Spread the word: Netflix has secured the rights to broadcast some of Black’s best sitcoms from the 90’s and 2000’s – including my personal favorites Moesha,, Sister sister, and Parkers, which I fondly remember looking at the girl. I still remember running to my room to turn on the TV, singing R&B songs for each show (they were so energetic and accurate that I memorized word for word), and how weird it was to see sitcoms on TV. focused on my demographic. There weren’t a ton of black TV shows where black female presenters took responsibility, focusing on the things I personally struggled with growing up.
I was quite young when these three shows had their initial runs (I was born in 1995), but thanks to reruns over the 2000s, I had to go through these shows, and why they were so popular with viewers who watched every show during their original series. I remember seeing promotions and bumpers for Sister sister when he was syndicated on the Disney Channel. I remember watching The N (now TeenNick) Moesha. In 2009, the BET show Parkers.
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The following classic shows come to @Netflix (USA)
Moishe – August 1
Game S1-3 – August 15
Sister sister – September 1
Girlfriends – September 11
Parkers – October 1
Half and half – October 15
One on one – October 15
To celebrate, here is a message from your fans: pic.twitter.com/zohNPEo0rz
– Strong black lead (@strongblacklead) on July 29, 2020
What resonated with me as I watched these shows was how focused they were on the things I struggled with at that age. Sister sister much focused on low self-esteem and insecurity; in one such episode, the twins joined an unpopular cheerleading team and were nervous about performing until their parents explained that they didn’t need to worry about what others were thinking.
One of my favorite series Moesha was when she got Saturn from Dad, even though she wanted a jeep. Seeing Moses react to the reaction made me realize that I had done the same; I didn’t always appreciate the things my mom bought me. Parkers there was also an episode where a clown dies in an accident and it pulls the mother out of funk; I had many moments when I was growing up, when I felt the world came to me, or I was insignificant, and it was a moment that counts as your blessings. From time to time (especially today) this episode stays in my mind because of that message, even if the plot of the episode was a bit silly. It also includes one of the funniest moments of the show, in my opinion:
For me, this means so much that these shows are coming to Netflix in the next few months, because until then it was impossible for me to get drunk and relive my childhood. Unfortunately, not all of them will be available at once (Moesha debuts on August 1), but it gives me time to finish watching each show before the next one arrives on the service.