Living Single (1993–1998)

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Follows the lives of several single male and female roommates and friends in 1990s Brooklyn, New York.

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 Khadijah James (117 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Synclaire James-Jones / ... (117 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Maxine 'Max' Felice Shaw / ... (117 episodes, 1993-1998)
John Henton ...
 Overton 'Obie' Wakefield Jones / ... (117 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Regine Hunter (113 episodes, 1993-1997)
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 Kyle Barker (107 episodes, 1993-1998)
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Follows the lives of several single male and female roommates and friends in 1990s Brooklyn, New York.

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This show was the number one most watched show in Black American households for all five seasons that it aired (1993-1997). The only other series to tie that record is "The Parkers", which aired from 1999 to 2004 on UPN. See more »

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Regine Hunter: Khadijah, I think I hear something in the other room. I'm scared. Can I sleep in your bed?
Khadijah: Regine, this is a Queens-sized bed. That means it's for the QUEEN.
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I like these "Friends" much, much better!
8 March 2004 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

"Friends" before there were "Friends", Living Single was a far more relatable slice of New York City life and a far funnier one! Set in 1990's Brooklyn, this story of three female roommates living in the same apartment building as two male roommates, with a single-dweller thrown in was good fun to watch. The ensemble cast was great with Erika Alexander one of the stand-outs at the always mooching Max and Kim Fields as the mercenary Regine. And the rest of the cast blended nicely to make for a very funny sitcom. Each character had its own special sparkle, the dialogue was realistic, and the situations fun. If I had to choose between reruns of "Friends" or reruns of "Living Single", I'd take "Living Single" 7 days a week and twice on Sundays! An all around fun show!


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