Review of Black-ish

Tuesdays, 9:30 PM ET on ABC

30 minutes

Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids, and a colonial home in the ‘burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family? With a little help from his dad (Laurence Fishburne), Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future. “Black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson as Dre, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow, Yara Shahidi as Zoey, Marcus Scribner as Andre Jr., Miles Brown as Jack, Marsai Martin as Diane and Laurence Fishburne as Pops.
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Mar 14, 2015 9:59PM EDT

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I think it's funny so many people let the title get in the way of enjoying this show. Then again I almost didn't watch it because it starred Anthony Anderson. (Still not a fan of Anderson.)

I gave it a try because it has Laurence Fishburne. I'm glad I did. This show is funny and the family is likeable. It discuses race in a way that is smart but not too heavy handed.

Tracee Ellis Ross is a nice counter balance to Anderson. Keeping him from getting too annoying and whiny - his usual style. There seemed to be too many kids at first but as they have developed their characters more they grew on me. Especially that Diane, played by Marsai Martin.


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