Twenties: Season 1

Twenties: Season 1

Twenties: Season 1

Comedy series following Hattie (Jonica T. Gibbs), a queer black woman, and her two straight besties as they try to find their footing in life, love, and the professional world in Los Angeles.

2020Rating: MUSABET
Comedy

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EPISODE 1.1

Pilot

Aspiring screenwriter Hattie finds herself evicted, jobless, and down on her luck before she runs into the famed writer/producer Ida B. whose show Cocoa's Butter, Hattie has shaded on social media.

EPISODE 1.2

I've Got the World on a String

Hattie navigates office politics on her first day as a writer's PA. Marie gets hassled by her gambling mother, while Nia takes a chance on a date with her yoga client.

EPISODE 1.3

Happy Place

Hattie searches in vain for her happy place to write. Marie is pitted against the only other black executive at the studio. Nia questions whether she's on the right career path.

EPISODE 1.4

You Know How I Like It

Time is against Hattie as she dashes through Hollywood on various assignments from Ida B while Nia struggles in an audition.

EPISODE 1.5

Ain't Nothing Likethe Real Thing

An earthquake shakes up the girls' relationships; Marie becomes wary of Chuck when a night watching porn together goes awry; Hattie grows more fond of Ida when she's tasked with sorting her old manuscripts.

EPISODE 1.6

Redemption Song

Hattie learns a lesson in balancing work and family; work leads Nia to church to clean up Zac's mess, and persuade star basketball player, Quintrelle, to sign with the studio.

EPISODE 1.7

What Would Todd Do?

Nia struggles with being given stereotypical Black roles. Marie looks for answers while Hattie attempts to make her voice heard.

EPISODE 1.8

Living the Dream

In a brave move to get Nia a role on Cocoa's Butter, Hattie is fired from the show. Marie holds a special birthday dinner that takes a turn when an unexpected guest arrives.

Twenties: Season 1 / Reviews

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

The show's a bit thin on the comedy end of things, often going for more of a hangout vibe than trying to sling jokes. Fortunately, there's strong enough chemistry among the three leads to make that approach work.

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Variety

Variety

Twenties is a solid coming-of-age comedy that makes a concerted effort to develop its own rhythm and visual style to set it apart.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Gibbs' easygoing chemistry with each of her co-stars - including recurring player Kim Whitley, who plays Hattie's lonely mom - mean that the central trio make for believable besties from their very first scene together.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

It's a series that clearly wants to set itself apart with its visual style and rhythm, and, for the most part, it succeeds in that regard.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Twenties' is most enjoyable when it allows itself to be unapologetically silly, and one way it maintains its own sense of quirky identity is by peppering Old Hollywood references (black-and-white movies, Sinatra-style big band tunes) into the story.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

From creator Lena Waithe comes this light yet smart, easy-to-binge comedy about three black women in their, yes, 20s trying to carve out careers in Hollywood.

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