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No More Mr. Nice Guy: Why Peter Martino has the potential to be the most complicated ghost at Woodstone Mansion

One of my favorite elements of movies, television, or books is character development.  I especially enjoy when a character comes across very simply in one way, but then as the story progresses, we start to see little things come out, such as how they respond or react to situations, or what we learn about their… Continue reading No More Mr. Nice Guy: Why Peter Martino has the potential to be the most complicated ghost at Woodstone Mansion

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Alberta Haynes is one of the most important character on television right now.

cbs.com There would be no Beyoncé without Alberta Haynes.   Period. The majority of Black History has a history of being swept under the rug.  From our roots in Africa, to European, Caribbean, and American enslavement of African people, to reconstruction and Jim Crow, to even modern days struggles regarding disparities in the housing community, the… Continue reading Alberta Haynes is one of the most important character on television right now.

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What If Sam’s Not the Only One? A Theory.

Ay yo, Ghosties! Welcome to the #SummerofGhosts I have to say, in all my years of watching TV, I have never followed a show that has managed to find a way to keep it’s fans engaged over a summer hiatus.  Sure, you have your re-runs, maybe a few guest appearances by the actors in a… Continue reading What If Sam’s Not the Only One? A Theory.

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And Now the Stories Can Begin…

A Ghosts Blog I’ve always said the mark of a good comedy, you know the type of show that’s bound to be here for years and will go on to be talked about for generations, is the kind of comedy that elicits all the emotions.  These shows also aren’t afraid to explore diverse stories in… Continue reading And Now the Stories Can Begin…

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That One Time A Show About Dead People Helped Me Find A Way Toward Inner Peace and Get My Groove Back

*I dedicate this post to the memory and the legacy of my dad, Robert Barnett, Jr. who taught me the value of a good laugh. I think he might've liked this one* Warning this is a long one, so get your water or tea or whatever you are sipping on these days and enjoy… February… Continue reading That One Time A Show About Dead People Helped Me Find A Way Toward Inner Peace and Get My Groove Back

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Finding Peace in the Pandemic

Post featured on Scary Mommy!   Welcome to 2020.  This year was full of so much promise as most new years are.  A beginning of a new decade.  The time for new promises to ourselves and our loved ones.  We were all going to do better, be better this year.  And as with most of… Continue reading Finding Peace in the Pandemic

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A Change in Perspective Boosts Confidence: A Mary Poppins Lesson

Mary Poppins.  You know her.  You love her.  And if you're a mom, you wish you had your own Mary Poppins, if just a little bit of that magic.  If only it were as easy as saying "spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down."  We've all been there, had moments as parents where… Continue reading A Change in Perspective Boosts Confidence: A Mary Poppins Lesson

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Cause Everything Is Rent… Benny’s Defense

This past Sunday, FOX broadcast the much-hyped, much anticipated live version of Rent. I'll be honest, when I first saw the teaser about three weeks ago, I was a bit nervous. You see, Rent is the story of several artists living in New York City at the turn of the decade (from 1989 to 1990).… Continue reading Cause Everything Is Rent… Benny’s Defense

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Why “The Good Place” is the Most Brilliant Thing on Television Right Now

Growing up Catholic, I was taught the fundamental difference between good and bad.  Part of my parochial education was learning what constitutes a true mistake, a mortal sin, and original sin- the sin that comes to us in birth originated by the first sin committed by Adam and Eve.  I also learned that one has… Continue reading Why “The Good Place” is the Most Brilliant Thing on Television Right Now