Y'all, listen...Golden Ages come and go, the 1990s are over, coulda/woulda/shoulda/zero fucks given. True, the Huxtables and Bankses are no more, but Black-ish is funny as hell, I laugh every single episode, and it's another great show - out of
Black, functional, upper-middle class family? Check. On-point casting? Check, check. Hell...I've been paying attention to Anthony Anderson since friggin' Romeo Must Die and Cradle 2 the Grave (personally, I preferred him bigger). Tracee Ellis Ross led the cast of Girlfriends for almost a decade. Laurence Fishburne was Morpheus. And the kids playing the twins ("Jack and Diane") are the very epitome of breakout stars (Diane's my favorite character). What's not to love?
Is Black-ish flawed? Of course. We're in Season One and the third episode only just aired last night. Give it time and feedback, people. I "get" Black-ish, I find some of the jokes to be incredibly witty, and I hope that with constructive criticism and consistent support, the show will move forward and last several years.
Is anybody else watching?