Mar 5, 2009

Harlem Heights

Harlem Heights is a swagger jack of "The City" but I must give BET props for upping their budget, camera quality and cast. Unlike Baldwin Hills which shows a mix of 16-22 yo kids (in real life a 21 yo like Seiko wouldn't be hosting a party with 16 yos there ...I don't buy it) the cast of Harlem Heights features urban 20-somethings navigating their way thru love, life, career and friendships in Harlem, NY.

I watched the first 2 episodes online here (my TV is still allergic to BET) and was impressed. It's not that the show isn't a rip off of "The City" or "The Hills", but for BET the standards were set so low with some of the College Hill-eque shows they've put out they had no where to go but up! I actually like the cast, their story lines, and what the show seems to be about.

It's refreshing to see people my age and my color, on top of their shit, looking good and living life! BET has done a good job with this show and I urge everyone to check it out. The only downside to watching online are the forced commercials between each segment but they had to pay the bill some way.

"Harlem Heights" Cast

3 comments:

GlamStarr said...

LOL @ your TV being allergic! I haven't watched it yet but I do watch Baldwin Hills for some reason. I know it's fake and yea you are right with the Seiko issue. I just don't get the show anymore.

ANGELINA said...

I love this show! Harlem Heights is definitely a step up for BET. The girls remind me of my girlfriends and I love the girl that designs purses (I need to learn their names). The cast seems real, even if the show may be scripted. The guys are cute too! Go BET!

South Loop Social Light said...

It's such a new show to already have drama, but I'm definitely "Team Brook". Ashlie seems so fake to me. Like, I'm not one for petty BS drama. If you don't care for someone why invite them to your bday celebration! The last thing I want to see is the face of someone stuck on stupid glaring at me on my special day...they can keep that stuff movin...

Jason, the cutie with the kid, can get it just off his accent! Gosh...it does something to me just listening to him speak. lol....

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