Thursday, September 11, 2008

BET Still Stinks!

On Tuesday night BET premiered its first scripted TV series, "Somebodies".  It was supposed to be the first intelligent and realistic show about Black life based off of a critically acclaimed film that was shown at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.  The film was about a group of twenty-somethings in Athens, Georgia as they come of age, focusing on the often ignored world of young Black life. The series picks up where the film left off as they enter the real world after college.  I figured maybe BET was finally getting it's act together, so let me take a look.  The series was well...IT SUCKED!  I think BET got lost in the translation.  My advice: don't waste your time.  Now, when Lincoln Heights comes back on (Sept. 16) that's quality TV, I love that show!

1 comment:

Dave and Rae said...

Hey there...I thought to send a short note as we started a guest home in Ethiopia specifically for adoptive parents and volunteer groups for the benefit of orphans in Ethiopia. Now that we are up and running, we would love to share our vision with other adoptive parents. You can see more at To post a link on your blog, email me and I can send you the source code


Dave McIlrath, MA
Orphan Advocate
Ethiopia Guest Home
More Than a Place to Stay