BET’s new drama series, “The Quad,” is a hit for me and this was just the first episode. The series is set at a historically black university and it has me hooked already.
Poised, ambitious and beautifully dressed, Eva is at rock bottom when we first meet her. She’s an Ivy League graduate, she has just been forced to resign from her job as president of a liberal arts college because of an affair with a student. Her marriage is on the rocks and her disrespectful daughter, Sydney decides to get revenge by partying and not performing in her classes with her tuition being paid in full due to her mother’s new position at the college.
Desperate to get back her promising career, Eva accepts a position as the first female president of Georgia A&M University, a formerly prestigious, historically black school that has fallen in the rankings and is now on its way to bankruptcy.
Eva immediately arouses suspicion among the Georgia A&M old guard, this is the south and southern men still have their old ways. She clashes with Cecil Diamond, leader of the Marching Mountain Cats, the school’s popular marching band, and a powerful administrator, Carlton Pettiway, who calls Eva “Black Ivy.”
Eva wastes no time, she is all about the business, she dives into her new duties attempting to save the college from bankruptcy, she cancelled an expensive bonfire, threatened to cut the football program and she is investigating hazing of a freshman band member who ended up in the hospital in critical condition.
I think she has eyes for the handsome football coach Eugene Hardwick who seems to have eyes for her as well. But she is still married and she is still creeping with the student who got her fired from her liberal arts college. However, she does find an ally with Ella Grace Caldwell.
But the real drama of “The Quad” comes from the freshman class at Georgia A&M. In addition to Eva’s wild a$$ daughter, Sydney, the first-year students include Noni, a saxophonist determined to join the Mountain Cats no matter the cost and Cedric an aspiring hip-hop artist from inner-city Chicago whose past may come back to haunt him.
There are even a few white students, including star football player Bojohn Folsom, a farm boy from Texas who struggles to fit in to his new environment.
The marching band is what makes you really want to watch this show, not only are they playing instruments in the hot southern sun but they are also dancing at the same damn time, but with all great things, there is shadiness and competition among the band mates.
Eva battles nonstop sexism and accusations of being insufficiently black because she doesn’t drop her Gs. The premiere episode ended with a bang and I am looking forward to next weeks episode. BET is on its game this year, this is the BET we know and love!!
Black Panther’s Michael B Jordan & Lupita Nyongo
Black Panther the movie was great, an all black movie with all black characters was amazing too see. The actors and actresses really stepped up and did their thing. I was thoroughly impressed with this movie as well as the entire cast.
The movie is definitely breaking all box offices all over the world and other countries as well, we shouldn’t have expected any less but what’s more juicier than the movie? Its the tea behind the scenes that has the fans, viewers, staff and other celebrities talking about the chemistry between Michael B Jordan and Lupita Nyongo.
Talented and handsome Michael B. Jordan and the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o may be allegedly creeping on the low low and if they are, please reveal yourselves, we love to see another beautiful black couple making waves in the movie industry together. Both are talented actors and actresses, they are lovely too look at together, we see a match made in heaven.
The two have have actually been doing some devilish flirting on social media and keeping close to each other while making public appearances. The way they look at each other is not from one cast mate to another, its like I want you now from the both of them. It’s so cute though and you know we are suckers for love.
The flirting began on Monday when Lupita shared a video of her storming into Michael’s dressing room at The View and wanting him to do a push up. According to reliable sources close to the actress this wasn’t the first time she had shared a video of Michael, the two made a bet on the set of the Black Panther, and Lupita won the bet, her prize was to command Michael to perform ‘on call pushups’ anytime she wanted. Well, he does work out, look at his biceps, she should have thought of a different type of exercise but it’s still cute.
Monday Michael replied to her video with a now deleted tweet that read: ‘Bring them chocolate cakes back. You ready for round 2?’
Lupita then replied: ‘No dessert until you come correct, @michaelb4jordan! ‘#youknowyouwantthis #youaintready.’
Let’s get it on ya’ll!! They would make a delicious couple, hopefully something does come out of them making the movie a success as well as a romance. Black Panther was phenomenal.
Cardi B At The Grammy’s
Break out reality star Cardi B is ready for the Grammy’s!! Whatever, she puts her hands on, its a hit, she’s got the magic touch and this is her year!
The former stripper and reality star was asked what was she most looking forward to at the Grammy’s? Cardi answered, “Me, hopefully winning an award. Like what else? Like that’s all I think about to be honest.” Sounds just like a Cardi B answer to me, she holds nothing back, we love her no nonsense style, her craziness and her ability to just be real. She is also excited for her man’s group Migo’s who are also nominated.
Cardi B and Bruno Mars are expected to perform there breakout song, “Finesse,” tonight on the Grammy’s! I so love this song, it takes you back to the 90’s on the “In Living Color,” stage with her and Bruno Mars. What I love most about this song, Cardi is having so much fun, the smile on her face says it all and the connection she has with Bruno in this song is amazing, they both deserve to win!!
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