We’ve curated a BLAC list of Black-character and Black-centric TV Shows to check out this weekend. Let us know what you think.
“Street Food” on Netflix
Get a taste of the most beloved bites on American streets and, along the way, discover the heart and soul of the wildly diverse people behind the food.
The creators of “Chef’s Table” take to the streets in this half-hour TV series. “Street Food” brings viewers to some of the world’s most vibrant cities, where the rich culture of street food is explored. From the hawker stalls of Singapore to the food carts of India, episodes highlight the stories of perseverance and culture that bring life to various countries’ cuisine. Nations visited include Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea and Vietnam. Now in its third go-round for a Netflix series showcasing the stories of working-class cooks and the terrifyingly delicious-looking food they make. The first two seasons focused on Asia and Latin America, and now turns its camera on a half-dozen U.S. cities, starting with Los Angeles and making its way to Miami, Oahu, New Orleans, New York and Portland, Oregon.
“Anything’s Possible” on Prime Video
A high school student with a crush summons the courage to ask a transsexual teen out on a date, knowing the drama it could cause. The film is the directorial debut of “Pose” actor Billy Porter, which is reason enough for audiences all over the world to tune in. However, what also makes this film the one to watch is its riveting story that is, in our opinion, long overdue.
Starring Eva Reign, who will be playing the lead role of Kelsa, a bubbly trans high schooler, and Abubakr Ali plays the role of Khal, a quirky student who grows rather fond of Kelsa. Additionally, “Hamilton” actress Renee Elise Goldsberry plays Kelsa’s mother who has her daughter’s back every step of the way.
High School Musical: The Series on Disney Plus
Set at East High School, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” introduces members of the drama club and their faculty advisers as they work their way toward the opening night of the musicals that they produce. Kourtney Greene, portrayed by Dara Reneé, is Nini’s best friend. She was a Junior at East High School in Season 1 and Season 2. In this TV series, she is now the costume designer and makeup artist for the drama club. The gang leave school for the summer and head west to Camp Shallow Lake to put on the first camp production of “Frozen.”
“The Resort” on Peacock
A multi-generational, coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time. An anniversary trip puts a marriage to the test when the couple finds themselves embroiled in one of the Yucatan’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries that took place fifteen years prior.
“Super Sized Salons” on WE TV
Size matters. Babydoll Beauty is put to the test when challenges threaten the mission of the salon. As growing tensions cause blow-outs among stylists, can Babydoll Beauty Couture Salon come together to make women of all sizes feel and look beautiful?
Babydoll Beauty Couture owner Jamie Lopez created this unique space after experiencing a tremendous amount of discrimination in the beauty industry for being plus-sized. Along with Jamie, the women who work here are determined to make everyone look and feel beautiful, no matter their size — but with their loud and diverse personalities, drama is always just around the corner! With conflicting personalities and consistent workplace drama, will this crew be able to keep their cool as tensions heat up?
“NYC Point Gods” on Showtime
Against the backdrop of New York City’s epidemic of drugs and crime in the 1980s and 1990s, a unique style of basketball emerged on the city’s courts defined by toughness, talent and swagger. Fashion’s fusion with hip-hop converged with basketball changes the game forever. Legends were born on playgrounds, high school gyms and in community centers. Names like Kenny “The Jet” Smith, Dwayne “Pearl” Washington, Mark Jackson and Stephon Marbury made famous a style of ball that forever changed the game.
“Everything’s Trash” on Freeform
Where Phoebe Robinson Is A Woman Who Loves Her Messy Life But Still Wants To Start Adulting. Robinson created the TV series based on her hit memoirs about her very busy life.
After “2 Dope Queens” and “Ibiza,” Robinson is back with a new show that understands just how hard it is being messy. True to Robinson’s past work, she plays Phoebe, a podcast star known for her frank and funny conversations about everything from one-night stands to activism. But when her brother, played by Jordan Carlos, starts his political career, Phoebe has to ensure that her larger-than-life lifestyle doesn’t interfere with his aspirations. It’s a sweet comedy that’s heavy on humor.