My best friend—TV, duh—is back from summer hiatus and returned with so many friends!
Though the summer had some great TV shows, like Stranger Things and BoJack Horseman, if you are anything like me, you devour it in one day and are left with a big gaping hole in your heart till the next TV show comes along. Or something like that. Well, it’s officially fall in TV land so hole be damned! Let’s check out some shows created by people of color that I CANNOT WAIT TO WATCH. (or rewatch.)
The highly anticipated Insecure by Issa Rae premieres Oct. 9 on HBO. The show, adapted from Rae’s web-series, Awkward Black Girl, is a half-hour comedy series “about two friends navigating the tricky professional and personal terrain of L.A.”
IT LOOKS SO GOOD. In the trailer alone, there are so many, it me moments. AND Rae is rocking a Prince shirt?!?! Sold and Sold.
The show premiered this week to rave reviews and it’s already become my new favorite show. Donald Glover masterfully depicts black life in Atlanta using comedy and a touch of surrealism. The show is about two cousins working “through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families.” Tuesday nights on FX. Do.not.miss.it.
Oprah Winfrey’s and Ava DuVernay’s drama, Queen Sugar, also premiered this week with instant success. Set in the “fictional town of Saint Josephine, Louisiana, the show chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings.” Ava DuVernay directed the first two episodes and everyone was in tears over its honest and nuanced depiction of a black family in the south.
The online sketch series created by the adorable Broad City roommate, Arturo Castro, returns for a second season this fall. The show “attempts to examine life as a modern Latino—whatever that means.”
Keepin’ a Brother Down
It’s 2016 and Snapchat shows are a thing. Comedy Central is leading the Snapchat game with a new show from critically acclaimed NY sketch and podcast team, Black Men Can’t Jump (In Hollywood) featuring Jerah Milligan, James III, and Jonathan Braylock. The innovative show will “break down how seemingly innocent things are keeping black folks down.”
So much good TV! We’re never going out again!