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 2 weeks ago '16        #1
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Boomerang, new BET series executively produced by Lena Waithe & Halle Berry
 

 

“There’s a thing where you’re seeing dope black shows that are not on BET,” Lena Waithe, an actress who is the executive producer of “Boomerang,” said at the series’ premiere Saturday. “And that time has come to an end.”

The series is based on the 1992 romantic-comedy movie “Boomerang,” starring Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham and Halle Berry as Angela Lewis, two young black advertising professionals living and loving in New York City. The womanizing Graham gets a taste of his own medicine when Jacqueline Broyer (Robin Givens) becomes his boss. The relationships transform and Graham becomes conflicted about his feelings toward Jacqueline and Angela.
The BET series picks up after Marcus and Angela get married, start their own ad agency and have a daughter, Simone (Tetona Jackson), who becomes involved with Jacqueline's son, Bryson (Tequan Richmond). Simone and Bryson lead the new series, which debuts on BET on Feb. 12. (Berry also serves as executive producer.)


In the first two episodes, Simone, who works for her father at the Graham Agency, wants to branch out on her own, while Bryson wants to move beyond his mother’s shadow so he can pursue his own dreams. There is a "will-they-or-won't-they" sense of anticipation on whether they will fall for each other like Angela and Marcus did, giving audiences a good reason to keep tuning in for the 10-episode series.







Do y'all think that this show will live up to the greatness of the original 1992 film or will be some bullsh*t?




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26 comments for "Boomerang, new BET series executively produced by Lena Waithe & Halle Berry"

 2 weeks ago '12        #2
Ricky Retardo 46 heat pts46
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All we have to do, as viewers and fans of the original production...














Is totally forget about the original production.

Gotta treat it like it's the 1st time which is gonna be tremendously difficult as I STILL frequently watch that movie.






Marcus Graham

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Dray Jackson

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Alex "Hitch" Hitchens

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These characters were my heroes growing up



Lena needs to not fu*k this up














I (sort of) trust her though
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 2 weeks ago '04        #3
NAKHI ALLAH 1 heat pts
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Yes I fuks with Lena gonna try and stay open , but honestly I guess Nas was right "no ideas original"
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 2 weeks ago '11        #4
megalomaniacal 1 heat pts
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Should of called this sh*t black millennials, it has noting to do with the plot of boomerang. Plus the women ain’t even fu*king with prime Halle, sunshine, and robin givens.
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 2 weeks ago '07        #5
Optimus Crime 5 heat pts
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Wait... eddie has nothing to do with this?
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 2 weeks ago '18        #6
Doc Da Great 178 heat pts178
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A bet produ-

Pass.
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 2 weeks ago '04        #7
Propel Water 20 heat pts20
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So dumb to give it the same name and make it about their kids
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 2 weeks ago '10        #8
Bandito 163 heat pts163
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 Optimus Crime said
Wait... eddie has nothing to do with this?
He wrote the original story for the movie and produced it. He probably getting a cut. Being smart not putting his name on it in case it's trash.
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 2 weeks ago '10        #9
Trilluminati GA 434 heat pts434
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I'll give it a try

 2 weeks ago '06        #10
Yung Dilla 1566 heat pts1566
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 2 weeks ago '06        #11
LeMar G 250 heat pts250
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BET?

LENA?

AN AD THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BOOMERANG AS I REMEMBER IT?


Bye


 2 weeks ago '04        #12
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 megalomaniacal said
Should of called this sh*t black millennials, it has noting to do with the plot of boomerang. Plus the women ain’t even fu*king with prime Halle, sunshine, and robin givens.
^^^^this.

 2 weeks ago '16        #13
TheRealFetti 294 heat pts294 OP
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Series is out next Tuesday Feb 12th

 2 weeks ago '12        #14
Bravo Golf 12 heat pts12
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Based on the trailer, this is a hard pass for me. Like @ said, this has too much of a millennial feel to it, and I find productions aimed at millennials to be highly annoying even though I'm technically a millennial myself (born in 1983).

I like Lena's other series The Chi and will be renewing my Showtime subscription when the second season drops this spring, but she should have taken some notes from She's Gotta Have It. That's a good example of a TV series adapted from a 1986 movie that got it right. Just reimagine the original plot in present day while keeping true to the original theme.


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 2 weeks ago '17        #15
Petieparker 5 heat pts
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I’ll give it a try but this just kinda screams “try too hard”. And why even call it boomerang? Hell better off calling it Living Single.

 2 weeks ago '10        #16
Bandito 163 heat pts163
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 Bravo Golf said
Based on the trailer, this is a hard pass for me. Like @ said, this has too much of a millennial feel to it, and I find productions aimed at millennials to be highly annoying even though I'm technically a millennial myself (born in 1983).

I like Lena's other series Chi-Town and will be renewing my Showtime subscription when the second season drops this spring, but she should have taken some notes from She's Gotta Have It. That's a good example of a TV series adapted from a 1986 movie that got it right. Just reimagine the original plot in present day while keeping true to the original theme.
I don't know how many people watched the From Dusk Till Dawn TV show. But, that was another one that showed how to adapt a movie. The whole first season was the plot of the movie fleshed out with more details. Once they got past that, they were able to extend the story into new territory in the next two seasons.
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 2 weeks ago '10        #17
kawgre12 42 heat pts42
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I'm good

 2 weeks ago '04        #18
badboy600 16 heat pts16
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How they let lena waithe wack a*s get her hands on the Boomerang IP?
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 1 week ago '13        #19
stranjadanja 45 heat pts45
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stopped reading after the term "black show"

 1 week ago '16        #20
TheRealFetti 294 heat pts294 OP
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 badboy600 said
How they let lena waithe wack a*s get her hands on the Boomerang IP?
Probably hit up Halle who later hit up Eddie who wrote it and owns part of the original movie and Eddie probably agreed and will receive a check from it for writing the original storyline.

 1 week ago '18        #21
Rugby Jones 
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They been pushing lena hard, time to see if she can back it up.
Not shake ya a*s back it up ....nobody wants 2C that

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 1 week ago '16        #22
Seneca 
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Yeah the fact that BET is behind this added with the storyline having no resemblance to the original is just offsetting from the jump. As mentioned earlier ‘She’s gotta have it’ is a rare example of it done right. Will watch first episode to confirm my beliefs.
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 1 week ago '15        #23
The Knuckle God 22 heat pts22
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Anybody check it out yet? Verdict?

 1 week ago '16        #24
TheRealFetti 294 heat pts294 OP
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 The Knuckle God said
Anybody check it out yet? Verdict?
I’m bout to check it out and give it a review tbh.

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