Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Web Series To Watch: Black & Sexy TV's The Number

When it comes to portrayals of Blacks on television and in movies great images are harder and harder to find, especially when it comes to Black men.  So, I'm always looking for quality entertainment and with it's stories, acting & production, writer/director Dennis Dortch's Black & Sexy TV provides just what I’ve been looking for.

As a fan of Issa Rae's Awkward Black Girl web series, I happened to stumble upon Dortch's series, The Number in which we take a look at the relationship of Jason & Melissa, played by Chasen Allen & Jessica Shelby. Jason is coming to terms with a fiancé's apparently far more extensive sexual history than his own.

One of my favorite things about this series is the acting.  Outside of a few Issa Rae cameos, as the clingy sister of Jason, none of the actors in this series I have seen before and I definitely look forward to following their careers.

The only fault I have with the series Jason’s portrayal as weak and also the fact that he is often clowned due to his low number.  However, the pluses far outweigh that one minus.  If you have a moment, take a look at the recently completed first season.  Season two is set to premiere on October 31st.

Thanks for stopping by,


P.S. If you like what you see you should check out Dennis Dortch's 2008 release, A Good Day To Be Black & Sexy.

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