It’s official, the best shows featuring Black people are not on BET, TVOne, NBC, or any other TV channel. The best shows featuring interesting Black characters are on the web.

Over the weekend, while perusing Shadow & Act and getting my film fix, I stumbled on the gem, “The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl” a new webseries staring Issa Rae, a woman who has taken it in her hands to tell her own story.

According to Rae’s site,, the series, “‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’ follows the title character and friends as she navigates through life, love and awkward situations.”

One look at the trailers and the first episode, and I was hooked. The first installment of “Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl,” deals with what I’m sure many of us can relate to, how to shake a bugaboo, you know a man (or woman) who’s more into you than you are into them. Watching Rae’s character flip from a ‘hood rap slinger to an ultra-conservative business woman was not only hilarious, but also relatable.

In times like these, when TV shows and films featuring interesting Black characters are missing from most mainstream outlets, it’s nice to see that many (and I do mean many) are taking matters into their own hands and making their own way.

Check out the first episode of “The Adventures of AWKWARD Black Girl” and tell us what you think!

  • A.C. Ford

    This is my new favorite thing in the whole world. I’m not even kidding. I feel like someone followed me around with a camera without my permission–and I love it.

  • veronica5

    I love, love, love this..

  • minna k.

    This is good!!! :)

  • Berneta

    Saw this a few days ago, too, at Shadow and Act. Laughed my ass off. Hilarious. The best black shows are indeed on the web these days.

  • kesha

    this is definitely the best black show i’ve come across. I totally relate and it was hilarious!

  • Ummm yeah OK

    Loved it!!!! OMG so me wowzers lol…

  • A Diva State of Mind

    This was hilarious! What I like about this is that we can all relate…we’re all awkward in our own way

  • RobbyDoesDallas

    Very Funny. I will be tuning in…

  • oknow..

    lmao.. stupid bytch niggga.. lol

  • MochaDoll

    Now this was actually funny! As opposed to that dumb a** Pepsi commercial.

  • Mashawnda Dowell

    I really liked it :)

  • EmpressDivine

    LMAO!! That was hilarious! She’s gotta a new fan!

  • http://sw Sweetilocks

    Kudos to Issa Rae! This is pure creative genius. And no, she’s not the only one who acts like a hard ass rapper in the privacy of her own company, lol!

  • Miss Jae


  • Leslie Pitterson

    huge props to issa for this- i remember writing the “wheres our liz lemon?” piece and obvi we have our answer- LOVE THIS!

  • iolastar

    This was tooooooooooooo funny. I’m looking forward to more episodes!

  • Alanna

    The was the single most hilarious thing I’ve seen in a long time, lol! I can’t wait for the next installment!

  • Leonie UK

    New fan

  • Alexandra

    That was a good laugh. Kudos to the creators.
    I like narrated shows.

  • Bao

    I like it! Good on you Issa. Keep up the good work.

  • Amber Laws

    hee-larious! sending to my friends now. can’t wait to see more.

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  • FaReelDoe

    OMG!!! This girl is all up in my head saying all the ish I be thinking…. OH I LOVE HER!!!!!!! I WILL be checking for the next episode.

  • sdelica

    hilarious! love it ;)

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