The Beauty of the Awkward Black Girl: 5 Reasons You Should Watch

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August 5, 2011 ‐ By


I first found the hit web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” on AOL’s Black Voices. With a title like that I didn’t know what to expect. After all, the internet is known for pairing the word “black” with some foolishness. But after the first minute I was hooked. Who couldn’t relate to the main character “J”, a woman who boldly cut all of her hair off, lost her boyfriend because of it and writes angry gangsta raps to cope with the pain. Yes! From the first episode I knew it was a hit and six episodes later I have yet to be disappointed.

Luckily for the show’s creator, director and protagonist, Issa Rae, Awkward Black Girl is not only well put together, it’s developed quite the loyal following. The “Watch Party” chat room for the debut of the show’s 7th episode was so populated it crashed the website. So for some reason if you’ve been missing out on the deliciousness of Awkward Black Girl here are five reasons why you need to quit playing and jump on a growing band wagon before you get left.

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  • Joy

    I THANK THE UNIVERSE FOR THIS SHOW!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/LaVaidaKeith LaVaida Keith

    great show….good luck Issa!!!!

  • Kiki23

    I love this show!!! I"ve watched every episode twice. I was really upset that episode 7 could be the last one because of funding. As for those who think this should be on TV, be forewarned: networks would change it. The character would no longer be played by Issa; she's not "European looking". The character would be younger, regardless of how old Issa really is; they'd make her a young 20-something with an outrageous apartment. The best friend would be a wise-cracking, man bashing ghettto-girl. The interracial dating would be ONE episode and then never mentioned again. Why? Because that's what network does all the time.

  • TheLovliestTear

    Thank you, Madame Noire for introducing this show to me! I LOVE it and after showing it to my sister, she loves it too!

  • Iamthegirlinbda

    I absolutely love this. We need more shows the represent the black experience that isnt ghetto or demeaning. Bravo. Cant wait for the next installment.

  • The Spelman Dropout

    It is awesome to see someone talking about this hilarious show. I crack up thinking about "The Dance" episode. CeeCee is a mess.

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  • Davina

    LOVE this, I can't wait for more. The cast is truly talented.

  • GUEST

    i looooovvvve this show….TEAM white jAY…he gets her

  • Daniel

    So love this show, the article is right after the first 2 minutes in your hooked. Why in the hell isnt this a televised sitcom???? We can be funny without the drama and constant sexual overt innuendos. Plus, Jay is mad cute!!! I would date her, awkwardness and all :-)

  • tia

    Love this show!

  • Truessence407

    This is my favorite show. Issa and her cast are super talented and oh my can i relate!

  • miss k.

    I'VE SENT THIS SHOW TO SOO MANY FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS! IT'S PURE, (MOSTLY CLEAN), RELATABLE HUMOUR! I SIMPLY LOVE IT! I'VE BEEN PATIENTLY WAITING FOR EPISODE 7 AND IT WAS HILARIOUS! I MUST SEE MORE! THANK YOU ISSA RAE!!……………. I THINK I'LL JUST GO AHEAD AND ADD A FEW MORE EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!!! LOVE IT! :)

  • Afro-Canadienne

    to answer the writers question about "where do you find a black girl with an indian best friend…?" … in the TDot :)

  • ABG for real

    YESSSSS! This show is sooo hilarious. Baby voice Darius is probably my favorite character on the show. Definately check it out if you already haven't.

  • BostonChick

    never even heard of this… ever, but I will check it out.

  • http://@tekisha Kisha

    Haahahahahahahaaa! That was hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

  • mcd

    i love this show to

  • skh_stellar_one

    luv, LuV, LUV ABG! thanks for this post :D

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