Critic Consensus: Despite uneven writing, The Last O.G. succeeds on the strength of Tracy Morgan's inspired performance and Tiffany Haddish's comic instincts.
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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
Above all, "The Last O.G." is a showcase for Morgan, and he enjoys a star's triumph.
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.
Perhaps Morgan never knew he had this in him. Maybe audiences didn't either. Surprise, surprise.
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.
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