I've been indulging in content that celebrates Black women lately, and it has been so satisfying. I can't tell you how many nights I've spent watching reruns of Living Single and Girlfriends—both of which changed the landscape for how Black women are portrayed on television. And now, the amount of feminist shows that tackle the intricacies of Black female friendships has skyrocketed, from Harlem and First Wives Club to Insecure. But as much as I appreciate these shows, I find myself craving more content that explores Black male friendships.
Thanks to my obsession with the '90s, I took this as my cue to revisit Between Brothers, an old sitcom that almost no one talks about. This gender-swapped version of Living Single—which resembles a tamer version of Tyler Perry's Bruh—only lasted for two seasons and, unfortunately, was panned by most critics. But after rewatching this hidden gem, I was reminded of how well it handled brotherhood and how it paved the way for modern titles that focus on the bond between Black men.