Something New felt like a movie I had to watch. Mostly because it’s about an interracial couple. Particularly one between a black woman and a white man. The kind of interracial couple that my parents are. So I watched pieces of the movie on TV. Then one day I watched it beginning to end. Something New centers on Kenya. A strong independent black woman with a successful accountant job. Her only problem is her inability to find the right (black) man. Everything changes for her when a blind date leads to her meeting Brian. A rugged landscape architect who happens to be white. The job he works for her eventually leads to something new. Something New is well done because I think it perfectly captures what it’s like to date outside of your race. Told mostly from the perspective of the black woman, her friends, and her family. Since they’d much rather fix her up with a successful black man. It can be dramatic when it needs to be, but it never loses sight of what’s really important. Which is the love they share. Something New is just the kind of romance I love to see.