7,5/10 … The show ties together several families and peoples destinies, and I like to follow them all. One of my favorite actor, Brandons (Jason Mitchell) adventure into the food business, the adolecent friends Kevin (Alex R. Hibbert), ‘Papa’ (Shamon Brown Jr.) and Jake (Michael Epps). The traumatized war veteran Ronnie (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, or the obsessed-by-sneakers highly potent Emmett (Jacob Latimore) … the list goes on. It takes a smaller dive in the 3rd season when one of the main characters disappers from the show, but it kind of picks up when the main crime story through the hole season is introduced to the show…

5/10 … I almost quit after episode one, but decided to stick with it a couple of episodes more. Why I was thinking about quitting? It kind of felt a bit to “disneyfied” for my taste, a bit too polished, too many actor faces that seems to be taken directly from a photo model catalogue. Overuse of handcuffs in situations it would never have been used in real life…

6,5/10 … The premise of the show sounded great, an FBI detective that disappeared when hunting a serial killer suddenly comes back after 6 years, I mean what’s not to like? As some of you might know, I’m not a fan of crime/thriller shows were they solve one case in 45 minutes. This not the case here, but it often plays out the same way. For example, one character is supposed to break in to a mental hospital, and gets told how hard it’s gonna be, 2 minutes later she as succeeded. Usually I would have given up by now, but there’s something “unknown” about the main characters background that I find intriguing, so I kept watching.

4/10 … but I feel cheated and now just want to send them a bill for wasting my time.

If you believe in things like this or just enjoy creepy stuff, then the premise should made you go all in, as it did for me. Hoping for that lovely creepy feeling crawling up your spine. And it did … for the first two episode, but then it all turned to a protracted ghost hunter show with spirit boxes, ping-pong balls covering the eyes of someone with a spirit box in a cave to …. search for contact?, tarot card interpretations in hotel rooms and caves and various other crap. I know we are dealing with a topic that it’s hard to prove scientifically…

7/10 … A real slow burn of a drama TV show, with nice slow character build up. Akili McDowell in the main lead as David is really good. But although I really enjoy the show and will watch the next episode, I can’t shake the feeling that something is missing, some extra dimension to the whole storyline…

I want to highlight a prison work song, and I chose one of my favourite “Rosie”. It was recorded in 1947, but released on vinyl for the first time in 1958. All credits to those men from Mississippi State Penitentiary’s Parchman work camp who were recorded singing this song. Thanks also to Alan Lomax for collecting this song, as he have done with his many field recording. I can really hear the blood, sweat and pain from these men, and a not such a far fetched hunch is that several of them where innocent.

On August 28, 1955, while visiting family in Money, Mississippi, 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African American from Chicago, is brutally murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman four days earlier.  His assailants—the white woman’s husband and her brother—made Emmett carry a 75-pound cotton-gin fan to the bank of the Tallahatchie River and ordered him to take off […]