Tough Love, the web series, premiered on YouTube November 10, 2015. The series is centered on the lives of six millennials living life and pursuing dreams in NYC. The show airs every other Tuesday. As of this posting, four episodes are available.
A couple of weeks ago I was introduced to an exciting new web series, Tough Love. I hurried to YouTube to check it out with the intention of watching one episode, to get an idea of what the show is about. I couldn't help but to watch all 3 episodes (episode 4 has since been posted). Yea, the show is that good. For starters, Tough Love gives us a wonderful cast of characters who are so easy to identify with. Recall how 80’s babies connected to the cast of A Different World, how 90’s kids fell in love with shows like Martin and Moesha. The connection with the cast of Tough Love is in that same vein because each character is ‘just like’ someone you know in your own life. In my book, the show is a winner. Read on and I’ll tell you several reasons that I am now a fan of the web series, Tough Love.
As you all may already know, Truly Charmed is all about encouraging dreamers to kick all obstacles to the side in pursuit of turning their goals into reality. Caleb Davis (Director and Executive Producer) and Roni Simpson (Writer and Producer) made the series happen with their dedicated cast, a crew of three, and the dynamics of guerilla filmmaking. I respect this sort of passion and determination. Their story is nothing less than inspiring!
I pretty much gave you the deets on my affinity for this wonderful cast in the intro. They’re a close-knit group of friends who are living life, pursuing dreams, and we get to witness the ups and downs, in’s and out’s of their lives. It gets very, very interesting. The element that I love is that, for the most part, each person has that go-getter, higher achiever mentality. In my opinion, this cast certainly fills a void in today's entertainment atmosphere.
Yes indeed, I am a hopeless romantic. For those who haven’t watched the series, let me tell you about a character, who, to most, might seem hopeless-Jordan, the woman scorned. It’s very obvious that she’s been hurt in the past, and has put up a huge wall to protect herself. How many of us can identify with that? Well, she has met a guy who is determined to get to her heart. I am convinced that he will win her over. I am very interested to see how this unfolds.
There was Duane and Whitley. There was Martin and Gina. On Tough Love, there’s Quincy and Alicia. There’s always that one couple who makes you believe in love. That one couple who we can’t help but to root for. Quincy and Alicia are the cutest couple. They work together. They play together. Are they without their trials? Nah. Interestingly, Alicia dropped a bombshell during a therapy session. I was not expecting it! I really want to know how/when Quincy will find out, and hopefully it will not mean the end of their relationship. We shall see…
One part of the storyline involves the characters divulging very personal information during therapy sessions. During these sessions, you get to know details about the characters that, otherwise, might not be revealed. I also enjoy the incorporation of real-world questions about relationships during these sessions. These are issues that we all wonder about and discuss on a day-to-day basis.
I am a music lover to the core. No matter the genre, I just love good music. Each episode of Tough Love features music from talented, up and comping artists. What’s great is that links and information about each artist are provided in the description box of each episode. I am all about supporting true talent. Check them out and support!
My only gripe with the show—I wish that it aired weekly, instead of biweekly! Episode 5 can’t come quickly enough! Check out the official trailer below.
Catch up on episodes 1-4 HERE.
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Antoinette C. is a blogger who delights in all things that foster unity and growth in women. After all, if the woman is happy and fulfilled, so is her family and community. Through Truly Charmed, Antoinette will introduce you to women who have inspired her, and who will, hopefully, do the same for you! Here's to your charmed life!