South Side: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
South Side

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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: 22


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User Ratings: 44

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Air date: Jul 24, 2019

Simon & Kareme are still stuck in dead-end jobs repossessing furniture when they graduate from community college

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Air date: Jul 31, 2019

Uncle Spike recruits Simon and Kareme to sell erectile dysfunction pills. Officer Goodnight struggles with his job patrolling the South Side.

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Air date: Aug 7, 2019

Officer Turner feuds with a civil rights icon who lives in the building she just bought, and Simon and Kareme start selling popcorn on the street.

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Air date: Aug 14, 2019

Officers Turner and Goodnight guard a store that's selling the new Jordans, and Simon and Kareme try to recover a laptop that has Kareme's sci-fi novel on it.

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Air date: Aug 21, 2019

Quincy and Kareme compete to see who can repossess more in a day.

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Air date: Aug 28, 2019

Simon and Kareme crash a barbecue, and Officer Turner gets a new wig to impress her old classmates from high school.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2019

Officer Turner's father asks her to compete in a spades tournament, and Simon learns the moves for steppin'.

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Air date: Sep 11, 2019

Officer Turner throws herself into the search for a missing teenager, and Stacy sets out to record the perfect song to inspire the community.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2019

Kareme propels Rent-T-Own to the next level with his tasty mild sauce meatballs. Allen tries desperately to impress the Heirs of Madagascar social club.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2019

Simon and Kareme invest in a new cryptocurrency called Litcoin, and Officer Goodnight shoots himself in the foot.

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Cast & Crew

Diallo Riddle
Allen Gayle
Bashir Salahuddin
Officer Goodnight
Sultan Salahuddin
Simon James
Chandra Russell
Sergeant Turner
Bashir Salahuddin
Executive Producer
Diallo Riddle
Executive Producer
Michael Blieden
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for South Side Season 1

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (14)

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…

Series co-creator Salahuddin is a hugely appealing performer, and his scripts are well packed with funny gags and interesting observations about black life and culture. A real gem.

Jul 20, 2020 | Full Review…

The fact that it is a straightforward, frenetically-paced laugh machine makes it stand out among the more severe portrayals of the city that we see on [other] shows.

Aug 21, 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…

South side is my favorite comedy show of 2019. Does well depicting the south side of Chicago while providing social commentary and a great deal of laughs.

Aug 19, 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…

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…

Sharp social commentary, language in hilarious series.

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

South Side is a funny look at people who love their neighborhood but know it's going to keep them down if they don't do something about it.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for South Side: Season 1

  • Apr 16, 2021
    Love this show. So many funny moments.
  • Sep 27, 2020
    Faced-paced and laugh out lout funny
  • Nov 17, 2019
    i think show is super funny and nicely connected to todays pop culture. Also wish there was more than 10 episodes should be around 20
  • Nov 03, 2019
    I like slapstick black comedies. This fits the bill. Not as funny or well done as say Atlanta, but it's a budget show on a comedy network.
  • Sep 28, 2019
    It's rare that a sitcom surprises you with it's punchlines and actually makes you laugh out loud these days. South Side definitely does that. One of my favorites right now!
  • Sep 22, 2019
    Extremely smart and detailed funny show with originality that nevers dull with multi layer characters that made me laugh in so many ways
  • Sep 19, 2019
    OMG, very funny, original show.
  • Sep 05, 2019
    Saw one episode...pretty funny and likeable, especially if you're somewhat familiar w Chicago.
  • Aug 29, 2019
    Somehow this show has made police officers funny, that alone is a feat in itself.
  • 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.

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