasers in America, Are You Ready?

Warning: Spoilers ahead! Season four of Outlander returned with Jamie and Claire Fraser in America, making their way up the southern colonies. Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan once again take up their roles as the steamiest coupling on cable. However, after the problematic depictions of Black slaves and people of color in season three, it...

Review: ‘Doctor Who’ Season 11 Stuns with an Abundance of Equitable Representation

When I first heard the casting news for the 13th Doctor in Doctor Who (Jodie Whittaker) I should have been excited it was a woman. I wasn’t. It always seemed strange to me that a time-traveling two-hearted alien would always present as a white male. And a white woman didn’t feel all that subversive....

BGN TV Review: ‘Imperfect’

Imperfect might have audiences feeling like they are watching a television commercial instead of an engaging and entertaining program. This is partly due to the concept of the short episode that the series adheres to and very closely. But it is also partially due to the quick pace nature of the seemingly banal situations...

BGN TV Recap: ‘Riverdale’ Speakeasies and Solitary Confinement

By Ashley Turner @AsheDT Who is the gargoyle king? That's the question I should be asking but I got distracted by. Welcome to another episode of Riverdale. The show has reverted to a slower pace after last week. Which is much welcomed. I could actually focus on the plot, which is chugging along nicely. There are actually...