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Sage’s Rage: Perfect Title

Posted on: October 12, 2011

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Last night many of you had a chance to see the premiere of BET Network’s new sitcom ‘Reed between the lines’.  I’ve been hearing mixed reviews in the virtual world.  I don’t understand what the gripes are about…

In my view, the show is well written and the cast is great! But what I really see as the shows’ success is the obvious movement away from cat fighting reality TV and buffoon-like comedies.

It’s a good old fashioned show about a normal loving family. Have we gotten so whacked out Black America that we can’t find joy in watching normalcy on our screens?

I admit I am totally biased as a Psychologist and Professor because I’m just so happy that TV is showing that we actually exist.  There may not be a lot of Black female Psychologists out there but we are here and just as well rounded and quirky as the show’s character Dr. Carla Reed.

Her image on TV may shape the dreams and self image of so many Black girls and that alone is worth us supporting the show.  I’m pretty sure my office will be lined up next semester with college students who want to become just like her. It will certainly be a change from the droves of students who want to be Forensic Psychologists because of CSI (not hating; just saying, really??)…I digress…

I am urging those of you who second guess the show to take the title at face value and recognize the immense worth it may have for our community.  Join those of us who are fans and continue to support the show

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