Bob (Hearts) Abishola: Season 1 (2019 - 2020)

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Bob (Hearts) Abishola

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Bob (Hearts) Abishola undermines its own progressive premise with underwhelming humor that relies too heavily on outdated stereotypes.

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Critic Ratings: 13

57%

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User Ratings: 246

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 23, 2019

In the premiere, compression-sock businessman Bob falls for his cardiac nurse, Abishola, a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2019

Bob waits for Abishola to make the next move, but her Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde make it hard for her by stalking him.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2019

Bob attempts to learn more about Nigerian customs while Abishola has to contend with gossip spreading about her relationship with Bob.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2019

After Abishola calls off things with Bob, her Auntie Olu sets her up with a Nigerian pharmacist, and Bob tries online dating.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2019

After Abishola has a romantic dream about Bob, she tries to suppress her feelings for him and pays the price.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2019

Bob and Abishola finally go on a proper date, which is interrupted by Dottie's medical emergency.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2019

Bob hires Abishola to take care of Dottie in his home while she recovers. Also, Dottie has a hard time dealing with her limitations and takes it out on Abishola.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2019

With Abishola only helping part-time, Bob, Douglas and Christina struggle to take care of Dottie.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2019

After Abishola gives her previous suitor, Chukwuemeka, a Nigerian pharmacist, a second chance, Uncle Tunde goes behind Auntie Olu's back to warn Bob about the other man who's courting his niece.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2019

Bob must gain the confidence to fight for Abishola when she goes on another date with Chukwuemeka. Also, Uncle Tunde finds an unlikely friend in Dottie in the aftermath of his fight with Auntie Olu.

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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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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…

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

Sep 23, 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Sep 23, 2019 | 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…

Audience Reviews for Bob (Hearts) Abishola: Season 1

  • Nov 17, 2020
    Peg ❤️ Bob ❤️ Abisola! So good. Refreshing.
  • Nov 17, 2020
    I try. I loved "Bob" in so many other things. From Yes, Dear to Mike & Molly. This show has too many moving parts. There is just too many characters and it makes it more confusing and hard to follow. The brother(he was WORTHLESS in Mom) and stereotypical sitster of Bob ruin it for me. Abishola has the best support with her 2 friends. They are actually the stars that noone realizes are the stars! Mike and Molly was better use of the talent.
  • Oct 13, 2020
    a very good idea, and a very good achievement. Each episode is a good time to spend.
  • Jun 30, 2020
    Scrolling thru tv and found this gem. Give it a chance...witty, funny yeah some outdated humor but still cute.
  • Jun 30, 2020
    It's very entertaining ! I love how different it is.
  • May 26, 2020
    Very amusing writing.
  • May 23, 2020
    The series is refreshingly funny.
  • May 12, 2020
    When I saw this would be on I was looking forward to it, and I've tried...I've really tried to like it but it consistently fails to deliver for me; it's just "meh." I feel a distinct lack of chemistry between the characters. Some of the characters are fun but for me Abishola's character just falls flat, so does Bob's and since this is supposed to be a show that revolves around those two....they should be interesting. I'm honestly surprised more episodes were ordered.
  • Apr 15, 2020
    The show got off to a slow start, but had enough going for it to keep me watching. I find that the slow and steady character development has been really good and the most recent episode where Bob's mom meets a man and the gentle banter between the mom and Abishola was touching and real. There are too few shows like this on TV and we need more of the, . A good show takes time to establish the characters and the relationships and I am eager to see what they do with it next season. Please, CBS, keep it going. I love Abishola too!
  • Apr 14, 2020
    I love this show! Abishola is a beautiful actor! She brings a different kind of comedic twist to sitcoms. I literally laughed out loud! Billy Cardell has always been a favorite of mine. S1 Episode 20 was epic! Worth watching it again!

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