After their mother's arrest, twins Janelle and Tal are sent to live with their Uncle Al in Atlanta. Janelle learns about a performing arts school, High Water, in their new neighborhood, which may just change everything.
So I’ve always been a huge fan of the step up series but it’s frustrating as heck to see all these white leads be the face of a culture(hip hop) where black people and some brown people helped develop and create. We’re always left out of a movement that was started by us so the step up franchise has always angered me. All I wanna see is some black people(especially black women) lead a movie.
This was the answer to all my dreams. It’s set in Atlanta so not only are we visible, black women lead the show. One of my favorite aspects of the show are the twin leads. One a black girl and the other her queer brother(I love lgbtq 🏳️🌈 narratives with black people because we are a part of the black community and often get overlooked!). And there’s actually good disability rep which is also overlooked in black centered series.
Neyo’s Character Sage is a disgusting and detestable villain but I’ll be honest, he’s a villain I love to hate so the drama is jam packed. My only complain my is High Water seems to be a school with no real promise of job placement😂😂😂 If you can dismiss logic and embrace fantasy. This is the perfect show!!!