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'Awkward Black Girl' Returns - Watch Season 2, Episode 1 Now!

by Tambay A. Obenson
June 14, 2012 9:25 PM
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Well, here ya go... all of you who've been suffering from Awkward Black Girl withdrawal. Issa Rae returns... season 2 has officially begun.

And in case you missed the announcement, Awkward Black Girl will now start airing on Pharrell Williams's YouTube channel called i am OTHER.

Watch season 2, episode 1 below:

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  • Ferrizzle | July 13, 2012 12:27 PMReply

    This show is being executed well and I feel the first episode is setting us up to better know the characters. Not every episode of any show will knock you off your feet. J and white J don't have chemistry? Naw, I think that is just what awkward love looks like. (I be awkward loving all over my boo- it ain't always pretty!!) Hmmmm, people can over-analyze.

  • Lianna | July 12, 2012 5:40 PMReply

    Episode 2! cant wait!

  • nunu | June 16, 2012 3:18 AMReply

    I agree that J and White J have zero chemistry and WhiteJ is not as cute as he was the 1st season. I think his hair needs to be cut meh. Speaking of hair...Fred and Nina?? Chille what? No to both of them. The main cast has gotten better with acting, the newbies need work. I still love the show. We all need to chill out a bit though saying it peaked. Its the 1st episode of the 2nd season, we dont know what they have in store. There were funny parts. Cece is my fave and always makes me laugh. I liked the old boss better and I love Patty's sick ass.

  • starry118 | June 20, 2012 5:32 PM

    She had better chemistry with White J last season, and was more emotionally available as well. She did seem like she was in a bad mood most of this episode. I think this was just an "off" episode, and I'm gonna pretend I didn't see it. Hopefully, they have enough feedback and time to get the next one on point, so we shall see...Teffort!

  • Lauren | June 16, 2012 1:25 PM

    Somehow, I can't imagine Ms. Rae's persona having chemistry with anyone... she's awkward but more cranky than emotionally vulnerable. Same vibe on her work on the series, The Number.

  • JMac | June 15, 2012 10:29 PMReply

    blah... She should stop trying to emphasis the storyline so much and go back to what she was doing before - showing instances of awkwardness while black. The lesbian joke could have been done a lot better. On her use of "nigga," I take it is a faux rap-thugness. She writes cheesy street rap and imitates street rap... just enhances the awkwardness because it is so fake and laughable. Plus she only says it when she's talking in her head or by herself, not when others might hear her. That's probably closer to reality than some black people will admit. Heck, I'll admit to doing that (i.e. saying it in my head but not out loud.) Since the audience is inside her head for the most part it doesn't seem offensive or take anything away from the story for me. If she were speaking in front of her friends or coworkers casually then I'd have a problem.

  • turner | June 16, 2012 10:22 PM

    JMAC-Not delusional or an idiot about that fact- just blown away by the depths of the psyche that word can sink to.

  • JMac | June 16, 2012 10:02 PM

    No. Ignoring the fact that people think things they would actually never say or do is idiotic and delusional.

  • turner | June 16, 2012 1:17 PM

    Saying it in your head is F**ked up to the bone!!!

  • ok | June 15, 2012 4:57 PMReply

    the song during the credits were the best part of this episode.

    and why did it look like everybody (fred, nina) got fat during the break and what's up w/ fred's hair??? i know that ain't a kit!!!

    anyway, hopefully next episode is better!! i still like the show!!

  • anon | June 15, 2012 11:33 AMReply

    abg is back wa-hey! white jay looks as yummy as ever -looking forward to ep 2.

  • blah, blah | June 15, 2012 10:27 AMReply

    Meh. Looking forward to episode two

  • misha | June 15, 2012 2:08 AMReply

    I thought it was good episode. Looking forward to the next one.

  • Cherish | June 15, 2012 12:42 AMReply

    It was slow moving, but it's the first episode of the new season, so it was fine with me.

  • Akimbo | June 15, 2012 12:20 AMReply

    I'm a fan all the way, but I think this show peaked at The Date episode. The production quality has steadily improved, but the acting and writing seem to be in decline. And as much as I was rooting for her and White Jay, they don't really have chemistry. Not that she and Fred had chemistry either..or that Fred has chemistry with anyone but Darius...So, yeah. I'm a fan who wants better and knows they're capable.

  • starry118 | June 20, 2012 5:25 PM

    *capable of better writing and better production quality*

  • starry118 | June 20, 2012 5:21 PM

    I agree...production is better but the writing, directing, editing, has gone back a few steps. If I had to choose, I'd prefer better writing and lower production quality, but like you, I believe they're capable of both. Had some funny parts (Teffort!) but it was lacking...a bit raunchier too. Hopefully, it'll get much better, like it did after the season 1 opener.

  • Nadine | June 15, 2012 2:02 AM

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get through it, and I'm team ABG (I'll try again when I can)... Love Issa, but I'm almost 100% with you Akimbo. I also know they can do better...and will peak again. I believe in ya'll ABG, let's not settle for dodgy line delivery by newbies and am I crazy or has the cursing been bumped up a notch (or too much by the other characters)... I'm confident they'll find their footing.

  • Yoshi | June 14, 2012 10:39 PMReply

    An OK opening to season 2. Not among the best episodes but neither was episode 1 of the first season. I'm confident that the episodes will get better as we get further into the new storylines.

  • Lauren | June 14, 2012 10:05 PMReply

    Kind of a let down... and it sure would be nice if Ms Rae didn't feel compelled to keep the "n" word in circulation.

  • lauren | June 18, 2012 11:18 AM

    @Misha-I don't expect any artist to change, nor do I believe in censorship-and I'm not going to be watching ABG anymore because for me, with its weak writing and performances, it's played itself out.

  • misha | June 17, 2012 7:18 PM

    @Blutopaz, you can't be serious with that argument? Lauren, listen, I have bachelor and master's degree in studying/examining literature and film, particularly the works of black artists. And it was in pursuing those degrees that I discovered that NO word should be censored, despite how uncomfortable it makes some people. Surely you know that Ms. Rae has been using the n-word since the very beginning? If it makes you that uncomfortable, then perhaps you should look elsewhere to be entertained instead of expecting the artist to change to pacify your discomfort?

  • lauren | June 15, 2012 8:59 AM

    Misha et al: "For all the brothers hanging from the trees... for all the brown mothers nursing pink babies... for all my people who came before me... I don't wanna hear it no more" Ms Rae had a refreshing concept that isn't enhanced by using the n word.

  • BluTopaz | June 15, 2012 8:05 AM

    @ Misha--countless White folks back in the day (and many now) agree with you about not censoring the word nigger.

  • misha | June 15, 2012 2:17 AM

    Lauren, I don't use the word but I don't have a problem with Issa using it. Language is indeed powerful and that is exactly why I don't believe in trying to censor it.

  • lauren | June 15, 2012 1:05 AM

    one definition: emphasizing erroneous logic

  • the black police | June 15, 2012 1:02 AM

    Ive always wondered what "sic" means. Help me out.

  • lauren | June 15, 2012 12:50 AM

    ...meant to say is as credible as...

  • Lauren | June 15, 2012 12:49 AM

    @Blackpolice-But it aint funny... Using it for "satire" is like a male director doing an in depth (sic) doc on pole dancing.

  • the black police | June 15, 2012 12:44 AM

    Issa Rae went to Stanford? Oh cool. I know her use of nigga is suposed to be satirical and all but um where do you draw the line?

  • Lauren | June 15, 2012 12:38 AM

    You'd think a person with a Stanford education could leave that word alone. SInce it was used to dehumanize... language is powerful. "A nigger was shot" vs "A Black man was killed"... I prefer not to be entertained by that word.

  • Betty T | June 15, 2012 12:23 AM

    me no neither.

  • the black police | June 15, 2012 12:17 AM

    Ah, I see. Well me no likey.

  • Betty T | June 15, 2012 12:08 AM

    Don't you know Black Police? Ms Rae get's the big black pass. Remember "The Girls vs ABG post? Most of the S&A faithful were fully prepared to bestore Queenhood upon the awkward black chick and give her a series on HBO. So she can say nigga nigga nigga, yo momma a nigga and many will look the other way.

  • the black police | June 14, 2012 11:57 PM

    I thought I was the only one that was put off by this. I dont remember her being all nigga this nigga that so much in season 1. Is this a new direction? (Note I didnt say she never used the nword in season 1...)

  • Adam Scott Thompson | June 14, 2012 10:04 PMReply

    A funny enough start to Season 2. A lot of people want it to be longer but I think it should run shorter and more frequently (next one's a month away, I believe). Anyway, I like this chick and I hope she keeps it up.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | June 18, 2012 3:59 PM

    Oh, okay -- cool! lol

  • the black police | June 15, 2012 7:56 PM

    Ah, just wondering. Thanks for answering. (there were no bad intentions with my question... just curiosity... just so you know)

  • Adam Scott Thompson | June 15, 2012 7:16 PM

    My granny would say I'm "chocolate milk," but if you're asking me to confirm my African-American ethnicity... yes, I am black.

  • the black police | June 14, 2012 11:58 PM

    Random: Are you black?

  • Adam Scott Thompson | June 14, 2012 10:05 PM

    P.S. - Salty chick with the kinky twists... crushin' on that. LOL

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