Obrack Obama View On Tyler Perry Meet The Browns Essay

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Roderica Young October 12, 2011 Reading 98 Ms. Robinson Journal Entry 6 I will say a lot of people likes the shows on television today especially if it make you laugh but one particular person that a lot people thinks opinion matters said this when it comes to the television show that Director Tyler Perry puts his all into, Weekly news and press releases from the White House Archive for May 2009 Spike Lee: Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” and “Meet The Browns” Are Not In Line With Obama Era! As much as the African American community loves playwright, television, film and actor Tyler Perry, it goes without saying that he is widely supported and appreciated. However, the flip side of that adoration is the deafening silence of the African American community regarding Tyler Perry’s television series “House of Payne” and “Meet the Browns.” With everything that Tyler Perry touches turning into gold, it is no wonder that he would try his hand at a television sitcom. The problem develops soon after in that the shows are not original and the story lines are subpar. “House of Payne” borrows too much from the Archie Bunker meets George Jefferson School of situation comedy. In fact, “House of Payne” is crammed pack every week with tons of buffoon / clown antics and situations that make little sense. It is hard to conceive that Tyler Perry would put something of this magnitude on the small screen that only justifies why television executives aren’t really hard-pressed at creating positive African American television shows. Why should they when number one top box office filmmaker Tyler Perry produces sitcoms that border on unintelligent and unwatchable, which continues to project a negative image of African Americans? Spike Lee made an interesting quote that should not be shot down just because he said it: “I am a huge basketball fan, and when I watch the games on TNT, I see

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