Pop quiz: what’s the profitable components to a incredible actuality present?
a. Premium drama
b. Escapism
c. Eye sweet (folks, fashion, areas)
d. The entire above

You might reply a, b, or c, however you’d be improper. The very best ones supply the proper stability of all three, which is strictly what the Issa Rae-produced “Candy Life” brings to the truth present desk. The nine-episode saga attracts on the glitz and glamour of a handful of gorgeous, entrepreneurial LA 20-somethings. There are over-the-top events in almost every episode, a non-public aircraft that drops off 25 “shut” mates in Mexico for an ultra-important 26th birthday, and relationship drama that threads the whole season. But it surely was the mega magnificence in each body that actually grabbed me. Guys, this present is a hair-lovers dream.

The Silk Press + Child Hairs

If there’s one factor I do know for certain about actuality reveals, it’s that until your final title rhymes with Bardashian-Renner, you’re required to rearrange (i.e. pay for) your personal hair and make-up. That is why you get numerous sameness from episode to episode in relation to the wonder seems to be. However “Candy Life” instantly bucks the development with a runway of tremendous cute kinds. Beginning with the straightened and child hairs-centric seems to be, as worn by Tylynn and Becky.

The Braids

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Now if the blowouts had been the present’s warmup, the braided kinds in “Candy Life” are the principle act. At one level the crew all filmed all of them getting their hair braided at a salon referred to as Hair Ceaselessly, and but I remorse to tell you it has since closed. Pour one out for this braided palace of wonders by marveling at how that salon carried the very best hair seems to be all season.

The Guys

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Talking purely from private expertise: males of their twenties are a catastrophe. They don’t know what they need however they nonetheless handle to screw up the folks of their inside orbit whereas they determine it out. The blokes on “Candy Life” aren’t any completely different, however the present peels again the curtain just a little by spotlighting how difficult it may be if you’ve been conditioned to suppress the very feelings that make you human. Although fairly boy Jordan aggravated me past measure, I feel he’ll develop quickly sufficient, alongside together with his Drake-inspired coronary heart haircut. The identical goes for P’Jae who, like Jordan, managed to this point two completely different ladies whereas filming. However I’m a sucker for a great set of cornrows. Oh God, is that this the way it begins?

—Ashley Weatherford

Photographs through HBO


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