TV Shows

Episodes 1 + 2: Family matters

Family Matters is an American television sitcom that originated on ABC. The show is centered on the African-American, Chicago, Illinois-based, Winslow family and their next-door neighbor, Steve Urkel. Family Matters lasted for nine seasons from September 22, 1989 to May 9, 1997, before moving to CBS from September 19, 1997 to July 17, 1998, totaling 215 episodes.

episodes 5 + 6: A Different world

In episode 5, Clifford and Thomas discuss the second tv series of the podcast season: A Different World. Both hosts share the struggle in finding substance and continuity in the first season. Is it the acting or the missed opportunities to go deeper into social conversations that make the first season feel like a lull? Or is a different world supposed to feel wholly other than what you're used to in life and television?

What a difference a season makes! Thomas and Clifford return, excited to discuss the culture, community, and symbolism in seasons two through five of A Different World. We discuss the limitations of tribalism, the need to connect younger and older generations, the significance of fraternities, and A Different World being the full embodiment of what the Nothing Moves Without Us: A Black Culture Podcast represents.

A Different World is an American sitcom (and a spin-off of The Cosby Show) television series that aired for six seasons on NBC from September 24, 1987 to July 9, 1993. Season one focuses on Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically Black college in Virginia

Episodes 11 + 12: The PJS

Thomas and Clifford discuss season one of the 1999 hit The PJs. We kick off the convo, vibing out to the intro music, animation style, and hilarity of the show. We also discuss our favorite characters, the significance of a series that shows Black characters in a different light, and question if representation is offensive, even if it's based on lived experiences.

In episode 12, we discuss character development, stand-out episodes, and overall themes we love as the show progresses. We also discuss what a PJs reboot might look like.

episodes 15 + 16: The Parent 'hood

In episode one, we discuss the first season of the 1995 show, The Parent 'Hood, starring Robert Townsend as a college professor struggling to navigate modern fatherhood with his wife (Suzzanne Douglas), and four children.

In episode 2, Clifford and Tatiana discuss seasons 2 through 4 of The Parent 'Hood. Topics include stand-out episodes, character development over the seasons, significant themes at the time, and the cultural significance and uniqueness of the themes represented in the show.

episode 19: roc

In our first episode on Season 1 of Roc, we discuss characters, show themes, intro, and B.A.N. How forgiving can you be with trifling family members?

Roc is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on Fox from August 25, 1991 to May 10, 1994. The series stars Charles S. Dutton as Baltimore garbage collector Roc Emerson and Ella Joyce as his wife Eleanor, a nurse.

(Roc was removed from PlutoTV. Episode 2 is pending)

Episode 22+ 23: MArtin

Wazzup, wazzup, WAZZUP! One of the greatest TV shows of all time, Martin is a five-season sitcom aired between 1992 and 1997. Martin follows radio and television personality Martin Payne and his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina. The non-stop comedy show also featurws Gina's best friend Pam and Martin's best friends Tommy and Cole. In episode 1, we discuss season one of Martin and can't stop praising the shows colors, themes, representation, and execution of comedy and style.