3.19.2013

Black Girls' Night Out: Joanna Locasto

...Need to call my agent.  If he ever
does this to me again,
I will have his balls
Y'all will never know how hard it was for me to sit down, watch this last ep, and write something, anything about it.

Deception has officially been the biggest waste of my time since Person of Interest.

Here are some things I've learned from this show:
1) Black actresses, just 'cause its "your" show doesn't mean it's your show.  You can still be a token guest star on "your" show.  You can be cast as the star, put in all the promotional posters, and given a (hopefully) fat check...and still be an afterthought on "your" show.

2) Sex, lies, murder, theft, and substance abuse are officially played out.  This is 2013; we're not shocked or intrigued by this type of stuff anymore.  So if you think this is going to add gravity and dimension to a show...um, no.

3) Whoever keeps casting and writing these BWWM couples on these shows needs to get it right because Wes Brown is fucking dogly and not worthy of Meagan Good.  Watching them kiss made my stomach churn every time.  A woman doesn't leave Laz Alonzo for Wes Brown.  I know white folks would love to believe that myth, but it's just not so.  Luka Šulić?  Possibly.  Tom Felton?  Definitely.  But Wes Brown?  That would be like leaving Rain for Justin Timberlake.

4) Meagan Good looks fierce no matter what she wears.  That woman is a bona fide Helen of Troy.

5) Last but not least, until white folks get it right, they need to stay faaaaaar a way from writing Black characters.
Season 1 ended on a hack version of a cliffhanger, no doubt in some desperate attempt to get renewed. Mm-hm. If there were ever a show which needed to be canceled and forgotten about completely, it doth be this one:


13 comments:

  1. Leave Rain for Timberlake?! Not enough cocaine in the world to make me have such a lapse in judgement!

    As for this? I guess I'll have to see if there's a Black person (and not a rented one) running the show before I get excited about Black leads.

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  2. You know I've been just waiting...waiting for your review of this shitty show.

    ) Sex, lies, murder, theft, and substance abuse are officially played out. This is 2013; we're not shocked or intrigued by this type of stuff anymore. So if you think this is going to add gravity and dimension to a show...um, no.

    Hence the reason why I don't watch much TV. Not to mention the lack of color, but don't get me started.

    Last but not least, until white folks get it right, they need to stay faaaaaar a way from writing Black characters.

    Agreed. I'd rather them not even bother than make a half-assed attempt just to appease a portion of the viewing audience. Either do it well or not at all.

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    1. Either do it well or not at all.

      And that's all anyone's asking for!

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  3. I applaud you Ank for sticking it out. Hopefully this show will at least give Megan some more roles down the line.

    "Last but not least, until white folks get it right, they need to stay faaaaaar a way from writing Black characters."

    Yep!

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  4. Lately,I can only stick through 30 minutes of Deception and after that I look at another show. I was looking at the ratings of the show. It started of to be promising, but we end up being shafted. It just never picked up. I don't think that the shows contract will be renewed. I'll be surprised if it is.

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    1. Lately,I can only stick through 30 minutes of Deception and after that I look at another show.

      Girl, when the first commercial break hits I leave the room to browse the net and forget to come back.

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    2. On a WOC Fanfic site I frequent that's...maybe 99.9% IR, I haven't seen a single fic of this show. Not even a drabble. Scandal, yes. Deception, negative.

      That's very telling.

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    3. Deception doesn't give us anything to work with!!!!

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    4. On a WOC Fanfic site I frequent

      Um...links?

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    5. Here's it is: http://www.valentchamber.com/index.php I should also warn you that it's also 99.9% Romance genre and heavily BW/WM (though Blasian pairings are slowly but surely growing), but at least there's a WOC Fic site! =D

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    6. Leo Princess...thanks for that link! I am THRILLED that there is a place for WoC fanfic writers and readers. I'm going to do a post about it in the very near future.

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    7. You're welcome! We could use a dose of you, Ankh, and some more up in there.

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  5. Suddenly remembered how Meagan Good was supposed to do a movie with Peter Jae.

    *rubs temples* Regardless of whatever the intended plot was, it had to have been better than this.

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