Bob (Hearts) Abishola: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Bob (Hearts) Abishola

Critics Consensus

Groundbreaking, but unfortunately grating, Bob (Hearts) Abishola undermines its own progressive premise with underwhelming humor that relies too heavily on outdated stereotypes.

54%

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Critic Ratings: 13

52%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 213
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 23, 2019
2
Air date: Sep 30, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 7, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 14, 2019
5
Air date: Oct 21, 2019
6
Air date: Oct 28, 2019
7
Air date: Nov 4, 2019
8
Air date: Nov 18, 2019
9
Air date: Nov 25, 2019
10
Air date: Dec 9, 2019
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Critic Reviews for Bob (Hearts) Abishola Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

Although the jokes are broad and the studio audience laughter as loud and long as any other Lorre show, there's something quiet, simple and satisfying about "Abishola" that makes it stand out among the producer's canon

Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Ostensibly, the show is an attempt to bridge cultural differences... In practice, however-and despite the participation of Nigerian-British co-creator Gina Yashere-it exoticizes its female lead and cracks easy jokes grounded in stereotypes.

Sep 20, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm happy to report my concerns were (mostly) unfounded due to the show's surprising level of nuance, which renders Bob Hearts Abishola nothing short of groundbreaking.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Olowofoyeku and Gardell work diligently, but they're not given much to play besides good intentions.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The show probably can't keep them from a relationship for too long without stretching its premise too thin, but for now, their dynamic is a refreshingly unique one for a broadcast network sitcom.

Sep 24, 2019 | Full Review…

They have zero chemistry. They do not go on a date. They do not say anything funny.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

If you got chuckles and awws out of Mike & Molly, cuddle up with this twist on that 2010-2016 hit.

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

The straining attempt at inclusion has its sweet moments, but a lot of its humor is based on unfunny tropes.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Bob Hearts Abishola has just enough heart (no pun intended) to put it ahead of how most Chuck Lorre comedies started, including huge hits like Two and a Half Men or The Big Bang Theory.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

But there's also an earnestness about Bob Hearts Abishola that makes it likable, and the writers' efforts at slowly bringing the two characters together to find common ground give these stereotypes some context.

Sep 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The problem with the show, which is evident pretty much from the start: Abishola can do better than Bob.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The show is well-intentioned, but so far walks an unsteady line between the canned-laughter sound of a run-of-the-mill sitcom, and an attempt at something more ambitious.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bob (Hearts) Abishola: Season 1

  • 22h ago
    Love the show. The characters are fun to watch.
  • Feb 11, 2020
    I absolutely love this show. The humor between to cultures is absolutely hilarious. Thanks for making Mondays funny again.
  • Feb 10, 2020
    Bob ❤️ Abishola is one of my favorite comedies on network TV. The characters and situations are relatable (especially to immigrants and children of immigrants) and the humor never seems forced. There's a lot of heart infused within the humor. These characters may have flaws, but I care about them and want things to work out for them! (So many comedies mess up this aspect by creating egregiously flawed characters that I only want to see fail miserably or be killed off in an excruciatingly painful manner, which makes me turn off the TV and browse Netflix for a gruesome horror flick.) Bob ❤️ Abishola keeps me from going to the Dark Side too much. It's good to laugh sometimes!
  • Feb 09, 2020
    Great cast; witty and insightful writing that compels me to care about the well developed characters. I usually gravitate toward mystery/drama/action genres, but Bob❤️Abishola captivates my attention, expands my cultural knowledge, and most importantly, makes me laugh.
  • Feb 06, 2020
    I never miss this show. The cast is charming, the laugh lines click, the characters are people I've known.
  • Feb 04, 2020
    Love this show, wisecracks from this cast are funny as hell
  • Feb 04, 2020
    A sweet if unsurprising romance between two very likable leads. Could use more originality in the writing, but worth investing a little time on.
  • Jan 28, 2020
    Absolutely loving this show! There is some impeccable writing and the characters are hysterical! PLEASE MORE OF THIS!!
  • Jan 26, 2020
    This show is wonderful. It keeps me laughing. Each episode is better than the last.
  • Jan 21, 2020
    I absolutely love this show because despite the racial disparity we see so much on TV, it shows love and tolerance is possible. It's a feel good show.

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