Is there too much Sex on Television?- Letrise Carter

Is there too much sex on TV?  This fall season 2015 of shows have seemed to bumped up the sex scenes.  Many of my favorite shows that I watch have spruced up the sex scenes.  One may hear that sex sells, but does it really on prime time televsion?  We are not watching late night on Cinemax or HBO.  For instance, the sex scene on last weeks episode of Being Mary Jane on BET had the moaning, the motions of sexual relaitons, and more nudity than last season.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love the show and the topics that the show have taken on.  Do you think the sex scenes for teens under 17 is too much?  Or are we living in a time where it’s time that they see it rather than sneak around to watch such shows with nudity?

Last week, I was listening to the Doug Banks Show and Dee Dee, said she had to stop her daughters from watching Being Mary Jane because the sex scene ws overly explicit.  Should BET air a disclaimer before the show starts so that parents can make the decision for their children under 17 to watch Being Mary Jane?  Fox TV does it before Empire airs warning parents of the nudity  with a viewer discretion TV14.

Fox TV show Empire show is very open to sexuality and sexual choices.  A few weeks back, some viewers stopped watching because the sex scenes and partners is more explicit than last season.  Do you think the sex on TV has gotten out of control and is it too much?  What about the sex scenes on shows like ABC Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder?   Does sex sell television?  Is it taking away from the content or message of the episode?

Last week’s episdoe of Being Mary Jane, the sex scene did not take away from the messages.  I was able to see two messages, one single mothers struggle, career driven woman who has everything but the one relationship that will make her truly happy, and lets not forget the con artist skeming money from Mary Jane misforturne.  The message is someone will always try to use your downfall for their rise to riches so to speak.

Do you think there is too much sex on television?

Fox TV -Empire Review for Fall premier 2015-By Felicia Malone

Empire Review – I Tried Y’all

I really tried to like Empire. It is a break out hit in its second season. Empire features beautiful brown faces on TV living the lifestyle of the rich and fabulous. It is a show EVERYONE posts and tweets about. I want to like it.

I. Just. Can’t. #sorrynotsorry

Empire is a drama about the life of a music mogul and his family. Terrence Howard plays Lucious, Empires CEO, who is dying from cancer. He is grooming his three sons in the hopes that one of them will take over Empire after his death. Cookie, the children’s mother, gets out of jail and comes to claim her portion of Empire. Drama ensues.

In the interest of full disclosure, I never watched Season 1. I could not get past Cookie (the show’s matriarch) beating her son with a broom for disrespecting her. With yesterday being the season 2 premiere, I thought I would give the show a second chance.

I think I am too old to be wowed by smacking scenes and girl fights. Blame it on deja vu. Although I was a child in the 80s, I distinctly remember a remarkably similar series. It, too, was about a wealthy family with a strong patriarch at the helm of a an oil company. There is a sneaky ex-wife and even an openly-gay son. Sound familiar?

The show was Dynasty. It ran from 1981-1989. To me, Empire is the Dynasty of the new millennium, almost a carbon copy. Like that Usher song, Empire, you remind me of someone that I once knew and that is why I just can’t get with you. Like the music Empire (the company’s name in the show) produces, it is a remix full of samples of previous hit songs. I always prefer the oldies, the originals.

I will use my Wednesdays to do something else, like revitalize this blog.

What do you think of Empire?

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