BY: KACEE MARIE
Now I know, streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix have been on a rise, especially during these times. So whats a better way to quarantine and chill and kill time than to binge watch some of today's most talked about shows? These 10 shows are on everyone's radar this season, and gets a lot of buzz. Check it out below.
Insecure is an HBO series starring Issa Rae, and it takes you through an insightful, hilarious, raunchy journey of the life of a 29 year old black woman (Rae) and her friends, that challenges and even sometimes reinforces stereotypes, while also being relatable. Insecure closely follows Molly (Orji) and Issa's friendship as they deal with their own problems and flaws, relationship troubles and just overall difficulties of adulthood. Season 3 just aired April 12th, and is 30 minutes in length . FYI, totally not enough time because this show is bomb y'all !
Grown-ish is a spin-off to the hit show Black-ish, where it navigates Zoey's (Shahidi) life while in college. Topics on the show ranges from friendships, relationships, learning how to balance school/work load and a personal life and self identity. Its a great show for millennials, and is a predominantly all black cast, so if nothing else, watch it for the culture. The show is on its third season and can be found on Hulu.
3: All American
All American is a sports drama that airs on the CW app and Netflix. I know a lot of my ladies are saying SPORTS?! with the Soulja Boy face on right now, but trust me this show has much more to offer than just football. The series stars Daniel Ezra and Taye Diggs. James(Ezra) is a star high school football player from South Central in California, but is recruited to play for Beverly Hills high school where he now has to fit in and adjust to the new environment, while also not trying to forget where he came from. There's literally fighting, sex, drugs, or betrayal in almost every episode, so you know its juicy sis. Tune in to all the drama and watch all 2 seasons, you wont regret it.
4: Tiger King
Tiger King is documentary that follows a rivalry between Joe Exotic; a controversial animal park owner, and Carole Baskin; a animal rights activist, and how things takes a turn for the worst when Exotic is caught in a murder for hire plot. This show literally makes you say "White people are different" for every episode. BTW, my good sis Carole Baskin is innocent! Want to know what I'm talking about? Start streaming season 1 on Netflix.
5: Love Is Blind
Love is Blind is a reality dating show and a Netflix original, where singles try to find a match and fall in love, but there's a catch... they don't ever see each other until one of the singles propose to the other and they are engaged. Chileeee, crazy concept right? Its a test to see if emotional connection out weighs physical attraction. The show is hosted by Nick Lachey and his wife. Every episode ends with a cliffhanger and has a very interesting cast. Season 1 is Netflix now, start watching to see if love is really blind.
6: Too Hot To Handle
Another reality show that is bingeworthy is the Netflix original "Too Hot To Handle". This show is about young singles on a retreat trying to create genuine connections instead of the usual flings they take part in while in their regular settings back home. The crazy thing about this all is that if the cast engages in any form of sexual contact, even a kiss, then the price money would decrease (which starts at $100,000) The cast is pretty diverse and come from all over the world as well. Spoiler alert, just kissing someone can cause the whole cast $3,000, so you know there's drama involved.
7: Money Heist
Money Heist is a drama on Netflix that is split up in parts rather than seasons. Its about a criminal mastermind named "The Professor", who recruits a young female robber and seven other criminals to pull off a very big heist; robbing the Royal Mint of Spain. The show will have you sitting at the edge of your seat rooting for the bad guys. Start streaming part 1 now.
Ozark is rated number 7 in the U.S right now, so you know its popping. The short synopsis of the series is a financial advisor (Jason Bateman) has to pack him and his family up from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to satisfy a drug boss. The show picked up 4 Emmy nominations and has a crazy unexpected ending. One of the most talked about shows during quarantine season, so give it a try today!
9: # BlackAF
# BlackAF just aired on Netflix this month and is a mockumentary style type of show that revolves around a black upper-middle class family. The story is told from the perspective of the daughter; who is documenting the family for her college application. You know the show is a goody because not only has Tyler Perry dipped his hands in this project, but its also created by Kenya Barris, the genius behind the hit show Black-ish and its spinoffs Grown-ish and Mixed-ish. The show tackles topics like fatherhood and materialism, but also explores some deeper and tougher issues. It also has great cameos from heavy hitters like Ava Duvernay, Nia Long, Lena Waithe and Issa Rae. The title definitely lives up to its name.
10: The Masked Singer
Hosted by Nick Cannon, with celebrity panelist, its a singing competition where celebrities face off against one another while in costume and the panelist and audience must guess who is under the costume. Each week a singer is eliminated and must reveal their identity. This show is great to watch friends and family and has a refreshing concept. Its a show that will have you puzzled and guessing every episode, anxious to get to the end to see who is the masked singer. The show is on it's third season and can found on the FOX app or On Demand if you have cable.
Of course there are many more shows I can name, but lets just start at these 10 for now. Quarantining has its ups and downs, but it doesn't have to be all boring with these spicy shows in the queue for the daily routine. Hope you enjoy !