Even though The Flash only ended this July with a wonderfully splendid renewal of the WestAllen vows and a family team-up against an army of Godspeeds, fans won’t have to wait long for the Season 8 premiere! And it’s going to be an action-packed doozy.Continue reading “‘The Flash’ Returns This November with Five-Part “Armageddon” Premiere”
With three episodes in and I’m already obsessively hooked on Marvel’s Loki, even more than the previous two Marvel Disney+ shows. The first episode, and every episode after, has gotten me into a new little weekly routine.Continue reading “Loki’s Bisexuality and How to Move Forward in the MCU”
For Pride Month, we are so excited to have on Amin El Gamal, who plays Sam on the amazing queer Ramadan rom-com Breaking Fast, which is now on Hulu! We dig into what drew Amin to acting, the experience of filming Breaking Fast and working with Mike Mosallam, their thoughts on the current landscape of MENA and queer stories in film and, what he’d love to see more of in the industry, and much more!
Growing up in a conservative town like Hunan, China, Peng was met with discouragement from the neighborhood over their femininity. As a queer and non-binary filmmaker who grew up in China, their focus has always been to address the working class and the intersectionality of the queer community. Peng was fortunate to have supportive parents who love them and always encouraged Peng to be who they were. The same could not be said of the parents of their friends. This is how The Little Prince(ss) was developed.Continue reading “‘The Little Prince(ss)’ Director on Femininity, Toxic Masculinity, and Finding Acceptance”
Growing up Mexican American and bisexual in a family of anthropologists, Pace wanted to showcase what it meant to be an outsider and finding your place. She also is a huge fan of the supernatural. So, why not put the two and two together? That’s exactly what she did.Continue reading “‘Growing Fangs’ Director Anne Marie Pace on Finding Your Place in the World”
HBO Max’s hit show Genera+ion is finally coming back this Pride month! Season 1 is finishing up its second half, starting with episode 9 today!
The NOC got to talk to some of the cast in anticipation of the second half’s premiere, including Lukita Maxwell, aka Delilah herself! Delilah had one of the most shocking and tear-jerking plotlines during the first half of the season, and I got to (virtually) sit down and talk with Lukita about it as well as what we can expect to see when the show returns.Continue reading “Lukita Maxwell on That Shocking ‘Genera+ion’ Finale”
The NOC is celebrating Pride month as loud as we can, and as part of that celebration, I got to sit down (virtually of course) with Nathanya Alexander, one of the stars of Genera+ion! Nathanya plays Arianna, the bold and perhaps a little too honest member of the gang.Continue reading “Nathanya Alexander on How ‘Genera+ion’ Speaks to Gen Z”
June 16 marked the two year anniversary of HBO’s hit drama, Euphoria. The first season debuted in June 16, 2019 and the season finale followed in August. To hold fans over until season 2, the show returned with two special episodes that aired in December 2020 and January 2021. The talented cast includes Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi, Algee Smith, and Sydney Sweeney.Continue reading “Zendaya Teases the Return of HBO’s ‘Euphoria’”
If you have Disney+, you might have heard of a little show called High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. That tongue twisting title, which will be abbreviated to HSMTMTS from now on, headlines the story of the next generation of Disney’s premiere high school musical group.Continue reading “Frankie Rodriguez Represents on ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’”
The following has minor plot setup spoilers for the Legends of Tomorrow Season 6 episode “The Satanist’s Apprentice.”Continue reading “NOC Review: Astra’s a Hell Queen Out of Fire on ‘Legends of Tomorrow’”
Happy Pride month everyone! Like most month-long celebrations of a minority group, Pride really is something we should be appreciating all year round. But a month with the spotlight shining on the LGBTQ+ community around the world is definitely something to get excited about.
We still have a long way to go before anyone can say that LGBTQ representation in media is as present as it is not, but if you’re looking for some incredible examples of Pride in entertainment, all you need is an HBO Max subscription.Continue reading “HBO Max Celebrates Pride 2021 By Shining A Light On LGBTQ+ Representation”
Cameron Monaghan brought the character of Ian Gallagher to life on Showtime’s hit series, Shameless. The series aired for a total of 11 seasons after originally premiering in 2011. It ranked as the network’s no. 1 comedy, longest-running series, and had the youngest-skewing audience of any Showtime series. Monaghan also joined two legendary universes with roles in both Gotham and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which I got to ask him about too!Continue reading “NOC Interview: Cameron Monaghan on All Things ‘Shameless’”
Oh, high school.
For a lot of us, it was both the best time of our lives, and a waking nightmare. But that’s part of what makes the high school experience so interesting to look back on, and why shows like Genera+ion are so entertaining.Continue reading “Here’s the Trailer & Key Art for HBO Max’s ‘Genera+ion’ Returning June 17”
Are you ready for the official Schitt’s Creek tie-in book by Daniel Levy and Eugene Levy? Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek is set to go on sale on October 26! The book, which was acquired by Black Dog & Leventhal, is now available for pre-order at a cost of $40.Continue reading “Fall in Love With ‘Schitt’s Creek’ All Over Again by Reading ‘Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek’”
Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with Actor/Comedians’ Ana Tuazon Parsons & Nicky Endres to discuss Asian American Eyz’d (An Immigrant Comedy Special)!Continue reading “NOC Exclusive Interview: Asian American Eyz’d’s Ana Tuazon Parsons and Nicky Endres”
Get ready for a new chapter in the iconic HBO series, Sex and the City. Sara Ramírez will star alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis in And Just Like That… as Che Diaz, a series regular. The ten-episode, half-hour show is scheduled to begin production this summer in New York.Continue reading “Sara Ramírez Joins the Max Original Series, ‘And Just Like That…’”
The following has minor plot setup spoilers for the Legends of Tomorrow Season 6 episode “The Ex-Factor.”Continue reading “NOC Review: Tala Ashe Shines in the Latest ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’”
This episode of Southern Fried Asian features a special panel organized by community members from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Keith, a graduate of Old Dominion, joined the panel alongside, Dr. Francis Tanglao Aguas, Dr. Kim H. Nguyen, Dr. Melody D. Agbisit, Veronica Salcedo, and Tracie Liguid.
The following has minor plot setup spoilers for the Legends of Tomorrow Season 6 episode “Ground Control to Sara Lance.”Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ Starts Season 6 Off with a Bang”
The strength of a hero is not just defined by their powers. Who they are, outside of those uncomfortable looking tights, is just as important. A hero with a strong sense of character has the ability to do what’s right, and turn their long and difficult journey into a message of hope for everyone who sees them. With that being the case, Nicole Maines is just as much a superhero offscreen as she is on.Continue reading “A Talk With Real Life Hero Nicole Maines, aka Dreamer on ‘Supergirl’”
The moment fans have been waiting for is finally here, Chyler Leigh is making her return to Grey’s Anatomy this Thursday in “Breathe.” Leigh left the show back at the end of season 8 after joining in season 3 as Lexie Grey. Her death devastated fans, her final scenes ensuring there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.Continue reading “Chyler Leigh Owns Our Screens With ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Return and Final Season Premiere of ‘Supergirl’”
Grey’s Anatomy is thrilling fans with surprise appearances from all of our old favorites. Patrick Dempsey’s return as Derek for multiple episodes is definitely a storyline that will go down in Grey’s Anatomy history. T. R. Knight reprised his role as George on the beach and gave fans a rollercoaster of emotions in the best way. Chyler Leigh, who portrayed Lexie, and Sarah Drew, who portrayed April, are both set to return in future episodes as well, much to fans’ delight.
So who else do we want to see (dead or alive) have their big return moment? Let’s discuss.Continue reading “‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Characters We Need to Return in Season 17”
We are joined by our friend Tariq Raouf to discuss the upcoming film Breaking Fast, which features a gay Arab-American Muslim as its protagonist! We discuss what we enjoyed about the film, what director and writer Mike Mosallam was trying to say with this delightful rom-com, how well it does with representation for Arabs, Muslims, and Ramadan, and where it could have been better. Before that, in our MENA news segment, we have some GREAT news to discuss with Ramy’s May Calamawy being base in Marvel’s Moon Knight! And another of our faves, Rami Malek, has been cast in a lead role in David O’Rusell’s upcoming film! Enjoy listening!
Spoilers for Breaking Fast begin around 26:06