As black Americans, we naturally tend to gravitate toward shows that have casts who look like us, address our issues and live in our communities. Although this is true, we still won’t hesitate to pick up our remotes and flip to the channel hosting our favorite non-black addiction, whether it’s a reality show, sitcom or drama. Here’s a look at a few of those “white shows” that reel us in despite their lack of black and brown characters.
The Wonder Years
Uniquely structured as a narrative, this has to be one of the most memorable sitcoms of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. It was hard not to love watching Kevin reminisce on his childhood days with his stern pops, love-struck brother Wayne, and pretty little girlfriend Winnie. Yeah, this one was a favorite for a lot of people, and for good reason with its classic storylines and the fact that it could tackle a tumultuous time in history and find a way to make the lives of people dealing with the changing times comical.