Are you tired of predictable plots and lame jokes? Do you flip channels more than watch them? Does your belief of mainstream comedy resonate with, “it’s just not funny anymore?” If you answered yes to any of these or if you started thinking about the corny joke you just made, then you need to check out ABG.
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a web series by Issa Rae about the life and awkward moments of an awkward black girl. Each character is designed to authenticate every moment without conforming to stereotypes. There is “J,” the protagonist who can’t seem to go through one day without a million and one awkward and embarrassing things happening to her. ”Cece” is her only real friend who is almost as awkward as her and does not give the greatest advice, but she is loyal to J. ”Fred” is J’s office crush that she stalks occasionally but doesn’t know how to share her feelings. ”Nina” is the recently promoted manager at the office who seems to make the extra effort to make J’s life miserable. ”White J” is the new possible romance in J’s life who is as awkward and sweet as her. J’s coworkers – “A,” “Darius,” and “Patti” – add even more flavor to the mix with their extreme behavior and humor.
Recently they posted their seventh episode announcing they needed to raise funds in order to continue the series. Their goal was $30,000 by August 11th…they ended up with over $40,000 ( I donated too). They now have a new website and t-shirt design available and a new episode in the works.
I am so happy they are continuing this series. I can relate to it in so many levels. Each episode has a scenario that I have experienced in some way. I can recall multiple people I have encountered that have personalities that fit any one of these characters. This is why the series is so fresh and entertaining, it gives you a chance to laugh with and at yourself.