Season One of the comedy series Harlem, from Girl’s Trip creator Tracy Oliver, premiered Friday, December 3, on Prime Video. The 10-episode Amazon Original series is available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Created, written, and executive produced by Oliver, Harlem is a new single-camera comedy following four stylish and ambitious best girlfriends in Harlem, New York City: a rising star professor struggling to make space for her love life; a savvy tech entrepreneur always dating someone new; a no-filter singer; and a hopeless romantic fashion designer. Together, they level up into the next phase of their careers, relationships, and big-city dreams.

The series stars Meagan Good as “Camille,” Grace Byers as “Quinn,” Shoniqua Shandai as “Angie,” Jerrie Johnson as “Tye,” and Tyler Lepley as “Ian.” Additional recurring guest stars include Jasmine Guy as “Patricia,” Whoopi Goldberg as “Dr. Elise Pruitt,” Andrea Martin as “Robin,” Robert Ri’chard as “Shawn,” Juani Feliz as “Isabela,” Kate Rockwell as “Ana,” and Sullivan Jones as “Jameson.”

I won’t spoil the whole season for some of you who haven’t viewed the entire season yet. I binged watched the whole season in one day the same day it came out. It was just that good. I genuinely love this show and automatically connected to it for so many reasons especially being a black woman.

The show was so relatable that I could see a little of myself in each friend. It reminded me of the millennial version of the hit show Girlfriends that I grew up watching. The show displayed being a black woman in the workplace, relationships, love and the exhaustion of being a strong black woman all the time.


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