Sunday, September 24, 2017

Angela White



The “A Question of Faith” Interview
with Kam Williams


White's Insights!

Angela White is a film producer, talent and business affairs executive and member of the Producer’s Guild of America who specializes in creating compelling, commercial material with a distinct perspective. She is the founder of Silver Lining Entertainment, a family-owned Multimedia Entertainment Company based in Los Angeles.
Angela earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware prior to receiving a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Rutgers University. While still at Rutgers, she produced the critically-acclaimed “Hypocritical War on Drugs.”


That riveting, PBS documentary conducted an uncensored investigation of the so-called “escalating war on drugs.” Even though the experience sparked Angela's interest in the entertainment industry, she nevertheless decided to become a lawyer before launching her career.

Whether renting a movie or surfing cable TV or Netflix, one would likely have seen some of her recent films. Her impressive resume includes Busted which was released by Lionsgate in March and stars Rockmond Dunbar; the dark thriller, The Sin Seer, which was released nationwide last year and stars Isaiah Washington and Salli Richardson; the inspirational, made-for-TV film, Who Can I Run To? starring gospel artists Tasha Page Lockhart, Marvin Sapp and Jessica Reedy; the romantic comedy, and My Favorite Five, which stars Rochelle Aytes, Brian White and Jay Ellis.


Among Angela's other offerings are 4Play, My Sisters Wedding, The Last Letter, After Effect and C’mon Man. Here, she talks about A Question of Faith, her highly-anticipated Christian film co-starring stars Richard T. Jones, Kim Fields, T.C. Stallings, C. Thomas Howell, Jaci Velasquez, Gregory Alan Williams and Renee O’Connor.




Kam Williams: Hi Angela, thanks for the interview.
Angela White: Hello Kam, thank you for allowing me to interview with you and I am happy to be here today.

KW: I was very moved by A Question of Faith. What interested you in the project?
AW: Kam, my executive producer, Dr. Cameron Lewis, woke up one morning and encouraged me to look for a "faith-based movie" for our next production, so I started to reach out to my network to see who had a good inspirational story and found "A Question of Faith" after a long and extensive search. This script had some of the elements I was seeking and the writer was willing to allow me to develop the film into a broader story, which was essential to me and Dr. Lewis. The film evolved from the initial script and I brought the director, Kevan Otto, on board. He flushed the story out and made sure we were able to have a solid plotline from beginning to end that could be executed on screen

KW: How did you go about assembling the cast?
AW: With all my feature films, I hire a casting director, and we start with a wish list of actor's names that we think could embody the story and characters. My wish list never quite works out, but God always knows what he is doing as the cast was perfectly made for this film. We had an extensive casting call in Atlanta, and found at least a dozen, local Georgia residents, all of whom starred in the picture.

KW: What does it mean to you to be the first African-American female to release a faith-based film theatrically?
AW: It is a mixture of emotions from, "Wow, we are in 2017 and there are still firsts, to I am honored to carry that torch, as so many before me have done. I would not be in this position if it weren't for the many African-American pioneer filmmakers who enabled us new ones to excel at our jobs.

KW: What's your target demo? Evangelicals, blacks or general audiences?
AW: This film is for general audiences, as we discuss several, timely social themes relevant to all demographics. Everyone can understand and empathize with feelings of compassion, loss, anger, feelings of guilt, shame, and not being able to forgive. The film shows families in situations that most people can relate to or know people who have been in those situations and are seeking some form of guidance or comfort.
 
KW: What message do you want people to take away from the film?
AW: A Question of Faith is a powerful story about forgiveness, racial reconciliation and how God's love, grace and mercy can work in your life. I would love for people to step back in their own lives and think about how they can be a better person to their fellow man, how they can learn that not forgiving can lead to years of anger and resentment that does more harm than good, how we are all one people, and how God only sees our heart. A Question of Faith transcends time, race, gender, class and religious ideology. This is a film that can open one's heart and make a person reevaluate some of their own personal life decisions. We want people to walk away knowing the word of God is there to comfort you and that having faith in what you can not see is okay, as God has your life covered, and the questions you may have are already answered.

KW: A Question of Faith represents a bit of a departure for you. Were you more motivated by spirituality than profit in your decision to commit to the picture?
AW: I was motivated by working on a project that could impact lives and spread the word of God. When our team decided to enter into the world of faith-based movies, we knew of some films that had a good profit margin but we knew of so many others that did not do well. So, it was faith that allowed us to take a chance and work on a project that could affect so many lives and be in our personal walk with Christ.

KW: Was there a meaningful spiritual component to your childhood?
AW: I was raised in the church, in particularly the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, most of my younger years. My parents always have put God first in everything that we do, and attending church growing up wasn't an option for us. I play the piano and started playing for the church by the time I was 11 years old. So, church life has always been a strong presence in my personal life.

KW: Ling-Ju Yen asks: What is your earliest childhood memory?
AW: I can go as far back as sitting with my parents in the doctor's office at around 5 years of age, and being afraid of receiving a shot in my arm. My parents just comforted me, and I knew early on I would be okay.

KW: Who loved you unconditionally during your formative years?
AW: My mother. Mothers are the heartbeat of their children's souls.

KW: What is your favorite dish to cook?
AW: Lasagna, as It is full of different ingredients. Just like us.

KW: AALBC.com founder Troy Johnson asks: What was the last book you read?
AW: Bishop T.D. Jakes' book: "Destiny: Step Into Your Purpose." 

 

KW: The Morris Chestnut question: Was there any particular moment in your childhood that inspired you to become the person you are today?
AW: For me, I would say early on I had to attend many functions where I was the only African-American child, and this impacted my life early on. I knew from an early age that I represented millions of people who had endured atrocities and yet persevered for my generation to be able to have a "seat at the table." The first time I was ridiculed and attacked for the color of my skin was around the age of 7 when my parents first moved into an all-white neighborhood. These early memories defined me as I knew I would have to stand tall and strong for my family and my race. From that moment, I made sure that I excelled in school and within my career.

KW: When you look in the mirror, what do you see?
AW: My ancestors.... They paved the way for me to be in the position that I am in today.
KW: If you could have one wish instantly granted, what would that be for?
AW: Hard question..... Right now, it would be "peace." Currently, society is dealing with so many troubling circumstances that chaos surrounds us.

KW: Harriet Pakula-Teweles asks: With so many classic films being redone, is there a remake you'd like to produce?
AW: I would love to redo Claudine.

KW: Judyth Piazza asks: What key quality do you believe all successful people share?
AW: A strong work ethic.

KW: The Tavis Smiley question: How do you want to be remembered?
AW: I just want people to take away that, no matter what happens in life, you can always pursue your dreams. And do not let anyone or anything deter you away from that. I did not attend film school and, today, I am creating movies that impact people's lives.

KW: Finally, Samuel L. Jackson asks: What’s in your wallet?
AW: History.

KW: Thanks again for the time, Angela, and best of luck with the film.
AW: Thank you Kam and I really appreciate you taking the time of out of your schedule

To see a trailer for A Question of Faith, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StNvFjirQks



Top Ten DVD List for September 26, 2017

This Week’s DVD Releases
by Kam Williams


Top Ten DVD List for September 26, 2017

Watch around the Clock [A 24 Hr. Broadcast Day in Color from TV's Golden Age]
 

Watch around the Clock [A 24 Hr. Broadcast Day in B&W from TV's Golden Age]

Friday Night Lights: The Complete Series [Texas Forever]

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: The Vault Series [6 DVD Set]

Line of Duty: Series 4 [2017 Emmy-Nominee Thandie Newton's BBC Series]

Big Pacific [Exploration of the Ocean Covering a Third of the Earth's Surface]

Janet King: Series 3 [Playing Advantage]

Coach: The Complete Series [Starring Emmy-Winner Craig T. Nelson]

Channel Zero: Candle Cove [Season 1]

Frontline: Life on Parole [Tracking Ex-Cons' Adjustment to Society]


Honorable Mention

Encirclement [Neo-Liberalism Ensnares Democracy]

Flatliners [Special Edition Steelbook]

Oncle Bernard [A Counter-Lesson in Economics]

All the Sins of Sodom / Vibrations [Remastered Erotica Directed by Joe Sarno]

3 Idiotas [Nerdy College Classmates Search for Long-Lost Classmate]

L.O.R.D.: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties [Ancient Asian Oddysey]

Transformers: The Last Knight [Eye-Popping, Non-Stop Spectacle]

Leonard Part 6 [Bill Cosby Sci-Fi Misadventure Arrives on Blu-Ray]

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Kam's Kapsules for movies opening September 29, 2017


Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun  
by Kam Williams


OPENING THIS WEEK



BIG BUDGET FILMS



American Made (R for sexuality, nudity and pervasive profanity) Tom Cruise stars in this warts-and-all biopic recounting the exploits of Barry Seal (1939-1986), the commercial airline pilot-turned-drug smuggler for Pablo Escobar (Mauricio Mejia), the ruthless kingpin of Colombia's infamous Medellin cartel. With Domnhall Gleeson, Sarah Wright and Jesse Plemons. (In English and Spanish with subtitles)



Flatliners (PG-13 for violence, terror, sexuality, mature themes and drug use) Sci-fi thriller revolving around five, adventurous med students who participate in a dangerous, near-death experiment briefly stopping their own hearts in order to experience the after-life. Ensemble cast includes Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons and Kiefer Sutherland.



A Question of Faith (PG for mature themes) Faith-based film revolving around three families whose fates become serendipitously linked by a tragic accident. Co-starring Kim Fields, Richard T. Jones, Jaci Velasquez, Karen Valero, C. Thomas Howell and Renee O'Connor.

'Til Death Do Us Part (PG-13 for mature themes, sexuality, violence, domestic abuse and profanity) Psychological thriller about a newlywed who (Annie Ilonzeh) flees an abusive marriage, adopts a new identity, and falls in love with another man (Taye Diggs), only to have her vindictive, jealous ex (Stephen Bishop) track her down. With Malik Yoba, Robinne Lee and Suzanne Whang.


INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

Gerald's Game (Unrated) Adaptation of the Stephen King best seller of the same name about a lawyer's (Bruce Greenwood) wife's (Carla Gugino) struggle to survive when he suddenly dies right after tying her to a bed during kinky sex play. Supporting cast includes Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel and Chiara Aurelia.

I Am Another You (Unrated) Road documentary highlighting the unorthodox lifestyle of Dylan, a free-spirited drifter who has rejected cultural conformity in favor of roaming around America as a hobo.

Judwaa 2 (Unrated) Action-oriented sequel about twins (Varun Dhawan) separated at birth and reunited as adults by a twist of fate in time to save their family's business from ruthless mobsters. With Salman Khan, Anupam Kher and Jacqueline Fernandez. (In Hindi with subtitles)

Lucky (Unrated) Introspective meditation on mortality chronicling a 90 year-old atheist's (Harry Dean Stanton) quest for enlightenment while living off the grid in a desolate desert town. With Ron Livingston, Ed Begley, Jr. and Barry Shabaka Henley.

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (PG-13 for profanity) Liam Neeson plays the title character in this biopic about "Deep Throat," the infamous FBI Agent-turned anonymous informant who toppled the Nixon administration during the Watergate investigation by feeding incriminating evidence to the Washington Post. Cast includes Diane Lane, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Lucas and Eddie Marsan.

Our Souls at Night (Unrated) Romance drama set in a tiny Colorado town where a couple of longtime neighbors (Jane Fonda and Robert Redford) unexpectedly fall in love in the wake of both being widowed. With Bruce Dern, Judy Greer and Iain Armitage.

Signature Move (Unrated) Out-of-the-closet dramedy, set in Chicago, about a lesbian Pakistani (Fawzia Mirza) who falls in love with a Mexican gym rat (Sari Sanchez) she meets in the ring after taking up Lucha-style wrestling. Featuring Shabana Azmi, Audrey Francis and Mark Hood. (In English, Spanish and Urdu)

Take Every Wave (Unrated) Reverential biopic chronicling the legendary career of Laird Hamilton, a fearless, big-wave surfer whose daring exploits changed the sport forever.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle


Film Review by Kam Williams


Brit and Yankee Spies Join Forces to Fight Drug Queenpin in Higher-Octane Sequel


Kingsman: The Secret Service was a surprise hit which probably wouldn't have been released in the dead of winter of 2015, if Fox had realized exactly what it had on its hands. After all, most movie studios see the season as a dumping ground for pictures with low expectations, given the attention paid Oscar hopefuls, the risk of bad weather hurting attendance, and that many folks have less discretionary income due to Christmas season spending. 
 
Nevertheless, Kingsman bucked the odds, netting over $400 million at the box office, worldwide. Furthermore, the picture made such an impression on this critic that it earned the #1 spot on my annual Top 100 List of the best films of the year. [See: http://www.theaquarian.com/2016/01/20/the-10-best-no-the-100-best-films-of-2015/
 
So, excuse me for eagerly-anticipating this sequel, especially since Matthew Vaughn was directing again, and Academy Award-winner Colin Firth (For The King's Speech) would be reprising the title role, despite the fact that his character was killed off in the original. in Kingsman: The Golden Circle's stellar cast features three other Oscar-winners: Julianne Moore (for Still Alice), Halle Berry (for Monster's Ball) and Jeff Bridges (for Crazy Heart), as well as Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Emily Watson, Michael Gambon and Sir Elton John.

Besides adding a number of A-listers to the ensemble, the movie ostensibly adhered to the unwritten rules for mounting a successful, action flick sequel. Basically, that involves raising the stakes at every turn. Thus, Kingsman 2 boasts more bombastic special f/x, a bigger body count, and bloodier death scenes. 
 
The film's jaw-dropping opening scene alone is worth the price admission. At the point of departure, we find Eggsy (Egerton) being ambushed by an army of assassins led by Charlie (Edward Holcroft), a fellow Kingsman gone rogue. Now, Charlie's doing the bidding of Poppy Adams (Moore), a formidable drug queenpin bent on cornering the narcotics market globally.

After miraculously surviving the onslaught, the only hope for humanity rests in Kingsman joining forces with the Statesman spy organization, its American counterpart. What ensues is a bodaciously-flamboyant splatterfest periodically punctuated by pithy asides reminding you not to take any of it too seriously. The picture's only flaw is that it wears out its welcome after a couple of hours, which means the last 20 minutes could have been left on the cutting room floor.

Otherwise, Kingsman 2 is a visually-captivating, higher-octane sequel that ups the ante in terms of everything from star power to fight scenes to eye-popping special f/x!


Very Good (3 stars)
Rated R for graphic violence, drug use, sexuality and pervasive profanity
Running time: 141 minutes
Production Studio: 20th Century Fox / Marv Films / Shangri-La Entertainment
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

To see a trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nxc-3WpMbg

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Film Review by Kam Williams

Unassuming Teen Morphs into Formidable Ninja in Latest LEGO Episode 
Lloyd Garmadon (Dave Franco) must be the least liked student at Ninjago High. The unassuming 16 year-old is so unpopular that no kids will even sit on the same side of the bus with him on the ride to school. 
 
What they don't know, however, is that he has a superhero alter ego, namely, the Green Ninja. In that capacity, he serves as the leader of the Secret Ninja Force, a team of five teens and an android under the tutelage of Lloyd's wise and wisecracking uncle, Master Wu (Jackie Chan).

In lieu of weapons, he's trained each of his proteges to harness a different force of nature contained in his magical treasure chest. The hot-headed Red Ninja (Michael Pena) controls fire. The music-loving Black Ninja (Fred Armisen) has mastered earth; the Blue Ninja (Kumail Nanjiani), lightning; and the Gray Ninja (Abbi Jacobson), water; while the robotic White Ninja's (Zach Woods) domain is ice.
 
Their appointed mission is to prevent Lord Garmadon (Justin Theroux) from conquering Ninjago City. Complicating matters is the fact that the evil villain also happens to be Lloyd's long-lost father. He abandoned his wife (Olivia Munn) and baby when she resisted his embrace of the dark side.

So, all the boy knows about his dad is the little he's been told by his mother and uncle. Consequently, Lloyd is as eager to meet as to defeat the warlord with the well-earned reputation as the world's "Worst Guy Ever."

If you've seen either LEGO or LEGO Batman, then you have a decent idea of what to expect from the third installment of the inspired, animated franchise. Directed by Charlie Bean, the frenetically-paced, action film features not only another visually-captivating adventure, but more 
of the pithy asides and clever allusions to screen classics which make the movie interesting to adults not necessarily in the target demo. 
 
Ninjago ultimately proves to be the best episode yet because of the profusion of positive messages delivered by the picture's end. An alternately high-octane, hilarious and heartwarming treat that's hard to beat!



Excellent (4 stars)
Rated PG for mild action and rude humor
Running time: 101 minutes
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures


To see a trailer for The LEGO Ninjago Movie, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bziAA4u7STU

Monday, September 18, 2017

Olivia Munn

 
Photo Credit: Nash Stevanovic

 "The LEGO Ninjago Movie” Interview
with Kam Williams


Fee Fi Fo Munn, I Smell a Hit for Olivia!

Lisa Olivia Munn was born in Oklahoma City on July 3, 1980 to a mother of Chinese extraction, and to a father of English, Irish and German descent. She spent most of her childhood in Tokyo where she learned to speak fluent Japanese. She moved back to the U.S. in her mid-teens to finish high school before attending the University of Oklahoma.

In 2006, Olivia joined G4 Network’s popular “Attack of the Show!” as co-host.  She subsequently joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” as a correspondent, becoming one of five female cast members to ever appear on the program. Her first book, "Suck It, Wonder Woman! The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek" debuted on both the New York Times and Los Angeles Times best seller lists upon its release in 2010..

Last year, she co-starred in Office Christmas Party, alongside Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, and as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse. Priot to that, she appeared in Ride Along 2 as a homicide detective, opposite Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. And she'll be in The Predator, opposite Keegan-Michael Key and Sterling K. Brown, which is slated to be released on August 3, 2018.

Lauded in 2014 by Variety as the Breakthrough Actress of the Year, Olivia's other film credits include Mortdecai, Deliver Us from Evil, Magic Mike and Iron Man 2.  She enjoyed an arc on the Fox Emmy-nominated sitcom “New Girl,” and appeared in the Emmy-winning Showtime environmental documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously,” from James Cameron and Jerry Weintraub.

Olivia serves as a spokeswoman on numerous environmental issues, including working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Sierra Club. Here, she talks about her latest outing as the voice of Koko in LEGO Ninjago, an animated action-adventure co-starring Jackie Chan, Dave Franco and Fred Armisen.


Kam Williams: Hi Olivia. I'm honored to have this opportunity to speak with you.
Olivia Munn: Thanks. It's nice to speak to you, too, Kam.

KW: I loved this film. Had you seen the other LEGO movies before making this one?.
OM: Yes! They were so great.

KW: How did you like playing Koko, Lloyd's mom?
OM: I loved playing the upbeat, positive person that Koko is. and it was also nice that I was encouraged to let my inhibitions go and create a really fun character.

KW: I found the film both hilarious and very touching. What's the key to generating chemistry to that extent in an animated adventure, when you don't even get to act opposite other actors?
OM: That's an interesting question. Thankfully, we had an amazing director [Charlie Bean] who knew what everybody else was doing, so he could guide us in the right direction, and make sure we're always in sync and using the right tone. Basically, it's really just like playing pretend.

KW: What message do you think people will take away from?
OM: I think the message of the movie is "Be okay with who you are. And that you can't choose your parents or what life you were born into, but you can choose the kind of person you want to be." That's what Lloyd is figuring out. He comes to understand that you don't get to choose a lot in life, but you do get to choose your character.

KW: I really enjoyed your book, "Suck It, Wonder Woman!" Do you have any plans to write another?
OM: I don't have a plan, but it's been rolling around in my head recently that I should do another book. I have some ideas for it that I've been thinking about. Well, as a writer, you know how hard it is to focus your brain on one specific topic for such a long time, and have to organize the material and put it all together. But, yes, I guess I would like to do another one.

KW: LEGO Ninjago's a sequel, and so are a number of your upcoming movies: X:Men: Dark Phoenix, The Predator and Ocean's Eight.
OM: I just do a cameo in those films, although it's exciting to be a part of them.

KW: But you're going to have a prominent roll in The Buddy Games, Josh Duhamel's directorial debut.
OM: Yeah, he wrote it and stars in it, too. It has such a great cast: [Olivia's boyfriend] Nick Swardson, Dax Shepard, James Roday, Kevin Dillon, Dan Bakkedahl.... Honestly, it was one of the most fun shoots I've been on. Those guys had me laughing constantly. It really was a testament to Josh how all these friends were eager to participate in his passion project. As actors, we always want to step up and help out each other. And he knew exactly how to cast each of us.

KW: Is there any question no one ever asks you, that you wish someone would?
OM: I enjoy when people just ask me random stuff.

KW: Okay, I got a lot of random questions. Ling-Ju Yen asks: What is your earliest childhood memory?
OM: Playing on a Slip 'N Slide with my sister at my grandma's house.

KW: When you look in the mirror, what do you see?
OM: I see an Asian-American woman.

KW: What is your guiltiest pleasure?
OM: It's not exactly a pleasure, but I procrastinate way too much, to the point that it feels like something I shouldn't be doing, but my guiltiest pleasure is probably watching The Real Housewives.

KW: What is your favorite dish to cook?
OM: My mom's homemade bread from scratch.

KW: The Uduak Oduok question: Who is your favorite clothes designer?
OM: Gosh, I have a lot. I lean towards wearing the smaller, up-and-coming designers, because I know what it's like to hope that people are giving you a shot when you're starting out.

KW: Larry Greenberg asks: Do you have a favorite movie monster?
OM: I don't know if he's a monster, but I love Beetlejuice.

KW: He's definitely a monster. He really creeped me out. The Viola Davis question: What’s the biggest difference between who you are at home as opposed to the person we see on the red carpet?
OM: I'm exactly the same. I'm in full hair and makeup and wear a gown every morning. [Chuckles] There are many differences. On the red carpet, you have to be comfortable just standing there while everybody takes your picture. I think the biggest difference is in how I look. For the carpet, I go full glam. I love it when I have my hair and makeup done. I just feel all done-up.

KW: What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
OM: When I was 16 years-old, I was living in the Las Vegas suburbs with my biological father. A girlfriend and I got really bored one day, so we decided to take the bus out to The Strip. We missed the bus on the way back, so we decided to walk home. But she got so tired walking that she decided to accept the offer of a ride from about the fifth car that pulled over. She was like, "I'm getting in!" I couldn't let her go alone, so we we got into the back of this car with a couple of pretty shady guys we had to pretend we wanted to hang out with, because they didn't want to just drop us off. Looking back, I think we we're very lucky that nothing bad happened to us. Yeah, that was pretty crazy. I guess it's the sort of dumb thing you do when you're young and have no foresight.

KW: Finally, Samuel L. Jackson asks: What’s in your wallet?
OM: In my wallet? Canadian dollars.

KW: Thanks again for the time, Olivia, and I really enjoyed our chat. .
OM: Me, too, Kam. Bye.

To see a trailer for The LEGO Ninjago Movie, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bziAA4u7STU



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Top Ten DVD List for September 19, 2017

by Kam Williams


This Week’s DVD Releases

The Vietnam War [Ken Burns PBS Documentary]

Wonder Woman [Diana Discovers Her Powers and Her Destiny]

The Big Sick [An Awkward True Story]

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Johnny & Friends [10 DVD Set]

Empire: Season 3 [Their Reign. Their Rules]

Germans & Jews [History Is the Memory of a People]

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie [A Tighty-Whitey Superhero]

The Hero [Western Icon Makes a Comeback]

The Stopover [French GIs Unwind in Cyprus after Serving in Afghanistan]

Glory [Bulgarian Blue-Collar Drama]


Honorable Mention

Hana-Bi [Newly-Restored Japanese Yakuza Masterpiece]

Love by the 10th Date [The Race Is On for Real Love]

The Heart Guy: Series 1 [His Life Just Skipped a Beat]

This Is Us: Season 1 [This Is Cool. This Is Love. This Is Life]

Iron Protector [A Classic Martial Arts Beatdown]

Blaze and the Monster Machines [Wild Wheels Escape to Animal Island]

Chicago Justice: Season 1 [State Prosecutor's Relentless Pursuit of Justice]

Chicago Med: Season 2 [Lives Are on the Line at Busy Trauma Center]

Chicago P.D.: Season 4 [Crack Intelligence Unit Tackles Tough Cases]

Chicago Fire: Season 5 [Firehouse 51 Confronts Explosive Issues]

Body of Deceit [Lust, Love, Murder]

Odd Squad Villains [Best of the Worst]