Civil Verzuz: GIRLFRIENDS vs LIVING SINGLE

Civil Verzuz: GIRLFRIENDS vs LIVING SINGLE

 

Something magical happens when 4 black women come together on the big or small screen. In the ’90s, we were blessed with Living Single and at the turn of the century, we were given the gift that keeps on giving, Girlfriends. As far as films we cannot forget cult classics like Set It Off and Waiting To Exhale

 

Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu have thankfully brought back these gems from mere obscurity for a new generation to discover as others take a walk down memory lane. 

 

Living Single was undoubtedly the groundbreaking sitcom that followed four black women coming of age in their mid-twenties while living in Brooklyn. This sitcom gave black women the license to discuss topics from sexuality, career, and the occasional quick wit jokes. 

 

Girlfriends on the other hand [based in LA] gave a deeper insight into the dynamic relationship between four women who were polar opposites but shared a somewhat solid bond. The creative minds behind these characters chose strategically how to structure the ensemble cast from skin tone, beauty, racial makeup, and class. As a viewer, it was evident the complexity of blackness was placed in the forefront in a bold and fresh way. 

 

Although these two shows are so different we couldn’t help but find some similarities. Both shows had characters who were workaholics, bougie, and even a little touched. 

 

With VERZUZTV being such a phenom during this pandemic its only right we have our own between these two influential shows amongst the casts.  

 

Who do you got in Round 1 – 4 with these ladies? 

 

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

 

 

ROUND 1 

BIGGEST GIRL BOSS

 

 

 

Name: Joan Clayton, Esq 

Profession: Lawyer turned Restaurant Owner  

 

 

Name: Khadijah James 

Profession: Journalist / Entrepreneur / Owner of Flava Magazine 

 

 

 

ROUND 2

MOST BOUGIE 

 

 

Name: Toni Childs-Garrett  

Profession: Opened Realty Agency 

Housing: Lives Alone 

Lifestyle: Can’t afford labels but spends her last dollar on them 

 

 

Name: Regine Hunter 

Profession: Boutique Buyer, Wardrobe Stylist, turned Wedding/Event Planner 

Housing: Lives with Roommates 

Lifestyle: Loves synthetic wigs. Knows all the labels, but doesn’t own any. 

 

 

 

ROUND 3

NO NONSENSE

 

 

Name: Maya Wilkes 

Most Known For: “Oh Hell No” 

 

 

Name: Maxine Shaw 

Most Known For: Eating & saying the most memorable one-liners 

 

 

 

ROUND 4 

THE WILDCARD

 

Name: Lynn Searcy 

Education: 5 Degrees 

Profession: Waitress turned Documentarian  

 

 

Name: Synclair James-Jones 

Education: Acting & Night Art School 

Profession: Office Assistant turned Actress

 

 

1 Comment

  • Alana
    September 18, 2020

    1. Khadijah
    2. Toni
    3. Max
    4. Synclaire

    Living single is my fave show!!

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