The second season of The Cleaning Lady premieres next week, and there is so much to unpack.Continue reading “Élodie Yung on Thony’s Criminal Descent in ‘The Cleaning Lady’ Season 2”
With the premiere of The Cleaning Lady set for this Monday, little is known about what to expect for the series in its sophomore season. Thony (Elodie Yung) is dealing with Marco (Ivan Shaw) taking Luca at the end of last season after helping Arman (Adan Canto) take over Hayak’s (Navid Negahban) empire. But now, there seems to be a new foe added to the mix.Continue reading “Naveen Andrews on What to Expect from His Role in ‘The Cleaning Lady’”
Season two of the anticipated FOX drama The Cleaning Lady has finally revealed new key art exclusively for The Nerds of Color.Continue reading “NOC Exclusive: ‘The Cleaning Lady’ Season 2 Key Art Revealed”
*Warning: Article contains spoilers from tonight’s season finale of The Cleaning Lady*
The season 1 finale of FOX’s The Cleaning Lady has finally aired and it was intense!Continue reading “Miranda Kwok on ‘The Cleaning Lady’ Finale and Future”
With series like Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and The Blacklist focusing on white men dealing with the mafia, it’s about time there was one that centers around a badass woman of color. Actress Elodie Yung (Daredevil, Love Death and Robots) stars as Thony De La Rosa, an undocumented Cambodian doctor whose son Luca (Sebastien and Valentino LaSalle) is diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening immunodeficiency disorder.Continue reading “FOX’s ‘The Cleaning Lady’ is Ready to Defy Stereotypes”
Ahead of its highly anticipated premiere on January 3, FOX’s upcoming drama, The Cleaning Lady, starring multi-talented Elodie Yung (Daredevil, The Hitman’s Bodyguard) has announced two new series regulars for the show!Continue reading “FOX’s ‘The Cleaning Lady’ Promotes Sean Lew and Faith Bryant to Series Regulars”
What are you willing to do for your child? If you had a chance to save your child’s life, how far would you go? That’s the question in the the new FOX midseason drama, The Cleaning Lady, coming this January.Continue reading “FOX’s ‘The Cleaning Lady’ Teases What a Mother is Willing to Do For Her Child”
FOX has released their first trailers for the new 2021-2022 season to include two new dramas – The Big Leap and The Cleaning Lady — and two new comedies — Pivoting and Welcome to Flatch. In an unusual move by FOX, the series are for shows that will be released during the mid-season rather than in the fall. The series do look promising and offer a diverse and inclusive cast in several of the shows.Continue reading “FOX Releases Trailers for its New Comedies and Dramas”
I wasn’t gonna do this, but in a conversation on twitter, @BlackGirlNerds asked me to expand on what I recently called “Daredevil‘s White Virgin/Whore of Color Complex” and I would hate to disappoint. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not just trying to dump on Daredevs. I still love the first season, and the second season, despite serious problems, is still great television in a lot of ways.
But I hope — on this site especially — I don’t need to go over again why/how problematic representations of POC and women spread like mayonnaise over a beloved television property can be like an all-day, all-you-can-take, face-slapping machine. And Arthur Chu has already shown you the wasabi-infused mayo currently salmonellizing on Daredevil‘s bread.
I’m here to show you the ketchup.
Originally posted at The Daily Beast
I liked Daredevil Season 2 a lot. I didn’t like it quite as much as Season 1, but it was always going to be impossible to find someone to live up to Vincent D’Onofrio’s take on Wilson Fisk (who still effortlessly steals the few scenes he gets this season). But the writing and the acting for Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, is compelling as hell, enough to spark a lively debate about the appeal of vigilante justice and gun violence in American culture.
The tangled, messy web of corruption behind the death of the Punisher’s family, the complicity of the state and the media in creating him, his turnaround in becoming a criminal defendant in the Trial of the Century, and the moral ambiguity of Castle’s past as a soldier who exposes the American public’s hypocrisy by bringing the brutal logic of the overseas War on Terror stateside — that’s all great stuff.
The problem is all that great stuff is only half of Daredevil Season 2. There’s a whole other half that’s almost totally disconnected from the Frank Castle plot, the Nelson and Murdock law firm, and New York City politics. There’s a full 50 percent of Daredevil Season 2 that’s total crap, and that half is the part with the ninjas.
Because Hollywood never learns its lesson, Summer 2016 is going to bring yet another whitewashed movie about Ancient Egypt. Late last week Lionsgate shocked the world and unveiled character posters for God of Egypt, a movie that, until now, literally no one had heard about. Then yesterday, they dropped an even more ridiculous trailer.
Some of my fellow NOCs and other contributors have written eloquent season reviews and critiques of Daredevil so I’ll keep this brief. I’m pretty biased with this character and while I tried to restrain some and was somewhat critical, there was a lot of praise throughout my recaps. When something that’s been a part of 2/3 of your life finally is treated correctly, it can be quite the emotional ride. Congrats to Netflix for this, their greatest and most-watched original series. Netflix and Marvel: the new Kingpins. Best superhero show? Yes. Best Marvel property? Yes. Best show, movie, anything a camera has filmed? Shit, probably. Sure. Yes.
Last night, the trades broke the news that Marvel Studios had finally cast Elektra for the second season of Daredevil, which is currently in production in New York City. G.I. Joe: Retaliation star Elodie Yung will be taking up the sais opposite Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock when the series returns to Netflix next year.
That’s right, Elektra will be portrayed by a mixed race Cambodian actress! Does this mean an Asian American Danny Rand is still in the cards? We shall see. In the meantime, holy shit Elektra is Asian!