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Bob (Hearts) Abishola undermines its own progressive premise with underwhelming humor that relies too heavily on outdated stereotypes.



Critic Ratings: 12


Audience Score

User Ratings: 117
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Air date: Sep 23, 2019
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Critic Reviews for Bob (Hearts) Abishola Season 1

All Critics (12) | 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…
Top Critic

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

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…

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…

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…

There's no denying Lorre's gift for hooking an audience... Bob Hearts Abishola may be the funniest (and certainly the sweetest) pilot the man with the golden laugh track has ever produced.

Sep 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bob (Hearts) Abishola: Season 1

  • 11h ago
    its funny and addresses certain issues concerning the black African community, the black american community and the whites
  • 19h ago
    I love it. Cant get enough. I am a black female and find nothing racist or offensive about this show. For those who are offended by the show what about the housewives, basketball wives, hip hop this and that. These shows in my opinion are not at all great for our race. I hope this show is not cancelled and once again I LOVE IT.
  • 2d ago
    I enjoy this show and love the still dated stereotypes. It doesn't miss anything as these things still occur daily!!!
  • 2d ago
    It's good. Light and not much there there yet. I don't like the graphics they use for showing the cast and setting the scene - weird big letters set in the landscape that really detract from the show. But acting is good and it's a nice message.
  • 4d ago
    This show is smart and funny. Nice to see a show that explores the nuances of different cultures and the universal language of love.
  • Oct 16, 2019
    Blacks have worked hard in the United States creating an America that welcomes immigrants like Nigerians. I just feel African Americans should not be the butt of jokes on this show. The struggle of African Americans is rooted in a unique history dating back to 1619. I couldn't understand why African-Americans are even discussed on a show where the main characters; a White man and a Nigerian woman, will fall in love at some point. Let the focus be love, NOT HATE.
  • Oct 16, 2019
    My wife and I enjoy the show. It's refreshingly different and has some good writers. I wouldn't rate it as awesome but had to. It's more like very good. It's the first new show we've made a point to watch(record) in years.
  • Oct 16, 2019
    Did not enjoy this show. It was not funny.
  • Oct 15, 2019
    I absolutely love this show! So wonderful to see the hilarious Gina Yashere able to use all her talents as producer, writer, and actress. I was excited to hear about the show and it has not disappointed. Different, extremely funny, and I was rooting for the two main characters from the get-go.
  • Oct 15, 2019
    Negative stereotypes over laugh tracks is not "opening the door" for dialogue. I'm tired of African Americans being treated this way

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