What’s Streaming on Netflix – October 2017

October 2, 2017
/   Movies

Here’s what’s been added to Netflix this month: TV Shows October 1 • Cleverman: Season 2 • Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1 • PJ Masks: Season 1 October 5 • Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen): Season 1...

My Emmy Win Wishes

September 15, 2017
/   TV

The Oscars for TV is upon us and will be happening on Sunday, September 18. Due to scheduled life programming chances are high that I will not be watching this year’s offerings – which...

My First True Guilty Pleasure – #TerraceHouse

August 23, 2017
/   TV

One day I was talking to a friend about TV and asking what he planned to watch that weekend. He listed the shows/movies and casually mentioned that he wanted to check out this show...

My 90 Day Fiance Rant About Chantal’s Family

August 12, 2017
/   TV

I have written before about 90 Day Fiance (see here). Since I wrote that post, the show has decided to focus on just a few of the couples and continue to document their journey....

Magazine Cover: Niecy Nash on Essence

August 11, 2017

Coming off the successes of Scream Queens and Getting On, Niecy Nash has scored herself another hit. This time as the lead on the fun show, Claws (see my thoughts on it here). She...

Love and Hip Hop Hollywood Recap: Season 4 Episode 3

August 7, 2017
/   TV

Princess, still looking snatched from head to toe finally makes an appearance this season and comes out with Ray to celebrate A1’s record label launch. Alexis Skyy comes with her boyfriend, something called Solo...

A Summer Show You Should Be Watching – Claws

August 1, 2017
/   TV

“Claws” is TV series starring Niecy Nash as Desna. A mama bear manicurist and her group of friends who all work at her nail shop. Desna has big dreams of owning her own nail...

What’s Streaming on Netflix – August 2017

/   Movies

Can you believe it is August??! Here is what is streaming on Netflix this month. August 1 Crematorium: Season 1 The Hollywood Masters: Season 1 The Royal House of Windsor: Season 1 Surviving Escobar...

A Show You Should Be Watching – Last Chance U

July 30, 2017
/   TV

Last Chance U is a Netflix original reality series that focuses on the football team at East Mississippi Community College (EMCC). As the title suggests, it really is the last chance for these players....

My Thoughts On “Girls Trip”

July 23, 2017
/   Movies

Group of friends known as the Flossy Posse back in college, have grown apart. Ryan (Regina Hall), now a famous author and personality is invited to be the keynote speaker at the Essence Festival...

For The Love of GoT

July 11, 2017
/   TV

It’s no secret that while I appreciate GoT as a drama, I just don’t get the dizzy spells and trance like status that most do at the mere mention of the show or any...

My Thoughts On Some Netflix Originals – Part 1

July 5, 2017
/   Movies

Over the last year, Netflix announced its intention to move more towards original shows and invested about $6 billion. Yup – BILLION – into original content. If you haven’t heard the numerous shows that...

Fan Friday – Shameless

September 20, 2013
/   Fan Friday

I’m from a large and polygamous family fully fitted with all the incessant bickering, unrequited love, and the best set of nephews and nieces that life has on offer. To an extent, I’ve always...

Look of the Day – David Beckham

February 5, 2014
/   Red Carpet

Umm yea, this wasn’t about his style or anything. Just something to look and bless your eyes with because we all know he looks good in anything – or nothing..if you watched his Superbowl...

Streaming on Netflix – April 2014

March 31, 2014
/   Movies

New month, New Additions. Here’s a list of the new additions for the month. Feel free to bookmark for those days, you are looking for what to watch. You can always come back to...

Fan Friday – Blue Bloods

November 1, 2013
/   Fan Friday

CBS’ Blue Bloods is one of my favorite shows on TV right now. On the surface, it seems like another run of the mill American police procedural show, but after watching just one episode you...

25 Movies to see before Oscar Night

February 24, 2014
/   Movies

The Oscars will air next Sunday, March 2nd. Most times, most people haven’t watched a lot of the movies that are nominated. For some reason, I think this year is different and people will...

Fan Friday Rules Explained

August 16, 2013
/   Fan Friday

Hi Guys! Some of you might have been following the new segment I started called Fan Fridays. So far, most of the writeups I have received have been for TV Shows, so a lot...

Fan Friday – True Blood

August 2, 2013
/   Fan Friday

Oh my gosh….9 letters…9 letters send me into a frenzy. A frenzy of excitement, anticipation, and good old fun. People look for that sensation in roller coasters, drugs, sex, food…okay yes, I like some...

BET Awards Red Carpet

July 1, 2013
/   Red Carpet

The BET awards were televised last night. The Red Carpet was terribly underwhelming. There also seemed to be a lot of white on the Carpet. Below are some looks. What do you guys think?...

VMA Red Carpet

August 25, 2013
/   Red Carpet

        Do you have any favorites? *pictures from Yahoo and Hollywood Life  

List of Drunk in Love Remixes

February 18, 2014
/   Music

Unless you have been under a rock, you should know Beyonce’s hit “Drunk in Love”. Apparently, the stars love it as much as the public does because there’s been a bunch of remakes of...

Now Streaming on Netflix [February 2014]

February 3, 2014
/   Movies

Looking for what to watch on Netflix? Check out these titles that have been added this month. TV: Feb 1 – Bates Motel, Season 1 —I liked this. It’s a bit creepy but an...

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“Claws” is TV series starring Niecy Nash as Desna. A mama bear manicurist and her group of friends who all work at her nail shop. Desna has big dreams of owning her own nail salon and buying a nice house for herself and her autistic brother (played by Harold Perrineau) who she takes care of. One teeny tiny detail is that Desna is also in the money laundering business with a drug dealing family led by Uncle Daddy, (Dean Norris) a drug addicted bisexual who is kind of nutty. Desna launders money for his nephew/son, Roller who she is also sleeping with. Yep, it’s a lot but there’s still more story lines going.

Desna isn’t really comfortable laundering money but a tough past and big dreams leaves this as her last option to finding freedom. Desna is loyal to her friends and takes care of every single one of them at her strip mall shop. There’s Carrie Preston who plays Polly. Polly has just returned to the fold after serving time in prison. Jennifer (Jenn Lyon) who is Desna’s best friend and who is married to Roller’s older brother, Bryce. Ann (Judy Reyes), the lesbian who is not a woman of many words and Virginia (Karrueche Tran), a former stripper who joined the team to fill in for Polly while she was away.

I can’t say anymore without giving away a huge spoiler that sets the tone for the rest of the season. It comes across as a lot going on but that’s because…there is. But somehow it works. Niecy Nash is a worthy leading lady as she leads this cast every week with her strong acting and comedic chops. Based in Florida, we get a sense of how gaudy the characters are especially through their wardrobe.

At a time where it feels like the world is crazy, Claws provides pure campy fun intertwined with serious topics like addiction, mental illness, living with the odds against you just to name a few. Everyone plays their role really well. Karrueche is actually decent but the MVP for me is Judy Reyes. Watching her on Scrubs then Devious Maids and now this, the lady has versatility in the bag.

If you are looking for something easy, breezy to watch this summer, I’d recommend watching this. It has 2 episodes left in its first season (for a total of 10 episodes) so it is not too late to join the party. Watch out for all the twists and turns that come with it and strap on for the fun ride. The show airs Sundays at 9/8c on TNT and has been renewed for a second season.