Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Washington Heights - Urban Aspiration

(Photo Credit;  Washington Heights, MTV Original, New York, USA.)
Posted: by T.F.M. Staff / Written: by N. Brooks. January 22, 2013.

A few weeks ago, MTV debuted a new original series entitled "Washington Heights."  The anticipation was lukewarm at best, mainly for reason of viewers unsure on what to expect from MTV following the culture that was showcased on the hit series "Jersey Shore."  It was apparent, although "Jersey Shore" was a ratings monster, the general public at large isn't ready nor do they want another "Fist Pumping" phenomenon (at this time).  Thankfully, "Washington Heights" was/is a delightful surprise to stagnant, non-original series' airing currently regardless of network.  It is truly one of the best reality based shows in recent years.  A brief show synopsis is below;     

"Washington Heights" follows a group of best friends living, working and playing in the diverse New York City neighborhood of Washington Heights.  Having grown up just blocks away from each other, they all share special bonds that feel more like family than friends.  While fiercely proud of their community, they sometimes struggle to push past the confines of their upbringing in order to carve out bright futures for themselves.  And despite obstacles that threaten to stand in the way of their dreams (aspiring fashion designer, professional baseball, hip-hop artist, poet), they always have each other's backs. 

"Washington Heights" is ultimately a celebration of friendship, neighborhood pride and making your way in life while having a good time along the way.

Since Showtime's "How to make it in America" (2011) was unjustly left unrenewed (we're biased), "Washington Heights" breathes fresh air and picks up the slack for showcasing urban aspirational programming.  New York City is full of compelling characters, stories, and personalities.  Washington Heights compels us, the characters and personalities showcase refreshing realness.  In a neighborhood where success is not guaranteed, Washington Heights and it's cast make success seem inevitable.  Tune in on Wednesdays at 10/9c, we're confident the show will grow on you.  #ORGANIZEDGRIND 

(Photo Credit;  Washington Heights cast member Jimmy showing love for #ORGANIZEDGRIND, Twitter, Worldwide.)