Twenties: Season 1 (2020)

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Twenties

Critics Consensus

Sharply written and hilarious relatable, Twenties is another impressive series from creator Lena Waithe that also announces Jonica T. Gibbs as a talent to watch.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 6

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Episodes

Air date: Mar 4, 2020

Aspiring screenwriter Hattie finds herself evicted, jobless, and down on her luck before she runs into famed writer and producer Ida B whose show "Cocoa's Butter" Hattie has shaded on social media.

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Air date: Mar 4, 2020

Hattie navigates office politics on her first day as a writer's PA. Meanwhile, Marie gets hassled by her gambling mother, while Nia takes a chance on a date with her yoga client.

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Air date: Mar 11, 2020

Hattie keeps looking for her "happy place" to write; Marie is put against the only other black executive in her workplace; Nia is doubting her career path.

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Air date: Mar 18, 2020

Time is against Hattie as she dashes through Hollywood on various assignments from Ida B. Meanwhile, Nia struggles in an audition.

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Air date: Mar 25, 2020

An earthquake shakes up the girls' relationships. Meanwhile, Marie becomes wary of Chuck when a night watching porn together goes awry. And Hattie grows more fond of Ida when she's tasked with sorting her old manuscripts.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2020

Hattie learns a lesson in balancing work and family. Meanwhile, work leads Nia to church to clean up Zac's mess, and persuade star basketball player, Quintrelle, to sign with the studio.

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Air date: Apr 8, 2020

Nia struggles with being given stereotypical Black roles. Marie looks for answers while Hattie attempts to make her voice heard.

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Air date: Apr 15, 2020

In a brave move to get Nia a role on Cocoa's Butter, Hattie is fired from the show. Marie holds a special birthday dinner that takes a turn when an unexpected guest arrives.

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Critic Reviews for Twenties Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (12)

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.

Mar 6, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

While the dialogue sometimes veers into cliché, Twenties is sharpest when its characters work through issues rooted in Waithe's own path to Hollywood power.

Mar 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Newcomer Gibbs is good, but it's a shame Waithe doesn't appear in her own story - a sharply written, often amusing one.

Mar 2, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

While that premise is full of promise and Twenties has been hailed as a progressive feat, the show ultimately eschews multidimensional queer dynamics and rests solely on its queer optics.

Mar 16, 2021 | Full Review…

From creator Lena Waithe comes this light yet smart, easy-to-binge comedy about three black women in their, yes, 20s trying to carve out careers in Hollywood.

Mar 27, 2020 | Full Review…

Twenties feels like it's cutting corners.

Mar 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Twenties never comes down hard one way or the other about what makes for good black art, but revels in showing people having the debate...

Mar 5, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Smart, edgy series about friendship explores race and sex.

Apr 7, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Twenties is definitely light on character development, but Gibbs shines as Hattie and the perspective the show presents is unique.

Mar 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Twenties' is most enjoyable when it allows itself to be unapologetically silly, and one way it maintains its own sense of quirky identity is by peppering Old Hollywood references (black-and-white movies, Sinatra-style big band tunes) into the story.

Mar 6, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Twenties is a hot mess in all the best ways.

Mar 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Twenties: Season 1

  • Mar 19, 2021
    Loved it! Heard someone say it's like insecure but poor people, kinda see that.. anyway it's a great show. Relatable!! Had me laughing and loving the characters, messiness and all
  • Mar 15, 2020
    Hilarious. I love watching a show from the lens of a masculine (stud) black lesbian.

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