Here Are This Season’s Television Hits and Misses (So Far)
Probably the best part about a new television season isn’t just checking out all the latest shows, it’s also seeing what’s working, what’s not and finding out that the show you maybe didn’t think you’d like is actually the best thing on TV. We patiently wait for new seasons every year after the Upfronts happen in the spring, and there’s truly nothing as exciting as checking out all the new TV in September.
The Good Place, NBC Thursdays: How can we not love a new sitcom featuring Kristen Bell and a silly concept that in anyone else’s hands might not work? The show was created by Mike Shur, who also created Parks and Recreation and The Office, so if you liked either of those shows, you know why this is doing so well.
This Is Us, NBC Tuesdays: This was a surprise for everyone! This drama tells the story of four people who share the same birthday (all turning 36) and all have a surprising connection. The trailer has been viewed 64 million times on Facebook, and the first few episodes have done well. This might be the show of the year.
Atlanta, FX, Tuesdays: Well it looks like our DVRs will be working overtime on Tuesdays. This FX show appears to be a runaway hit, and star/producer Donald Glover’s goal to make a different kind of show is certainly paying off.
Lethal Weapon, Wednesdays, CBS: Why anyone thought it would be a great idea to reboot a classic buddy cop movie franchise as an hour-long TV comedy is beyond us. The whole idea of two totally different people forced to work together is so played out at this point, that the whole idea itself is boring.
American Housewife, ABC, Tuesdays: You’d think that this comedy would be right up your alley, but the jokes are flat, the story is pretty standard and, overall, the show is pretty meh. It’s too bad, because the cast is so promising.
Timeless, NBC, Mondays: Color us shocked! This sci-fi show follows a heroic group who travel through time fighting bad guys. It’s great because of all the historical places it goes, it’s fast paced and it has a super cool female leader. You should definitely give this one a shot if you’re not sure about science fiction but ready to try something new.
Insecure, HBO, Sundays: Everything about this show is perfect. Created by The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl‘s Issa Rae, the show centers around Rae, her floundering career and not-so-great relationship. The show is funny, fresh and definitely worth having HBO for.
What’s your favorite new TV show? Tell us @BritandCo!
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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