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 […]
Women’s History Month is winding down but the stars of Underground are still celebrating it. On the show this season, actress Aisha Hinds plays Harriet Tubman, the iconic woman who brought hundreds of slaves to freedom. Aisha talked about playing the role and other cast members share their favorite women of history. Check it out […]
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 […]
3/14/17- Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with the newest star of WGN America’s Underground, Aisha Hinds, to talk about her role as Harriet Tubman and how important a slave narrative will always be to African-Americans. What do you say to people who criticize slave films/series? “It’s understandable. We’re inundated with imagery that continues to […]
Jurnee Smollett-Bell is kicking butt in season two of the hit series Underground (and we like it). The new mom called into the Tom Joyner Morning Show to discuss her role on the show, motherhood, her career longevity, and what else to expect this season. Check out the interview below and catch our recaps every […]
Even in this “golden age of Black television,” WGN America’s Underground, a series about slavery, is an unlikely hit. A series about slavery is one thing, but one about resisting slavery is quite another.
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 […]
Underground returns tonight with some new characters and a new mission. I sat down with the entire cast, Jurnee Smollett, Aldis Hodge, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw, Amirah Vann, Aisha Hinds and the creators, Misha Green and Joe Pokaski. The first season was nominated for four NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding […]
Black riders are more likely to receive cancellations or have a longer wait times compared to White riders, according to a new study.