Amazon Original Series, HARLEM, Is A Must Watch
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A few weeks ago I came home from a busy day at work and decided to watch some tv before doing my evening rituals. I am not sure exactly what I was watching at the time but when I saw that one of my favorite accesses Meagan Good was going to be staring in a new show called Harlem I knew that I was going to be tuned in.
On December 3, 2021, Harlem, a new original Amazon Prime Video series premiered, and because it was already late I decided that I was going to watch one episode. Well, that didn’t work out because I was glued to the tv and ended up binge-watching all 10 episodes. From the beautiful and star-studded cast to the warm and turnt up playlist I found myself at the edge of the couch both laughing and shaking my head at all the relatable moments that occurred on the series.
Harlem was created, written, and executive produced by Tracey Oliver that follows four beautiful and intelligent best girlfriends as they balance their dreams, careers, and love life while living in a historic neighborhood of Harlem.
The series features stars such as:
Meagan Good as “Camille” a young anthropology professor at Columbia with plenty of expertise about dating but struggles to find balance within her own love life
Grace Byers as “Quinn” a hopeless romantic and fashion designer fighting to keep her business afloat
Shoniqua Shandai as “Angie” a confident, sassy, and high-spirited singer
Jerrie Johnson as “Quinn” as a successful queer dating-app creator.
The series also includes Tyler Lepley as “Ian” and Whoopi Goldberg as “Dr. Elise Pruitt” who played such an important role in shaping the culture of the show. The most important feature of the series is how it highlights the experiences that women deal with on an everyday basis. It highlights real-life social issues including gentrification and racial tensions that are seen in Harlem. The beauty of the series is that you can see a little bit of yourself in each character and what matters the most is that you feel like you are being seen.
Photo Credit: Stefan Bunbury
To celebrate the release of Harlem Prime Video highlighted local Black-owned businesses like EDEN Body Works, Harlem Candle Co., Harlem Chocolate Factory, and Mented Cosmetics on December 3 and 4 at the historic Harlem Parish. I got the chance to attend the “Harlem Ever After” event on December 4 and had an amazing time taking the Harlem Cycle Mat Class and Paint ‘N Pour Class while listening to the tunes by DJ Olivia Dope and eating delicious bites and beverages. My favorite part of the event was watching women come together to celebrate and embrace sisterhood on a higher level.
Photo Credit: Stefan Bunbury
I am crossing my fingers for more seasons but until then take a look at the trailer below.
Until next post... Coach Tay