Arts & Entertainment

WGN America’s Underground fought the good fight, but unfortunately the cable outlet has decided that, going forward, the program would not make a good fit. Apparently there’s nothing about the program, per se, that would qualify it for cancellation. However, the decision comes as parent company Tribune Media is being bought for $3.9 billion by Sinclair […]

Episode six single-handedly went somewhere that very few television networks go. Aisha Hinds as Harriet Tubman is utterly spellbinding, authentic and just, damn good. The opening scene takes us straight into Harriet preparing for the day, tightening a corset that looks like armor, under a dress that looks like a military uniform. Set in an auction […]

Each week things heat up and Wednesday’s episode was no different! Let’s jump in. Cato hosts a prestigious party in Philadelphia attended by Frederick Douglass (played by the show’s Executive Producer, John Legend) and other prominent abolitionists to discuss the cause, but not before chaos ensues. Back at the boarding house, hunters arrest Georgia for […]

After last week’s episode, I was extremely grateful for somewhat of a breather. For Ernestine’s lungs, but especially for Rosalee. Although it’s acting, I was ’bout worn out for my girl. Before we tackle tonight’s drama, look at this behind the scene moment Jurnee Smollett Bell shared on her Instagram. She and husband Josiah Bell […]

This was by far the most violent episode of the entire series. From the domestic violence between Ernestine and Hicks to Rosalee trying to survive on the run to Angela Bassett‘s  impeccable, yet oddly demonic cameo, episode three was definitely intense. Let’s start at the beginning. Daniel (Bokeem Woodbine) is reading like a pro and although I […]

Let’s jump right in. We start off back in Louisville on the plantation where Daniel (Bokeem Woodbine) and his family live. He’s learned to read and write (an extremely dangerous skill for a slave) and professes his love for his wife by writing the word. As sweet as the gesture is, she immediately destroys all […]

Oh. My. God. You know, I usually hate when I have to wait an entire year before a new season returns but Creator Misha Green (hey Black girl) and her amazing writing team did not disappoint. The first episode of season two was chock full of surprises. Let’s walk through a few of them. Introducing Bokeem […]

Best-known for his roles in Leverage and Underground, Aldis Hodge is back on the big screen alongside Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae in Hidden Figures. He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about his bevy of roles and reveal his West Indian heritage and love for cooking. How does he land […]

  Aldis Hodge is best known for his roles in Friday Night Lights, Straight Outta Compton and Leverage, but the North Carolina native has captured the hearts of a new audience on WGN America’s Underground. The series follows seven slaves (Jurnee Smollett Bell, Alano Miller, Renwick Scott, Mykelti Williamson, Adina Porter and Theodus Crane) who plan […]

While slaves certainly could not have imagined their struggles would be documented, as both complete freedom and modern mass media were inconceivable at the time, the actors that brought the period to life on the TV show Underground weren’t entirely sure that they had a hit in the making. Though most of them hoped that […]

Looks like freedom is a winning concept. The slavery drama Underground starring Aldis Hodge and Jurnee Smollett Bell as part of a group of runaway slaves in the 1800’s, has earned WGN America its highest ratings ever for an original drama. reports:  The 10 PM airing drew 1.4M total viewers to rank No. 5 among […]

Whether or not you enjoy the new  WGN America series Underground or not depends on how you feel about slavery. If you feel that its been under documented and that there are people who need to know more about its impact, then you may like the show. If you are someone who doesn’t feel that […]