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  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (72)

Somebodies is a sitcom television series that aired on BET in 2008. The show follows the life of Scottie, a recent college graduate who is struggling to find his footing in the real world. Scottie lives with his parents in Athens, Georgia, and spends his time hanging out with his friends, going on dates, and working a series of dead-end jobs.

The show is loosely based on the life of the creator, Hadjii, who also stars as the main character, Scottie. Hadjii's real-life experiences and struggles are reflected in the show, making it a relatable and authentic portrayal of young adulthood.

Scottie's friends include Dirk, his best friend since childhood, who is a ladies' man and always getting into trouble. There is also P-neef, a budding rapper who is constantly trying to make it big in the music industry. Rounding out the main cast is Quan, a college-educated friend who struggles to find work in his field.

Throughout the series, Scottie faces challenges such as trying to make ends meet with his low-paying jobs and dealing with his overbearing mother. He also navigates the ups and downs of dating, including a tumultuous romance with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Tiffany.

One of the strengths of the show is its ability to tackle serious issues, such as racism and discrimination, while still maintaining its comedic tone. The show highlights the challenges that African Americans face in everyday life, from being followed around in stores to being judged by their appearance.

Another unique aspect of Somebodies is its focus on the city of Athens and the local, predominantly African American community. The show shines a spotlight on the culture and traditions of this community, including its music, food, and language. The show also features local landmarks and businesses, adding to its authenticity and sense of place.

The show's cast is largely made up of newcomers, which gives it a fresh and authentic feel. Hadjii's natural charisma and charm make him a likable and relatable protagonist, while the supporting cast each bring their own unique talents and personalities to the show.

Despite its critical acclaim, Somebodies only aired for one season, leaving fans disappointed and wondering what could have been. With its sharp writing, strong performances, and unique perspective, Somebodies was a standout series that left a lasting impression on those who were fortunate enough to discover it.

Somebodies is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on September 9, 2008.

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Giving Back (2)
10. Giving Back (2)
October 28, 2008
Scottie and Diva's reunion is on hold due to a housing project burning down during an annual party.
Giving Back (1)
9. Giving Back (1)
October 28, 2008
A tragedy strikes during an annual party, causing Diva and Scottie's reunion to be put on hold.
You Motherpunkers
8. You Motherpunkers
October 21, 2008
Scottie plays a prank on his mother as a means of getting her mother to stop spying into his personal life. Elsewhere, Jelly's dad makes a discovery about his son which is unpleasant.
Ami Aggin
7. Ami Aggin
October 14, 2008
Marlo is confronted with issues about his father, while Scottie and Diva attend a politically correct costume party.
6. Dad-O-Lantern
October 7, 2008
Scottie and his friends get a new understanding of "slave mentality" when a new student from Africa arrives.
Anger Management
5. Anger Management
September 30, 2008
Scottie and Marlo at fighting over Marlo's constant mooching. Elsewhere, Diva goes on a date with a new guy.
Taste Test
4. Taste Test
September 23, 2008
Scottie expresses his distaste for "eating after people" while out with Diva and her co-workers. Meanwhile, the guys look to an overbearing, but generous white evangelist to fill the void left by Scottie's rent check.
The Money Touch
3. The Money Touch
September 16, 2008
Lusting after the busty secretary at the local Boy's Club, Scottie struggles to evade the maintenance man's incessant player hating and win her affection.
Anytime Minutes
2. Anytime Minutes
September 9, 2008
A maintenance man sabotages Scottie's attempt to woo a new secretary.
1. Reflection
September 9, 2008
Scottie becomes a member of a black pride organization.
Where to Watch Somebodies
Somebodies is available for streaming on the BET website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Somebodies on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 9, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (72)