Tough Love (web series)

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Tough Love
Created byCaleb Davis
Roni Simpson
Written byRoni Simpson
Directed byCaleb Davis
Starring
Composer(s)Will Rosati
TaRasha Riles[citation needed]
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producer(s)Caleb Davis
Producer(s)
Production company(s)Creative Direction Group
Release
Original networkYouTube
Original releaseNovember 10, 2015 (2015-11-10) –
present
Chronology
Related showshttps://www.youtube.com/toughloveseries/
External links
Website

Tough Love is a web series that premiered on YouTube on November 8, 2015. The series started as a micro budget project that eventually attracted more than 45,000 unique viewers with over 1 million channel views.

Tough Love received three nominations at the New York Web Fest in 2016. It was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 2017 for Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series.

Plot[edit]

Tough Love follows six millennials in New York City as they navigate dating and life's other challenges.

Cast[edit]

Series regulars[edit]

  • Ebony Obsidian[1] as Alicia Davis
  • Jordan Ryan Barton[1] as Quincy Scott
  • Natalie Jacobs[1] as Monica Lee
  • Verina Banks[1] as Jordan Samuels
  • Bradley Clarke[1] as Jackson Thomas
  • Devin Coleman[1] as Darius Wilson

Guest[edit]

Reception[edit]

Tough Love has over 1 million views on YouTube.[2] Essence named it as one of the "7 Best Black Web Series of 2016",[3] and Maurita Salkey of Revolt called the series' characters "unforgettable".[2]

Tough Love has been praised by Ebony,[4] Blavity,[5] and BRIC TV.[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2016 NYC Web Fest Best Drama Ebony Obsidian, Jordan Ryan Barton, Natalie Jacobs, Verina Banks, Bradley Clarke, Devin Coleman Nominated [7]
Outstanding Achievement, Cinematography Caleb Davis Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Verina Banks Nominated
2017 44th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series Caleb Davis, Roni Simpson Nominated [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Tough Love". www.toughloveseries.com. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  2. ^ a b Salkey, Maurita. "5 web series to look out for in 2017". Revolt. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  3. ^ "7 Best Black Web Series of 2016". Essence. Facebook. 2016-12-24. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  4. ^ Williams, Diahann (2017-03-24). "Creative Spotlight: Caleb and Roni, Tough Love Series". Ebony. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  5. ^ Shanisundaze. "3 Black Web Series That You Absolutely Need To Binge-Watch". Blavity. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  6. ^ "Spotlight on Black and Sexy TV's Tough Love Creators Caleb Davis & Roni Simpson". BK Live. YouTube. 2017-01-18. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  7. ^ "NYC Web Series Festival". nycwebfest.com. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  8. ^ "Daytime Emmy Nominations: Young and the Restless Tops List; THR Scores Nom". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-03-28.