HBO’S INSECURE WON’T RETURN UNTIL SUMMER 2020

 

 

 

HBO executives have confirmed that the hit show Insecure won’t return until 2020. It’s been reported that the show’s delay is in due partially to the show’s star and creator Issa Rae’s jammed packed 2019 schedule. Rae currently appears in the film Little with co-stars Regina Hall and Marsai Martin. Vulture Magazine (@vulture) reported,  HBO’s programming chief, Casey Bloys confirmed the news and also confirmed that the delay is not because the show is no longer a success.

 

 

   Well, Issa became a big movie star. We’re not the first place to deal with this, but when you’re in business with very creative and talented people, there’s a lot more opportunities for people to do things.”

 

 

 

Bloys wasn’t wrong. Insecure was likely just one item in Issa Rae’s bag. Insecure may have been the item that got Issa’s foot inside the Hollywood door, but I’m almost certain that the show wasn’t the BIG thing that Issa had in store. I guess we all should be happy for her. I know Twitter will be disappointed this summer as they will have no show to argue about and write long ridiculous think-pieces on. I guess people will have to find another show to write their think-pieces on this summer. I suggest giving Snowfall on FX a peek. It’s a really good show that goes into detail about the birth of the crack cocaine epidemic. The show has a really good, realistic storyline that is paired with some really good acting.

 

 

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MY THOUGHTS ON THE SEASON 8 PREMIERE OF GAME OF THRONES

By Kareem Rahman @kblack_yb932 on Twitter

 

Winter is here, and the season 8, and final season of Game Of Thrones premiered last night on HBO. I’ve been watching the show since almost the beginning, which helped me come to my conclusion about the end of the show. “Somebody gon’ die!”  Not just somebody, but some people. Probably some of your faves. Before I give my quick summary, let me say this to some of the people on Twitter. NOBODY CARES THAT YOU DON’T WATCH GAME OF THRONES! AND NO. NO, YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD WHO DOESN’T WATCH IT! But you already knew that before you tweeted that dumb ass, attention seeking tweet, didn’t you?

 

 

 

Anyway, on to my summary of last night’s episode. First I’ll start with Cersei Lannister. Cersei is probably the most evil person in all of Westeros. She’s not really smart evil, ol’ girl is just plain evil! Euron Greyjoy did her bidding and headed off to bring the Golden Army people back to Kings Landing to fight for Cersei. She was happy the army arrived, but pretty disappointed that they didn’t bring their elephants. Elephants? Really? Those Golden Army people arrived by boat. I’ve never known the people of Westeros to be the most technologically forward people. Yet, you were expecting these people to put elephants on boats? Really? We both know that shit would’ve fell apart and sank before it even arrived at Kings Landing. Besides, there is an even bigger reason why elephants is a horrible idea. The Night King would’ve likely ended up having them in his army. Dude already got an army of dead folks that likely numbers into the 100,000’s, a bunch of horses, 2 giants, 1 dragon, and now you want to give him elephants too? But you know Cersei. Even though she’s seen one of the dead people, I’m not sure she really believes it, or believes that she’s in harm’s way. She’s just that type of person. Then there’s her whole thing with Euron Greyjoy. Euron has been doing Cersei’s bidding with the promise that after he’s finished doing Cersei’s dirt, she will marry him. Nobody expected her to actually keep her word……except maybe Euron. He asked her about that last night. She told him “If you want a hooker, you can go up the street and buy one. But if you want a queen you’re going to have to work for her.” I mean, it sounds cool and all. But she still ended up giving Euron the cheeks less than five minutes after saying that shit. But Cersei didn’t sleep with Euron because she liked him or was horny or any of that. Cersei likely has a more sinister reason for doing it. I don’t know what it is, but I’m sure there’s a lot more to it. Cersei claimed that she was pregnant by Jaime last season. I don’t know if she was telling the truth or not. But Euron made it clear that if Cersei pops up pregnant, he’s taking the case. Talking bout “he wants to put something in her belly.” IT’S ALREADY SOMETHING IN THERE FOOL! But in the end, I’m guessing both of them will be dead, so none of that really matters anyway.

 

 

 

Next is Brandon Stark. There’s something really strange about Bran. I know he’s the three eyed Raven, but there’s something else going on with Bran….or what used to be Bran. He knows and sees everything. But it seems like there’s something he knows that he’s not telling anyone. Bran told Samuel Tully that he needs to tell Jon Snow that he is the rightful king because his dad was next in line for the crown. Not Denarys and not Denarys’ brother. Sam ain’t really rocking with Denarys after she told him that she killed his father and brother. Sam tells Jon he’s the rightful king. Jon, as usual, really wants no parts of it. I’m not sure if it’s because he’s in love with Denarys (who is actually his cousin or aunt. I’m not really sure), or because he’s never wanted the responsibility of leading. Jon got in trouble with his own people after they named him the King Of The North, and he relinquished his crown to serve Denarys, unbeknownst to the people of the North. They’re not happy about it at all. Especially Sansa Stark who didn’t like Denarys before she even met her. But after meeting her, Sansa’s dislike of Denarys seems to be even more apparent. Who can really blame her though after what she went through the last time she was around a queen. She doesn’t know if Denarys is the same kind of queen that Cersei is. Arya Stark and Jon finally reunited. In a nutshell, Arya told Jon that she’s riding with family if it comes down to it…..and he should too. I’m not sure if Jon knows little Arie is a stone-cold killer yet. If he don’t know, he’ll probably find out soon enough. Arya also ran into someone else who was on her list of people to be killed. The Hound. I believe she’s going to off him, and I believe he knows it. That’s something to keep an eye on. Also, Arya and Gangrich (I know that’s spelled wrong but you know who I’m talking about) linked back up. She’s had a crush on him for about six seasons. So that may be something else to keep an eye on. Theon Greyjoy finally found his balls and went and freed his sister, who was being held hostage by their Uncle Euron. Theon and his sister looks to be parting ways (on good terms), as she’s going to retake their homeland from her uncle and his peoples, and Theon is going to Winterfell to fight with the Starks. I know I’m missing something…..oh yeah! The dead have breeched the wall! They are currently in the North causing havoc, while rivals, who are supposed to be linking up to fight the bigger enemy, are bickering amongst themselves. I honestly believe the allies are going to end up fighting each other before the Night King and his team even reaches them! If I had to put money on one person surviving all of this, I’m putting my bread on The Night King! Maybe I’m wrong. We’ll see what happens. Oh, I just remembered, Cersei put a hit out on both of her brothers. Ser Bronn Of The Blackwater is likely on his way to Winterfell to kill  both of them as I’m writing this…….maybe not. Bronn is good friends with Tyrion and Jamie. I really can’t see him taking them out. Besides, as you could tell by the end of this past episode, Jaime already has some other beef to deal with down in Winterfell at the moment. It’s all a big ass mess……..as usual!

SAY BYE-BYE TO LAWRENCE. ISSA IS MOVING ON IN SEASON 3

It’s kind of hard for me to imagine HBO’s hit show “Insecure” without Issa’s long-term boo Lawrence somewhere in the mix. I thought the two might reconcile in season 3. Even if they didn’t, my expectations were that Lawrence would be in season 3 in some type of way. Especially when you consider that Lawrence’s every move last season was examined and broken down to its very smallest detail on Twitter by fans of the show. I’m honestly stumped by this move. It’s almost like if Ned Stark were no longer on Game Of Thrones. Or if Omar were no longer on The Wire….oh wait. Both of those things did happen….and the shows lived on afterward. So will Insecure after Lawrence….even though I’m kind of sad to see him go. I used to enjoy the Monday morning arguments and “fake deep” – “thought-pieces” about how Lawrence was representative of every black man who has ever walked planet Earth.

Shadowandact.com (@shadowandact) reports, Jay Ellis’ character Lawrence will not be making an appearance in season 3. Issa Rae’s character Issa, is reportedly moving forward in her relationship with her new/old bae Daniel. Insecure creator Issa Rae explained the decision to move away from “the Lawrence theme” for season 3.

“We want to stay as true to life as possible. They (Issa & Lawrence) had a great conversation at the end of season 2. And it was just about like; hey, she’s moving on with Daniel. Sometimes we have those conversations. You never see the exes again. And it’s ok! You gotta explore life without Lawrence.” Rae said during Insecure Fest earlier this week in Los Angeles.

Season 3 of Insecure will premiere August 12th on HBO. How do you feel about Lawrence being gone? Will you still be watching?

CHECK OUT THE TRAILER FOR “THE JUSTICE LEAGUE” (VIDEO)

DC Comic’s answer to the endless stream of Marvel movies the world has been bombarded with is finally here!…..Ok, I admit, that’s a lie. Not about the movie, just about the “finally here” part. The Justice League movie came out and hit the theater sometime in 2017. But I honestly don’t remember that, do you? I don’t remember seeing a million advertisements about the movie or any of that last year. But now, the movie is coming to HBO and I can’t wait to see it! The Marvel movies are great, but I’m honestly a DC fan at heart. I grew up watching Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and the others on Saturday mornings. The only morning of the week you could see all your favorite “toons” back in the day. I saw the Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman individual movies. I’m curious to see what they look like on the screen together. The Justice League premieres on HBO tonight (July 7) at 8 pm. The movie stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Ray Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons and Amber Heard. Check out the trailer below:

Video Courtesy: Warner Bros. Pictures