i just finished Grand Army on Netflix and LO AND FUCKIN BEHOLD. its cancelled after one brilliant season. this show made me cry and laugh and its genuinely real? like the characters are realistic and the acting is SO GOOD
so yeah. recommend! because if it doesn't get magically renewed i will cry a lot. (you'll probably cry too but its good sad tears y'know? like when you cry watching a show its because you can connect to it)
✦ juneteenth celebration week ✦
day 1 ― favorite black tv characters
► hannah grose, michonne, jackson avery, burton guster, koriand'r, bilquis, john luther, dominique pierre, tracey gordon, sam wilson, rob brooks
This show has truly been a treat for me to really appreciate and accept the struggles that those before us had to do for black and brown LGBTQ+ people to be able to have the luxuries and acceptance that we have.
I definitely think Elektra and Blanca are the greatest TV mother’s I’ve seen in a LONG time. You can just feel and sense the love between both of them and how much they had grown and changed. From the flashback in episode 3 of season 3, we saw the toxic bigotry that Elektra had faced from her own mother, constantly pushing the ideals of a person that Elektra never wanted to be. I can relate to that myself, having such a narcissistic mother who pushes beliefs onto you and wants you to be a person you just don’t want to be. Elektra’s motherhood changed through the years and lead to her working her ass off to be the best mother she could, walking the balls, snatching trophies, and heisting the most expensive wear for the ballroom. Then to see Blanca grow into her confidence and her womanhood, being able to live as a proud HIV+ woman, being the best supporting mother and bestfriend to all of her children
I loved seeing a healthy trans relationship between Papí and Angel. I love those two so much!!! Their truly such a beautiful couple!! Angel overcoming her addictions to the rocks and showcasing her beauty and talents was always something I enjoyed seeing. In real life, I love Indya Moore who plays Angel. Their such a well-spoken activist and a beautiful model!! When Papí and Angel reconciled after their dispute over Papí’s son Beto (he’s so adorable) that was my favorite episode. Then the next episode they got married, that was such a beautiful moment for television. And damn Papí can sing!!! I love their relationship so muchhhh!!!
The death of Candy in season two was such an important and beautiful melancholic story. I loved every minute of it. The effects of all the death Pray Tell had witnessed, his ex and Candy’s being such a memorable ones just shows how much of this had really began to affect Pray Tell’s mental state. Him having alcoholic issues. To see Pray Tell begin to go blind and then start deteriorating due to his status, it was heartbreaking. In the series finale, Blanca and Pray Tell both got on the trial of cocktail meds to help with their status. They both began to start feeling better, and Pray signed up to be apart of a Gay Male Choir along with Ricky. Ricky started showing symptoms of HIV/AIDS and pharmaceutical’s weren’t testing them on many people of color until the community began to protest to make their voices be heard. The scene were Pray and Blanca perform Diana Ross, and the night before Pray’s death was so emotional… I couldn’t stop crying, he risked his own life to save Ricky’s after.
I’m gonna miss this show so much… I’m gonna miss this family of people who have different backgrounds and lived during a time of uncertainty. Forever and Always. LIVE, WERQ, and POSE!!!!!