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KJ is a Hollywood-based ghostwriter, editor, fundraiser, yogi, and social science researcher.

‘Underground’: The ‘Roots’ of a New Generation?

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Underground is a new series on WGN America centered on the planned escape of slaves from a Georgia plantation in 1857. Given the virtual absence of television series focused on American slavery since Roots in 1977, one can’t help but make comparisons. Underground is, obviously, a period drama, but unlike Roots, its production elements are decidedly modern. The soundtrack is ... Read More »