She crashes in Brooklyn with her Trinidadian friend, Tilly, a grad student in psychology struggling with low self-esteem. There, she meets her roommates, Dana, a law student from Jamaica committed to fighting violence against women and Kate, a gender fluid, lighthearted and talented singer from Barbados who makes a living as a computer coder.
Isabelle meets Antoine, a Haitian refugee working as a security guard. He gives Isabelle a few tips on how to be street smart in New York.
Caribbean Girl NYC is an original dramedy series following the lives of four twenty-something Caribbean women living in Brooklyn. Isabelle, a narcissistic and immature aspiring actress, fresh off the plane from Guadeloupe, dreams of being rich and famous and finding love in NYC. There’s only one problem: she has no working papers and no money!
Isabelle is confronted with the harsh reality of life in New York and falls flat on her face again and again but picks herself back up.The comedy comes from the clash between Isabelle’s big unrealistic dreams and how she finds the way to overcome each obstacle and gets back on her feet every single time.
CGNYC was commissioned by Flow, a Barbados-based cable provider, and is a co-produced by The Applegate Group and Toronto-based Caribbean Tales International.