TV: Black-ish – Season 1

Premiered: September 24, 2014


Starring: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Laurence Fishburne, Jenifer Lewis, Peter Mackenzie, Jeff Meacham, Deon Cole, Edi Patterson, Allen Maldonado, Andrew Carson & Jennie Pierson

One of the best comedies to premiere in the 2010s, Black-ish knows how to address race and social topics in a light way that also educates viewers.

Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) grew up in the dangerous neighborhood of Compton and now lives with his wife Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) and kids Zoey (Yara Shahidi), Junior (Marcus Scribner), and twins Jack and Diane (Miles Brown & Marsai Martin) in a wealthy, white neighborhood.

The best part of the show is covering the issue of cultural identity. Dre sees his kids growing up and not understanding black culture from living in a white neighborhood. And while his antics to help them understand go a bit too far at times, it’s an interesting dynamic.

Every actor is perfectly casted, and the four children are absolutely hilarious.

Final say: Not amazing-ish, but amazing! ★★★★★

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