TV: Black-ish – Season 3

Premiered: September 21, 2016

On: ABC

Starring: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Peter Mackenzie, Jenifer Lewis, Laurence Fishburne, August Gross, Berlin Gross, Jeff Meacham, Deon Cole, Allen Maldonado, Nicole Sullivan, Catherine Reitman, Wanda Sykes, Daveed Diggs, Nelson Franklin, Lance Barber, Diane Farr & Annelise Grace

The third season of Black-ish dives into two huge changes for the Johnson family, and with that comes a lot of love and hilarity.

Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) prepare for the birth of their fifth child, while their first child Zoey (Yara Shahidi) prepares to go off to college. Bow’s brother Johan (Daveed Diggs) returns from Europe and moves in with the family.

With one child leaving the nest and another joining, this season is filled with emotions and memories. The characters openly speak about their fears for the future, and it feels very real despite Dre’s continual spikes of emotions.

Hot off his run in Hamilton, Diggs is a fantastic addition to the cast and is a solid foil for Dre but also shows his differences with Bow.

Final say: An emotional ride. ★★★★☆

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