How Feel-Good Show “The Facts of Life” Tackled a KKK Problem, 35 Years Before Summer 2017

first published on MEDIUM, October 3, 2017, LINK The Facts of Life, similar to a lot of 1980s television, conjures warm-hearted memories of adolescent shenanigans and those same characters learning life lessons after an impassioned sit-down with an elder. Unlike a lot of sitcoms of the decade, The Facts of Life’s cast was pre-teen and teen girls, who were guided by affable matriarch Mrs. Edna Garrett (played … Continue reading How Feel-Good Show “The Facts of Life” Tackled a KKK Problem, 35 Years Before Summer 2017

Last Night’s Episode Of GIRLS Stole My New York Heart

I was blown away by last night’s episode of GIRLS. That is such a cliche way of saying I thought it was brilliant. But sometimes it’s just best to cut to the chase when it comes to admiration. In the episode, the nostalgia factor was at a fever pitch. And a majority of the decisions made were wrong in morality (by the characters), yet were … Continue reading Last Night’s Episode Of GIRLS Stole My New York Heart

Jessa and Adam: Their Union Is So Wrong, So Right For TV

originally posted on GIRL WORLD WOMANHOOD here: I’m inappropriately obsessed with the budding situationship between characters Jessa and Adam on current season five of GIRLS. Though the new season is only four episodes in, until this past Sunday, I had barely given the HBO series any air time out of sheer dismissal. Some websites have declared a kind of “who cares?” stance against season five … Continue reading Jessa and Adam: Their Union Is So Wrong, So Right For TV