All About the Washingtons: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
All About the Washingtons

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Episodes

Air date: Aug 10, 2018

While Joey settles into a new domestic routine, Justine kick-starts her career with an innovative debut product.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2018

Justine scores an exclusive dinner invite; Skyler makes a major decision; Veronica finds an unsettling surprise in her boyfriend's apartment.

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Joey teaches Justine a crucial business lesson; Wes learns about the pitfalls of collaboration; Daevon brushes up on his manners.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2018

Arsenio encourages Joey to step back into the spotlight; Daevon struggles with an identity crisis; Justine tries a risky marketing strategy.

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The Washingtons take in a special guest; Joey attempts to teach Daevon a lesson; Skyler prepares for her academic future.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2018

Joey shares some exciting news; Justine struggles with an online troublemaker; Veronica helps Skyler tackle an unexpected fear.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2018

Veronica gets caught in a social media predicament; Joey confronts an old rival; Justine devises a plan to spend more time with Wes.

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Justine and Joey clash over Veronica's love life; Wes and Daevon team up for a special project; Skyler hosts an elaborate sleepover.

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Wes strikes up a new romance; Skyler seeks sisterly revenge; Joey and Justine help Malik with a baby-sitting issue.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2018

An icy blizzard brings the kids together; Joey prepares for a new kind of gig; Justine unravels a family mystery.

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Cast & Crew

Rev Run
Joey Washington

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Justine Simmons
Justine Washington

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Kiana Ledé
Veronica Washington

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Nathan Anderson
Wesley Washington

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Leah Rose Randall
Skyler Washington

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Maceo Smedley
Deavon Washington

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Critic Reviews for All About the Washingtons: Season 1

Audience Reviews for All About the Washingtons: Season 1

  • Jul 19, 2019
    Netflix should renew for a second season but I think it's too late now
  • Apr 06, 2019
    this show is even better than fuller house
  • Sep 22, 2018
    Great show to watch with family!
  • Sep 09, 2018
    This show has some good heart about which I like
  • Sep 08, 2018
    This show is really good it has great potential for the future
  • Aug 15, 2018
    Nice and funny, the acting is weak, and always positive, but overall I enjoy it for sure!
  • Aug 09, 2018
    Every now and then a show comes along starring one of your favorite legends, and you want it to succeed. You want it to live up to your mind's hype. You want to will it into being awesome. And you just can't. Joseph Simmons, aka Rev. Run of Run-DMC, is a hip-hop legend and reality TV star. But his latest project is unworthy of his hard earned reputation. All About the Washingtons, now streaming on Netflix, pulls him and his wife out of reality TV and into a three camera scripted drama. And it just. Doesn't. Work. All In The Family Like in his hit MTV reality show, he's joined by his wife Justine (their six real children are replaced here by four kids out of central casting). But unlike in the MTV show, there is no chemistry between the two. The Washingtons is a fictionalized version of their actual life. He plays MC Joey, a road weary rapper ready to retire. So he does a trading places with his wife, also Justine, who wants to get out of the house and pursue her entrepreneurial spirit. But they don't come across fictionalized, they come across cartoonish. They are clearly reading and/or reciting their lines, and in my interview with them, they admitted this was the hardest part in making the jump from reality to scripted. "Just the whole studying lines," Justine told us, "and how they changed the lines. But we love it. We do love it." Hubby Rev. Run echoed those sentiments, and is clearly more comfortable with the first-take only-take of reality. "Rewrites all day long. Taking things that were good and like this isn't as good as the first thing you wrote and this is the fifth thing." Chemistry: It's Not Just for Science Class Every time Joe and Justine interact on camera, it feels like they met for the first time at the table read, not like the cute, compatible couple that they are. And their interactions with their kids aren't any better. The younger stars range in age from precocious elementary to adult professional, though all living at home. This gives lots of opportunity for inter-generational fun. That is semi-exploited in the pilot episode, when his aspiring rapper son wants Dad to give his demo to the record label. Joe tactfully ducks out of the situation and it's basically ignored until the end of the show. It's ironic (sad?) that maybe the most believable moments are between the kids themselves. They are professional actors so it makes sense. One, Wes Anderson, is the son of Anthony Anderson of Black-ish, so it's in the DNA. It's not unusual for parents to be the odd ones out in a family sitcom, but it's true here for all the wrong reasons. Write and Wrong But the issues that make this unwatchable television don't fall squarely on the shoulders of our earnest actors. While the good Reverend and the lovely Justine are learning the skills of being sitcom stars, they should have been surrounded by writers and producers adept in helping them develop their skills and catering to their strengths. They were not. As we mentioned, the wannabe wrapper offspring story is used to exploit a generation gap. But other than that, it's a fairly conflict free environment. Of the episodes made available to The Cocktail ahead of time, we see the kids, despite their age differences, get along. Even though the kids will be getting used to a different power dynamic at home, still get along pretty well with Mom and Dad. The parents adjust to their own life changes with surprising ease. Sitcoms still need conflict. It doesn't have to be dramatic, How To Get Away With Murder conflict, but conflict is necessary nonetheless. The Simmons's had loving conflict in their reality show, but here it's just a go along and get along ride. It's as if the writers thought the reality love would just naturally migrate over to their three cameras and over lit set. There is literally nothing from what we've seen to make us want to go back and binge the rest of the episodes, and not even the laugh track can cajole us to think this has real comedic possibility. Yes, there's a laugh track. 'Nuff said.

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