By Bim Adewunmi - 08 January 9:45
Sasheer Zamata has joined the long-running US comedy show, becoming its first black female cast member since 2007. She's only the fifth black female cast member since 1975. Why?
By Bim Adewunmi - 18 October 13:14
Kerry Washington, star of <em>Scandal</em>, is the first black woman to be starring in a US primetime network show since the 1970s.
By Bim Adewunmi - 19 September 13:06
We watch The Midwives, I think, because it is the story of us.
By Bim Adewunmi - 30 August 13:49
There's an insidious double standard in operation on the small screen - naked breasts abound, but we never get to see a man's sexy parts.
By Bim Adewunmi - 22 August 10:50
Netflix's newest production offers nuance and subtle insight into the uses and abuses of power.
By Bim Adewunmi - 22 August 9:10
A serious music journalist, Lloyd Bradley's history of black music in the nation's capital is captivating and well crafted, writes Bim Adewunmi.
By Bim Adewunmi - 25 July 7:15
Traditional television, with its schedules and seasons, will soon be a thing of the past.
By Bim Adewunmi - 18 July 8:36
A swift jog through past the TV shows that laid the bedrock for the programmes we're enjoying today.
By Bim Adewunmi - 11 July 8:25
Who knows the city better than a night bus driver?
By Bim Adewunmi - 04 July 9:03
The way we consume pop culture is plagued by handy, yet vacuous, comparisons, which only lead us inevitably to disappointment.
By Bim Adewunmi - 27 June 12:11
Who knows, Bim Adewunmi might even give the next series Big Brother a go.
By Bim Adewunmi - 20 June 12:25
Viewers often admit to wanting to “know what happened when the cameras stopped rolling” and in their purest form sequels answer those questions.
By Bim Adewunmi - 14 June 10:12
The response to Nestlé featuring a mixed race family in an advert for Cheerios shows that the medium is still deeply conservative.
By Bim Adewunmi - 07 June 14:08
Yes, we do, and no, it isn't fair.
By Bim Adewunmi - 30 May 12:59
Popular culture is bursting with handy tips.
By Bim Adewunmi - 23 May 12:49
From <em>Friends</em> to <em>Cheers</em> to <em>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</em>, not all television couples have to ruin the show.
By Bim Adewunmi - 09 May 17:08
After a cosy night watching Dutch reality TV, daily viewing in western Africa retains all the entertainment and human drama - but the stakes are very different indeed.
By Bim Adewunmi - 18 April 16:28
The creator of <em>Friends</em>, that cultural juggernaut we all love to love, has confirmed there won't be a reunion any time soon. Will anything ever live up to it?
By Bim Adewunmi - 12 April 13:54
Television might be considered "low" culture by some, but the universality of certain formats - such as <em>Take Me Out</em>'s formalised dating rituals - is a wonderful thing.
By Bim Adewunmi - 05 April 8:56
You cannot dismiss the aims of Femen altogether - they are a group of women looking to change society - but Bim Adewunmi fears the execution of their protests leaves much to be desired.
By Bim Adewunmi - 30 March 11:23
The photographer and visual activist talks to Bim Adewunmi.
By Bim Adewunmi - 23 March 11:33
Single, middle-aged women are now a disappearing alien race on television. Why?
By Bim Adewunmi - 14 March 17:18
A plea to fans to fund a project turning cancelled TV show Veronica Mars into a movie raised $2.5m in 48 hours. While this could very well be the future of how we consume television, Bim Adewunmi isn’t sure why fans, rather than studios, should bear all t
By Bim Adewunmi - 28 February 16:00
Answer: probably nothing. But there's a deeper point - is going on telly what it takes to find love these days?
By Bim Adewunmi - 25 February 13:19
So often, the names people "cannot" learn to pronounce belong to little black girls and little black boys.
By Bim Adewunmi - 21 February 16:32
There is nothing better than a show about a beautiful woman on a single-minded killing spree to warm up a cold Monday night.
By Bim Adewunmi - 14 February 15:13
We sent Bim to Cuddle her Favourite Critic.
By Bim Adewunmi - 07 February 17:15
Netflix has put all of its new House of Cards series online in one go. It's like a boxset without a boxset - but will it ruin the social aspect of telly viewing?
By Bim Adewunmi - 31 January 14:22
But beware – one day they will be <em>wrong,</em> and it will break your heart.
By Bim Adewunmi - 17 January 11:46
From Buffy and Willow to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, relationships between women are no longer depicted only as bloodletting exercises in one-upmanship.