The 14 year-old Marsai Martin has already captured the hearts of the masses as Diane on the ABC-hit sitcom Black-ish, and now she’s created a new vehicle to showcase her impressive talent in Little. Based on the concept of the 1988 film Big starring Tom Hanks, Little follows Jordan Sanders, played by the always wonderful Regina Hall, as she juggles the pressures of running a tech company and remaining successful. Unfortunately for her staff, which includes her assistant April played by Issa Rae, and anyone else she encounters, Jordan torments anyone in her path and disregards any sort of manners typically attributed to speaking to people after being bullied in school for being herself as a kid. Once she’s transformed into the little version of herself, introducing Martin, by a little girl she bullies, Jordan, with April’s reluctant help, must relearn the magic of being a child with plenty of laughs along the way.
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The third season of HBO’s hit comedy has finally come to end after 8 episodes and Issa and the audience have surely been on an interesting story. Viewers were gifted with a drug-filled trip to Coachella, wild Lyft rides, and more questionable romantic endeavors. While the season offers plenty of laughs, the Issa Rae-created series is in serious danger of repeating itself if it doesn’t undergo some changes in its next season.
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As the title perfectly suggests, Issa gets a little crazy this week. More accurately, she’s become obsessed with tracking down Nathan after he seems to have ghosted her. Especially since she doesn’t have a full-time office job anymore, she has plenty of time to occupy her thoughts thinking about where Nathan is and when he’s finally going to text her back. When you think about it, it’s understandable that she’d be upset that she’s been duped by someone who was seemingly Prince Charming. He’s charming, funny and emotionally available – the perfect package. Then, when you really think about it, the sheer ridiculousness of Issa obsessing over this man she didn’t actually know that well or for that long, despite intimate time in pools and Ferris wheels. If it somehow comes down to going to his house and going through his room while he’s not home, he’s probably not the right guy for our girl. And she’s definitely made it clear that’s she’s not good for him, either.
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Last week, Lawrence surprisingly returned, hopefully putting the Lawrence hive to rest, and this episode picks up by updating viewers on what he’s been doing since we saw him last. And he’s been doing a lot. He’s exceeding expectations at work. He has his own place and his couch has been plenty useful as he’s engaged in frequent casual sex with numerous women. To top it off, he finds out he has chlamydia! Of course, he now must make multiple calls warning his past sexual partners (very Lovesick-esque) and is met with unpleasant responses. His recent health history obviously isn’t great, but, other than that, he’s doing pretty great post-Issa – as he should be. The former lovers’ reunion at Tiffany’s baby shower is perfect because they acknowledge and praise how much they each have grown without opening any romantic doors. I hope we don’t see anymore Lawrence storylines simply because his time in the story has passed, but it’s nice to see he’s doing okay.
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It’s the episode viewers have all been waiting for: the girl group is back and ready to conquer Coachella together. In preparation, Issa completes a few Lyft rides, which mostly go smoothly, runs a few errands for Molly and officially disappears from her responsibilities as a property manager. This weekend is supposed to be Issa’s big chance to forget about her real-life problems and to absorb the glory of Beyonce in the festival reality. But after quitting her full-time job at We Got Y’all and not hearing from party Lyft Nathan since their “eating tacos and kissin’ on the lips” impromptu date last week, Coachella might not be enough of a distraction.
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This week, Issa moves into her new place, leaving Daniel behind in his apartment. Of course, it’s crazy that she stayed there for so long, but at least she came to make the right decision on her own rather than be thrown out. And what better way to consummate a new journey in a new apartment than a few housewarming gifts from your best friend. Though, the property manager job that’s attached to her place is sure to provide more laughter for viewers. Back at We Got Y’all, Freida gets their boss to let Issa go back into the field. Issa may have been happy in the field before, but this news doesn’t offer her dissatisfaction any resolution.
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If Issa and Daniel’s romantic status was unclear in last week’s episode, it’s even more messy this week. Now sleeping in the same bed, the boundaries are expectedly blurred and even has Issa consider staying at Daniel’s longer. Thankfully, this doesn’t stop her from working to get out on her own. Issa finally gets the opportunity to work outside of the office at a local job fair. Instead of being enthusiastic about the potential applicants, Issa finds more intrigue in a different non-profit organization, The Beat Crew. We’ve seen Issa with We Got Y’all for two full seasons now, and the first time she’s seen to be truly inspired is when watching a rivaling organization. To make the issue more clear, she doesn’t express any particular interest in her company to a hopeful candidate. She’s stuck but her financial situation makes the risk of quitting her job of 5 years to possibly find another position she loves too great. On the bright side, Issa is offered a property manager position at an apartment complex, giving her the option to leave on her own.
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