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      Season 1 – black-ish

      2014 Comedy List
      87% 62 Reviews Tomatometer 67% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has it all: a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids and a big home in a classy neighborhood, but as a black man, he begins to question whether all his success has brought too much cultural assimilation for his family. With the help of his father (Laurence Fishburne), Dre begins to try to create a sense of ethnic identity for the members of his family that will allow them to honor their background while preparing them to embrace the future. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Oct 07 Buy Now

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      Although it seems uncertain of its target audience, black-ish ingratiates with a diverse cast and engaging cultural issues.

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 24, 2014 Pilot Advertising executive Dre happily anticipates a promotion; Andre Jr. wants to covert to Judaism and have a bar mitzvah like his friends. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 1, 2014 The Talk When Dre decides to give Andre Jr. the sex talk, he instantly regrets it when his son won't stop asking questions. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 8, 2014 The Nod Dre tries to help Andre Jr. expand his social circle; Rainbow takes Diane to the hospital in hope of inspiring her, but things don't go as planned. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 15, 2014 Crazy Mom When Dre takes over "mom" duties for a week, the praise he gets from everyone at the kids' school inspires him to try to outdo everyone.. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 22, 2014 Crime and Punishment Rainbow and Dre agree they will no longer spank their children, but when Jack disobeys, the kids wonder if their parents will go back on their word. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 29, 2014 The Prank King Dre is disappointed when the older kids balk at a family tradition of seeing who can pull the most outlandish pranks. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 12, 2014 The Gift of Hunger When the kids disapprove of Dre's favorite cheap restaurant, he decides they all need to get jobs; the neighbors suspect the Johnsons have fallen on hard times. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 19, 2014 Oedipal Triangle When Dre's visiting mother butts heads with Bow, Dre searches for a way to get the women in his life to get along. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 3, 2014 Colored Commentary Dre encourages the family to have each other's backs in the hope that everyone will feel more connected; Zoey and Andre Jr. must baby-sit the twins. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 10, 2014 Black Santa/White Christmas Dre endeavors to take over the role of office Santa from the head of human resources; Bow gets sick of competing with Ruby over who cooks Christmas Eve dinner. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 7, 2015 Law of Attraction Dre worries Rainbow is questioning his manliness, so Pops tries to help his son save face. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 14, 2015 Martin Luther Skiing Day While on the way to the family's annual Martin Luther King Day ski trip, Dre decides to teach his children about the significance of the man who inspired the holiday. Details Episode 13 Aired Feb 11, 2015 Big Night, Big Fight Dre is determined to keep the peace on Valentine's Day; Diane's siblings try to teach Diane how to give a compliment. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 18, 2015 Andre From Marseille Dre takes an instant dislike to Zoey's first serious boyfriend, a worldly teen from France -- who is also named Andre. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 25, 2015 The Dozens Dre teaches Andre Jr. how to trash-talk a school bully; Diane's fear of the dark leaves Bow struggling with sleep deprivation. Details Episode 16 Aired Mar 4, 2015 Parental Guidance Dre tries to arrange an amazing vow renewal for his and Bow's 15th anniversary, but unannounced visitors cause complications. Details Episode 17 Aired Mar 25, 2015 30 Something Dre worries about getting older when he injures himself playing basketball before his 40th birthday; Ruby and Bow compete to see who can get Dre the best gift. Details Episode 18 Aired Apr 1, 2015 Sex, Lies and Vasectomies After a colleague tells Bow that Dre never had the vasectomy he had scheduled a few years ago, Bow wants to learn the truth. Details Episode 19 Aired Apr 8, 2015 The Real World Bow invites her friends from college to an elaborate dinner party in hope of impressing them; Dre learns a lot about Bow's past; the kids decide to create their own reality show by documenting the party. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 22, 2015 Switch Hitting Dre suffers from self-doubt when an executive questions his street cred; Pops fears the worst when he receives a letter from the IRS. Details Episode 21 Aired Apr 29, 2015 The Peer-ent Trap When Zoey starts acting out and pushes boundaries, Dre and Bow disagree on how to handle her bad behavior. Details Episode 22 Aired May 6, 2015 Please Don't Ask, Please Don't Tell Bow thinks Dre should tell his mother that his sister is a lesbian; Zoey tries to help Junior develop his gaydar; Diane and Jack compete to pick the best Mother's Day gift. Details Episode 23 Aired May 13, 2015 Elephant in the Room When Junior joins the Young Republican Club to impress a girl, an outraged Dre and Bow arrange to meet the girl's parents; Zoey finds out she needs glasses. Details Episode 24 Aired May 20, 2015 Pops' Pops' Pops When Jack and Diane start digging into Johnson family history for an assignment, Pops regales them with the story about how their great-great grandfather bet the family's future against a gangster. Details

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      Shadow and Act Staff Shadow and Act Anderson’s Dre is very proactive at being a good father and is not afraid of defining himself as straight up Black. Sep 15, 2022 Full Review Emily Nussbaum New Yorker The series has transformed from hokey formula into one of the goofiest, most reliably enjoyable comedies around. Mar 4, 2015 Full Review Joshua Alston AV Club Though there have been many black family sitcoms in the two decades since The Cosby Show ended, Black-ish is the first genuine heir apparent. Feb 18, 2015 Full Review Carey-Ann Pawsey Orca Sound It is as delightful as you have heard it is. Millions already know it and they are not wrong. Rated: 4/5 Nov 13, 2022 Full Review Terron Moore Esquire Magazine Black-ish doesn't owe anything more than a half-hour of laughter, but if it continues using humor to examine prejudices from all sides, it may eventually get to the real issues. Oct 19, 2018 Full Review Megan Basham WORLD When so much discussion of race today feels encumbered by fear, resentment, and entrenched political profiteering, Black-ish is refreshing for unabashedly confronting our greatest point of national angst and laughing at it. Mar 17, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member very well nice a little unstable but overall well pilot and the season gives a lot on how we will see this tv show moving on Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Tires to hard to spew left wing talking points, that its impossible to enjoy the show. I like the actors alot though, but they got a bad politically motivated script to work with. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Occasionally funny jokes with thought-provoking themes. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member I love the consistency in the show and all of the references. So many shows will flash back and not make sense this show puts in the effort to keep you engaged. I love it Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member The interesting concept behind all that adorable black american family is more meaningful that it seems. Black-ish starts approaching a perfect commentary about the behavior expected from a black male/female member of the modern ocidental society, while adresses their culture as if it was some sort of zoo. Anthony Anderson dresses this phylosofy perfectly and his sense of humor is on point. All the family members are funny, well-developed and important to the portrait of the series purpose. So excited to watch all the next seasons which are waiting for me! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member I find this Show funny and interesting Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Ken Whittingham, Rebecca Asher, James Griffiths, Victor Nelli Jr., Michael Schultz
      Executive Producer
      Kenya Barris, Larry Wilmore, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, Tom Russo, E. Brian Dobbins, Peter Principato, Paul Young, James Griffiths
      Vijal Patel, Kenya Barris, Gail Lerner, Peter Saji, Corey Nickerson
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 24, 2014