As we head into another “Quarantine & Chill” filled week, are you getting bored of scrolling through the regular streamers of choice? Here are 5 of the best titles to stream on UMC (www.UMC.tv), the first streaming service for Black TV and film from AMC Networks.
Jada Pinkett Smith, Allen Payne, and Bokeem Woodbine star in this classic film following two brothers, survivors of family tragedy, who take different life paths: one falls for a high-spirited waitress and dreams of success, the other follows a life of petty crime.
A love letter to the movie’s fans, as well as a master-class on filmmaking, Making The Five Heartbeats is told through behind-the-scenes footage and personal stories with the five stars of the film: Robert Townsend, Leon Robinson, Michael Wright, Harry J. Lennix, and Tico Wells; plus co-writer Keenen Ivory Wayans, and the film’s bad guy you love to hate, “Big Red,” Hawthorne James. By the way, Right On! Magazine is included in this doc!
If you’re a fan of shows that have a lot of juicy family drama…“A House Divided” is for you. Starring Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (remember him from “The Jacksons: An American Dream?”) and Demetria McKinney (“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”), the family saga follows the members of a prominent family in Los Angeles who deal with the loss of their matriarch while uncovering a variety of secrets and scandals. Season 2 kicks off with LisaRaye McCoy joining the cast for a whole new level of OMG moments like you wouldn’t believe!
Four phenomenal women – Niecy Nash, Essence Atkins, Aisha Hinds, and The Shade Room Founder, Angelica Nwandu – share some of their darkest moments and how they overcame them to achieve ultimate success in their lives. If you’re in need of some uplifting and a little inspiration, grab a box of tissues and dive into this one.
If you’ve never had an opportunity to watch programs on UMC and this is your absolute first time trying out this service, START HERE. “Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy” here’s the premise…4 wives. 4 husbands. 1 experiment. Spouses swap, connections are created, temptations are tested, and monogamy is…messy. But in this case, this messy is GOOD. #DONTSLEEPONUMC