I doubt there are many people out there who feel BET's bad rap is unjustified. I don't know many people who are faithful fans of the network. Why? One reason is that we seldom see reflections of ourselves in the programming.
However, as much as I hate to admit it, I can relate to "Tiny & Toya." I'm not a single mom. I don't wear weaves or need subtitles when I speak (unless English is not your first language), but these two women seem genuine. They seem like two women who are simply trying to better themselves. Toya is an aspiring author, and Tiny wants to return to the music business. Viewers get to see their professional and personal struggles. If you can get passed the accents, it's a decent show; I think.
Although I watch both shows, I'd have to say that "Tiny & Toya" offers a better depiction of black women than the popular "Housewives of Atlanta." So far, no one on "Tiny & Toya" has cursed anyone out. No one's been accused of sex with married men. No one's gotten physically aggressive, and there seems to be no hateration.
Honestly, it's kind of nice to see the "Tiny & Toya" type of sisterhood on TV. I can actually relate to that; although, subtitles would help.
Do you watch? What do you think of the show?