If you’re still reeling from the election and just need something to watch that will help you forget about the burning dumpster fire that is a Donald Trump presidency, then look no further than this list of shows and movies we’ve put together that have been helping us get through these tough times. From feel-good television to nostalgic films, there’s something for every emotion you’ve experienced since the election. Set aside some time to lose yourself for a bit and forget about the world.
A deeply religious family, an exploration of sex and virginity, and the ups and downs of black womanhood from the view of a very naïve 24-year-old; Chewing Gum is hilarious, touching, and the perfect show for a Saturday binge.
The Bernie Mac Show
You’ll see a little bit of your family in this hilarious family sitcom and get to see the late Bernie Mac at his best.
Is The Wiz good? That’s up for debate, but much like the film it’s based on, it will transport you to a world like no other.
A coming of age story that includes a few familiar faces and some incredibly talented upstarts. Dope is witty, energetic, and quirky.
Watch it with your kids, watch with friends, watch it by yourself, either way just watch it. It’s feel-good movie about a black girl saving the world, what more could you ask for?
Remember the days when Kenan and Kel spent their time inventing delicious secret sauce and fighting a fast food conglomerate? Yeah, we miss those days too.
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A Different World
there’s never been a love story like Whitley and Dwayne’s, but A Different World was also a show for black people that addressed all the issues and current events of the day that were important to us.
The Get Down
Dancing, singing, hip hop, and the Bronx all rolled into an over-the-top Baz Luhrmann production.
It’s easy to get lost in this series as the titular character fights to save Harlem, but Luke Cage is more than a show about a superhero. It’s an unapologetically black show about black culture with a Marvel twist. Oh, and the soundtrack is insane.
We really need Olivia Pope to fix things, right now. Man, oh man, how we wish she were real.
“San Junipero”: Black Mirror
Really the only feel good episode in the series, Black Mirror’s "San Junipero” makes us long for the ability to hop through time and space.
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Nina Simone’s beauty and blackness were always present in her work and Simone remained unapologetically black even in the face of an industry that regularly told her she wasn’t good enough. What Happened, Miss Simone? isn’t just a documentary, but a guide