mixed-ish: Season 1 (2019)

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While it needs more time to establish its own comedic voice, mixed-ish and its appealing cast are off to a sweet and smart start.

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Critic Ratings: 20

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User Ratings: 72

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 24, 2019
2
Air date: Oct 1, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 8, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 15, 2019
5
Air date: Oct 22, 2019
6
Air date: Oct 29, 2019
7
Air date: Nov 12, 2019
8
Air date: Nov 19, 2019
9
Air date: Dec 10, 2019
10
Air date: Dec 10, 2019
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The "Black-ish" spin-off features a 12-year-old Rainbow (Arica Himmel) as she comes to terms with her life as a kid in a mixed-race family in the '80's. At the beginning of Season 1, her parents Paul (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Alicia (Tika Sumpter) decide to leave the hippie commune where they used to live and move to the suburbs, where they struggle with being accepted as part of the community. While Rainbow and her siblings have trouble at school for their mixed-race origins, the parents try to educate them on their heritage.

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Critic Reviews for mixed-ish Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

I love the premise of this misfit family trying to find where they fit in America's confusing, hypocritical racial hierarchy. And the cast, featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tika Sumpter as Rainbow's parents, often shines.

Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…
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Mixed-ish falls into the trap of framing its protagonists as pioneers of mixed-race consciousness, rather than inheritors of a long and complex history.

Oct 28, 2019 | Full Review…

There's loads of potential, but the first episode is underwhelming, a little too neat, and too reliant on spelling things out for the audience.

Sep 24, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Wise, funny, patient, and full of that quality we call human kindness, something good came from that fraught childhood. "Mixed-ish" is her story and it feels like one worth hearing about.

Sep 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Santamonica is quickly becoming a favorite character. I'm not sure it's her age or blunt tongue, but she made me laugh this entire episode. The witty one-liners have me laughing out of my chair.

Nov 26, 2019 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

I trust that the talent behind the series created by Kenya Barris, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Peter Saji will work out the kinks, but it's definitely in the wait-and-see category.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

I just love the whole cast.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

From the first episode, it looks like mixed-ish, in the same vein of its predecessor black-ish, has all the ingredients to tackle those difficult grey areas in a smart, articulate, and funny way.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

There may be a few too many precocious kid scenes, but the tone is warm, the cast is likable and the '80s details are a nostalgic kick.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

"Black-ish" spin-off has a uniquely wonderful take on race.

Oct 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

On first glance, "Mixed-ish" shows potential. Much like its lead character, though, it struggles to decide what it wants to be.

Oct 1, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Much like being bi-racial creates a different racial experience, mixed-ish is a different kind of show - and that's ok. It's a lane to explore those differences in all of its nuances,

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for mixed-ish: Season 1

  • Jul 22, 2020
    Every episode was very entertaining and meaningful topics throughout.
  • Mar 25, 2020
    It feels good just to sit and enjoy family entertainment—the dynamics and culture mirror my own family's. I know many are complaining about what the show is not, but I love it for what it is. It's an opportunity to laugh with my family and reminisce about an era that was a pivotal time for all mixed families.
  • Mar 25, 2020
    Retarded-ish. Played out-ish. Not funny at all-ish.
  • Mar 25, 2020
    I love this show. I'm a fan of black-ish and grown-ish, but was skeptical of another spin-off. It turns out this is my favorite of the three. I didn't grow up in the 80's so it's a nice glimpse into the era for me. I also think they did a great job with casting: all of the actors really make their characters come to life. I genuinely look forward to new episodes coming out each week. Please keep this show on the air!
  • Feb 18, 2020
    Must see! Completely relatable, happy they are giving a good representation of the mixed culture. Tune in every Tuesday's on ABC, you won't be disappointed.
  • Jan 31, 2020
    Hilarious! Love the messages hidden behind the humor of young children growing up bi-racial and finding their way through the sometimes difficult racial lines and learning to be comfortable within their own skin. A must watch TV show for families.
  • Jan 31, 2020
    This show is awesome, I have a mixed family and it is totally relatable. I love the context they are exploring, keep it up guys.
  • Jan 10, 2020
    Pretty funny to me. Love the actors involved in this sitcom.
  • Jan 03, 2020
    I hate to say it, but the show is complete garbage. Take it from a mixed teenage girl. In this show, there's no plot, no entertainment value, and no character development. Honestly, the only point of the show is to hammer into your head that makes people exist, and by the second or third episode, it was already boring and dry. Every episode is basically the same. Unlike blackish, which I happen to love, this show provided boring characters, stale environments, and completely synthetic conversations. If you took away the fact that the main character is mixed, there would be no show. In contrast, blackish provided unique characters with a plot and an interesting environment. You actually care what happens to the characters and the whole point of the show is not that they're black, even though that's a fundamental part of it. It's integrated in a way that makes it interesting, adds to the plot, and allows the characters to be real people beyond just their race. It would be really nice if we were provided with some dynamic characters, with more than one personality trait and role in the story. I wanted to like this show, and I really hope they can pull it together in the future.
  • Dec 12, 2019
    It is SO LAZY! instead of contending with the real implications of raising children without capitalism, gender, and race, the show jumps to unrealistic conclusions. When kids are raised with certain values, such as anti-capitalism, they do not immediately run to the first display of it they find, though the show suggests otherwise. It does not make sense that the children are so quick to reject the religious customs they were raised with. I was raised in a non-majority religion and I didn't come home from school excited to reject my Judaism at the first opportunity. When the kids adopt Christmas so easily, it is inconsistent with the setup of the show. This is just a way for the dominant culture to feel soothed in their social practices.

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