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Issa Rae Has A New Web Series And It’s Got People Talking: Check Out “How Men Become Dogs”

March 21st, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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Around these parts, we love us some Issa Rae, and the writer/producer/director and the genius behind Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and producer of web series gold like Roomieloverfriends and Fly Guys is the executive producer of a very interesting new web series called, How Men Become Dogs. You read right. Following the relationship disasters of three “good” men who get played or are unappreciated by their girlfriends, they decide that nice guys really do finish last, and that what most women want is dogs. Poodles to pitbulls. Here’s the actual synopsis from the site:

“How Men Become Dogs will go inside the lives of Cameron, Julian and Mario, three bachelors fresh out of heartbreaking relationships.  This series will explore love from a male perspective revealing all of the shady situations men go through that cause them to turn from good guys to narsty dogs.”

There are some slow moments in the first episode, but each man’s story definitely has a lot of humor, especially the fella in the beginning whose girlfriend gives him the death face for planning a picnic in the park. It’s definitely entertaining (It’s a little long, but you’ll be okay if you watch it during your lunch break) and the writing isn’t bad, so we’re guessing you’ll enjoy it. But I did notice that a lot of the conversation surrounding it was that some people, women specifically, didn’t like the stereotypes presented about women in general (though I’m sure we all have known or heard about a woman behaving like the ones in the video at least once). What do you think? Be sure to check it out below and let us know what you think so far.

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

February 20th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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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.