Keep Watching | September 2021
There are a lot of great shows coming out or starting back up in the month of September. From our favorite Black students at Winchester U to a Black reboot of a 90’s classic, check out these highly melanated shows in the month of September:
Blood Brothers- This documentary explores the friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X and the subsequent fallout between them. At one time as close as brothers, the friends and family of these two influential figures share the experiences that changed their relationship.
House Party Trilogy – This trilogy is full of shenanigans and shows how Kid ‘N Play became definite ‘90s favorites. There’s a breeziness to these films as they deal with morality, loyalty, and friendship while offering heartfelt moments mixed in with a lot of fun.
Twenty-Something- We all know that adulting can be a challenge. Aphton Corbin created this short-animated series that explores adulting and the insecurities that millennials face. This short series follows Gia on her 21st birthday as she grows up. Premiers 9/10 Disney Plus
Our Kind of People- This new hit drama series is inspired by the late Lawrence Otis Graham’s book Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper-class. This series follows a single mom, an entrepreneur that sets out to reclaim her family’s name. During her reconciliation of her family, she discovers dark secrets about her mother and the community. This show explores race and class in American while also celebrating the achievements of Black men and women. Premiers September 21. 9/C on FOX.
The Wonder Years – Like the original series, The Wonder Years reboot is full of nostalgia. Unlike the original series, the cast of this reboot is mostly Black and the series seems to tackle issues of race head on. I didn’t watch the original series, but I’ll be sure to tune into this one, if for nothing else than to listen to Don Cheadle wax nostalgic about his fictive youth. Premiers September 22, 8:30/C on ABC.
Dear White People – It’s senior year at Winchester! Vol. 4 of this this Netflix series follows a group of Black students at Winchester University a Predominantly White Institution (PWI). Through the series, the students face politics, social injustices, cultural biases, and in this final season, they do it with a song and a dance. I’m hoping this season’s added musicality fits well with the satirical aspects of the show. We’ll see if it does when it premiers on September 22 on Netflix.