Review: Black Girlhood is At the Center of ‘The Passage’ and We’re Here for It

If you haven’t watched Fox’s new series, The Passage, then you need to catch up. It is the only show that has collected the national conversation on the treatment of Black girls and poured it into a sci-fi drama. I doubt that the writers Liz Heldens (who also created the series) and Justin Cronin...

BGN TV Review: ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’

  Satan’s current pop culture moment continues in the eighth season of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series American Horror Story: Apocalypse. Set in a vague present or near future, nuclear war has broken out and devastated the planet. Except for a series of secret bunkers owned by a group called The Cooperative, where the rich and...

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...

‘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....

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...

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...

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’ 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...

Review: ‘I Feel Bad’ is Both a Foot Forward and Steps Back

“Would you do me?” Emet Kamala-Sweetzer (Sarayu Blue) asks her much-younger, all-male team of video game developers after her dad groped her butt mistakenly thinking Emet was her mom. From there, the pilot's discussion quickly devolves into an ageist muddle as Emet tries to boost her 40-something self-esteem through the 20-somethings who work for...

BGN TV Review: ‘Deutschland 86’

Written by: Utibe Gautt Ate @utibegauttate “We always believed that we were the better Germany, anti-fascist, anti-capitalist, egalitarian. Well, socialist.” However, “...our reality has traveled so far from our ideals, I no longer recognize my country,” said Tina Fischer (Fritzi Haberlandt). She is one of the most captivating characters from this season’s Deutschland 86. The program is...