True blue…it’s tight like glue.
Living Single is without a doubt one of my favorite black sitcoms of all times. If you’ve been living under a rock or don’t have a Hulu account to watch re-runs of “Living Single” here’s a brief synopsis:
Six black 20-somethings — four women and two men — share their lives and loves in a Brooklyn brownstone. A trio of women share one of the apartments, receiving frequent visits from a fourth pal; meanwhile, two men who’ve been friends for years share an apartment one floor up.
They’re all living through the ups and downs of single life in NYC (a familiar feeling for myself) but they have each others backs at the end of the day. The female characters all have 4 very different personalities but when it comes down to it they are the kind of women that you need in your squad. Let’s break it down.
Khadijah, “The Homegirl”
The Khadijah of the squad is the down to Earth around the girl that keeps it almost too real sometimes. She all about making boss moves, hella prideful and a fighter to the very end. Don’t mind her tough exterior because she can be a little sensitive sometimes even though she’ll rarely let anyone see her sweat. She’s about her business even when things might be a bit tough but she has her eyes on the prize. She’s down for her girls but cool enough to hang with the boys. Your Khadijah is also quick with the comeback so you may want to be on your P’s & Q’s.
Max “The Realist”
Maxine Shaw, attorney at law that is. The “Max” of the group is the one that has it all together career wise but her love life is pretty much in shambles. She is witty, has a sharp tongue and is distrusting of men. She doesn’t mind telling you her opinion even if it’s unsolicited. Your Max may be a bit of a know it all but she means well is is always down for whatever. Sometimes she’ll even laugh at your pain but she’ll hold you down at the end of the day. She may overstep some boundaries from time to time but it’s only because she loves you but is too lionhearted to admit it.
Sinclair, “The Child At Heart”
The Sinclair of the group may make you feel like you have have a grown child but if you don’t look out for her who will? She still has a child like innocence that may leave her in some compromising situations but she always see’s the bright side when sh*t hits the fan which you need sometimes because “adulting” is tough af. She’s a bit “different” to say the least but your life wouldn’t quite the same without her.
Regine, ” Bad & Bougie”
Despite the fact that the “Regine” of the squad may have grown up in the projects (or simply not wealthy), she won’t seize to amaze you with her expensive taste in clothes, men and everything else under the sun. Her “holier than thou” attitude may be off-putting most days but you love her for who she is. She may be a bit bougetto (bougie and ghetto) but you have to give it to her–she’s kind of fly.
If you have these kind of friends in your circle, keep them close because they are valuable and sometimes hard to come by.