Jamila R. O'Hara
In a clever expansion of its original premise, the show’s distinctive brand of dark humor and biting exploration of social themes continues with a new cast at The White Lotus Sicily.
Incoming TV Executive Jamila O’Hara staunchly believes that “High School Musical 2” is way better than “High School Musical.”
The visuals undoubtedly add aesthetic interest to the show, but are they enough to justify what’s essentially a fiction podcast residing on a television streaming app?
Perhaps the most important truth that the CCAs nominees and winners reveal is that representation in thoughtful storytelling matters and deserves to be recognized during awards season.
“Black-out” brings the Johnsons into a new year, but it’s clear that the chaos and trauma that defined 2020 is still very much in their world.
Ultimately, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”’s captivating visuals, radiant performances, and celebration of the Blues in its music and sound design make for an affecting meditation on Black art and racism in the entertainment industry that unfortunately feels as timely as ever.
Both visually and narratively compelling, “His House” is an affecting portrait of trauma, guilt, and the refugee experience.