TV Show Essay

What Does Netflix’s ‘Dahmer’ Get Right About His Black Victims? Not Much

Is Netflix's Dahmer able to give a voice to his Black victims in spite of the series’ self-serving nature? Not quite.… Read More

October 13, 2022

Big Teak’s Story Arc Displays Why ‘P-Valley’ is One of the Best Shows on TV

Big Teak's heartbreaking story in the second season of P-Valley sparks an important conversation around mental health and Black men. Even… Read More

August 16, 2022

The Significance of Hoodoo in P-Valley

P-Valley's Season 2 introduces Diamond, the Pynk's former bodyguard as a healing root worker. By doing so, the series exemplifies… Read More

June 28, 2022

Quinta Brunson’s ‘Abbott Elementary’ Captures What It’s Like To Be A Teacher In America

Quinta Brunson's new series, Abbott Elementary, is a refreshing change in direction for television sitcoms about educators. Let’s do away with… Read More

January 18, 2022

The Best Thing About Amazon’s ‘Harlem’ is How it Examines the “Strong Black Woman” trope

Amazon’s new show Harlem examines many issues, from microaggressions to cultural appropriation. But the most powerful moment on the show… Read More

December 10, 2021

‘Fargo’ Season 4 Shows How White Supremacy And Capitalism Birthed America’s Underworld

The fourth season of Fargo chronicles the legacy of American Gangs, while also highlighting white supremacy and capitalism's role in that legacy. A… Read More

November 30, 2020

It’s the Little Details that Make Michaela Coel’s ‘I May Destroy You’ Special

I May Destroy You, which recently wrapped up its first season on HBO, is a painstakingly honest portrayal of what happens… Read More

August 26, 2020