Entertainment I just finished watching ROOTS (2016)...

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  1. DinnerSocks

    DinnerSocks Well-Known Member

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    Overall I liked the mini-series since I'm a mark for all things historical and cheesy melodrama which ROOTS (2016) was chalk full of. Some scenes were added, they dedicated almost an hour to Kunta Kinte's African adventures prior to being sold to the English slavers and they cut the scene where Kizzy carves the name "Kunta Kinte" onto Toby's headstone at the Waller plantation.

    Being a White male myself, my only gripe with the show was that every single White person was portrayed as a "chicken-shit heel" while every Black character was a stoic, heroic stellar example of living, breathing Black power. Now I that know going into a this kind of show, I realize that the Blacks are going to be the babyfaces but, can't I get one White character who isn't a complete shitbag? Even "Death Wish" (1973) portrayed Blacks and Hispanics in a better light than ROOTS (2016) portrayed Whites...

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    I have it recorded. Will be watching this weekend
     
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    There were some pretty good performances. I think the kid that played Chicken George will be the "break-out" star.
     
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    Dont you have better things to do ?
     
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    Stop.
     
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    Haven't you realized the whole point of these things is to push an anti-white narrative?
     
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    How many Black people watch the History Channel? If they aired ROOTS (2016) on VH1...:chair:
     
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    I already did a thread on it saying I couldnt find any bad reviews....
     
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    They're not trying to get blacks to hate whites, they're trying to get whites to hate themselves, their country, their history, and their culture.
     
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    They do devote the first hour of the mini-series to Africans collaborating with the English to enslave other Africans. But, that's the last time a Black person does anything bad for the next 5 hours...
     
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    I'm assuming they didn't show the black slaveowners in America :jj:
     
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    The mini-series was only 6 hours long, they couldn't get to everything...
     
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    I saw about 5 minutes of it earlier tonight during a commercial break in the Orioles / Yankees game.
    It was 3 little girls, 2 white and one black.
    One of the white girls was mean and ragging on the black girl about being a slave while they were playing inside of a nice, kind of modern looking house.
    The other ( enlightened ) white girl wasn't having any of that.
    They had some kind of plan to get back at the mean white girl but I had to tune back to the game before I got to see how they gave the mean girl her lesson in tolerance.
    :bigcry:
     
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    They injected her with HIV.

    Oops. Spoiler Alert.
     
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    Tough but fair. :grad:
     
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    I thought Snoop told you not to!!
     
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    I have no plan to watch it so go ahead and give me the ending -- do the good guys win?
     
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    I'll never forget the original. I was a 10-year old kid, but I remember me and my mom were glued to the TV every night to watch it. I miss those days when mini-series were such big events. Shogun, Thorn Birds, Winds of War.........all fond memories. If we watch them today, we'd probably see that they weren't great, but they were really something for their time.
     
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    Yah, we elected a muzzie reggie to the presidency and the blaeks finally quit whining about slavery. :ujj:
     
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    I'm too young for the original, I was born in 1980. BET was playing a ROOTS marathon a few years back when I was home for Thanksgiving. I had to give up after awhile because they'd show 10 minutes of commercials for every 8 minutes of the show but I was intrigued. I remember thinking that the production value was pretty crappy, it looked similar to my memories of "Little House on the Prarie". However, I was intrigued by the story, I thought that telling the saga of an entire family was really cool so it piqued my interest. TV has come a very long way since then but the days of getting 100 million people to see one show at one time are loooooong gone.
     
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