If you’re a Caribbean woman looking for some great TV shows to watch, these TV shows are not only entertaining but also provide a window into the complex lives and experiences of women and women of color in general. So, grab some popcorn and enjoy!
- Harlem is a comedy-drama TV series that premiered on Amazon Prime Video in 2021. Set in the vibrant neighborhood of Harlem in New York City, the show follows the lives of four young African-American women, who are best friends and roommates, as they navigate career aspirations, romantic relationships, and personal growth. The show explores themes of identity, sisterhood, and the complexities of modern-day relationships through the lens of young Black women. With a talented cast led by Meagan Good, Grace Byers, and Shanola Hampton, “Harlem” has been praised for its refreshing portrayal of Black women and its ability to tackle serious issues with humor and heart.
2. Run the World – This comedy-drama series follows four Black women in their 30s who are navigating their personal and professional lives in New York City. It explores themes such as friendship, career, and relationships.
3. Insecure – This comedy-drama series, created by and starring Issa Rae, follows the lives of two Black women in Los Angeles as they navigate their careers, relationships, and personal growth.
4. I May Destroy You After being sexually assaulted in a nightclub, Arabella’s life changes irreversibly and she is forced to reassess everything, including her career, friends and family.
5. She’s Gotta have it Iconic filmmaker Spike Lee revisits his first feature film with this Netflix original series of the same name. Brooklyn-based artist Nola Darling struggles to stay true to herself and her dreams while dividing her time between her friends, her job and her lovers — all three of them. That trio includes married businessman and father Jamie Overstreet, photographer and self-described “biracial Adonis” Greer Childs and chatty Michael Jordan fan Mars Blackmon. In addition to creating the series, Lee directs all the episodes and serves as an executive producer alongside wife Tonya Lewis Lee.
6. Queen Sugar This series, created by Ava DuVernay, follows the lives of three siblings who inherit their late father’s sugarcane farm in Louisiana. It explores themes such as family, legacy, and racial inequality.
7. Orange is the New Black This acclaimed series follows the lives of women in a minimum-security federal prison in upstate New York. It explores themes such as female empowerment, LGBTQ+ rights, and criminal justice reform.
8. Reasonable Doubt Jax Stewart is known to be the most brilliant and fearless defense attorney in Los Angeles who bucks the justice system at every chance she gets; she’s judged for her questionable ethics and wild interpretations of the law until she’s needed.
9. P-Valley a drama TV series that premiered on Starz in 2020. Set in a strip club in the fictional town of Chucalissa, Mississippi, the show follows the lives of the dancers and patrons of The Pynk, as they navigate the complexities of life in the Deep South. The show delves into issues of race, gender, and sexuality, as well as the power dynamics at play in the world of strip clubs. With a diverse and talented cast led by Brandee Evans, Nicco Annan, and Shannon Thornton, “P-Valley” has been praised for its authentic portrayal of Southern Black culture and its ability to tackle serious social issues with depth and nuance. The show has been a critical and commercial success, earning a passionate fanbase and multiple award nominations.
10. All Rise A look inside the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of judges, prosecutors and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process. Among them is newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael, a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn’t intend to sit back on the bench in her new role, but instead leans in, immediately pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be.
In conclusion, these ten TV series offer a wide range of perspectives and experiences that Caribbean women can relate to and enjoy. Whether it’s exploring issues of race and identity or simply escaping into a gripping drama, these shows offer something for everyone.