Cable? Who Needs That When You’ve Got The Internet? 10 Black Web Series Worth Checking Out

February 20, 2013 ‐ By


Black screenwriters and directors are no longer waiting for the stars to align, prompting Hollywood to give them a big break and a chance at being the next Spike Lee or Salim Akil. Instead, they’re taking what’s theirs and gaining national attention by pooling together the resources they do have, creating their own platforms and producing the thought-provoking content that our culture currently lacks. For a long time, the idea of a web series left many rolling their eyes as they envisioned low quality video footage, bad acting and poor scripts, but the black web series has evolved and that simply isn’t the case anymore. Today, we have the privilege of choosing from an array of quality web series with amazing scripts, talented actors and actresses, and plots so engaging that they leave some of the biggest skeptics scouring the web trying to find out when the next episode is going to drop. We all know and love Issa Rae’s Awkward Black Girl series, but there are plenty more amazing shows floating around the web. Check out these 10 black web series that you should most certainly consider giving a try.

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  • chandra

    There’s also one called Stirred, Not Shaken, it’s like a black soap opera. It’s VERY messy and scandalous and I like the way they incorporate music in the show.

  • Belaine

    I love most of these shows, especially The Marriage Tour. I’m glad you guys put this list out!

  • Great list of shows! You should also check out a new web series called “Sessions.”

  • Great list of shows! You should also check out a new web series called “Sessions.”

  • Ebony J Lewis

    Thanks for including Truth Unspoken on this list! A Big announcement is coming Soon!!!

  • BWNG

    Thanks for including us in the top 10. Humbled and Appreciated

  • ieshapatterson

    ABG and brothers with no game.

  • Shebaby

    I watch them all!! I am so addicted!!! lol!!!

  • ROOMIELOVERFRIENDS – I watch with my husband. So good.

  • Suchalady

    I absolutely love these black webisodes. Black Television is not as great as it once was, it’s terrible actually so I indulge in these regularly. They are smart, captivating, and real. Kudos to you, Black Youtube.

  • Guest

    Girl i subscribed all of them except RLF, cause i already am awaiting its return

  • @Dee_Thinks

    I love that y’all made this list !

    • IllyPhilly

      Agreed, I’ve never heard of these shows and checked them all out after reading. They are all alright.

  • Keisha Samoht

    Roomieloverfriends was and still is my shhh…!!! that web series NEEDS to be picked up on BET to give them back some credibility.

  • sabrina

    I LOVE ROOMIELOVERFRIENDS TOO!! My fave web series, after ABG!

    • Keisha Samoht

      GIRL i know!!!! I cannot wait until season two starts!!! Do u know if they got enough money raised for season two?

      • sabrina

        I feel like they didn’t since they still needed a decent amount of money within two days, but I hope they can still pull something together and continue on!! #teamJay all the way 🙂

        • Keisha Samoht

          When was the fund raiser? Oh I been #TeamJay since he was on the LA Complex as Kaldrick