Lena Waithe was the breakout star of Master of None, and the peak that we got into her life rendered the most heartwarming and hilarious episodes. Now, Waithe is telling her story in Twenties.
The story is similar to Waithe’s, which follows a young queer black woman in her formative decade, trying to find her footing in Los Angeles. She’s trying to make it big as a screenwriter, which is a near herculean task, but luckily her best friends are there to help her along in her LA adventure.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream Twenties.
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What is Twenties?
Lena Waithe actually developed the series in her twenties based on her experiences when she first moved to Los Angeles. It was initially produced for BET, then tossed around to Hulu, but ultimately landed on BET.
- Launched: March 2020
- Channel: BET
- Genre: Comedy
- Starring: Jonica “Jojo” T. Gibbs as Hattie, Christina Elmore as Marie,
- Gabrielle Graham as Nia, Sophina Brown as Ida B, Big Sean as Tristan
- Seasons: 1
- Status: Pending
What the critics are saying
- “It’s a cutesy, sometimes insightful, and humorous comedy-drama about navigating maybe the most exciting and terrifying decade of adulthood, all while trying to make it in showbiz. It’s a series that clearly wants to set itself apart with its visual style and rhythm, and, for the most part, it succeeds in that regard.” –Tambay Obenson, Indie Wire
- “But the heart of Twenties is, naturally, the friendship between the three strivers. Gibbs’ easygoing chemistry with each of her co-stars — including recurring player Kim Whitley, who plays Hattie’s lonely mom — mean that the central trio make for believable besties from their very first scene together. When Nia and Marie pick up Hattie soon after the latter is evicted from her apartment, the threesome immediately settle into sororal squabbling. But the quarrels only last until Whitney Houston comes on the car radio, at which point they can’t help singing along in unison. Margo versus Eve can wait; it’s time to exhale.” –Inkoo Kang, The Hollywood Reporter
How to stream Twenties
BET is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
Twenties on Philo
Philo is a budget-minded streaming service, and depending on what channels you want, it might be right for you. The 59 Philo channels lean decidedly toward entertainment; the Philo channel list includes AMC, Discovery, IFC, Lifetime, and the Paramount Network, all for $20 a month. so if you want to stream Twenites you’re in luck: You can find it on Philo. Philo also comes with free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.
Twenties on Sling TV
If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package. To stream Twenties, you’ll either need Sling Blue or Sling Orange + Blue. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.
|Orange + Blue||$50|
Twenties on FuboTV
FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel now on board, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.
To watch BET, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.
|Family with Showtime||$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)|
Twenties on Vidgo
Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), and it’s one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. But it’s like Fubo in that, even though it started out for streaming sports, it carries a lot more now. You might be surprised to know that Vidgo’s an option to stream BET—and then you chat about it online via Vidgo’s Social TV platform.
Twenties on AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for BET, get in at the AT&T TV Now Plus tier to stream it.
Twenties on YouTube TV
The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.