Smoke and Mirrors
Edited by Artemus Jenkins and written and directed by KarynRose Bruyning
What is it About: “Smoke and Mirrors” is yet another relationship drama, but this time from the perspective of an independent filmmaker, who always manages to finds fault with the women he dates.
What Makes This Smart: Honestly, out of all the relationship-themed series I’ve featured on this list, this one is the most true to the genre. However it is also my absolute favorite on the list,which just might mean I’m not as against the relationship series as I had initially thought. First, it is beautifully shot including cinematography which does a great job of lightening the main character, who is as chocolate as they come. Second, the soundtrack to the series, is a banger. But more importantly, it is the writing. Truthful, clever, witty and at times, poetic, this series has me pinning for a second season – and a Change.org petition to get this off of YouTube and onto one of the networks.