Friday, April 24, 2015

How #GreysAnatomy Killed Love & Got Me Crying

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When bad things happen, they often blindside you. That was what Meredith Grey said the episode before last as she complained that she'd not heard from her husband Derek Shephard after he left to go wrap things up in DC and move back to Seattle for good. Since his jaunt to the capital, I've been scared that McDreamy was on his way out, but I still cried last night as we said a final goodbye.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Shonda Rhimes On Combining Motherhood With Career And Being An Angry Black Woman

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Shonda Rhimes is the creator of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal’ and is also executive producing new TV show, ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ featuring Viola Davis. She's also the single mom of three children, a twelve year old and two younger children.

The usually affable, if a no-nonsense go getting TV executive had her feathers ruffled a few weeks ago when a New York Times writer described her as is an ‘angry black woman’ [read here]. Shonda called out the writer on social media and sparked a conversation on sexism and race.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Shonda Rhimes Slams The New York Times For Calling Her An ‘Angry Black Woman’

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The New York Times recently published an article that was supposed to be how Shonda Rhimes has changed the landscape for Black women on TV, but the writer unfortunately veered off course, calling Shonda and her characters, “Angry Black Women”. The article starts as follows;

“When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called ‘How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman. On Thursday, Ms. Rhimes will introduce ‘How to Get Away With Murder,’ yet another network series from her production company to showcase a powerful, intimidating black woman.”

Titled, “Wrought In Their Creator’s Image.” the article focuses most on Scandal and the new HTGAWM and their stars, Kerry Washington and Viola Davis.

The biggest mistake starting from that title is that Shonda did not create HTGAWM, but rather a white man, Pete Nowalk. Shonda has already taken to Twitter to put the writer, named Alessandra Stanley, in her place.