Short summary

A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.
A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

Trailers "Black-ish "

Laurence Fishburne, who plays Anthony Anderson's father, is only nine years older than him in real life.

Tracee Ellis Ross is the daughter of famed singer Diana Ross.

Rainbow's (Tracee Ellis Ross) father-in-law, Pops (Lawrence Fishburne), played her ex-husband on his television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

The twins, Jack and Diane, are named for "Jack & Diane" the 1982 hit song written and performed by American singer-songwriter, John Mellencamp, then performing as "John Cougar."

In the episode "Daddy Dre-Care," Ruby tells Rainbow that she at one point lived in New York and sang backup for Bette Midler. In real life, actress Jennifer Lewis was a backup singer for Midler and had a role in her movie "Beaches."

Jenifer Lewis, who plays Anthony Anderson's mother, is only 13 years older than him in real life.

Tracee Ellis Ross' character "Rainbow" actually shares the same first name as the co-creator's wife who, coincidentally, is a doctor.

Jenifer Lewis and Laurence Fishburne play husband and wife on the show. However, Ms. Lewis played Mr. Fishburne's mother-in-law in What's Love Got to Do With It (1993).

One of the most critically acclaimed comedies of the 2014-2015 season.

The 23rd episode of the third season, Black-ish: Liberal Arts (2017), functioned as a backdoor pilot for a proposed spin-off of the same title, starring Yara Shahidi as her character, Zoey Johnson, goes to college away from the family. In early May 2017, ABC passed on the pilot, but its cable sister channel Freeform was in negotiations to move the project there. On May 19, 2017, Freeform officially ordered 13 episodes of the spinoff, now under the tentative title College-ish. In August 2017, the series changed its title to Grown-ish. The series's pilot premiered on January 3, 2018.

Tracy Ellis-Ross and Rashida Jones play sisters. Both actresses are children of parents in the music industry. Ellis-Ross' mother is Diana Ross and Rashida Jones' father is Quincy Jones.

Bow's maiden name is Johnson, just like Andre's last name is Johnson, but they aren't related by blood.

In the episode "Please Don't Ask, Please Don't Tell," Dre calls Junior 'Raven-Symonè with a fade.' In the episode, Raven-Symonè plays Dre's sister, Rhonda.

Although in the show, Zoey is older than Junior, in real life, Marcus Scribner (Junior) is a month older than Yara Shahidi (Zoey).

Jennifer Lewis co-starred on several episodes of Tracee Ellis Ross' previous series "Girlfriends."

Since the second-season premiere, the show has received critical acclaim, receiving many awards and nominations including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Tracee Ellis Ross, Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, and a TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.

Anthony Anderson was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category for his role as Andre 'Dre' Johnson in Black-ish (2014), but lost to Bill Hader from Barry (2018).

Tracee Ellis Ross was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category for her role as Rainbow Johnson in Black-ish (2014), but lost to Rachel Brosnahan from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017).

Jenifer Lewis (Ruby) & Raven-Symoné (Rhonda Johnson) also worked together on episode 1.21, That's So Raven: To See or Not to See (2004), of That's So Raven (2003) as Vivian Baxter & Raven Baxter respectively.

The series is a single-camera American comedy broadcast on ABC.

Laurence Fishburne (Pops) & Jenifer Lewis (Ruby) also worked together on What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) as Ike Turner & Zelma Bullock respectively.

On May 11, 2018, ABC renewed the series for a fifth season.

The series premiered on September 24, 2014.

Tracee Ellis Ross (Rainbow Johnson) & Jenifer Lewis (Ruby) also worked together on Girlfriends (2000) as Joan Clayton & Veretta Childs respectively.

Rainbow's zodiac sign is Virgo. In a flashback scene in the episode "Being Bow Racial," we see young Rainbow confused as to whether she should select the white or black ethnicity box on her form. On the form, it shows her date of birth: September 6.

Laurence Fishburne (Pops) & Tracee Ellis Ross (Rainbow Johnson) also worked together on C.S.I. (2000) as Raymond Langston & Gloria Parkes respectively.

On May 7, 2015, ABC renewed the series for a second season.

On March 3, 2016, ABC renewed the series for a third season.

On May 10, 2017, ABC renewed the series for a fourth season.

In April 2017 the series was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on October 3, 2017.

Issac Ryan Brown (Young Dre) & Raven-Symoné (Rhonda Johnson) also worked together on Raven's Koti (2017) as Booker Baxter-Carter & Raven Baxter respectively.

User reviews

  • comment
    • Author: fetish
    I am writing this review because I find it utterly unbelievable that people take Black-ish literally. The show is obviously satirical. It's making fun of the idea that society believes that there is a certain connotation to blackness or, put simply, certain behaviors and beliefs are considered "black". As an upper class black individual who lives in a white neighborhood, I get it. Because of the color of my skin, I'm supposed to "act black" and black friends find it weird that I "talk white". The show is basically Dre making fun of the fact that being black is more than having a skin color; it comes with expectations and stereotypes that many black people feel the need to embody because if they don't, they won't be authentically black. It is not being racist. It is raising stereotypes, but in a comical way that is supposed to make watchers really question the validity of them. It's a comedy and you're supposed to laugh at Dre's nonsensical obsession about not being black enough. I think the problem is people fail to recognize satire, not just in Black-ish but in any context, such as articles online, commentators always take it literal.

    But it's a joke. It's making fun of the idea of "acting black".
  • comment
    • Author: Ese
    Like some other reviewers here, when I watched the first episode, I turned it off after about ten minutes. It's an unfortunate pilot that leads viewers to think that the entire show will be a narrow diatribe on "blackness". But the show is titled "Black-ish" and it is appropriately titled.

    I don't remember what made me give it another chance, but I decided to watch the second episode and I was pleasantly surprised. But one episode does not a series make, so I watched the third. And I found "Black-ish" to be a very enjoyable comedy that had me laughing out loud numerous times.

    Like the Cosby family, this family speaks the Queen's English, and they prove to be rather genteel, despite the father's attempts to reconnect with "the struggle". He says, "They (the younger generation) have nothing left to struggle for." The mother replies, "Can't that be a good thing?" And he answers, "No!" This show reveals some truths without spelling them out, like "All in the Family" did so well.

    "Black-ish" reveals that the father's discontent is a generational thing--something all of us feel who realize that young people cannot identify with the values and events of earlier generations. And it eventually shows that humanity trumps "blackness".

    I hope this show pursues the path it is on. There are lessons here for everyone. And the writers are mining laughs far outside the topic of race.

    The cast is excellent. I especially love the two youngest kids. The youngest daughter, Diane, is hilarious; she possesses a comic timing that far surpasses her age.

    Update 10/30/14: The show has proved that it is consistently funny. I am upgrading my vote to "9".

    Update 11/10/16: I am sorry to say that the show's focus and its comedic balance shifted in season 3. So my grading of the show applies only to the first two seasons. Enjoy them.
  • comment
    • Author: Andromathris
    Normally I don't go to the trouble of writing a review but in this case I had to. Reading the other reviews you'd think this was directed by Malcolm X. It's amazing how offended people can get by a black character (yes he's a character and one of the few) on TV. Do these reviewers who were so utterly offended by this character ever stop to wonder what the black community thinks of white TV? Which is to say almost all TV.

    They mentioned being too militant, too black black black (even though that's literally in the title) and so forth. If you watched the entirety of the show, you'd realize that was the point. It was way over top, it was a classic caricature of a man who realized, and so too did his family, how ridiculous he was being and let it all go at the end.

    At the end of the day it was funny and entertaining, my wife and I laughed out loud at a few spots which rarely happens. As for the not-believable comment, well I'll leave it at the fact that it's a comedy on TV. That's like saying I don't watch The Colbert Report because it misrepresents the news. By this standard you'll scrap about 95% of the stuff out there, although Transformers could happen if you think about it.

    My gauge of a show is whether I was entertained or not, and in this case I was. I second the 7.3 round to a 7.
  • comment
    • Author: Exellent
    First of all those who are offended by the title of the show should just pipe down and realize that the creators where just being satirical. As a black man I find the over abundance of buffoonish television shows that are typically geared towards African Americans to be passe and very stereotypical. Tyler perry based shows like Meet the Browns and House of Pain, though well meaning in their portrayal of the Black experience, often suffer from poor writing ( a habitual issue with Tyler Perry productions) and out of date tropes and production values. These shows are typically successful due to Mr. Perry's built in audience and,quiet simply ,a scarcity of programming geared towards black viewers. What makes Blackish stand out is its strong writing, perfectly cast lead actors( Anthony Anderson and Lawrence Fishburn's chemistry is particularly impressive), and irreverent look at the issues facing an upper class black family. Obviously some may not "get" some of the humor if you are unfamiliar with the nuances of black culture, just as an African American might not get every funny referrence from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". The vast majority of the show, however, deals with issues that anyone can relate too. I'm 3 episodes in, and like most good shows, Blackish gets funnier the longer the writers have time to flesh out the characters and progress with the story lines. One more note. In no way is this show racist like some misguided and ignorant reviewers ( with some admitting to having only watched 15 minutes of the about ADHD) suggest. To those individuals I would say give it an actual chance. Check out the first 3 episodes on ONdemand before you pass a hasty judgement on such a small sample size
  • comment
    • Author: Gadar
    Despite what many people are saying about Blackish, it is not a racist show and it is not even a show about race. It is in fact a family show and it is a family show about culture. In the first episode it does come off as too, but by the end it comes off in a good way, many people must not have watched or didn't finish. Despite that, it delivers great laughs all through the way. The 2nd episode was more of a representation of what the show really is, which is a family show. The second episode again delivers the laughs, but it does it in a very creative and fresh way, and it also did not use anything racial at all. For obvious reasons people will not give this show a chance and they really should. Blackish is a funny and creative show, about family and culture. This successful family is living in the suburbs and adopting that culture, to the dismay of the father. Its laughs all the way through, as these parents, try to be great parents, not so much on culture, but family.
  • comment
    • Author: Bys
    We use to watch Blackish regularly in our home. A great and hilariously funny family show. Now, in Season 4 it has taken on this super dramatic role which is quite honestly terrible. I watched a few episodes on Hulu, after work, hoping to wind down and get some laughs in. IT WAS TERRIBLE. I had to watch something else before bed because Blackish left me filled with anxiety and sadness. I won't be watching the last 2 episodes of season 4. I don't know what the writers were thinking... but seriously... GET IT TOGETHER. We won't be returning to watch this series unless there's a serious change... toward COMEDY. Ugh! So disappointing.
  • comment
    • Author: Voodoozragore
    This series might not start off great, but it has certainly won me over. Despite its title, it doesn't make everything about race (in fact deals little with race at all), but instead skillfully and hilariously considers how self-identification and values change trans-generationally. I did not give the show a 10 star rating since it still needs a little work. It's already one of my favorites and I believe it has the potential to be a great family sitcom. I believe the lower rating it has received here has little to do with the quality of the show and more to do with human tendency to categorize and then refuse to see beyond preconceptions.

    To tell the truth, I had also dismissed 'Black-ish' when I first heard about it, basing this rejection simply on the title and a very cursory glance at reactionary reviews. The racist in me had immediately lumped this show together with the likes of UPN classics 'Moesha' and 'Girlfriends', shows which I never cared much for. I was therefore pleasantly surprised after I watched the first episode on Hulu...and then the second, and then subsequently caught up with all the currently available episodes (seven at the time of this review) within a day.

    First off, the cast grows on you quickly. Initially, the family seemed a little oddball in how it was put together. But that went away within an episode or two, when the family dynamic was a bit more apparent. The children are adorable and I finally appreciate how beautiful Tracee Ross is (I guess I was previously blinded by my profound crush on Persia White in 'Girlfriends'). Ross' portrayal of her character is refreshingly playful; I wouldn't have known she had it in her. The writers should probably have a consulting doctor, though. It annoys me, how unrealistic the portrayal of her profession is.

    Anthony Anderson's lead character is not perfect, but is on its way up. The character had started off a little unrefined but I am fully confident the writers will make full use of Anderson's talent as the show progresses. But Laurence Fishburne as "Pops" has to be my favorite casting decision. Hopefully he won't be too busy to stop by every once in a while. Another notable side character that I must mention is Deon Cole's "Charlie". I'll just abbreviate by calling him hilarious.

    Now, the controversy/hoopla surrounding the show. There are, of course, those who think that the show perpetuates stereotypes about black people, that it demeans them or tries to declare what attributes define "black culture". It doesn't help that even the title of the show brings those thoughts to the forefront of the mind. I'm not black, and therefore cannot say definitively that this show isn't offensive to any specific category of people. But I honestly feel that the writers are trying to do a good thing here. They do more to try to break stereotypes than disseminate them; and they manage to do this, for the most part, in clever ways that don't look too forced. I don't feel like I'm being asked to laugh at caricatures like with other sitcoms.

    But critics might say, "Why do they even have to broach the subject of race? Why can't they be a successful family which happens to be black?" If the show didn't mention race at all, but instead chronicled the comedic hijinks of an affluent family (which happens to be black), and had a completely innocuous title, there would be critics up in arms about the show being ashamed/afraid of celebrating black culture. I don't think 'The Cosby Show' or 'Family Matters' work as rebuttals to that argument – those were products of a different era, one before the fracturing of network television and before relegation of "black interest" shows to pigeonholed networks.

    Anyway, you can't please everybody. I'm happy to say that this show pleases me. The show makes me reflect on how my cultural and racial identity has shaped how I perceive myself and others. It definitely makes me think about how my upbringing and self-identity differs from that of my parents, and how my children's upbringing and self-identity will certainly differ from my own. So please don't put this show into a tiny box. It's not just for black people, or just for racist people, or just for poor people. If you give it a chance, I'm certain you will see its appeal.
  • comment
    • Author: Mr.Bean
    Blackish has a simple message, that you must subscribe to and embrace clichés about your race or you are betraying your own kind. The message is an unfortunate one because the implication is that conforming to stereotypes is desirable. One has heard the arguments against assimilation but instead being aware of one's roots while pursuing one's individuality the solution offered by the show is enforcing stereotypes. There is also the unfortunate message that acquiring wealth and its attendant possessions makes young Americans white as though there weren't legitimate black avenues of self expression at the upper echelons. It caters to and encourages the perpetuation of stereotypes of black people. This is the second time, the first being in 'Girlfriends', that Ms. Ross has acted in a show that does this. Why in every project she participates in is blackness synonymous with a lack of manners. This show does not represent any race positively and sends a terrible message. Not recommended for adults but particularly not for impressionable children.
  • comment
    • Author: Samulkis
    Not funny. What a downer this show is and you can feel the hate and bitterness towards ALL whites. I would not let my kids watch this show. I will not watch again. I was quite astonished as we're my guests visiting (who just happened to be black). This show divides and does not unite. What a lost opportunity.
  • comment
    • Author: Brick my own
    OK, back up, back up now. Is Black-ish trying to be the new Cosby Show or something along those lines? Whether it is or it isn't, I still don't see the appeal of this show and I'm already in episode 5. One, Blackish isn't funny. Two, Blackish recycles humour but delivers it badly, therefore, making it not funny. Three, the show is borderline racist, not just to black people, to people in general. Anthony Anderson is a great actor, he's a funny guy, great chemistry in front of the camera and clearly the only reason this show is tolerable. Along with Laurence Fishburne, these two are the only two people I enjoy watching. As for Tracee Ellis Ross, in all honesty, her role is pretty damn annoying. It's My Wife and Kids all over again, where mom tries very hard to connect with her teenage daughter and tries to look cool so her younger daughter looks up to her. While we're on the subjects of daughters, when did it become funny to see young kids be sarcastic, rude, back-talk and too big for their own shoes? Plus this little girl carries it out with terrible acting skills. And again, when was it funny to see teenage girls with constant mood swings hating on their parents? No parent finds that funny. This whole scene, has been done over and over again. The difference with Blackish is that it's delivered extremely poorly, thus making it unbearable to watch. It's a terrible sitcom honestly. I'm amazed it's been given a full season's run.
  • comment
    • Author: Glei
    This is a sitcom about an upper-middle-class African-American family who live in a predominantly white suburb of Los Angeles.

    The main fault with this show is that it's rarely funny.

    Three seasons - each consisting of 24 episodes - have been broadcast. A fourth season is due to be broadcast in late 2017.
  • comment
    • Author: Bukus
    the show is racist plain and simple. to say its not a show about race is a lie. its about a man who think his family is assimilating to well into white culture and are not being black enough. the problem is...THERE IS NO BLACK ENOUGH... black is your race (your social category) it has nothing to do with your social status, culture, personality, or behavior. cheep stereo-type after another. if a black man grows up in japan is he not a black man? who ever thought of this trash is extremely lacking in creativity and is just trying to make money and obtain publicity and ratings from the hot topic of race in America. stupid 1/10 stars id give it less if possible.
  • comment
    • Author: Dilkree
    This show can easily be summed up: A dad hates being stereotyped by everyone in society and comes home at the end of the day and complains to his entire family that they don't act black enough.... but then he doesn't like people judging him for his skin color.... but wants his family to act black and that just goes in circles and circles and circles. Yes, that is the entire show.

    It's sad really, gone are the days we can't have regular sitcoms featuring black families such as Family Matters, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The Bill Cosby Show, unless it is on BET. It almost seems as the civil rights movement has taken a step back within the last 20 years when it comes to television. Cause this isn't a sitcom, it's.... well, exactly what I described above. I understand what this show is trying to prove, and quite honestly the concept is very witty. It's just really horribly executed.

    I personally think Anthony Anderson and his terrible character completely ruin what could've been a great show. I think the wife, grandpa and oldest son are really funny and bring a lot to the show but no doubt this will be canned and ABC will further continue to search to fill the fourth spot on their iconic Wednesday night sitcom lineup.

    Update: I bothered watching the second episode of the show.... well I started the second episode at least. I'm not a prude and hate when TV shows talk about sex but this episode made it unbearably awkward and is an absolutely TERRIBLE choice for the second episode of any show. Again I have to say some of the other characters are likable but Anthony Andersons character really just ruins it for me. Plus he is the last person I want to see shirtless for an entire episode. Advertisements are saying that this is the #1 new comedy for the season, but I think it's just getting views because people are leaving on their tvs after Modern Family. This show is clearly getting horrible reviews.
  • comment
    • Author: ChallengeMine
    I wish I could rate this show lower than "1".

    When the show "dads" started airing I didn't think I could ever hate a show more. Thanks BLACKISH(wtf?) for correcting me. Even Laurence Fishburne couldn't save this smouldering pile of garbage. I ENDURED the pilot and had a scathing review drafted in my head. Then I thought, maybe It'll get better.. pilots have been known to be misleading. I suffered through the first three episodes, and I should of trusted my gut. This show is absolutely terrible. There isn't one redeeming quality about it at all. Mainly due to the premise of the show and the cringe worthy dialogue. Watch for yourself if you don't believe me. This show should never have been made, and if this is the future of television I am gonna throw my TV out the window right now. HORRIBLE SHOW 0/10
  • comment
    • Author: Madi
    This show used to be creative and genuinely funny. I looked forward to every episode, told friends about it, and my husband and I loved it.Now it is over the top racist and if we don't get enough of this in every day life. Newspapers, the internet and all media are so dang negative all the time, I watch comedy TV shows to smile, laugh, and escape reality, for just one half hour. The election is over, whether you like the results or not, stop spending time and energy complaining about the situation and find the best in it. Your skin color is just that, it is not your character, morals and values. This show was a fantastic idea with humorous appeal to blacks....and whites...purples, greens and blues. You had created a good thing, and you successfully ruined it. I USED to watch this show.
  • comment
    • Author: Arcanefist
    I made it only through about 15minutes of this garbage. One cliché after another, the characters hitting on every single stereotypical issue there is, mentioning their blackness, and being black, black black black, etc etc. The main character emphasizing his blackness, acting 'black' by seemingly ignoring the decorum and other mannerisms of the white people in the office like he's special, and then getting upset that he's chosen for a stereotypical black role ('urban' developer or something). I had to wonder, as a white person (and it's not like they didn't heap on one white person stereotype after another), do black people even appreciate this sorta thing? Should they? Bill Cosby was right.....

    Anyways, this show is complete racial garbage. An insult to blacks, an insult to other races. I kept asking myself if a black person originated this show, or a white person, because whoever it was, they are either an uneducated boob, or seriously naive.
  • comment
    • Author: Boyn
    I used to really enjoy watching "Black-ish" - the writing was innovative and the cast was (and still is) stellar. I empathized with story lines highlighting major social occurrences and issues, and, as they mirrored my own thoughts and feelings, it made the series more relevant to me and that much more enjoyable to watch. I laughed wholeheartedly at the satire and looked forward to the next, new, episode each week. However, the series has evolved, and where it's gone is just plain mean. The show is supposed to be a comedy but it's turned into a scripted, serial bully. I pass, now, and think they should change the title to "Hate-ish" - it's a much more apt descriptor.
  • comment
    • Author: Tiainar
    I used to really enjoy this situation COMEDY but now it seems to be more of a documentary on the black culture. Maybe it should be in the documentary category not the situation comedy. It is really too bad, I thought this was going to be another Modern Family. There's plenty of talent in this program. I just am bored to death with the constant oppressive subject matter. When I watch a sit-com I want it to be light and fluffy not dark and gloomy with an occasional funny spot. Also, I could have said this in the first 2 lines. Why are 10 lines required? Is the purpose of the show to entertain or to express the writers feelings about the black culture?
  • comment
    • Author: Nicanagy
    I was looking forward to this show until it actually started. I made it 15 minutes into the show before I decided that this was a waste of time. The characters seem really flat and unauthentic. The interactions are very fast-paced and over scripted--way over scripted. The characters are not believable. They seem dull and the conversations and interactions are cliché. The family is not believable as a family--way too superficial of interactions yet again and the workplace is also not believable. The writing just really is not good and the acting leaves a lot to be desired as well. It's simply a superficial, rich, contrived family living in a superficial, contrived, rich neighborhood. Don't we have enough of those shows? Where's "Roseanne" when you need her?
  • comment
    • Author: Уou ll never walk alone
    Sad and very disappointing. I have always enjoyed Anthony Anderson. but this is pure racist garbage, unfunny crap. With all the BS going on in the real world why would a show meant to be a comedy, push at stereotypes and racist material.. yeah black people can be and are quite racist just as any other race So why continue to push this separation.. this show should be yanked, better shows have been yanked for less, hell his last show "guys with kids" was totally funny this one Sucks. You think that in 2014 we as a Nation and people might have come a little further along and Stop playing this boring and destructive race card.
  • comment
    • Author: Whitemaster
    The concept of defining behaviors and characteristics based on race is distasteful. The dialogue and situations in this show not only teach racism to the younger audience but show them that it is acceptable. It's appalling that ABC, a family driven network, would back a show with such writing as this. Even the name is poorly chosen; to have a show grow its audience individual s have to be able to openly talk about it. Black-ish is not a word most will fell comfortable using loosely in day to day conversations. Black-ish is also counterproductive in the journey to race equality. It is my hope that ABC will take measures to right this wrong, whether by directing the writers to a more conscientious script or pulling the show altogether.
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    • Author: Dori
    I enjoy every bit of this Sitcom.. it pokes fun at life in general and also teaches me valuable life lessons about how easy it is as human beings to misunderstand each other.

    If we simply take the time to communicate positively with each other (like the "Valentimes Day" episode), we'd all be living much better lives. I wanna see more of the AD Agency episodes too.. those are funny because he has some weird coworkers.. LoL.

    Episodes about Dre's kids are hilarious. I love the interaction that the kids have with the parents and each other. Quite comical. My favorite is the little girl with her perfect comic timing.

    #GoodStuff ;-) Stay Up, Y'all.. GOD BLESS????☺ ????????????????????????????
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    • Author: Awene
    I'm sorry but I feel I need to review this show after having watched modern family and then losing the remote. This show Blackish comes on after two great shows, The Goldbergs and Modern Family and it definitely doesn't deserve to be show after those other shows. Like I said I was watching Modern Family and lost the remote and was forced to hear the first ten minutes of this awful show. The cast is terrible, just awful, especially the kids and grandpa and the wife and the husband and pretty much anybody on the show. The jokes are horrible awkward and really forced into the wrong places at the wrong times. I hope producers come to there senses and stop trying to "modernize" all of these new shows coming out by saying dozens of inappropriate jokes about things like for example in the first ten minutes I watched the husband and wife were talking about what seemed to be a normal topic about the wife having a gray hair but then out of nowhere she goes to look in the mirror at her head but wait, the gray hair was not on her head, nor was it on her face or any other appropriate place. No, it was in the souther area above the knees but below the waist. That's right, they were conversing about a women going gray on her privates. This show is a great example of why the sitcom is increasingly losing popularity as the years go by. Please take this off the air and go back to making shows like Family Ties. It's OK to have a little edge in you shows like for example, Roseanne or Married with children. But there is a line and this show, like many other new sitcoms have crossed the line from being funny crude to over doing being dirty and awkward "potty mouth" jokes to the point where it's not funny and has a bad influence on the younger crowd watching.
  • comment
    • Author: Liarienen
    My wife and I started watching Black-ish from the very beginning. We're a white middle class family, dead in the middle of the USA. I must say, we really enjoy the earlier episodes; always looking forward to the next weeks show. But as time has passed and a new Presidency, the series has taken a very political and racial turn. I question if we want to continue to watch and support this sitcom. Last weeks show about Juneteenth and the credits ran at the shows end, has possibly made that my last episode. The acting from top to bottom is suburb, that's what's going to make our decision difficult.

    We have many African friends, attend a Southern Baptist Church with a mixed congratulation, this show and other make me question what they really think about their white friends (my wife and myself). I fear this show will make a negative impact on African American youth. It could skew their vision of what a great country we live in and the opportunities that await them.

    Everyone is aware of Black History, the oppression and unfair treatment African American forefathers were exposed to. We cannot turn-back history, only strive to correct it. We need positive and encouraging shows centered around Black people that would be uplifting, with a promising message. God Bless the USA—— all people, all race……
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    • Author: Gavidor
    I hardly ever write show reviews, but this show was just so horrible I had to. I understand that most shows have political agendas... but this show is RIDICULOUS! In a world that has so much division I hate sitting down and watching this horrible show that is so stupidly stereotypical, judgmental, and racist. EVERY episode that I have seen is so annoyingly liberal, they should just start titling every episode with their political or social agenda. Not to mention that every actor on this show is HORRIBLE. Seriously, this show is so terrible and should be taken off the air!!! The only reason I am giving it one star is because I cannot give it a 0. I wish there could be more all African-American shows that were not made on the basis of stupid stereotypes. I love to see diversity on TV, but not like this.
  • Series cast summary:
    Anthony Anderson Anthony Anderson - Andre 'Dre' Johnson / - 109 episodes, 2014-2019
    Tracee Ellis Ross Tracee Ellis Ross - Rainbow Johnson / - 109 episodes, 2014-2019
    Marcus Scribner Marcus Scribner - Andre Johnson, Jr. 109 episodes, 2014-2019
    Miles Brown Miles Brown - Jack Johnson / - 109 episodes, 2014-2019
    Marsai Martin Marsai Martin - Diane Johnson / - 109 episodes, 2014-2019
    Peter Mackenzie Peter Mackenzie - Mr. Stevens / - 101 episodes, 2014-2019
    Jenifer Lewis Jenifer Lewis - Ruby / - 93 episodes, 2014-2019
    Jeff Meacham Jeff Meacham - Josh / - 90 episodes, 2014-2019
    Deon Cole Deon Cole - Charlie Telphy / - 85 episodes, 2014-2019
    Yara Shahidi Yara Shahidi - Zoey Johnson / - 84 episodes, 2014-2018
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