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A new series called My So-Called Co Star Life, created and starring Andre Boyer, is about a young man named Will Smith. However, while the show is tonally inspired by The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air and other 90s sitcoms, this Will Smith is an aspiring actor struggling to make do in Hollywood. Throughout the first season — which comprises seven, three-minute episodes — Smith also pines after a crush named Danielle and copes with being multiracial in the entertainment industry.
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The series opens with a hilarious rap track (above) — not unlike the famed Fresh Prince theme song — that lays out its premise. And in addition to his rapping chops, Boyer, whose television appearances include Devious Maids and Everybody Hates Chris, is a compelling and hilarious performer. You can check out the first season in its entirety right here.
OTHER UNDER-THE-RADAR SERIES TO CHECK OUT
- Bucksport For Life! A door-to-door knife salesman is a legend in his own mind and a loser in everyone else’s.
- Why Don’t You Like Me? A naive yet hopeful young woman meets with a series of prospective roommates.
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