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Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Boondocks [Season 2] (2007)









Starring:

  • Regina King
  • John Witherspoon
  • Gary Anthony Williams
  • Cedric Yarbrough
  • Jill Talley
  • Gabby Soleil

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Having read and watched both the print and televised versions of the Boondocks I can honestly say, to me it was a diamond in the rough...until now. The antics and sometime semantics of the lead characters Huey, Riley and Grandpa are enough to keep ones funny bone in stitches while at the same time sending a message to the viewer loud and clear. The message is that no matter what color, no matter what creed or race....everyone is F'ed UP! I know the brothas and sistas will be jammin on how Huey is sticking it to the white man and so on, but that is only one side of the equation for the story often shows the illogic and humor of how African Americans view life. A stinging indictment on how the gov't seeks to obstruct and keep down the black man gives way to portrayals of black men stereotyping one another with colorful and racial epithets. The mocking vision of white males acting like black gansta rappers melts into the savage humor of hoes and pimps and black men and gun play. Its the long stretch and cleansing breath of the soul the racial landscape of America has needed for a long time. No one is perfect and this show is unafraid to show that no matter what color or ideology , that you have a bullseye on your back when Huey and Riley come around!

22 comments:

DL said...

Yo, Self, Funkback & Wone! This is Dragonetta! Holla at me for these animated series: Black Panther, Spawn, The Jackson 5, Afro Samurai, etc...

Self-Science said...

word. what you talking about? You got those?

DL said...

Word up, boo, I ain't frontin'! LOL!

The PJs, Black Dynamite (the TV series) and a few others, too!

DL said...

And "Black Superheroes & Supervillians" could be a new sub-category, couldn't it? ;)

DL said...

Black Superheroes and/or Supervillains: Spawn, Black Panther, Nick Fury, Luke Cage, Meteor Man, Blankman and Abar, of course, Michonne from "The Walking Dead", Mr. Glass from "Unbreakable", Thulsa Doom from "Conan the Barbarian", Mayday from "A View to a Kill", Morpheus from "The Matrix", Katrina from "Vamp", Blade...

Self-Science said...

Ok, I like where you are going with this. I have completely overlooked this theme.

I have a list of black movies. I am trying to stay pre-2000 with the exception of some movies/tv shows.

I'm going to have to get the PJs though. Classic show. Thanks Miss D for the info!

DL said...

No problemo, Self! I know you want the J5 toon, too, right?

Self-Science said...

Hells yeah. How about Rickety Rocket? Do you have that too? Right now I am working compiling the black cinema movies. The TV show are tough to come by. If you have those that would be great especially the older ones.

You can see what I am doing with the blog now right? It is becoming a information base for black cinema with a focus in blaxploitation.

DL said...

Glad you reminded me of Rickety Rocket. I don't have that one yet. I'll keep you posted.

DL said...

Yeah Self, the blog is AWESOME! I pass by every now and then to see what's new. Some of this stuff hasn't been seen or heard of in years. Good lookin' out, bro.

Self-Science said...

Thanks D! If you know of something that is a must have then let me know. I never knew until recently on how many black movies I have seen. Just let me know if there is anything useful that can be put on BP. There are all sorts of movies that I have forgot and people has been reminding me.

DL said...

More Black Superheroes or Supervillians: Mace Windu (Star Wars), Lando Calrissian (Star Wars), Azeem (Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves), Jeryline (Demon Knight), Jasmine (Angel, the TV series), Kendra Young (Buffy, the TV series), Sweet (Buffy, the TV series), Tara Thornton & Lafayette Reynolds (True Blood), Laurent (Twilight series)...

DL said...
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DL said...

Oh snap, I forgot Gunn & Robin Wood (Buffy the TV series).

Self-Science said...

Nice! Going to have to make a list of all this, but at least you have provided me with a starting point.

DL said...

Good, glad to contribute! You know, I've been into this stuff for ever.

Oh, I think you should add the Wesley Snipes Martial Arts TV special to your BlaxFu collection. I have it if you don't. There were a lot of the classic Kung-fu guys on the show including Jhoon Rhee, Tadashi Yamashita (Bronson Lee), Bong Soo Hong, Don the Dragon Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Ernie Reyes Sr & Jr, etc... If Jim Kelly could've been on there, I would've died happy.

DL said...

3 more: Niobe (The Matrix), Jason Locke (The Matrix) and Uhura (Star Trek). Uhura is not superhuman, nor is she a supervillain, but she is significant because girlfriend did boldly go where no other black actress had gone before her (on TV, that is). ;)

DL said...

Ah hell, if you're gonna put Morpheus, Niobe and Jason Locke, you might as well put Tank, Dozer and Link - all from The Matrix!

Self-Science said...

You definitely know you movies D. I need that Wesley Snipes. Blax-Fu is so dope and under appreciated. I really want to emphasize on it more.

DL said...

I'm getting that ready for you now. Wesley's special was fierce because it gave light to a lot of black martial arts masters that never got their due and probably nobody ever heard of outside of the sport.

"Fighting Black Kings" should be in there too if it isn't already. :)

DL said...

2 more: Zula and Bombaata from "Conan the Destroyer".

Self-Science said...

Awesome D! Thanks for your support!

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