The Last O.G.: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
The Last O.G.

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Despite uneven writing, The Last O.G. succeeds on the strength of Tracy Morgan's inspired performance and Tiffany Haddish's comic instincts.



Critic Ratings: 34


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User Ratings: 156
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Tray Barker (Tracy Morgan) returns home to Brooklyn after spending 15 years in prison, only to find his home much changed from gentrification. Among the many changes Tray needs to adjust to is his ex-girlfriend Shay (Tiffany Haddish) raising their twins Amira (Taylor Christian Mosby) and Shazad (Dante Hoagland) with her husband Josh (Ryan Gaul), who happens to be white. With the aid of his cousin Bobby (Allen Maldonado) and his halfway house gang, led by house owner Miniard Mullins (Cedric the Entertainer), Tray tries to walk the straight and narrow so he could stay close to his kids. His new way of living, however, gets threatened when he crosses paths with Wavy (Malik Yoba), the man who got him into prison in the first place.

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Critic Reviews for The Last O.G. Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (21)

The Last O.G. doesn't fully commit to being a dramedy: The punchlines sometimes fall flat or feel too retrograde, while the drama feels restrained and too fleeting to land. But it succeeds in telling a story not told enough.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Above all, "The Last O.G." is a showcase for Morgan, and he enjoys a star's triumph.

Mar 30, 2018 | Full Review…

I can't say The Last O.G. is a triumph; the writing would need to cut even deeper for that, and every single jail-shower joke would need to miraculously disappear. But it's nonetheless a promising vehicle for Morgan, and I'm eager to see where it goes.

Mar 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Perhaps Morgan never knew he had this in him. Maybe audiences didn't either. Surprise, surprise.

Apr 4, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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If the comedy wants to be a clever, foul-mouthed sitcom with broad appeal rooted in its affable performers, that's more than fine. But it's not very gangster.

Mar 15, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Get past the series' OK opener along with some of its searing vulgarity - hey, this is a Tracy Morgan show, after all - and "The Last O.G." settles down into something else and something better

Mar 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Whether trading barbs with Cedric the Entertainer as the jokester head of his halfway house or cajoling the clientele at his coffeehouse workplace, [Tracy] Morgan is a joy.

Apr 2, 2018 | Full Review…

It's definitely worth your watch as a brief summer binge.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Morgan and Haddish are reliably funny, and the story of Tray's return to a world that passed him by has a lot of potential.

Apr 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Ex-con rebuilds his life in crude yet oddly sweet comedy.

Apr 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Once it settles into its groove, The Last O.G. is a wonderfully enjoyable comedy.

Apr 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The show demonstrates great potential to be both funny and enlightening on the plight of ex-cons in America.

Oct 29, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Last O.G.: Season 1

  • Jan 01, 2020
    My first time ver viewing the show. I'm in love!!! Morgan, Haddish, Ryan, Allen, Cedric all amaaaazing!!!!!
  • Jan 14, 2019
    I loved this show . The director did a great job at showing how an ex convict can leave prison and do well.
  • Jan 10, 2019
    Love this show. Tracy and Tiffany are great. Supporting cast is great. Writing is great. Can't wait for next season.
  • Dec 29, 2018
    Tracy Morgan makes this okay show funny. The premise is pretty funny. Guy gets put away for 15 years, comes back to see his neighborhood has been a victim of gentrification and to top that off his ex-girlfriend is married to a white guy. It gets serious at times, but there are some good laughs. I will definitely check out season 2 when it comes out.
  • Dec 10, 2018
    Good acting and writing. Surprising depth.
  • Oct 27, 2018
    So funny! I’m absolutely in love with this show!
  • Sep 26, 2018
    This is my new favorite show of 2018. I'm mad that I can't find recaps or decent reviews ANYWHERE. The one review I did find on USAToday was written by someone who obviously doesn't understand the culture. I can't wait for season 2!
  • Aug 24, 2018
    Tracy Morgan AND Cedric the Entertainer...OKAY
  • Aug 12, 2018
    The Last O.G S1 - You know, I was expecting less then what The Last O.G has brought to the screen and to my mind. I thought all it was is Tray was trying to be a gangster again, but its a pretty heart warming story, until he starts selling crack again.
  • Aug 04, 2018
    I wATCHED SOME OF THE FIRST EPISODE. nOT TO SOUND LIKE A hATER BUT i THINK THE PREMISE AND THE TITLE WAS WASTED HEREIN THIS ENDEAVOR. i DON'T THINK DUDE (mR. mORGAN) IS LEAD MAN MATERIAL. i THINK HE WOULD'VE SHINED MORE AS A SUPPORTING ACTING, MAYBE PLAYING AN INMATE OR CONVICT BUT NOT THE oG. i CAN'T SEE THE HUMOR IN IS HUMOR IT SEEMS WEIRD, OFFSETTING AND AUTISTIC. I don't expect much from this show, I don't expect it to blow my socks off. I may laugh at some of the stupid humor but once that plays out I'll grow bored and watch something else... Maybe I'll give it another chance, at least watch a whole ep.. but I doubt it.

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