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25 September 2012

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Black Pegasus

I just watched the last episode of season 2 tonight, and aside from the other boring storylines of those "other people", I thought Kaldrick and Chris worked well together. Seeing Chris (the lawyer) at the hospital with Kal was very moving to watch. Tariq is a wimp and I'm glad he is no longer with Kal. Kaldrick needs a strong type like Chris in his life. I loved how Kal embraced Chris after his father died. Chris wasn't overbearing nor pushy. He gave Kaldrick just the right space to deal with his pain.

With the exception of Tariq's character, I think this show has some of the best writing I've ever seen. Finally a group of characters who acts like MEN and not the queeny stereotypical crap on Noahs Ark.

Cullen

@Black Pegasus Have a seat! Tariq is more of a man that Kaldrick ever was, and I'm not even about to waste my time on your Noah's Arc comment.

Furthermore as much as I like the Kaldrick character I don't know why gay men are so desperate to defend him. He beat the crap out of Tariq and as of tonight's episode STILL has anger management issues. At this point he's a ticking time bomb. The irony with comments like Black Pegasus' is that Chris is in no more in control of Kaldrick than Tariq was. Kaldrrick is only one argument away from beating Chris' ass as well. Their whole story line reminds me of Rihanna and Chris Brown's ongoing situation, and the gay men who defend Kaldrick's actions are no better than the female fans who defend Chris or Rihanna for standing by him.

Cullen

@Black Pegasus Have a seat! Tariq is more of a man that Kaldrick ever was, and I'm not even about to waste my time on your Noah's Arc comment.

Furthermore as much as I like the Kaldrick character I don't know why gay men are so desperate to defend him. He beat the crap out of Tariq and as of tonight's episode STILL has anger management issues. At this point he's a ticking time bomb. The irony with comments like Black Pegasus' is that Chris is in no more in control of Kaldrick than Tariq was. Kaldrrick is only one argument away from beating Chris' ass as well. Their whole story line reminds me of Rihanna and Chris Brown's ongoing situation, and the gay men who defend Kaldrick's actions are no better than the female fans who defend Chris or Rihanna for standing by him.

CJ

"Furthermore as much as I like the Kaldrick character I don't know why gay men are so desperate to defend him. He beat the crap out of Tariq and as of tonight's episode STILL has anger management issues."

Totally cosign 100%. Kaldrick was screaming at his boy, screaming at Chris, and it was his indiscretion that allowed himself to be recorded. Then the next minute he becomes Mr Sensitive after he pulls the plug on his father at the hospital. I didn't get it. I like Kaldrick but I'nm not really a fan.

David A

@Black Pegasus, have several seats and a bench please

There is No chemistry between Obama and Kal
They writers ruined what could have been special with Kal & Tariq
Jus look at da ratings for the episode Tariq came back, nearly doubling the average viewership. Chris the lawyer screams rebound and shadiness, he made sure Dawna saw him to prove a point that Kal was his. Please Chris is very controlling, has not given him any space and continues to pressure him to come out, what u gonna do about the letter, what u gonna do, trust Chris will be gone the minute Tariq shows up. what always has me mad was if Tariq was Kal's first true love and Kal almost committed suicide over him, how do you jus jump into a relationship dat quickly? If there si a season 3, watch Team Tariq & Team Chris to go at war for Kaldrick

Lucas Bisop

It's a shame that there are such divided pro-Chris and pro-Tariq camps, I'm just grateful for the fantastic storyline around Kaldrick. I think that both relationships have equal weight and I don't think either is better than the other.

I loved the season finale. If that is truly the end of LAC, I thankful for the memories.

DC

Enough with the DL story lines already. Geez. Either they show flamboyant black gay men or DL black men. Neither of which represent me and the world I live in.

Kal & Chris definitely make a cute looking couple and I think they balance each other out very well. HOWEVER, I do sense that there is something shady about Chris. And Kal AKA Sean AKA The Violent Black Man, well he is just mentally unstable. Tariq is a sweetheart and much more real and believable.

Cedric

Sorry, but I'm not buying it. There is NO chemistry between Kaldrick and Miss Shady Chris. None whatsoever! Also, how do you go from the love of your life (Tariq) to Chris that quickly?

That being said, they make a cute couple though and a more realistic looking couple than Kal and Tariq. I liked Tariq's character bu did not think he was right for Kal.

Edmond

Say what Cedric? Chris and Kaldrick have scorching chemistry! Did you not see when they first hooked up? And lets not forget that Kaldrick has matured and advanced more with Chris. Tariq was holding him back!

Kirk

People's comments are so obtuse - here is a show (OUT OF CANADA) giving you three (3) Black gay men images in a TV series with different backgrounds, careers, demeanor, personality, bravado, machismo. It is light years away from ANY Black Gay programming or relationship we have ever seen. Embrace it - it is TV. Try presenting those so desperately sought "perfect Black Gay Male" images in your REAL life. The story line is great and contemporary. Again embrace it. Go for the ride - enjoy the ride. You see there are more gay couples on (American) TV than ever - AIN'T none of them Black.

Black Pegasus

LOL Well I will respectfully disagree with some of the sentiments concerning Chris. I love the chemistry between Chris and Kal. I think the reason why some of you are skeptical of Chris is because you've never encountered a strong character like Chris. He is a breath of fresh air. His character forces people to abandon their thoughts of what young Gay Masculine Fearless man is suppose to act like..

***For those who missed the 2hr ending. Here are all of the scenes for Kaldrick's storyline without the other boring people nobody cares to see lol**

All of the scenes from lastnight are wrapped in 20 minutes. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALRSU6ay4NU&feature=plcp

fff

I'm surprised there are divisions here. Tariq, Chris and Kal all have their places in the show. I think the writing and Ben and Andra's acting really made Tariq/Kal's relationship click. I dont see that yet with Chris, but that wasnt the point of their relationship on the show. It was a means to help Kal finally come out.

A lot of Kal's anger stems from how he was raised and having to hide his sexuality for so long. Now that he has made amends with his dad and he has posted the letter, can he let go of his anger and live a happy life?

I would like to see Tariq's character come back to the show to see if he and Kal can patch things up, which would bring the show the drama with Chris also in the picture.

And IMO Kal's best friend definitely was in love with him.....

A good show. Hope to see season 3.

Tavares

Edmond: How was Tariq "holding" Kaldrick back? Kaldrick beat up him and hurt him!

Chile sat down! Sat down!

Tavares

Black Pegasus: "All of the scenes from lastnight are wrapped in 20 minutes..."

No shade, luv, but you do realize that Rod posted the video from last night? It's in the story above. You did read and see where it said "video" in the headline? :)

Scotty

'Tariq is a wimp and I'm glad he is no longer with Kal. Kaldrick needs a strong type like Chris in his life. '

Chris is a pushy corporate queen. Kaldrick is probably a dl thug bottom. They won't be together long.

Warry

Chris is Obama look alike

bart

Wow, such passion for fiction ...
but, my two cents.
Tariq is sweet and helped open Kal's heart for a man, but too young for Kal.
Chris, love him - he's out and didn't take s*@t from Kal. Also, loved the mental dance before they finally hooked up.
Ultimately, cosign with "Kirk". It's TV with multiple GBM. Bravo. And good writing lends you to like/hate characters.

Kevin

I thought last night's episode was great, Kal's letter being the obvious cherry on the sundae. I hope the show comes back for season three; now that Kal is officially out and working past his anger/father issues, it would interesting to see how his career/relationship is affected.

I liked Tariq and Kal together, but I'm not sure how'd he could back at this point. Abby's gone to Germany to claim her man and he's got one in Montreal. But you never know.

On a side note, am I the only who found Kal's producer sexy?

Black Pegasus

@ Tavares LOL

My mistake... I thought the video Rod posted was just a clip...Turns out it's the very same link lol..My apologies Rod.. I was just so excited about this show, and I wanted everyone to view it..

But overall, I'm pleased to see the passion ignited by these dynamic characters. Agree or Disagree, it's still great to see them on television. I hope we get more content like this in the future :-)

GA

Cosigning FFF, Kirk and Bart.

Love this series. It's the only place on television where there are black gay male couples and multidimensional characters. And the irony is that it originated not in Hollywood but in Canada!

Kirk: Can't wait for your next movie. I loved Blueprint! You are so talented!

Rod: Loved this post, it was so evocative of your old Noah's Arc posts. And I saw you on Russian tv and your latest in Ebony!

KB

(I'll ask again, since I see mto be asking this question all over the Internet): people who want to see Tariq and Kaldrick back together - would YOu go back to a larger, older man with anger issues (if not flat out bipolar disorder) who beat the daylights out of you?

I could see a path to which they could become at least cordial, but coming out isn't going to magically make Kaldrick non-violent. And _no partner_ who lays his hands on you is worth keeping, period, point-blank.

Ealan14

I don't really know if we're supposed to like Kal's character, because truthfully, he's not always likeable. KAldrick's got a short temper, he tends to act first and think later and hIs desperation to stay in the closet has compelled him to make some seriously messy choices. But honestly, sometimes that's what its like when your in the closet. Its been inspiring watchin him come into his own as a man, however uncomfortable. As far as the Tariq vs. Chris thing goes, they're like comparing apples and oranges. I think Kal's more evenly matched with Chris. This guy is much more likely to call Kal out when he's being a jerk.

Osiris

I saw it coming, Rod...the letter and the murder. The creator of the show already stated that the storylines on the show are based in reality and I figured Kal would be pulling a Frank Ocean at the end of the season as soon as it got serious with Chris. A guy like that won't put up with Kal's issues.

Still, it was great TV and I enjoyed watching it. I just wished dudes like Chris existed in real life. I'm not out(but not superfamous like Kal) but for a guy like Chris, I'd be willing to take a leap.

chris-leo

i think on paper, tariq was our intro to the world of kaldrick king and his tough journey to self-actualization and true love - a powerful thing for television. i also think andra fuller's doing a terrific job with playing kal. but, unfortunately for the producers, i think the fly in the ointment was ben watson (tariq), an actor so emotionally powerful and present that he not-only made the kal/tariq passion jump off the screen, but he made their breakup so heartbreaking, it made one have reservations about continuing to watch the show. ben and the writers made tariq so hopeful and innocent, it was painful like watching a puppy get shot in the head.

the writing's great, the actors are all good, but poor jarod joseph and his steady, sensible chris the lawyer character just can't compete with all the joy/fear/love/lust/confusion/anger/sadness/innocence/hope that ben watson was able to convey (all at once!!!) whenever he looked at andra fuller's kaldrick. ben was so good, he stole eight episodes he wasn't even in.

CC

Can we all just be happy that we can watch more shows of GBM? I sensed a bit of hostility when it (Noah's ARC) was being referred to, as if that show has to be about all GBM, just like this show is not about all GBM. If you don't feel represented in the shows, write a show & etc., so you can feel that.

I loved Noah's ARC and saw how it opened the way for other shows, like DL Chronicles & etc. to "come out". Let's celebrate that we don't have to be seen as the token snow queen on a predom. white gay show, as there are more shows about us.

BTW never expect a single show to show ALL spectrums of a GBM, as we range from ultra fems to DL self-hating closet cases.

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