black-ish: Season 1

black-ish: Season 1

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A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

2014Rating: TV-14United States of AmericaABC Studios, Cinema Gypsy Productions, Khalabo Ink Society, ABC Signature, 20th Television, Touchstone Television
Comedy

Episodes

EPISODE 1.20

Switch Hitting

When super cool--and white--exec Jay Sloane challenges Dre over his... More street cred and picks inept Charlie for a big urban market account, Dre finds himself questioning his "blackness." Pops gets a letter from the IRS and fears the worst.

EPISODE 1.9

Colored Commentary

Dre encourages the family to have each other's backs; Zoey... More and Andre Jr. must babysit the twins.

EPISODE 1.8

Oedipal Triangle

When Dre's visiting mother butts heads with Bow, Dre searches... More for a way to get them to get along.

EPISODE 1.7

The Gift of Hunger

When the kids disapprove of Dre's favorite cheap restaurant, he... More decides they all need to get jobs.

EPISODE 1.6

The Prank King

Dre is disappointed when the older kids balk at a... More family tradition.

EPISODE 1.5

Crime and Punishment

Rainbow and Dre agree they will no longer spank their... More children.

EPISODE 1.4

Crazy Mom

When Dre takes over "mom'' duties, the praise he gets... More from everyone at the school goes to his head.

EPISODE 1.3

The Nod

Dre tries to help Andre Jr. expand his social circle.... More Rainbow tries to inspire Diane.

EPISODE 1.24

Pops' Pops' Pops

Pops comes to the rescue with the colorful story of... More how his great-great grandfather, Drexler Johnson, bet the future of the Johnson family against a ruthless gangster, Elroy Savoy, for Jack and Diane's school assignment.

EPISODE 1.23

Elephant in the Room

Dre and Bow go ballistic when Junior declares he’s joined... More the Young Republican Club to impress a girl. Since they really can’t believe any reasonable black people would be Republicans, Dre and Bow arrange to meet Hillary’s wealthy and conservative parents. Meanwhile, everyone teases Zoey when she finds out she needs glasses.

EPISODE 1.22

Please Don’t Ask, Please Don’t Tell

Dre's sister, Rhonda, is in town for Mother's Day and... More although she hasn't come out to the family, everyone knows she's gay, except Ruby.

EPISODE 1.21

The Peer-ent Trap

When teenager Zoey goes through a mini-rebellion phase by pushing... More boundaries and acting out, Dre wants to lay down the law, while Bow insists on a softer approach like her mom did with her.

EPISODE 1.1

Pilot

Advertising executive Dre happily anticipates a promotion; Andre Jr. wants... More to covert to Judaism and have a bar mitzvah like his friends.

EPISODE 1.2

The Talk

When Dre decides to give Andre Jr. the sex talk,... More he instantly regrets it when his son won't stop asking questions.

EPISODE 1.19

The Real World

Bow invites her friends from college to an elaborate dinner... More party in hopes of impressing them; Dre learns a lot about Bow's past; the kids decide to create their own reality show by documenting the party.

EPISODE 1.18

Sex, Lies and Vasectomies

Bow learns from her colleague that Dre never had the... More vasectomy a few years back that he was supposedly scheduled, so she decides to see if he'll come clean and tell the truth.

EPISODE 1.17

30 Something

Dre worries about getting older when he injures himself playing... More basketball before his 40th birthday.

EPISODE 1.16

Parental Guidance

Dre tries to arrange an amazing vow renewal for his... More and Bow's 15th anniversary. Beau Bridges and Jenifer Lewis guest star.

EPISODE 1.15

The Dozens

Dre teaches Andre Jr. how to trash-talk a school bully,... More Diane is afraid of the dark.

EPISODE 1.14

Andre from Marseille

Dre takes an instant dislike to Zoey's first serious boyfriend,... More a worldly teen from France.

EPISODE 1.13

Big Night, Big Fight

Dre is determined to keep the peace on Valentine's Day.... More Diane's siblings try to help her be nice.

EPISODE 1.12

Martin Luther Skiing Day

While on the way to the family's annual ski trip,... More Dre teaches the kids about Martin Luther King Jr.

EPISODE 1.11

Law of Attraction

Dre's Machismo is questioned and Pops and Ruby reignite their... More love.

EPISODE 1.10

Black Santa/White Christmas

Dre endeavors to take over the role of office Santa... More from the head of human resources.

black-ish: Season 1 | Reviews

Variety

Variety

Black-ish is a good idea — or at least a provocative one — rather disappointingly executed.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It has the potential to be one of the most insightful and original sitcoms on TV.

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Salon

Salon

Black-ish substitutes nuance for a surface-level engagement with authenticity politics.

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Vulture

Vulture

In its own sweet way, this is a landmark show.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

There’s a believable dynamic in the core of this family that works to the degree that most sitcoms take years to develop.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

It has enough good in it to suggest it may find its own niche.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Anderson and Ross are terrific together, and Fishburne looks to be having the time of his life.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Laurence Fishburne... steals Black-ish as the meddling Pops...

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

The series has transformed from hokey formula into one of the goofiest, most reliably enjoyable comedies around.

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black-ish: Season 1 | Release Details

black-ish: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Disney+.