This time the show is Love Handles (written and Directed by Carlton Jordan and Crystle ‘Clear’ Roberson). There are about six episodes and this one: Africanized Yoga is too funny to watch later. This is what I’m hearing from the other room, “We’re going to breathe in Kenya and breathe out Sierra Leone“. What I see when I take a look around the corner is a comic mess with a room full of Black 20-somethings doing something on their mats that’s probably illegal to do in private. There are so many race, gender, hook-up and girlfriend dynamics at play here that my morning is blown. You can’t get ready for: Master Mustafa, Trina The Twerk Queen 4 years running and Rea Nuts! Likewise, all of the players in this web-opera are on point! The writing is trained on quick wits and quick hits/views.Love Handles is just one of about twenty web-television shows that have managed to capture my attention. The key word in this sentence is MY.
I’m late to the web series game, but with a cache of gadgets that range from the Ipod Touch-to-IPhone-to-IPAD, I’m hungry for legitimate content. The additional dynamic of cultural content has simply won me over. Whether it’s Pia Glenn’s Black Weekend Update or any of the Black & Sexy shows: First, That GUY, RoomieLoverFriends, etc, this medium is converting me with what radio refers to as Driveway Moments…but in my…well, anywhere that I can pick up a wi-fi signal.
My -Way, not Driveway, is the moment that we are being trained for in a busy, flexible media driven world of little screens and connected entertainment. The idea is easy enough to grasp: If I can’t link you to it, then it is not worthy of your time…and gadget…and home bandwidth/speed.
Here are a few of the best of the best to spend your break and lunch…and waiting at the Dr’s office….DMV…(red light) or travel time viewing: All of these are found on YouTube