Fall TV Show Reviews! Who made the List?

It’s Friday Night and it’s time to talk Fall TV. Though we haven’t seen every show we want to, we can start with the few we have seen. 

Here’s our disclaimer. This is our unbiased opinion. It is All Truth, No Shade!

Scream Queens:

  • Hit us with a BANG. 
  • Great First Episode. 
  • Great Recap
  • Amazing Twist
  • Love the new Eye Candy
  • Overall 10/10

We wasn’t expecting for Scream Queens to take off like it did. One of our big questions was, how would they come back. It should have been no surprise that Ryan Murphy had something up his sleeve and boy was it something. 

Fav scene: The last scene when _____ and _____ are in the room with _____ and……. Oh yeah. We can’t wait for episode 2. 

American Horror Story: Roanoke Colony

  • Thrilling
  • Scary
  • Superb
  • Bone chilling
  • Edge of your seat ride
  • Overall 10/10

Let’s be honest. AHS: Roanoke has us scared to sleep alone. This twisted thriller has found a way to make the ordinary scary and the scary terrifying. 

Taking a new approach on the episode within an episode, we get a look at the then and now with the individuals involved. This provides an added draw as you get to follow the story while reliving it. Yet again Ryan Murphy has knocked it out the park. 

Fav Scene: One Word “MURDE” (where’s the R?)

Notorious

  • Breathtaking
  • Thrill ride
  • Shocking
  • Sexy
  • Overall 8/10

New to the line up this season, Notorious gives us Scandal the Remix. 

Episode 1 hits us with a blow by blow play of love, lies, media, and betrayal. However, we get it served direct and with a hidden alliance. This show thus far has the potential to be a season favorite. At least the first 50 minutes of it did. LoL!

Fav Scene: When the truth behind the Tale of the Sleeping Driver comes to the light. 

Empire

  • Stale
  • Slow
  • Basic
  • Stylish
  • Funny
  • Overall 6/10

Empire hit us with another less than favorable episode 1. We found out who was thrown off the roof, why, and how. We seen the wedding that never was. Cookie and Anika are back at war. Hakeem is still crying. Andre is still crazy. Bre-Z is still missing. Jamal has made Lucious mad yet again. And the best part of it all, Lucious’s mother is slaying everyone at their ankles. 

This episode did lay a solid foundation for this season, however, in comparison to other season premieres, it gets a “Doesn’t Meet Expectations!”

Fav Scene: “Lucious, what is your half brother doing here?” Oh yeah. The family is expanding in more ways than 1. 

Exciting week and TV and we aren’t even all caught up on the DVR. Sound off bookers! Let us know what shows you enjoyed. Which you hated. Most of All, which made your Must See list for Fall 2016. 

#TSB: Best Dressed at the Emmy’s and Winners Recap.

As we all know the Emmy Awards kicked off over the weekend. To be honest, we never pay attention after the Red Carpet Pre-Show. Nevertheless, we still got the tea. 

We had to give you or top fashion favs from the Red Carpet. All we know is that these ladies were not for the Games. They came to SLAY!

You see it. So, Let’s talk about it. 

  • Ms. Keaton from HTGAWM served you Easter Realness. 
  • Motha Bassett served you Grown Woman bout her Executive Business Realness. She played no games with the kids in her Lemonade rendition. 
  • Traci Ellis-Rose came through serving you Angel Soft Realness. 
  • Kerry Washington gave you Catwoman pregnant by Fritz secret Teas. 
  • Laverne Cox served you Body Shaper Realness with the see through sheer peek a boo boo effect. 
  • Taraji gave you Tahitian Realness the Lemonade Crystal Light Remix. 
  • Regina Hall showed up and showed out giving you First Lady State Ball Realness. 
  • Crazy Eyes came through giving you Deaconess First Sunday Realness with Body on Slay Teas. 

Naturally, our overall favorite goes to Angela Basset. Moths Slayed is 6 ways of Sunday. 

In other Emmy News, let’s see who took home the Trophy! 

Drama Series: “Game of Thrones” (HBO) 
Comedy Series: “Veep” (HBO)

Mini-Series or Movie: “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)

TV Movie: “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)” (PBS)

Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)

Variety Sketch Series: “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)

Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”

Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”

Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie: Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Supporting Actor in a Drama: Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”

Supporting Actress in a Drama: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Louie Anderson, “Baskets”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Regina King, “American Crime”

*Reality Host: RuPaul Charles, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Logo)

Reality Competition Program: “The Voice” (NBC)

Writing for a Comedy Series: Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, “Master of None” (“Parents”)

Writing for a Drama Series: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones” (“Battle of the Bastards”)

Writing for a Mini-Series or Movie: D.V. DeVincentis, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”)

*Writing for a Variety Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Writing for a Variety Special: Patton Oswalt, “Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping”

Directing for a Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, “Transparent” (“Man on the Land”)

Directing for a Drama Series: Miguel Sapochnik, “Game of Thrones” (“Battle of the Bastards”)

Directing for a Mini-Series or Movie: Susanne Bier, “The Night Manager”

*Directing for a Variety Series: Ryan McFaul, “Inside Amy Schumer”

Directing for a Variety Special: Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski, “Grease: Live”

*Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Hank Azaria, “Ray Donovan”

*Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Margo Martindale, “The Americans”

*Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Peter Scolari, “Girls”

*Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, “Saturday Night Live”

*Awards presented during the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony Sept. 10-11.

#TSB Review: Cayler and Sons: Black Label Collection Review

With Fashion being such a trending topic lately, we had to get in sync with the recent Cayler and Sons shoot.

They happened to catch us while we were in town and reached out with an open invite. Usually, we don’t accept private invites as people will be able to know who we are (you know some people be mad at us for telling them the truth), however, this time we made an exception.

In any case, “Always on top” is the Black Label philosophy and Cayler & Sons (Created by true Heads for true Heads. ) is representing it with every style. For the current collection the new CSBL branding is the most effecting change, as CSBL will be used for the new designs and graphics.

The Fall/Winter 16 Season features fashionable styles in different colourways and designs. Most of the styles are in black, white, grey, olive or sand as these are the on trend colors this season.

Different sweatpants, from knit fabric to mesh are part of the CSBL Fall/Winter 16 collection.

As always, true to their origin, Cayler & Sons designed a lot of new snapbacks that are complementing the fashion approached Black Label.

The Cayler & Sons Fall/Winter 16 collection is available at their online shop and selected retailers worldwide

In case you are drawing a blank, you may know the name from seeing Cayler and sons on 50 Cent, Sean Paul & Chris Brown recently.

Overall, this collection is perfect for the Fall. The color palate is one that can transcend seasons and allow for continual wear. The style aesthetic used provides a street feel with polished character. After a full review, we give it the TrueSlamBook.com Seal of Approval with a grade of 7.95/10.

Get into the looks and tell us what you think!

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Trailer Review ‘Almost Christmas’ by David E. Talbert

When you hear the name David E. Talbert, what comes to mind? For us here at #TSB the words Play Writer. Story teller. Film Director. Perspective Genius. And, Hilarious come to mind, just to name a few. A few months back, David sent out an email advising of his upcoming project entitled, “Almost Christmas.”Releasing on November 11th, 2016; Almost Christmas is a hilarious family comedy that has a character for everyone.

From writer/director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man series, This Christmas), Almost Christmas tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle.

The all-star cast of Almost Christmas is led by Kimberly Elise (best know for crying ass TT in Set it off), Danny Glover (known best from his role in Lethal Weapon), John Michael Higgins (we don’t know where he comes from), Romany Malco (who’s this?), Mo’Nique (an original Queen of Comedy. The one Hollywood blacklisted), JB Smoove (the black guy who does comedy but needs to give it up), Gabrielle Union (the bougie one from Hampton), Omar Epps (oh yes. His fine ass from Love and Basketball), Nicole Ari Parker (the iconic green eyed beauty from Baltimore who slays all her scripts), Jessie T. Usher (who?) and DC Young Fly (the Atlanta Native made famous thanks to Social Media).The trailer for the film has been released and we all were in tears. Mo’Niques character literally carried this trailer. We haven’t seen the full film yet, but we are excited to see what David has done with such a story in conjunction with this cast line up.

Based on the trailer this film is being deemed a MUST SEE by the TrueSlamBook.com staff.