Don't Get Attached! A Review of The Suicide Squad
Release Date: 10/02/2021
If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that our lives are heavily dependent on our healthcare. We literally can’t live without it! But this doesn’t eliminate an inherent distrust of our healthcare system in communities of color, especially amongst the older generations. So let’s talk about people of color and their relationship with healthcare. Timestamps 00:00:22 Intro 00:00:43 Introducing Jashelle! 00:01:05 Why Do You Think There’s Such A Complicated Relationship Between POC and Healthcare 00:08:32 Over-Reliance Alternative Medicine and Home Remedies 00:15:38...info_outline ...But Not Too Black! Colorism in Film and TV
We’ve talked a lot about race when it comes to casting choices in movies and television. And aside from some missteps, we are seeing more diversity and representation in the last few years. However, things could still be better, especially when it comes to the divisions between light skin and dark skin members of the same ethnic communities. So let’s talk about colorism! Timestamps 00:00:13 Intro 00:00:36 How Does Colorism Differ From Racism? 00:07:57 Examples of Colorism 00:13:57 Do You Think Colorism Discrimination Is Similar for Both Men and Women? 00:19:48 Lack of Black...info_outline Whoa, Deja Vu! Reboots and Revivals
Maybe you like seeing stuff you saw ages ago being redone or continuing today. Maybe you feel like some things were great as they were and should be left alone. Either way, if it exists and was successful, you can bet Hollywood’s going to do it over and over and over again for all its worth. Here are our thoughts on reboots and revivals. Timestamps 0:00:14 - Intro 0:00:32 - Definitions of Reboots and Revivals 00:20:38 - what makes a good reboot? 0:31:50 - Reboots done right 0:35:30 - Long Franchise Management 0:38:56 - Do adapations from Movies to TV count as a reboot. 0:50:11 -...info_outline Somewhere Out There We're Sponsored: Diving into the Multiverse
In honor of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we wanted to talk about the multiverse as it’s portrayed in our favorite fandoms. Don’t worry, most of us aren’t quantum physicists and the only science we’ll be going into is science fiction. So Geeks, grab your portal guns and let’s jump into the multiverse. Timestamps 00:00:15 Intro 00:00:38 What Is The Multiverse? 00:10:13 Ways The Multiverse Becomes A Popular Sci-Fi Concept 00:12:57 Great Stories Involving The Multiverse 00:32:45 What Perspective Does DragonBall Offer 00:45:56 Any Multiverse Stories In The Realm Of...info_outline Now In Technicolor! Groundbreaking Shows For POCs
Growing up in the 90s when you turned on the tv at primetime, chances were you’d see very few people of color. For many, it was considered diverse if you had one black guy in the cast if there was one at all. But as time went on, we started seeing awesome shows that reminded us that stories didn’t have to be about white people to be successful. Let’s talk about the groundbreaking shows for people of color. Was there a show you grew up with that you felt was groundbreaking? Please leave it in the comments or review. Timestamps 00:00:15 Intro 00:00:37 Importance for People of Color...info_outline The Fave Four! Winter Wonderland
Welcome back to Geeks Represent! We hope you had a great holiday season full of binge-able content. We sure did! Here are our Winter 2021 TV picks that we watched during our break! 00:00:17 Intro 00:00:26 The Witcher (Sean’s Recommendation) 00:12:24 The Wheel Of Time (Darryl’s Recommendation) 00:33:29 Arcane (Joe’s Recommendation) 00:49:46 Clickbait (Marshall’s Recommendation) 00:55:24 Shows That Know When To End like One Piece 01:03:08 Conclusion/Outro Got a favorite tv show from this past winter? Leave a comment on our social media! Thanks for tuning into Geeks Represent! If you've...info_outline The Last Racebender: The Legend of Whitewashing
At Geeks Represent, we especially value stories told from the perspectives of people of all kinds. We feel it’s incredibly important to not only have these stories told with sincerity but to tell them well through accurate portrayals of people of color. This is why it’s disheartening when instead of taking the opportunity to portray these characters as they were meant to be portrayed, they’re miscast with white actors. So without further ado, let’s talk about racebending and whitewashing in Hollywoinfo_outline Stop Screwing With The Timeline, Barry! Our Love/Hate Relationship with Time Travel
We’ve talked about a variety of topics in season one, including some pretty complex and serious issues. And while those are great to talk about, sometimes it’s nice to talk about simple things. This brings us to tonight’s topic, time travel! It’s one of the most popular and used aspects of science fiction and fantasy and there are so many ways it’s been portrayed. And yet anytime it shows up it drives us crazy! Here are our thoughts on time travel.info_outline The Fave Four! Summer of 2021!
Since the world is STILL crazy, it’s nice to have an outlet to escape every once in a while whether it’s manga, books, tv shows or movies. Here are our summer 2021 TV picks!info_outline Peace, Love and Positivity: Geeks Talk Cosplay with Banzai Wolf Burger!
Here at Geeks Represent, we feel it’s important to support up-and-coming content creators, especially those of color with stories and art to share with the world. And since it is the Halloween season, we thought it’d be fitting to talk about the art form that is cosplay and to introduce to you a super dope artist making waves in the cosplay community. So without further ado, please allow us to give a warm welcome to Banzai Wolf Burger!info_outline
In 2016, Warner Bros released Suicide Squad, DC’s attempt to introduce the comic book team to the movie universe. This isn’t about that movie. Today we’ll be talking about “The” Suicide Squad currently available in theaters and on HBO Max. It’s almost the exact same premise: criminals get extorted into doing high-risk missions for the government. And yet, James Gunn manages to give us a completely different movie. So let’s get into it.
00:00:50 How We Felt About the Sequel
00:07:53 What Makes The Sequel Better Than The Original?
00:17:15 Any Criticism of the Sequel?
00:19:30 Favorite Moments
00:28:11 Favorite Characters
00:37:14 Amanda Waller Better in the Original?
00:42:00 Question for the Guys and the Audience: Who Would You Cast in a Future Suicide Squad (DC Character) or Thunderbolts (Marvel Character)?
00:43:51 Feelings About the Peace Marker Spin-Off
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6334354/?ref_=tt_ch The Suicide Squad (No Longer on HBO Max)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_Squad_(film) Suicide Squad (First Movie)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birds_of_Prey_(2020_film) Harley Quinn Movie
https://www.gamesradar.com/peacemaker-tv-show-release-date-trailer-hbo-max-suicide-squad/ Peacemaker Spin-Off Series
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbolts_(comics) Marvel Thunderbolts