Alexis Reliford

'grown-ish’ Star Francia Raisa On What 'Open Ethnicity Casting' Really Means For Hollywood

If you’ve read any news about Hollywood lately, you know that the industry is far from perfect: It's long treated straight, white males as the default. But recent calls for more representation — through campaigns like #OscarsSoWhite and beyond —…
By Alexis Reliford

Netflix's New Baking Show Is So Funny That People Are Literally Staying Home To Watch It

How many times have you found the perfect recipe on Pinterest only for your attempt to recreate it turn out absolutely nothing like what’s in the photos? Well, now you don’t have to feel bad about your burned baked goods or epic DIY-food fails,…
By Alexis Reliford

Lifetime's Latest Movie Will Make You Look At Your Favorite Reality Stars VERY Differently

Lifetime movies have a special way of making you question your whole existence. Are you friends really your friends? Is your stepmom secretly out to get you with poisoned brownies? Or as its latest movie Stalked By A Reality Star asks, do you really…
By Alexis Reliford

It May Be Time To Start Worrying About Losing Another Fan Fave 'Jane The Virgin' Character

Jane The Virgin loves a big twist — it's a telenovela after all. But the March 9 episode of the series ends in one of the more heartbreaking reveals. Spoilers ahead. After transitioning out of the honeymoon phase of her relationship with Rogelio and…
By Alexis Reliford

'grown-ish' Just Got Real About How Hard It Is For Black Women To Find Love

With so many dating apps at your fingertips, finding someone to text you back or "Netflix and chill" with should be a breeze. And for the most part it is — unless you're a black woman. As track stars Jazz and Sky (Chloe and Halle Bailey) came to…
By Alexis Reliford

The 'Life Sentence' Storyline Is So Fresh

After years of threatening text messages and chasing down a hooded criminal, Lucy Hale has officially said goodbye to Rosewood. The popular murder mystery series Pretty Little Liars had a special way of keeping viewers on their toes. Fortunately,…
By Alexis Reliford

The ‘Good Girls’ Assault Storyline Bucked This Disturbing TV Trend & It’s Cathartic As Hell

Spoilers for Good Girls Episode 2. When it comes to crime shows, NBC’s Good Girls is already way ahead of the standard curve by putting three, suburban moms — Beth (Christina Hendricks), Annie (Mae Whitman) and Ruby (Retta) — at the center of the…
By Alexis Reliford

This ‘Jane the Virgin’ Consent Conversation Could Change How You See Some Past Relationships

Minor spoilers for the Mar. 2 episode of Jane The Virgin (executive producer: Jennie Snyder Urman). For decades many women have felt obligated to keep quiet about being sexually harassed — and even assaulted — at work. But with the rise the #MeToo…
By Alexis Reliford

‘Atlanta’ Season 2 Will Stress You TF Out & That’s Actually The Point

After a year-long hiatus, FX's Atlanta (executive producer: Dianne McGunigle) returned for Season 2 on March1. And while fans should be expecting nothing less than complete weirdness from the series by now, the opening drive-through scene on Atlanta…
By Alexis Reliford

The ‘Scandal’/‘HTGAWM’ Crossover Will Make Every Black Woman Who’s Been Undervalued Feel SEEN

When two powerhouse women come together, big things can happen. This was most definitely the case with ABC's highly-anticipated Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder crossover event. Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and Annalise Keating (Viola…
By Alexis Reliford

This ‘grown-ish’ Storyline GETS What It’s Like To Be A Working Class Kid At A Rich School

Vivek (Jordan Buhat) has mostly been comic relief for the group in grown-ish, up until this point — in addition to being their regular drug supplier. From day one, Vivek has made it clear that dealing is something he needs to do. But in the Feb. 28…
By Alexis Reliford

Tobias’ Latest Plan To Vanquish Black Lightning Has A Serious Flaw

Spoilers for the Feb. 27 episode. Every time Tobias Whale comes across the screen on CW's Black Lightning, (executive producer: Mara Brock Akil) he's up to something sketchy. And when he showed up to star track student Khalil's hospital room…
By Alexis Reliford

This USA True Crime Series Could Provide Brand New Insight Into The Murders Of Biggie & Tupac

Many true crime stories have gotten the Hollywood treatment in recent years and the next one up involves two of hip-hop’s most beloved icons. USA’s new anthology series Unsolved follows the police investigations into the murders of rappers Tupac…
By Alexis Reliford

Joanna Gaines Reveals Whether 'Fixer Upper' Clients Get To Keep The Furniture

HGTV’s beloved home renovation show Fixer Upper is coming to an end after Season 5, and design lovers must prepare to bid adieu to Chip and Joanna Gaines. Thanks to these two, dozens of properties in the Waco, Texas area have been transformed into…
By Alexis Reliford

The 13-Year-Old Guitarist At The Olympics Closing Ceremony Has Twitter OBSESSED

All good things must come to an end. That includes the 2018 Winter Olympics. It seems like only yesterday the world's premiere sporting competition kicked off in PyeongChang, South Korea and now athletes from across the globe are saying goodbye to…
By Alexis Reliford

This Netflix Drama Is A Devastatingly Accurate Depiction Of Race, But That's No Longer Enough

America has major race issues. From microaggressions in the workplace to a flawed criminal justice system, racism runs through this country's veins. And Netflix's newest series Seven Seconds (executive producer: Veena Sud) sets out to explore an…
By Alexis Reliford

This Netflix Drama Will Teach You Some Troubling Lessons About The Justice System

If you're a fan of intense, crime dramas, then Netflix's newest anthology series Seven Seconds (executive producer: Veena Sud) may be the one for you. Premiering on Feb. 23, the 10-episode series explores the events following an accidental…
By Alexis Reliford

How Systemic, Real-Life Violence Inspired Netflix’s Latest Crime Drama

Instances of police brutality, particularly against men and women of color, are unfortunately a recurring event in America. Social media is littered with hashtags created in a memory of slain children and adults who many believe never received the…
By Alexis Reliford

Jazz Jennings Will Keep Sharing Her Story, Whether Her TLC Series Returns Or Not

Over the past four seasons, the GLAAD Award-winning TLC series I Am Jazz has given the world an inside look at the life of Florida teenager Jazz Jennings. Viewers have seen her through many challenges that transgender youth face in today's world.…
By Alexis Reliford

This Netflix Show's Cast Got A Crash Course In '90s Pop Culture — For Work

From re-emerging fashion trends to television reboots, '90s nostalgia is swirling all around us. And Netflix capitalizing on that with its newest original series Everything Sucks! With so many relatable moments weaved throughout the show, many fans…
By Alexis Reliford