Awkward Black Girl premiered its latest episode this past Thursday and there were a lot of good things about the episode. This one is all about where things are progressing in Jay and White Jay’s relationship. Despite their becoming closer, she is having trouble taking it to the next level. Will that change soon?
Coming off the very lackluster season premiere episode, this one needed to be amazing to keep me wanting more ABG. Well it wasn’t amazing but it was at least better than the last episode. Upon my second viewing of the episode, I thought it was good. I liked the premise of the episode which was Jay’s discomfort with taking her relationship with white Jay to the next level. I think that lots of people relate to these kinds of dilemmas.
It did seem a little out of character for Jay to be this insecure about White Jay. Also did she really have to take all those shots to get comfortable with him? The thing I liked most about their relationship from last season was that while awkward Jay said that she could be herself around White Jay so this kind of sudden discomfort is off to me.
Here is hoping that episode 3, which will be coming August 9, will be the amazing episode I have waited for because these last two have been no where up to par with some of my favorites from last season.
Season 2 of Awkward Black Girl premiered tonight on the iamOTHER Youtube channel and I’m glad it is back. Watch episode 1: The Sleepover now.
Now that you have watched, I have to say that this episode was about a 5 on a 1-10 scale. There were some great lines between J and white J and also the dream sequence with Fred and A talking about J were pretty funny but other than that it was just a standard episode to me. There wasn’t enough white J, Cece or Nina. These 3 sometimes make the show for me. There was also some really bad acting happening in this episode. The girl at the front who thought J was gay is just really not good. Hopefully she isn’t on there much throughout the season. Also I need Fred to get a new hairstyle. What is happening there? It looks a mess. Glad the series is back and I hope future episodes are better. Episode 2 airs Thursday, July 16 on the iamOther channel.
**It’s more like less than 8 hours away**
We are finally down to my #1 episode of ABG. I have enjoyed going back and watching all the episodes over again in preparation for the season 2 premiere that is coming tonight. It made me like this series even more. So my favorite episode is episode 5: The Dance. This episode is the best to me because first it starts off with a dance montage to Ice Cube’s “You Can Do It (Put Your Back Into It)”, then it shows us why “hair is the best thing to happen to rhythmless non blacks.” Everything about this episode is how I feel at parties, the awkward dance like you are having a good time, trying to make friends, and dancing next to people so they will recognize their urge to dance with me. Haha I am cracking up just thinking about all my awkward moments at parties. It’s all a hot mess and I love it. It is also where we are introduced to the wonderful white J. The way they meet and instantly click is so great and it’s why from this episode on I was team white J. It also introduced me to Frank Ocean’s “Novacane,” a song I can never get enough of. Every time the song comes on I think of this episode. I just love it so much.
Be sure to watch the season 2 premiere episode tonight at 9/8c on the iamOTHER channel.
Yay 2 days away from the ABG season 2 premiere. I have counted down my top 5 episodes all week now and today we are at #2. My second favorite episode is episode 7: The Date. I love everything about this episode from the beginning where they do a nice She’s All That reference, to Cece trying to drop some knowledge on J on dating white guys, to the end when J, White J and Fred see each other. It is also one of my favorites because this is the episode that made me give some of hard-earned money from the slave labor I do to their kickstarter campaign. Check it out now.
Tune in tomorrow for my favorite ABG episode. If you missed my favorites from 3-5 check them out here, here, and here.
We are now 3 days away from Season 2 of Awkward Black Girl and I am counting down my best ABG episodes. Today we are on #3 which I picked because everything I could ever want out of a season finale was in the episode. The episode is of course episode 12, The Decision which was the season finale of Season 1. The episode was great because not only did **Spoiler Alert** J pick white J but there were so many awkward moments that had me cracking up so hard. It also had a nice set up of where season 2 would pick up. Oh and cherry on to is the cameo by one of my fave new rappers, Childish Gambino. You might know him better by his government name, Donald Glover or simply as Troy from Community.
Tomorrow we shall get into my 2nd best ABG episode. If you missed what my #5 and #4 episode were check them out here and here.
4 Days away from the season 2 premiere of ABG and I am counting down my top 5 episodes. It’s been really hard to pick these episodes because there are so many good ones, but #4 goes to ABG episode number 6, The Stapler.
The Stapler is the so funny. It focuses on the aftermath of Nina’s thirsty behind kissing Fred, J’s crush and the anger and rage that J has been feeling because of it. Because of this rage, J blows up at work and is sent to anger management. Again the episode just has so many gems; gems I tell you. I love it because of all the scenes from anger management and it pushed J and white J closer together.
Quotable from the episode – Greg – “I’m here because one of my fellow employees insist on writing me emails in Comic Sans font. I mean last I checked I’m a grown ass man working for a grown ass company, ok.”
Cece – “It’s because I have to use syndrome in a sentence. It makes me feel like I’m putting my Psychology degree to use.” Hahah I feel like Cece all the time in regards to my useless Psych degree lol.
The countdown to the Awkward Black Girl season 2 premiere is on. The show premieres this Thursday, June 14th and to celebrate I am going to countdown my top 5 episodes of season 1 everyday until the season 2 premiere.
#5 – The Stop Sign
The Stop Sign is the first episode of the series and it set the tone for the rest of the season. I love this episode because while not perfect, it shows the potential of the series. It’s also just plain hilarious. There were so many things in this episode that made me cringe and laugh like “Booty Shorts”, fake phone calls , “A”, the lyrics “yes you deserve to die and I hope you burn in hell” (I don’t know why that one especially tickles me).
Stop by tomorrow to see what #4 will be.
**UPDATE** Season 2 of ABG will premiere on June 14th. Here is the trailer for season 2.
ABG is back snitches!!!! Writer, producer and star of the hit and Shorty award-winning webseries has set the premiere date for the new season. Season 2 will premiere this June, more than likely on June 7th, if the pattern of the episode releases (first Thursday of the month) stays the same.
With the new season come some new characters who we saw at the end of season 1. There is a new boss and some new hires. We’ll also be seeing how J and White Jay’s relationship is going and all the awkward gems that come from that.
Another thing that is different is that ABG has now become a part of Pharrell Williams’ new I Am OTHER Youtube channel. The channel features programming that wants to celebrate and “explore the pursuit of individuality, the defiance of expectations, and the arrival of a new class of visionaries. ”
I can’t wait. I love this show. If you have never gotten into the awesome, amazingness of ABG, then get on it before the premiere next month. Here is episode 1. You’re welcome.
After an almost riot by ABG fans on Facebook and Twitter for the one day delay on the episode, Issa Rae premiered the season finale today. The episode is the longest one yet, clocking at 25 minutes and is definitely worth the wait. Check it out.
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It’s that time of the month again. The new episode of Awkward Black Girl has arrived. They redeemed themselves last month with episode 10.2 after what was the dreadful Halloween episode 10.1. See if the upswing continues on this new episode.
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