New Web Series Alert – First by Jahmela Biggs

Have you been watching First? Please tell me you’ve watched it, we need to talk this over with people! It’s so good!

The brilliant new YouTube web series, featured on Issa Rae’s YouTube channel, charts the first milestones in the relationship between two late twenty-somethings, Robin (Jahmela Biggs) & Charles (Will Catlett).

For the love-of-good-independent-web-series-that-should-be-on-TV-and-Youtube-channels-that-are-more-entertaining-than-most-multi-milion-pound-networks, watch the first two beautifully shot episodes right here then subscribe to see more on Issa Rae’s YouTube channel:

First | Teaser “A Love Letter”

First | Episode 1 “The First Date”

First | Episode 2 “The First Call”

Thoughts on new web series, First

Isn’t the chemistry between Robin and Charles brilliant? I have to say I’m really enjoying seeing Will Catlett play this very different character to Mike in That Guy (another web series from the awesome Black&SexyTV channel on YouTube).

Charles’ first date was a brilliant idea! So much chemistry was founded in that single, intimate poetry session. And if that wasn’t enough he followed  it up with a home-cooked meal. Nice!

I’m also wondering so many things… Wonder what Robin’s issue is with this guy in LA. Could she be running from something? Wonder what good music will be featured on the next episode? Loved the Jordan Rakei selection. Wonder about Brock the poet, just because he’s nice to wonder about.

First was created by and starring Jahmela Biggs (Robin) and directed by James Bland (Brock), Will and Ciji Campbell (Katori) also have producer credits on the series. A truly talented team. Salutes to you all.

So now you’ve watched it, what do you think?

Amongst many other things, I'm a 30-something contemplative Londoner making the daily commute between contentment and ambition.When not blogging, I'm using my talents for good as communications director at Gingerland and co-founder of Love Harlem.


  • Reply May 3, 2014


    I am definitely a fan of this series. The chemistry between the characters is great. It definitely gets you to anticipate what’s next. I always forward the episodes to my friends.
    Very cool series.

    • Reply June 8, 2014


      Ha ha! Yep I’ve been forwarding episodes to friends too lol. Looking forward to seeing how things develop.

  • Reply June 2, 2014

    Lavinia Darling

    I’m really enjoying this series too. I find myself smiling throughout each episode!

    My only criticism/suggestion is that I think there needs to be some sort of conflict to keep viewers engaged. The sweet chemistry between Robin and Charles can only go so far.

    • Reply June 8, 2014


      I agree with you on the sweetness but I think there seems to be some loose ends/potential live wires with Robin’s LA guy and the latest episodes have thrown in a few more points of intrigue too. I don’t think it’ll be an entirely smooth ride for these too.

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