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: 21


Audience Score

User Ratings: 39

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Air date: Jul 24, 2019
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Air date: Sep 11, 2019
Air date: Sep 18, 2019
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South Side: Season 1 Videos

Tv Season Info


Bashir Salahuddin
as Officer Goodnight
Chandra Russell
as Sergeant Chandra Turner
Sultan Salahuddin
as Simon James
Diallo Riddle
as Allen Gayle
Kareme Young
as Kareem "K" Odom
Quincy Young
as Quincy "Q" Odom
LaRoyce Hawkins
as Michael "Shaw" Owens
Lanre Idewu
as Greg the Marine
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Critic Reviews for South Side Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (11)

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sharp social commentary, language in hilarious series.

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

Audience Reviews for South Side: Season 1

  • 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.
  • 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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