Though Girlfriends initially aired on UPN on Sept. 11, 2000, I have not been in a position to cease rewatching it ever because it hit Netflix precisely 20 years in a while the identical day. As a result of I used to be so younger again then, watching reruns with my mother now has made me understand how little of the present I truly keep in mind. And tuning in with a extra mature lens makes me really feel as if I am watching it for the primary time.
When watching a present like Girlfriends, it is nearly inconceivable to not relate to a number of of the 4 ladies. Not solely do I see glimpses of myself in sure characters, however I see my pals in them, too. And the extra I watch, the extra I understand it is not simply Lynn, Maya, Joan, or Toni I establish with, however the moments they share with one another.
It is essential to see profitable Black ladies on tv. It is simply as essential to see Black ladies on tv of their most weak moments, navigating life and all of the curveballs it throws their method. Whether or not these are between one another or tackling them collectively, Girlfriends jogs my memory that having my ladies round is value it even throughout occasions when it looks like the alternative. It jogs my memory that it doesn’t matter what I am going via, my ladies will at all times be there for me, similar to I am going to at all times be there for them. Maintain studying for 9 issues Girlfriends taught me about friendship.