It’s been a few weeks out since Tut aired on Spike, and, to reiterate, I loved it. But I did notice one element of one of the characters that could be considered very loose queer coding, if you chose to see it that way. All this posturing is to say that the decision to show the evil priest, Amun, putting on makeup was a very decisive (and probably unconscious) decision on the part of the writing or staging. Continue reading Queer Coded: Amun (Spike’s “Tut”)
Nonso Anozie is an actor who still seems like he’s on the fringes of American television, even though he’s been in a lot of American projects. The Grey, Game of Thrones, The Bible, Son of God, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ender’s Game, NBC’s Dracula, CBS’ Zoo, the list goes on and on. Perhaps his role in Tut will finally cement him as one of Hollywood’s brightest newcomers (and I say “newcomer” loosely, since he’s been in the game since 2006). Continue reading MOC Monday: Nonso Anozie
It’s officially Tut week! If you’ve read my review of Spike’s three-night event, then you might have read what I wrote about Kingsley’s portrayal of Tutankhamun’s adviser, Ay:
Just as much as Jogia commands the audience’s attention as the quickly-maturing boy king by imbuing Tutankhamun with outgoing bravado, Kingsley demands the audience’s attention by portraying Ay with cautious carefulness and an undercurrent of seediness masked over with paternal gentility. Ay is formidable in that respect; he does genuinely care for Tutankhamun, but he also cares for his own power more and will do what he can to secure it while, to paraphrase Tut’s sister Ankhesenamun, insulating himself from being discovered as a crafty mastermind.
Sibylla Deen is someone I see a lot of on my TV nowadays. Continue reading WOC Wednesday: Sibylla Deen
I’ve been following Avan Jogia’s career for a while, ever since he starred on ABC Family’s Twisted. Between that and Victorious, I’ve routinely heard how his talent superseded the material he was given. To me, it seems like TUT will be the acting challenge he’s been hoping for. Continue reading MOC Monday: Avan Jogia
Tons of videos and posters and multimedia! Continue reading Trailers, Promos, and Posters
It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally gotten around to trailers and posters! Continue reading Trailers, Promos and Posters: “Magic Mike XXL”, Wayward Pines,” “Tut” and More
Empire has really shown TV networks what a show with a black main cast can do. The series, states IndieWire, has made Fox history, become the first show in 22 years to increase ratings and viewership for the network. In fact, each week, it tops itself in the ratings, quickly becoming this TV season’s juggernaut.
I’m so ready to watch Spike TV’s mini-series Tut, which is currently filming in Egypt and will come to our TV screens sometime this year.
Continue reading Spike TV’s “Tut” Event Series Looks Legit