ABC’s new comedy, ‘Black-ish’ premiered Sept. 24 and the reviews are unbelievable! Everyone thinks that this show could be the next ‘Modern Family,’ do you?
Black-ish is here and it looks like it’s going to stay! The show aired at 9:30pm on ABC and the reviews are coming in left and right that this show is awesome! It came on right after Modern Family and, Laurence Fishburne, the show’s main character, is so funny, at least according to critics.
‘Black-ish’ Review Roundup: Best New Comedy Of The Fall?
The reviews are in and everyone seems to be a big fan, so set your DVRs!
Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times: “It’s all gentle as can be. Black-ish may be full of racial themes, but it’s working a gimmick that transcends race: Dad as buffoon.”
James Poniewozik, Time: “Black-ish becomes something more complicated–about wanting to find that place where you’re not defined by your race, yet your culture doesn’t become irrelevant.”
Verne Gay, Newsday: “It’s a show about shifting cultural identities in a mass-market world that has appropriated that identity … to sell stuff.”
Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture: “It’s saying, ‘If you’re not white, here is the kind of stuff you have to contend with every day,’ but it’s presenting it in a familiar and collegial way, with the tone of a comedian saying, ‘Don’t you hate it when …?’”
Brian Lowry, Variety: “Black-ish broadly speaks to a fertile topic regarding minority communities — the fear that greater assimilation to embrace a non-ethnic mainstream comes at a price. Yet in the pilot, the writing hews toward the obvious and predictable, perhaps in part because it’s racing along to establish the premise.”
Matt Roush, TV Guide: “Even in a better season, ABC’s provocative and very funny Black-ish would stand out for its broad and biting satire of an uneasily post racial society seen through a very modern-family prism.”
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for the show?
— Chloe Melas