We all watched Issa Rae change the game when it came to content creation with Awkward Black Girl, and since her meteoric rise from the internet to HBO, folks have been putting out amazing web series left and right. Though Rae isn’t the first writer/director/producer triple threat to get her talent out there, she did help light a spark for Black content creators who were having trouble getting mainstream studios and audiences to pay attention to their stories.
Since we live in a time when the world is literally at our fingertips, it seems like everybody and their mama has a show for us to check out. With so many options to choose from here are just seven of our favorite web series currently streaming for your binging pleasure.
We’re all out here trying to live our best lives, but Malachi (James Bland), Journee (Vanessa Baden), and Ade (Sean Samuels) are determined to do so no matter what it cost them. Raised as a devout Christian, Malachi is questioning everything as he approaches thirty. His soul searching leads him to uproot his life, quit his corporate job, and move to Los Angeles. Malachi’s BFF and roommate Journee struggles to keep a job since her chronic depression makes it difficult for her to get out of bed each day. Then there is Ade; a former engineering grad student turned dancer who has decided to be his true self no matter what anyone thinks.
Giants is captivating because the series tackles topics not often seen on mainstream television including homophobia in the Black community and mental illness.
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