black-ish: Season 1 Reviews

March 4, 2015
The series has transformed from hokey formula into one of the goofiest, most reliably enjoyable comedies around.
February 18, 2015
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.
September 30, 2014
It's cool to see Fishburne reclaim the comic power he had on Pee-wee's Playhouse.
September 26, 2014
Black-ish seems to have bit off more than it can chew. Still, it has enough good in it to suggest it may find its own niche. A brave, new world needs a brave, new sitcom.
September 25, 2014
Black-ish is a true bright spot in a bleak fall TV landscape.
September 25, 2014
Black-ish stands out in its commitment to explore serious cultural issues with a humorous slant. It stands out among the three family sitcoms that precede it on ABC's comedy night and even stands out among the broadcast television slate as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 24, 2014
Anderson's family sitcom about cultural identity in the '10s is often insightful and surprisingly funny given the potential pitfalls of its premise.
September 24, 2014
Once you get past its pejorative and provocative title, ABC's new family comedy Black-ish is extremely intelligent and funny.
September 24, 2014
The African American experience is not one of easy assimilation into mainstream culture. What makes black-ish potentially great is Barris' recognition of that.
September 24, 2014
Black-ish also gives the impression that it could do better. The writers are going to have to start by trying to keep it real-ish.