NBC finally gets it right with The Wiz Live!

And that’s how you put on a show! The Wiz Live! may be NBC’s third recent attempt at staging a live musical, but it’s the first one that worked without any caveats necessary. I was kinder to The Sound Of Music Live! and Peter Pan Live! than most critics because I felt there was a lot of potential in the idea of staging live musical theater on TV. Tonight NBC proved my faith was well placed with a musical event that was finally worth watching and not just hate-watching.

Last night’s broadcast was full of black actors of all different ages, skin tones, and body types playing characters that ranged from saintly to villainous and everywhere in-between (sometimes all at once: Dorothy is probably the most lovable murderer ever written). The show asserted—often explicitly—that these characters are smart, brave, loving, powerful, and beautiful. White audiences take it for granted how often we’re bolstered up by the media we watch. The Wiz Live!sent the same message to black audiences while simultaneously offering up a goofy, heartwarming piece of entertainment for everyone.

Read the full review at


Just gonna go ahead and share this everywhere. It’s my video review of Disney’s Adventures in the Magic Kingdom for the NES.


5 R&B artists you need to be listening to right now:

1.Frank Ocean
Age: 26
Best Album: Channel Orange ( Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album )
Best Song: Thinkin Bout You

2.FKA Twigs
Age: 26
Best Album: LP1 ( Debut Album )
Best Song: Papi Pacify

Age: 28
Best Album: Kaleidoscope Dreams ( Sophomore Album )
Best Song: Adorn ( Grammy Award for Best R&B Song )

4.Autre Ne Veut
Age: 31
Best Album: Anxiety ( Sophomore Album )
Best Song: Play by Play

Age: Unknown
Best Album: Women ( Debut Album )
Best Song: Verse

Honorable Mention:
BANKS(26) debut album “Goddess” out 9th September.

(Gif’s from Tumblr)