YOMO (You Only Marry Once) The African, Asian Persuasion.
Genre: situational comedy
Created and Written by Yonah Odoom and Moshana Khan
Starring: Yonah Odoom, Moshana Khan, Ginger Bonsu, Olivette Cole-Wilson, Kanchan Raval, Nim Johnson
What is it about: Two women: one African and the other Asian search for husbands while living in London.
What Makes This Smart: Okay, confession: this has only one episode (according to the show’s Facebook page, the rest of the season is currently in production). However, I am totally hooked on just that one episode, particularly on the immigrant families of both of these first generational Londoners. Plus, I want some jollof rice. (It will make sense, just watch).
Okay that it my list of 10 smart black web series you should be watching. Hopefully I have inspired some folks to save your money and cut the cable (satellite too). Also do note that this list, while fabulous and thoughtful, is only a small representation of Black independent films and series available, mostly for free, on the Internet. So the next time you are about to complain about the lack of diversity, coming out of Hollywood, just remember there is YouTube…