I saw Rebekah Weatherspoon tweeting about this Netflix show and it piqued my interest. But I am notorious for saying I am going to watch something and then I never do. I think I have said before that I am a terrible tv/movie watcher. Anyway, shortly thereafter in our Smexy books chat, Angela mentioned that she watched it and really enjoyed it. I had to watch it. I really enjoyed it. Here are some reasons that I think you might enjoy it.
Basic premise- two, wealthy, privileged teenaged twins Blair and Sterling accidentally become Bounty Hunters.
5. Method Man- This seems like a superficial reason and it sort of is, but also his character Terrance is a silly characterization of a bounty hunter, but in later episodes develops a bit more and is a bit deeper than he originally comes off. Method Man has hardly aged from when I first fell in love with him when he sang You’re All I Need with Mary.
4. Religion- I admit this is a weird one, but for me it was part of the appeal of the show. The show takes place in Georgia and the girls and their family are faith based. Sterling is more connected to her faith than Blair. But I felt like this was a accurate description of faith and touched on some contradictions and questions about faith, particularly in regards to sex. Sterling definitely goes on a journey on how to reconcile her faith and being a sexual being. It is never preachy but rather their faith is just like another facet of their lives. As a non-faith based person, I enjoyed it.
3. Bowser aka Kadeem Hardison – He shines as the curmudgeonly man who is not pleased with his relationship with Blair & Sterling. He is mad about taking them on as mentees and a little like they forced themselves on him (which they did). But it is all appropriate and wholesome. He has Blair’s number saved in his phone as “The Brunette One” but when shit goes down, he is the first one there for the girls. I really loved their dynamic.
2. Culturally aware- What exactly does this mean? Glad you asked. The show is body and sex positive. It features a diverse cast, although the leads are white. It is LGTBQ friendly (there is a story arc about a character discovering her bisexuality). The sisters pass the Bechdel test. They have conversations about masturbation and seeking/demanding one’s own pleasure. The girls also touch on their privilege as white girls.
1 The relationship between Blair and Sterling is so cute and felt very authentic. They get into a fight later in the season and it felt very real. When not fighting they are very supportive of each other. They make a great team. They balanced each other very well. Their relationship is the core of this show. They pick each other up when needed. It was quite nice to watch.
I recommend this show. There are some romantic elements and I definitely got invested in them. It does have a little mystery element that gets a little banana pants, but also was enjoyable. I think if you are looking for a series to binge that is fun and sweet and smart, I would strongly recommend this.
Have you watched this? What did you think?