TELL THEM B! : BLACK JESUS REVIEW

By: Brittney Werts

Don’t Call It A Come Back

Even If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks I’m sure you’re still aware of the much anticipated and discussed arrival of Black Jesus. Last night at 11pm EST on Cartoon Network, Aaron McGruder made his return to late night television and stepped back into the spotlight of controversy. No stranger to ruffling feathers, self proclaimed “troubled maker” McGruder has taken his biggest strides to push envelopes and people’s buttons with the premiere of his newest satire- Black Jesus.

McGruders depictions of not only a modern day Jesus, but that of one of color is sure to make a few eyes roll. Trust me, that’s surely his intention. He did it for years with his series “The Boondocks”  on Adult Swim and is quite good at, so let that man live. His newest satirical creation will make you think about very rarely disscussed but prevalent, issues of race and religion in America.

Over 2000 years ago you could’ve caught him on the Mount of Olives performing miracles and pastoring to his 12 desciples. Nowadays, Black Jesus is “smoking, chilling, and drinking” in Southwest Compton with his homies. From turning water into “Yack”, being the getaway driver in a drug deal gone awry,  and offering up compassion, understanding and love for all man kind, Black Jesus does it all.

The premiere left me wanting more and wishing it was more than just 30 minutes. I can’t wait to see what happens in episode 2 when Black Jesus scouts out an area for a community garden on the wrong side of town.

Chock full of hilarious one liners, wacky situations, and a decent cast, the show as a whole is actually decent and tastefully done. If you don’t have an appreciation for tongue and cheek innuendo, or a sense of humor in general, please pray for one. If you’d rather turn your nose up, than enjoy the show, don’t worry,  Black Jesus, “still loves your b*tch a$$ by default.”

Tune in to catch Black Jesus in all his  controversial glory Thursday nights at 11pm on the Cartoon Network.

THE EXES ARE COMING: ITS ATLANTA’S TURN TO EX IT OUT

Vh1‘s new reality series Atlanta Exes is set to premiere on Monday August 18th at 9:30pm.

As we all know Vh1 started the Exes series with the Hollywood Exes, but the Atlanta Exes are bring a whole new level of drama. The show will follow Tameka Raymond R&B superstar Usher’s ex-wife, Monyetta Shaw  R&B singer Neyo’s ex-fiancee, Christina Johnson pop star Cee-lo Green‘s ex-wife, Torrei Hart comedian Kevin Hart‘s ex-wife and Sheree Buchanan NFL player Ray Buchanan‘s ex-wife. All of the ladies are carrying so much pain from their previous relationships.

After watching the trailer it looks like the show is going to make Tameka Raymond the villian. Which is in poor taste in my opinion. The woman lost her marriage, her son passed away and then the final blow was her two boys being taken away from her. I think she has been through enough. But I guess she knew what she signed up for.

WHAT’S TRENDING: SHARKNADO 2 IS A HIT

 

The very unique and bizarre Syfy movie Sharknado 2 has gotten the attention of over 3.9 million viewers. Folks also went crazy on twitter.  Sharknado 2

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English: Syfy Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

was the trending topic, when the sequel aired on Wednesday. The SyFy channel has said that their were 1 billion tweets created about Sharknado 2.

Well who would have though a shark storm, would get so much attention.

CHICKEN ANYONE: THE WINGMEN COME TO OWN

Who loves chicken? I DO! Well Oprah is adding a new culinary show to her OWN network. Ladies and gentlemen are you ready to eat with the WINGMEN. The South Carolina best friends Corey and Ramone run a mobile chicken spot 2 Fat 2 Fly. This ain’t no ordinary chicken wing. These guys have taken the chicken wing and stuffed it with many edible delights. Although these two strapping young men have a delicious chicken wing on their hands, their business has not reached the height of success they hoped for. We will get to see the Wingmen continue to follow their dreams and take their business to another level.

WINGMEN premieres on OWN August 16th @ 10pm.

MUSIC TO MY EARS: DAFT PUNK ARE HEADED TO TV

Music geniuses Daft Punk are currently working on a BBC TV documentary. We really don’t know much about the music duo besides they make great music and they wear helmets. Their identities are pretty mysterious. The producers behind the documentary promises to give us an intimate view of Daft Punk’s artistic side.

No word on if the documentary will ever give us an up close and personal view of their personal lives. I highly doubt it thou. This group has gone through great lengths to keep their lives private. They freaking wear helmets. I would be totally surprised if they did on-camera interviews without their helmets. That is if they do any interviews at all.

THIS IS GOING TO KNOCK YOU OUT: MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES

When you think of a cartoon series, do you every think of Mike Tyson? Me neither.

Well the saying the impossible is possible surely applies to this story. Former boxer Mike Tyson’s brand is now adding a cartoon to the mix. Adult Swim presents Mike Tyson’s Mysteries. Mike and hos team solve odd ball mysteries. It’s like the A-team but better. Mike team consist of a talking pigeon, his adopted Korean daughter and a ghost from a different time period. It makes no sense, but that the great thing about it. The story line is so bizarre. How could you not watch this?

In the trailer their is a scene where Mike sings a song called I ain’t got time for bird sex. With that being said I have to watch this show, seriously.

Also Mike Tyson has also expressed his interest in Jamie Fox playing him in the Mike Tyson Biopic. Jamie can definitely pull this off. Do it Jamie!!!!!

WHO AM I: RAPPER FINDS HIS ROOTS

Rapper Nas received more than he bargained for when he signed up to participate in the Henry Louis Gates TV series Finding Your Roots. Nas expected to find out things about his grandparents and that it, but when a 1859 bill of sale resurfaced Nas didn’t know how to react. Nas was presented with a bill of sale for his third great-grandmother Pocahontas to a Southern slaveholder.

 

In an interview with the NY Daily News Nas said that when he saw the bill of sale, he had to stop and deal with that for a moment. This is a sale of a human being. This was business here in this country.

The PBS series Finding Your Roots returns on September 23.