Saturday, August 25, 2012
The super-talented Debbie Allen tweeted this yesterday
So to share my views; I have 10 reasons why we need A Different World 25 years later.
- There are no Black shows of quality. The Tyler Perry coonery ain't cutting it.
- We need a series that focuses on Black youth.
- We need to see college as a positive, learning space for growth and creativity.
- Everybody wants to see the original cast make an appearance or two... four.
- The Black community needs to positive Black images and role models on TV.
- Television should have diversity.
- With the current state of racism and bigotry, ADW could use the show to address these issues.
- We will see diverse Black characters. This show gave us Denise, Whitley and Freddie. Before then, we just had the same old same.
- There are more stories that can be told in a deeper matter. Meaning, the new ADW could be a drama versus a comedy.
- I'm interested to see what Debbie can do with a new generation.
So, bring back 'A Different World'