As we get closer to the weekend, I know you all want nothing more than to kick back and relax. And what’s a better way to relax than by lying on the couch and binge-watching Netflix?! That’s where I come in, I’ll be giving you a weekly recommendation on what I think are the Best Flicks on Netflix to watch!
This week’s show is Chewing Gum.
Awkward black girl alert over here! Chewing gum is a hilarious British show that focuses on the Tracey, an awkward black chick and the series protagonist, as she embarks on a quest to lose her virginity.
Michaela Coel was inspired to write the series after writing her play Chewing Gum Dreams. She also stars in the show as the main character, Tracey Gordon.
It has 2 seasons and a total of 12 episodes. This show has so many awkward moments that will make you cringe, but in a very, very good way. Tracy and her ragtag group of friends live in a social housing complex in England.
While pretty much all of Tracy’s friends have lost their V-cards, Tracy has not. This could be due to the intensely religious household she lives in, or perhaps it’s because a certain someone is secretly gay. Regardless, here are three reasons to tune into Chewing Gum this week!
1) It’s awkward factor. Whether it’s watching Tracy accidentally ingest hallucinogens, seeing her turn to the internet to learn how to internet to learn the best moves in bed or listening to her discuss the problem of cousin on cousin love, this show will leave you cringing in a good way.
2) The jokes. They are as dry as water is wet and they’re non-stop. The British slang will keep you laughing as you try to decipher what exactly they’re saying.
3) The unique characters. Thee are no stock characters on Chewing Gum! Each character has so many dimensions and reasons for why they are the way they are.
And there you have it! There’s three reasons to watch Chewing Gum!
Are there any shows you’d like to see featured? Let me know by dropping a comment!