I’m beginning to wonder if I should have a section on this site dedicated to amazing webseries? There are a plethora of them out and about that can rightly compete with the likes of network and cable television shows in our midst. My attention to series on the web really kicked off with “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” and now the most recent webseries to catch my eyes has been Maroon Media’s “Junior Citizens”.
“Junior Citizens” already holds a special place in my heart because it’s set in my hometown of Philly. With familiar backdrops (Honeygrow! The Arts Garage!) and faces (Nakia Dillard! Davon Clark!), “Junior Citizens” has set out to portray a world that twenty-somethings today can relate all too well with. While the topic of being a broke post-grad may seem beaten to a death and six feet under, I implore you to take a look at Natsai Todd’s creation. The acting is fresh, as the three main actors to portray Xavier, Izzy, and Rhonda, are all natural and in tune with their respective characters. I especially want to see more of Rhonda’s mom, who steals the very first scene of the whole series and am anxious to gain more insight into the backstories of Xavier, Izzy and Rhonda.
The cast and crew were just in New York yesterday to debut their pilot episode in Queens during the American Black Film Festival, but are in need of more eyeballs and funding to keep going. Here is the Kickstarter page for “Junior Citizens”: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/182026490/junior-citizens.
Here is the series’ Twitter page as well: https://twitter.com/JrCitizens
Also, check out the first episode of “Junior Citizens” below:
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