The Bar Simply Adores Marsai Martin

I don't know why more people aren't talking about ABC's Black-ishThis show is hilarious and actually provides some great commentary on sexism, racism, parenting, childhood, and being a nerd.

I love, love, love Marsai Martin who plays Diane Johnson.  Diane is the smarter half of the twins (the two younger children of the four) and a quintessential Black Girl Nerd.  I am completely ecstatic that such a character exists on TV right now.  She wears glasses and prim outfits, and she uses big words.  Her siblings never fully comprehend what she's saying, and Rainbow, her mom, has already accepted that out of all the kids, only Diane can follow in her footsteps and become a doctor.

Marsai herself is an eloquent, phenomenal young actress.  Her comedic timing is flawless, her facial expressions are on point, and her voice is made of the purest charm.

I also like how Diane's perception vastly differs from her siblings.  At the end of Episode 5 (the most talked about episode of the series thus far), her older siblings think Jack has gotten spanked and are terrified about being next.  But Diane's biggest concern is that she owes her grandfather fifty bucks.

Like...this is so my girl!!!!


  1. Isn't she a doll?

    1. *nods* She and Marcus Scribner (who plays her brother Junior) both retweeted this post.

  2. She is the cutest. So talented, and her timing and delivery are amazing. So many actresses her age are very cloying and have an obvious affectation. She is a natural.

  3. And I do want to give a shout out to Laurence Fishburne. He is perfect for this role and one of my other main reasons for watching.


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