South Side: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
South Side

Critics Consensus

Absurdly funny and fearless, South Side successfully captures the spirit of a community and confronts tough social constructs with smart writing, a spectacular cast, and just the right amount of silliness.



Critic Ratings: 19


Audience Score

User Ratings: 6
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Air date: Jul 24, 2019
Air date: Jul 31, 2019
Air date: Aug 7, 2019
Air date: Aug 14, 2019

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Critic Reviews for South Side Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (10)

Brought to life by local Chicagoans, both in front of and behind the camera, "South Side" succeeds in what it sets out to do: give viewers a more complete, if humorous depiction of life on Chicago's south side.

Jul 23, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Everything in this new sitcom pops, including the catchy theme song.

Jul 22, 2019 | Full Review…

South Side barrages you with so many jokes, and in so short a time, that after a few minutes of watching, you'll feel drunk.

Jul 18, 2019 | Full Review…

South Side is the funniest new show of 2019.

Jul 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Don't let me make this show sound too serious, however. It is very, very funny and frequently strange, while also quite cutting about sociopolitical topics.

Aug 1, 2019 | Full Review…

With South Side, though, they quirkiness of The Office or Parks & Recreation is layered in there, making the humor of this series much smarter and more leftfield (at times) within that space.

Aug 1, 2019 | Full Review…

"South Side" does something rare for TV, portraying a poor neighborhood with dry-eyed wit, favoring specificity over polemics or cliché.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Rather than turn a blind eye to poverty and violence, "South Side" follows the tradition of history's great humorists to find laughter amid the chaos.

Jul 11, 2019 | Full Review…

This minutia demonstrates the producers' trust in their audience, their willingness to educate on the culture of their setting and their joy in honoring the viewers who do intrinsically understand these jokes.

Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Sharp social commentary, language in hilarious series.

Jul 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for South Side: Season 1

  • Aug 01, 2019
    The season so far is absolutely hilarious and reminds me of visiting ChiTown and going to Englewood. Gotta love the humor and it's only getting better each episode.
  • Jul 30, 2019
    This show will be the next best thing. I have never seen a show tie in so many relevant problems in a really funny way.

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