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Sharon Kyle: The writers have infused the story with subtle conflicts not generally seen on network television, especially with black characters.
Sharon Kyle: Seemingly unscripted, “Shots Fired” producer, Reggie Rock Bythewood, a black man, talks about the impact of the George Zimmerman verdict on his unconsolable 12-year-old son Cassius and how he and his wife felt moved to do something more than just wrap their arms around their child.
Larry Wines: While you don’t expect much of the medium, you wouldn’t think the strangely-renamed “American Heroes Channel” (AHC) to be a purveyor of “fake news.”
Alex Demyanenko: Usually celebrity activism seems shallow and does little to impact actual change, but in this case the filmmakers arm Lear and these “actorvists” with not only stellar journalistic support, but also document them on deeper journeys than are found in standard outings of “drive-by” celebrity activism.