I mostly completed November’s NaBloPoMo, but I did miss a couple days, so I’ll catch up into December. Aren’t y’all lucky?
I recently started watching a couple different TV shows that I am really enjoying. Since they might not be on people’s radar, I wanted to fill you in.
We Are Lady Parts
This show is on Peacock. Here’s the description from IMDB.com: A look at the highs and lows of the band members that make up a Muslim female punk band, Lady Parts, as seen through the eyes of Amina Hussein, a geeky PhD student who is recruited to be their unlikely lead guitarist.
This show is funny, smart, and engaging. I read that it also got renewed for a second season.
This show is on HBO Max. Here’s the IMDB description: Follows the journey of Sabi Mehboob, a gender fluid millennial who straddles various identities from sexy bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore/bar, to the youngest child in a large Pakistani family, to the de facto parent of a downtown hipster family. Sabi feels like they’re in transition in every aspect of their life, from gender to love to sexuality to family to career.
And here’s an article I found about the show with one of its creators (and also the main character), Bilal Baig.
Like “Lady Parts,” this show explores characters that are not usually seen on TV, yet the story is very relatable. What I like about both of these shows is that they are fully in the world of their show and those worlds are without the stereotypes that you might expect if the shows were created by other people. Much like how “Schitt’s Creek” never made it “a thing” about David being pansexual, these shows don’t hit you over the head with “Muslim” or “non-binary.” I mean both things are there, but they’re not there to gawk at. They’re just there. I don’t know if that makes sense, but hopefully you understand.
If you’re looking for some new shows to binge, check these out!