It’s week 3 of our Netflix Originals to watch, and we are still talking comedy. Missed last week? Be sure to click here or the link at the bottom.
Dear White People (100% Average Tomatometer)
Based on the acclaimed indie film by the same name, Through an absurdist lens, Dear White People is a satire of the now “post-racial” America that knits together a universal story of finding yourself and forging your own path. Students of colour navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college where racial tensions bubble right near the surface.
Haters Back Off (47% Average Tomatometer but a solid 73% from audiences)
Go inside the world of Miranda Sings in Haters Back Off and find out that nobody becomes famous without collecting a few haters along the way. This Netflix Original show hones in on an untalented rising star and her strange family. This one has run its course.
American Vandal (98% Average Tomatometer backed by a 89% from audiences)
Over the course of the eight-episode season, an aspiring sophomore documentarian investigates the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of troubled senior (and known penis-drawer) Dylan Maxwell. Not unlike its now iconic true-crime predecessors, the addictive American Vandal (a true-crime satire)will leave one question on everyone’s minds until the very end: Who drew those things?
On My Block (94% Average Tomatometer backed with a whopping 98% by audiences)
Co-created by Lauren Lungerich (creator of Awkward) and Eddie Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft, is a coming of age comedy about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high-school set in the rough inner city.
“Charming, realistic, and focused on underrepresented communities, On My Block is the respite from stylized teen dramas you didn’t know you needed.”
She’s Gotta Have It (87% and certified FRESH)
We had to save Spike Lee for last. His first movie has been turned into a Netflix Original of the same name. This comedy-drama series focusses on Nola Darling brought to life by breakout actress DeWanda Wise, living in Brooklyn, this artist struggles to stay true to herself while trying to balance her dreams, friends, her job… and her 3 lovers. Lee directs all 10 episodes. This one has been renewed for a second season.