Yesha Callahan

What We’re Watching: The Shrink in B6

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For every complaint about what’s lacking on television when it comes to featuring black women, there’s tons of hidden gems on YouTube that portray the different dynamics and true to life scenarios black women are dealing with on a daily basis.

The Shrink in B6  is the House of June’s  series  that follows Nadia West (Shayla Love Washington), a psychology grad school dropout and recently fired waitress who is given an ultimatum by her roommate Farrah (Tabby Molapo) to find a job. After not-so-thought-out consideration, Nadia posts a Craigslist ad for her services to provide affordable and intimate counseling sessions in her apartment. One-on-one, Nadia “counsels” an eclectic group of people with colorful issues, each episode with Nadia at the helm of their session as an unlicensed pseudo-shrink.

The Shrink in B6 is quirky and comical. It deals with issues that many women are either going through or have gone through.

Tune in to The Shrink in B6 on YouTube where new episodes are released the first Wednesday of every month.

 

  1. March 19, 2014 - Reply

    Ya’ll I love this! I watch TV shows like Scandal and Sleepy Hollow because they do showcase a Black woman as a lead character, BUT if you notice there is usually only one major Black female character and a hundred white ones. And, this may be controversial, but I AM SOOOOO TIRED OF SEEING WHITE PEOPLE IN EVERYTHING!!! I don’t hate white people, but I am tired of seeing them dominate in movies, TV shows and commercials,etc. The lack of representation for Black women and other races(hello, where is the representation for Asians, Latina/os Native Americans, etc.) makes me want to puke! It’s just mostly white ALL THE TIME and that is not my reality. That is not my world. I want color in the TV programs that I see(and not just tokenism) and since TV programming continues to be white dominated I will stick to Scandal(not a super diverse show despite Kerry Washington and Columbus Short’s characters) and Sleepy Hollow(Way more diverse than Scandal and anything else I’ve seen on TV) and web shows on the internet that showcase us.

  2. March 19, 2014 - Reply

    Being that I am a YouTube junkie, I will add this channel to my subscription list, so I won’t miss it.

    @Jay:

    LOL @ Your “sick and tired” declaration.
    The overbundance of the non-melanin folks on TV is the reason why I ignore the morons who whine about the lack of white people in a sitcom/movie/awards show/organized sports team.

    I also would like to see more films/sitcoms that has a black cast, in which the story plots are “normal”. I would like to watch a comedic film without the cliched, slapstick comedic bits that is usually attach to black films. I would like to see more black actors/actresses in “intelligent, high suspense thrillers” too.

  3. March 19, 2014 - Reply

    Okay, I’m going to turn into a YouTube junkie. Thanks, Yesha.:-P

  4. March 19, 2014 - Reply

    I love this!!!! Thanks so much for hipping us to this. As someone who loves shows like New Girl and The Mindy Project, it’s awesome to see something like this with people that look like me. MORE of THIS please.

  5. March 19, 2014 - Reply

    I’m in love with the concept of this show. Some of the funny moments are pure genius and totally unexpected. And it’s a positive depiction of brown women in the world of reality tv ratchetness. Thumbs up to House of June!

  6. March 19, 2014 - Reply

    I love this show!!! Farrah is my favorite character on the show!!! I hope they make more episodes soon!!!

  7. March 19, 2014 - Reply

    Love love love this show…. really hits home for me bc I just got fired in January. ….. ha!!!

  8. March 19, 2014 - Reply

    Yea!!! Cool show! I know the struggle of one trying to find themselves and trying to pay rent every month! Lol

  9. March 20, 2014 - Reply

    Love this show….cant wait for next episode….roomates I can contest!!!

  10. March 21, 2014 - Reply

    I LOVEEEEEEE this show; I can relate to the characters and the message the show conveys, and the show is funny!

  11. March 24, 2014 - Reply

    Love Love Love this show! Funny, witty, different than just reality tv, and a real depiction of what we go through everyday. Looking forward to more episodes & more creativity from House of June. Two thumbs up!

  12. April 30, 2014 - Reply

    Oh my gosh episode 3 can not come soon enough!!!! Love this! These girls are amazing!!!!

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