South Side: Season 1 Reviews

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July 20, 2020
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.
August 21, 2019
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.
August 19, 2019
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.
August 13, 2019
"South Side" does something rare for TV, portraying a poor neighborhood with dry-eyed wit, favoring specificity over polemics or cliché.
August 1, 2019
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.
August 1, 2019
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.
July 30, 2019
Sharp social commentary, language in hilarious series.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2019
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.
July 24, 2019
It's that kind of sharp, careful, hyper-local writing that makes South Side a joy.
July 24, 2019
The end result is a serviceable comedy that humanizes a portion of Chicago that is often either missing, maligned or misrepresented in mainstream media.
July 24, 2019
South Side isn't here to play in Atlanta's haunting surrealism or find pathos with its imperfect families, and that's just fine. It's wild, weird, and 100% worth visiting on its own merits.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.7/10
July 23, 2019
That experience directly informs "Sherman's Showcase," but it can also be seen in "South Side," whose scenes and episodes don't build (at least not in any intricate or surprising way) but skip along from joke to joke, verbally and visually.
July 23, 2019
"South Side" is a fearless, unapologetic, equal opportunity offender - sometimes going to near absurdist lengths in shining a spotlight on racial and cultural and societal issues, but never in mean-spirited fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 23, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 23, 2019
Much of the show 's appeal is also rooted in the joy of great banter and subverting expectations.. But there's also just a lot of really funny writing.
July 23, 2019
The best feature of this show is that it quickly pulls viewers into the silliness of the atmosphere.
July 22, 2019
Everything in this new sitcom pops, including the catchy theme song.
July 18, 2019
South Side is the more conventional of the two, with all the rapid-fire jokes and zany digressions of a Tina Fey joint.
July 18, 2019
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.
July 15, 2019
South Side is the funniest new show of 2019.
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