On Friday, Amazon Prime premiered a new show titled Harlem starring Meagan Good, Shoniqua Shandai, Grace Byers, Jerrie Johnson, and Tyler Lepley. The series follows friends living in the NYC neighborhood, each of them attempting to figure out their personal and professional lives. Meagan Good, who we’ve seen in so many different roles over the years, stole our hearts with her relatable portrayal of Camille, a professor who is fighting to be respected amongst her academic peers while dealing with the reappearance of her ex (Lepley).
Here’s the official synopsis, courtesy of Amazon Prime:
“From writer Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip), a new comedy following a group of stylish & ambitious girlfriends in Harlem NYC: 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 & big city dreams.”
So far, the series has great reviews and fans can’t wait for a second season.
“If Harlem on Amazon Prime was going for a black Sex in the City, they nailed it. And I appreciate that the ladies are around my age. It’s like Girlfriends in 2021,” @Karamel_Kisez21 tweeted (and we agree). Others who tuned in called the show hilarious and admired the fashion.
“The coat game on this #harlem show on amazon is SICK! sheesh,” @firefire100 tweeted, with journalist Dart Adams joking “This ‘Harlem’ show on Amazon Prime Video has made one thing clear to me… I don’t own nearly enough turtlenecks, cable knit sweaters, blazers, scarves or peacoats to be viewed as a Black professional.”
Much love to the entire cast, but first we’ve got to highlight our fave Meagan Good, who’s been working tirelessly since the early ’90s.