February 3rd, 2021 @ 12:22 am
i just finished watching “living single” straight through. i always watch it when i catch it on tv, but i haven’t watched it straight through since i was a kid. it’s a quick 5 seasons (i thought i binged shows quickly before, but this pandemic while WFH really speeds things up, lol), and the last season wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t quite great. what made it le suck was that kyle wasn’t in the last season. i also never knew until now that the reason tc carson left – multiple conflicts with the writers (he was the bridge between the cast and the writers) and of all fucking things… warner brothers favored and chose to market FRIENDS over living single.
this irritates the shit out of me bc fuck that over-hyped, not funny show… but also, fuck the writers and anyone that argued with carson, bc living single was not only an amazingly written show and fucking hysterical, but it represented black people in positive, successful lights and if they hadn’t of fucked up season 5, they definitely could have kept going.
the living single cast had such good chemistry – even with smaller roles, they just vibed so well with the main cast – UNTIL SEASON FIVE. the bunk substitute roommate, the new girl that moves into the building… it was just so forced. it was awful. the last episode made up for it though.
anyways, the reason i came to post here was bc as soon as i finished up the series, i googled to follow up with why it was cancelled, etc. and i came across this article. funny enough, i tweeted this the other day:
i wouldn’t be opposed to even a “living married” or something, but i think waiting and doing a retirement version would be amazing, too. i read there was a spin-off called half & half, that featured an episode starring max, kyle and their 7 year old daughter…
either way, that cast deserves a show if they want it, and we true fans defffffffffff want it… so, hopefully something will happen with that. anyways, if you’ve never watched it, watch it (i watch it on tv sometimes – google it, but it’s also on hulu)! man does it make me miss NYC in the 90s something fierce. the style, the music, the famous athletes that cameo, the vibe of the city, the slang i grew up with, the show features all of that good stuff.