8.05.2014

Ladies of the Club, We Have Illicit Blasian Love

I've been keeping tabs on TNT's Murder in the First and in the most recent episode, "Family Matters", I found out that Nicole Ari Parker is playing a married woman, and Ian Anthony Dale is her side boo.

You just gotta wonder how that all got started.





"Start licking" (she actually says that).

Busted (not by her husband though; we haven't met him yet).

19 comments:

  1. I just finished watching that episode. I'm disappointed that they made her a married woman. Why can't black women just be portrayed as dating normal men. Not cheating on their husbands or sleeping with someone else's. I would like to see how it got started. Guess it depends on if the show comes back and if they bother to explore it more. I thought they had abandoned the couple since they haven't been featured much.

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    1. I'm disappointed that they made her a married woman. Why can't black women just be portrayed as dating normal men. Not cheating on their husbands or sleeping with someone else's.

      Thank you.

      I get that they're trying to nab a second season, and that they want to develop these characters and make them as interesting as possible, but I too am tired of seeing black women in dysfunctional relationships.

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    2. I too am tired of seeing black women in dysfunctional relationships.

      EXACTLY!!!! I mean can she just be married or dating. NOT BOTH! I'm sick of seeing black women being portrayed as insatiable.

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  2. Nicole just had to be another married woman, didn't she? You just knew that they wouldn't let a good thinh take place too long.

    For once, I just wish that AMBW/IR love between Black women/XM would be spontaneous,loving and pure..I would love to see the unexpected..like who would expected for Joe Blow to fall in love with Joan Blow without them being homewreckers. I feel you all in saying that I'm equally as tired as you guys looking at the Black woman getting into these dysfunctional relationships.

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  3. At this rate, we (the creatives among us) are going to have to do a non-problematic BW/Any Relationship Pairing ourselves, because The Powers That Be seem to have lost whatever clue they had when the 1990s ended. First Olivia Pope, then Mary Jane, and now this? Nah, man.

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  4. Huh. This got me thinking they are trying to send this message that black women make terrible wives and are unfaithful as a rule. Like it's cool to see black women in media but I would also like some diversity in the kinds of relationships we're on. How about some faithful polyamory, a woman who casually dates different people, a queer black woman in a monogamous relationship, etc. Even the new mystery show with a black female character seems to follow this tired pattern. What's the deal? Should we blame Scandal?

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    1. No this was going on long before Scandal. I think the fact that its so popular though helped fuel it. Plus a lot of these reality shows aren't helping either.

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    2. I 'don't blame Scandal,but I just think that most writers/producers think that a show with Black women in it..especially when interracial scenes are involved..can only be successful if they're in dysfunctional relationships. The idea of having normal Black families or Black women being in loving relationships isn't "normal" for mainstream TV ( sarcasm).

      I also agree with Lor. It really don't help it with all of these terrible reality shows like RHOA, Love and Hip Hop( whichever one it is) . Notice how every Black woman..or just the Black people on there always have to be clowning, they're broke, in dysfunctional relationships with men who look at them as booty calls. I just had a conversation with a friend of mine about the science show Cosmos. Mind that it was a science show,but I love it, especially with Neil Degrasse Tyson on it. I hate that he wont be coming on Sundays anymore wondering why his show will not be on TV. We thought that one..maybe it's the fact that some members of the science community did not want to hear about the honest theories coming from a well educated Black man and two..nobody seems to be into regular same programs anymore. Junk TV seems to be the norm. With all of that support that is put on crappy shows like the ones I said on my post, they should have been putting shows like his and other quality programming

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    3. @M

      I loved that show also! I really don't think it was because of Tyson. Anything that puts science in the spotlight is a good thing. The original Cosmos was only 13 episodes and I believe they were following that template. It had decent ratings, BUT was trashed by a lot of Christian groups according to Wiki. Now I do believe THAT might have played a role if they do not bring it back. As I said I think they only intended to do 13 shows.

      And YES! I agree with you wholeheartedly about the reality shows. Regular programs barely see the light of day and if they do its only for one season. My sister and I were talking recently about are there any real shows left on tv because everything seems to be crap reality. And sadly even though blacks aren't the only ones watching the shows; we are the majority that supports it. Until we either turn off the tv or change the channel to more positive & educational programs we can't complain.

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    4. Okay I rechecked and found this. People were threatened by the "dangerous" content of the program and its message.

      http://topekasnews.com/tv-networks-refuse-renew-neil-degrasse-tysons-cosmos-season-two/

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    5. *reads the article*

      Is....is this satire? This thing reads like The Onion, but sans humorous qualities. I feel sorry for Jesus if these are the people in his corner.

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    6. Oh I wasn't serious about blaming Scandal. I understand why we tend to get the same things. White people only focus on the things that appeal to them. They like watching black women in trainwrecks and horrible relationships b/c that shit amuses them. So that's why they constantly reproduce these things. And for me personally I don't really care about reality TV. If I don't like it I don't watch it. Unless it's something especially venomous then I generally don't pick that battle. If we had more black-owned media, especially with black women who want to do for us, we wouldn't have this problem. But as you can see with movies like Get On Up pretty much most shit is written by white guys and their friends.

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    7. If we had more black-owned media, especially with black women who want to do for us, we wouldn't have this problem.

      I wouldn't be so sure. People have to want to watch quality programs and most do not.

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    8. I beg to differ. I feel like that argument tends to downplay the intelligence of people. Since becoming familiar with animal welfare issues and how that applies to research using non-human model organisms I can see how when people in power marginalize and oppress others they are essentially depriving others of enrichment. That which allows us to think, feel, express our creativity, essentially to be human. I think most people would be able to engage with quality programming but it is not readily available. For a long time most of us have been fed a diet of reality TV and white-centric media so it may not occur to some of us that anything else exists. And yes some people do prefer those things b/c their lives are so hectic and filled with busy work that they don't have the energy to think when they get home and sit in front of the TV. Assuming they even have a TV or cable. But that is by design. We are all intentionally deprived b/c education as it functions today is not about learning or about bettering yourself. It's strictly business. You go to school, you finish different class levels in order to have a better job. That's it. I think most people would enjoy the opportunity of experiencing better quality programming, but what would be the purpose? Does watching something better somehow make your life better? Does it significantly change your reality? On some level yes it does, especially if it somehow helps to deteriorate some of the myths you've been led to believe regarding yourself. But watching a show about an awkward black girl versus the inane lives of basketball wives and girlfriends does not increase my income or improve my appeal to the people around.

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  5. *moans and facepalms* He too damn fine to be a side piece.

    I've discussed how I feel about this trash-ass phenomenon at length and won't bother repeating myself. But this shit needs to die a quick and fast death.

    I love Cosmos & NdGT. It hurts my brain that the reason it won't be renewed is because of basic bitch-ass stupidity. That show was effn epic!

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  6. He too damn fine to be a side piece.


    HELLLLOOOO!

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    1. And he has the physique to go with it.I can look at those pictures all day long!

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