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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails. 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Have you seen the tv show on Own? If not, are you insane? Do you not have a television set? There is no reason to not watch Love Is..

Point blank period.

Lets get into this post honey.

It’s a reason I’m the way I am about love. It’s mostly related to the Bible verse above. 1st Corinthians 13:4-8 is my absolute favorite and yeah, its my holy grail. I’ve based most of what I know about love off of that blueprint.

Surely Mara Brock Akil had Corinthians in mind when she created the hit tv show Love Is on the Own Network.

Chile, I’m all in.

Let me clarify.

This is my kind of show.

The storytelling and the show itself resonates with me in a plethora of ways. For starters she created this show with her husband, Salim Akil who is her business partner and its based off of their real life story. That’s the first thing that attracted me to it. Secondly, it’s speaks to who I am. How tired are we of seeing the stereotypical black male on mainstream tv playing the drug dealer, a straight up deadbeat and a loser? We are tired. It’s not our total experience and the way she writes the story is just gorgeous.

Yasir and Nuri are the characters.

They are unapologetically the shit.

Yes I said that. They are the shit.

I believe them.

I love them.

I want to be Nuri.

Hell, when I’m watching I kinda vamp into her anyway. I feel it all, as if it’s happening to me.

That fine black man Yasir, I want to have him for myself.

And… About Yasir, or the Actor that plays him, let’s just get into the magic that is Will Catlett. I’ve been a fan of him from his days on the now defunct Youtube series That Guy. Will is too believable in this role. Michelle Weaver who plays Nuri has a great chemistry with Will. They are basically two breakout stars who’ve captivated the hearts of thousands of viewers. Brand new folks making it do what it do.

Yuri and Nasir.

Unapologetically the shit.

Yes, I said it again.

There is something magical that happens when these two characters come onto the screen.

I’m going to be real transparent here for a moment. I weep from almost every episode. Listen to me now, I literally weep. For the life of me I couldn’t figure out why my reaction was that of tears. I later realized that this show made me remember love. I’ve been doing the most and had completely forgot. The gesture, the feeling, and the absolute beauty of love.

Lord help me!

I had forgotten what it’s like to be “in” love.

Dear God in heaven.

The way I’ve been carrying myself is the complete antithesis of what I’m not.

I am love. Deep feeling. Emotional to the 10th power, and oh my my my, I had forgot.

As a lover of writing, words and storytelling , this kind of show bends me in ways that I’ve always wanted to stretch but didn’t quite know how. This show is for us, by us and about us.

FUBU y’all.. Don’t worry, you’ll catch it later.

It’s bitter sweet because the next episode is the season finale and it seems as if we’ve only just begun. The good news is the show has already been renewed for a second season. Yay love!

Love Is.. the boom and the bip.

Love Is.. the creme de le creme.

Love Is a risk but the caveat is.. well it’s, love. In a world full of folly, It’s what we need today. It conquerors all. It heals all. Love never fails.

The blueprint.

Watch Love Is on Tuesday’s at 10 pm on the Own network.

Peace, love and more love,

Dee

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Yo.
Did I just say yo.
Yes I did.. let me say it again for effect.
Yo!
Fox’s EMPIRE  finale was off the chain.
Full of twist and turns, and truly what I needed it to be.
Sometimes, you walk away from a finale show feeling disappointed, like something is missing, feeling confused, lost, and bewildered.
Trust me, that was not the case with Empire.
I’m not fan of the Fox network in general, but credit is certainly due to the network for bringing forth this artistry.
Every week viewership has steadily climbed, and it’s not just the young hip hop community that’s watching. It’s all cultures, everywhere.. watching.
I had my doubts in the beginning and almost didn’t tune in.
I was thinking not another urban hip hop show. Why should I waste my time watching this stereotypical propaganda.
And then… something magical happened.
Taraji P. Henson.
Chile… She was phenomenal. Almost born for this Cookie role it seems.
The chemistry between her character, and the others worked well.
I couldn’t get the music out of my head.
The guest appearances were great.
The show simply worked.
It has festered itself into the folds of my Wednesday nights, and it has done so boldly, fiercely, and unapologetically.
I walked away from last night’s episode with this in mind.
While some aspects of the finale were predictable, others were not and caught me totally off guard.
I found myself screaming loudly during some of the scenes, and let me tell you, I haven’t done that since the second season of Scandal.
Yea chile, even had some palpitations…
I can’t wait for the next season.
Will this Empire continue to rise, or will said Empire fall? We shall see.
I walked away feeling genuinely satisfied also with this in mind, the show isn’t real life. It’s entertainment. It’s goal is to entertain. No more, no less.
I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t watched the finale yet, so I won’t go into a full recap.
Just know.. trust your girl on this. I’m rarely wrong about these things. You must watch the Empire 2 hour season finale. You won’t be disappointed.
I could be partial, but I honestly think anybody who didn’t feel anything must be emotionally limp.
Or purely un-entertainable at best. Is that a word? Oh who cares. I used it. hmph!
For those that did watch, what did you think? Did you enjoy the finale show as much as me or am I living in a made up fantasy world?
🙂

Peace and love,
Dee

What did tonight’s episode of scandal tell you??

Well, for starters, I wasn’t as blown away as I was last week.

Look, don’t suck your teeth ok. I wasn’t.

The prez was looking like a straight punk, and smelly Mellie saved the day… Well, sort of. It so happened she was a day late and a dollar short.
BUT LIV.
The lone Gladiator.
She devised a little plan of her own. And now, the highest bidder shall win.

I had periods of being completely annoyed, impatient, and down right over it. I’m over it ok.
I know Auntie Shonda is gonna drag this story line atleast another three weeks. Atleast….

Damn….

And folk still saying Poppa Pope is behind this. Ok, are we watching the same show?
I don’t think so.
If he was behind it, the little Internet do hickey would have never been cracked.

I told yall I didn’t trust that little Portia Di Rossi character with her little sneaky self. Although, she was kind of in the clear, but it didn’t stop Huck from whooping that ass like a true slave. Slave references tonight.  (Was that in honor of black history month?)

Look, don’t suck your teeth at me, I’m just calling it like I see it.

Ok, here is my confession, Scandal was kind of boring, and a perfectly good waste of my good bottle of red. There, I said it. Whoomp, there it is.
I’m a tough crowd all by myself.

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As for next week, Auntie Shonda better bring it.

Until next week Scandalites..

Peace and love,
Dee

Dirty toilets.
One window.
duct tape.
Men in black.
Dingy walls.
Concrete floors.
Guns.
Caprivity..

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All elements of last night’s Scandal.
I am still messed up off of that episode. I did not see that coming.
Not any of.
Auntie Shonda got me again.
Look, I was shook ok. The episode was dark and eerie. Terrifying really. And I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.

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Who
Are
These
Fools…
Within the first few minutes, I was already thinking,  this some ole Isis type ish..
It was one of the best episodes and also one of the most disturbing. It seemed to reminiscent of the world of today.
Spooky..
But I lives for Olivia who still managed to keep a pretty good weave and manicured nails while living in the bowels of hell.
Even in captivity, Liv can still serve up a read.
And then, she lost herself, and then she became the lone gladiator.

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The cinematography and the writing was brilliant.
I can usually predict something. See something coming. But… not last night. That show had me spinning and still wondering who are these fools.

I’ve been obsessing and compulsing all day. So much, that I am about to watch it again, see if I missed anything.

What is Fitz gonna do?
What will Jake do? What will the 2 remaining members of Pope and Associates do?
Hell, let me stop it. I know that nobody will be able to spring her from this except Poppa Pope.

I can’t wait for next week.

Oh how miss talking to my Grandmother about Scandal. She would have been all up on this..

For now, I’ll just blog about it because I will explode otherwise. The Scandal weekend mashup. Until next week then.

Peace & Love
Dee

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Now, what kinda girl would I be if I didn’t write about my utter anticipation and overwhelming butterflys-in-my-stomach excitement over the return of Scandal Thursday.
I admit, at the beginning of the season I was falling asleep and bored out of my mind. The show was slow, and I was waiting for them to ring the alarm. Well they did more than ring it, at the end of the winter finale, they flat out set it off!

I mean, dang Auntie Shonda Rhimes, you made us wait 2,000 sunrises and 2,000 sunsets to see Olivia again..

Will we see Olivia again?

Of course we will. And I hope they don’t drag this out.

When we last saw Liv, we all screamed right? Well I know I did. She had been kidnapped, and I for one am ready to see her returned to the arms of whichever man she chooses this time around. Speaking of, Liv was having a good ole time with her extracurricular activities wasn’t she. One minute she was sleeping with  POTUS, and the next she was sleeping with Jake. Back and forth so much that I became dizzy. And oh, let’s not forget about Miss Quinn hunty.. Miss Thing has certainly been getting her life. Gone is the sweet little Robin that we met in season 1 and 2. She done had her little gun toting bad girl cherry popped, and she ain’t been right since. Her and Huck, then her and cray, cray Charlie.. One minute they were fighting and the next minute they were hunching.. Chile…
And call me stuck, but I for one just can’t get over Harrison being gone.
I just can’t. The original gladiator. These folk been struggling every since..
And Abby.. When she come on the screen, I be saying, “girl, I been stop liking you.” LOL..
And then there is Huck. We left off with him finally reconnecting with his son, and then came the drama. I think that little ex love of his is fixing to have him locked up.
So….
Who took Liv??
Jake? Ah, Nope
Poppa Eli Pope? Ah, Nope (too obvious)
I believe it was who ever had been watching her, but I still don’t know who hired them.
What if it was Mellie. Tehehe.. Smelly Melly.. chile, I like to bout wet myself when Fitz called her that.
What if it was Momma Pope working from the underground. Hmmmm..
Maybe, just maybe, that ole sneaky Portia De Rossi did it… whoever her character is, (I forget) that heffa is sneaky.

Well, whatever is going down, I’m gonna be here for it.
And what kinda girl would I be if I didn’t shout out my Scandal..

Tune into, tonight at 9 on ABC.

Are yall watching?

Peace and love,
Dee

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It’s Thursday right?

You darn skippy it is.

What does that mean?

Well for me, it’s the return of Scandal baby…

Whose a bigger Scandal addict than me? Hey look, I’ve got it bad and you know what, I don’t care.
Honey I lives for Olivia Pope, Fitz, Mellie, Harrison, Cyrus, Huck, yea, you got it right, I lives for the whole clan.
I do realize that a few lunatic happy people are perfectly fine without a dose of Scandal and to them I say, the choice is yours, I just don’t understand it.
🙂

I really wish someone would ring my phone tonight during Scandal. That’s a no no. It’s always some non-Scandal person doing the ringing too. Don’t even do it tonight, I ain’t having it! Ha!

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Social media has been buzzing all day about the return of Scandal. I mean we’ve only been waiting a thousand years for its return. Geesh! LOL

I spotted a few good laughs today. And I wanted to share it here..

Scandalites and Gladiators alike. Enjoy!

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Happy SCANDAL Thursday.

The count down has begun.

Dee

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It always comes down to my gut and my gut tells me everything I need to know

Olivia Pope

We all know what tonight is. Scandal time. That’s right. Ok, I’m currently obsessed with this show, we’ve all figured that out by now. Am I the only one? Lately, I’ve found myself in random conversations discussing Scandal. It’s not just me people. My head is spinning, wondering, What is going to happen tonight? I can’t even concentrate on my work. If only Shonda Rhimes was my auntie and I could pick her brain.. Lol..

I even dressed for the part. I didn’t take pics this morning though because I didn’t have time. I will try to snap a few and post when I get home. I’m having a Scandal partayyyy…

I love these characters, and Columbus Short as Harrison Wright. My, my, my, my I could just… Emmmm. I can’t even say it. I just want to breathe him. Can you blame me. Look at him!

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I have to go. I’ve got work to do. I just keep playing Scandal quotes in my head. Yep! It’s official, I’m crazy as a loon. Get crazy with me and enjoy a few..

Olivia fixes things. That’s who she is. You need fixing, I don’t need to know your story. We all have a story. You’re a stray dog and Olivia took you in. Don’t question it

I’m a gladiator in a suit cause that’s what you are when you work for Olivia Pope

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Update: here’s what I wore for work today. Excuse the pics, it’s dark now, but I took some anyway.

Olivia pope inspired
I’m wearing:
Salmon Blazer- JC Penny
Zebra Top- Macy’s
White Slacks- thrifted
Nude shoes- Marshall’s
Necklace, Bracelets, earrings, rings- JCPenny, thrift store,H&M

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I’m out.. Catch it tonight. Abc 10pm. Until then,
Peace and Blessings
Dee