THE BEST SHOW ON TV. NOW!
The trailer for FX's American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
The opening scene of Episode 3 of American Crime Story: the Assassination of Gianni Versace featuring Judith Light playing Marilyn Miglin.
The opening scene of the series premieres which shows the two very different lives of the Versace and his killer.
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace is the best thing on television right now!
Ryan Murphy’s take Versace’s death is both controversial and wildly engaging. While the family of Versace has decried the show as false, mainly the episode where it was revealed that Versace was HIV-positive, the show is not really about Versace as much as one would think. The show digs deeper into who Andrew Cunanan really was. Cunanan killed multiple, high-profile men before he made to Miami Beach and shot Versace in broad daylight. Overshadowed by the murder of Versace, was the murder of Lee Miglin, a Chicago real-estate tycoon and husband to Marilyn Miglin, a legend in the beauty and perfume industries.
The series focused on Miglin’s murder in episode 3, and focused on Mrs. Miglin’s attempts to portray her husband’s murder as a random act of violence, even though Cunanan had left Miglin dressed in women’s panties with gay pornographic material by his side. The producers of the show went there and created an entire scenario that surrounded Miglin’s death. It is mostly speculation, because no one ever found out what Cunanan’s motives were for any of his murders, which is what makes the show so engaging.
This season is playing out like the imagination of all of us who speculate who committed a crime and why. Cunanan is being portrayed as a disturbed and homicidal maniac who targets his ex-lovers for reasons unknown. It’s like a light switch went off causing Cunanan to thirst for blood and murder with no clear motive. The FBI are also seen fumbling and interfering with local police investigations time and time again, which allowed Cunanan to kill more victims. The combination of their incompetency and Cunanan’s willingness to kill for any reason gives the show a terrifying edge when you remind yourself that all this actually happened.
Great acting, cinematography, and high production values also add to the allure of American Crime Story. Ricky Martin, Penelope Cruz, and Judith Light guest star along side Daniel Criss, who gives a chilling performance as Cunanan. If you’re not watching, what are you waiting for?
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace airs Wednesdays on FX.
THE REAL ON THE REAL
I decided to go check out the ladies of the syndicated talk show The Real, to see if going to the show was as fun as it looks on television. I’ve never really big a huge fan of The Real, but they’ve been holding their own for four seasons now and were recently renewed for 2 more seasons. I do believe that it is important to have a show that lets women of color share their opinions and experiences, especially in the current political climate. With so many people trying to make America “great” again, we are reminded that America wasn’t so “great” for minorities and still isn’t. Seeing four women from diverse backgrounds every day is important!
I really wanted to go see Wendy, but LA is closer than New York, and I love an excuse to go LA. If you have never been there…get there! So, I got my ticket for The Real and decided to check it out!
You have to arrive very early and spend a lot of time standing in line. When you get the set, you sit in your seat and wait for about 30 more minutes. A hilarious woman named Bridget gets the crowd amped. Honestly, the funnest part of the show was before the show started.
During the commercial breaks, the energy on the set completely changes. The production staff comes out and touches up make-up and the hosts barely even look at each other. Ladies and gentleman, it is definitely a SHOW!
When the hosts moved from their table to the stage, we were told that we could interact with them at this point. The interaction was minimal. They quickly brushed up on their lines and got their hair fluffed.
The hosts looked tired for the taping that we went to. I assumed they were on their 2nd or 3rd taping for the day. Tamera Mowry gave us a few smiles and appeared to be the most appreciative of fans in the audience. Jeannie Mai was just as energetice in real life as she comes across on television. Adrienne Bailon looked like she was done for the day but she eeked out a smile and wave for the audience. Loni Love did all that she could do to avoid eye contact with the audience. It was as if she was annoyed by our presence. Loni did not look our way, let alone smile or show any kind of gratitude for our 4 hour adventure to come see her show.
At the end of the show, the producers gave Loni the microphone to address the crowd. She literally refused to address us and handed the mic over to Jeannie. Jeannie was bubbly and sweet and seemed to understand the importance of acknowledging the audience who are also fans of the show. Tamera waited back to take a picture with a fan, which I thought was really sweet of her.
The biggest shock of the day was Ms. Loni Love. I thought she would be the most down to Earth one out of all of them. That’s the way they play up her role on the show. She is quite the actress, cause Ms. Love appeared to be a diva to me.
Overall, it was a fun experience and I would recommend giving it a shot. Just know that you will be required to do a lot of waiting and don’t expect to feel like a part of the show. It’s a show, and you are just there to watch.
A&E's JAIL REALITY SHOW 60 DAYS IN SHOWS IT ALL
A&E’s 60 Days In has a cast member whose one of those racist people who are always calling someone else racist. In case you’re not familiar with 60 Days In, it’s a show about people who volunteer to go to jail for 60 days. They claim they are going in to help expose things that need to be fixed within the jail. That’s the premise, which is clearly not the real reason why people sign up. The cast members are about getting that check! Aint no changes going to be made in these jails.
This season, there is a woman on the show name Jaclin who is insubordinate and disrespectful to the corrections officers in the women’s unit at Fulton County Jail in Atlanta. When Jaclin is told to do anything, she becomes loud, aggressive, and even curses at the corrections officers. She then says every time, that the corrections officers are racist and picking on her. After she literally screams obscenities at the officers, she asks so confused why she is always getting sent to isolation.
Yes, there is clearly a disproportionate number of black women to white women in the jail, to which Jaclin somehow finds a way to make herself a victim. You are one of few white women in jail, and you see the problem as the correction officers are racist. Honey, the fact that you are one of the few white women in the jail should be more of concern to you.