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Austin Basis Interview

Austin Basis Interview

July 28, 2016

Austin Basis is one of the stars of The CW’s Beauty and the Beast.  We spoke with the actor about that series, life and more. 

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HereIsTV Review – Bessie

HereIsTV Review – Bessie

May 16, 2015
by Kevin Downey for HereIsTV

One hundred years ago, at a time when African Americans were firmly second-class citizens (if that) but with a thriving, music-rich culture of their own, despite it all – slavery being a fresh, raw wound – Ma Rainey and right behind her, Bessie Smith, were against all odds becoming self-made, rich and famous American blues singers.

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HereIsTV Review – Cleverman

HereIsTV Review – Cleverman

June 01, 2016

Rating:  3 (out of 5).  The Sundance Channel’s Cleverman brings viewers to the future where a group of species from medieval times resurfaces after 60,000 years.  These beings are covered in a thick layer of hair and they can live up to 200 years. But, they are fighting to survive in a world that wants to exploit and destroy them. Rob Collins plays Waruu, an outspoken advocate for his people,  and his half-brother Koen is played by Hunter page-Lockard. Koen runs a bar and offers a place of refuge for other “Hairies.”  Reasonably positive reviews from the critics who encourage viewers to stick with it after the first confusing episode saying it starts to make more sense.  Still others were hooked right from the beginning.

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HereIsTV Review – Deep Web

HereIsTV Review – Deep Web

May 31, 2015
by Kevin Downey for HereIsTV

There are two eye-opening and potentially fascinating stories being told in the EPIX documentary Deep Web. Each arguably affects every American whether or not they care about their privacy – in this case, online privacy – and the federal government’s evolving interpretation of the 4th Amendment, which guarantees citizens’ protection from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government.

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HereIsTV Review – Power, Season 2

HereIsTV Review – Power, Season 2

June 06, 2015
By Kevin Downey for HereIsTV

Somehow, Starz’s drug-world drama Power from The Good Wife‘s Courtney Kemp Agboh and rapper 50 Cent is an exciting, fun and addictive drama, despite some serious flaws that would’ve long ago derailed an ordinary show. Power‘s second season begins on Saturday.

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HereIsTV Review – The Briefcase

HereIsTV Review – The Briefcase

May 27, 2015
by Kevin Downey for HereIsTV

Somewhere buried beneath the layer upon layer of reality show gimmicks on CBS’s summer reality show The Briefcase from The Biggest Loser‘s Dave Broome is a decent premise that has the feel of someone dreaming it up while having one too many at the corner bar.

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HiTV Review – Outcast

HiTV Review – Outcast

June 03, 2016

Rating:  3 (out of 5).  Cinemax’s Outcast is based on a graphic novel series from Robert Kirkman. Kyle Barnes, played by Patrick Fugit, is a man whose family members are possessed by demons. His mother and wife were both possessed, and when Kyle tried to exorcise his wife’s demon, she took their daughter and left him. Kyle, who had been in hiding, is now teaming up with Reverend Anderson, played by Philip Glenister, to try and help keep the demons away. The critics were pleasantly surprised with this. The found it creepy and filled with that good kind of tension you should feel in a horror flick.

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Review – 13th

Review – 13th

October 07, 2016

Rating:  4 (out of 5).  In the new Netflix documentary 13th, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.  The critics found the film extremely relevant given the current situation in the country and very intense. They thought it was well made, powerful, and worth watching.

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