Blackish

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Is anyone watching it? I've only seen part of it once because it comes on in between my favorite shows (modern family and nashville). At first i thought it would be really lame, and it is kind of cheesy but not too bad.

The last episode, I could relate to almost exactly with me and my mom.
i wrote this on another message board:

why i like the show:

-a show about a nuclear black family living in a nice house in a nice neighborhood
-black people look nice, nice modern clothes, nice hair (featuring natural and straight styles)
-nothing is too much of a stretch (irl there is a black couple at my daughter's church where the wife is a doctor and husband is a business man and they have 5 kids!)
-nice that the grandad lives in the home with them to bellow out some of my no nonsense feelings
-the set is modern looking (love the twins bedroom) and there is no annoying canned laughter
-the show discusses some of the inner conflict i've dealt with in the work world
-the show attempts to deal with what it means to be black and how blackness is different between generations (the grandfather v the parents v the children) and within generations (the wife v husband)

what i do not like about the show

and this is a big one...

-maybe whites are the writers for the show but black people don't go through these exercises of questioning our blackness and wondering if this or that was racist just because we have nothing else better to do. no, there is a cause! this show misleads the public into thinking blacks are emotionally insecure and that we need to learn to let go of racial thoughts because we over think in our daily lives. if i were a white person watching the show, i'd think black people are crazy and race obsessed (as many irl do feel). no!! people treat us poorly and act crazy and we are constantly having to shift and change and modify and deal and try to fit in...don't place the blame on our shoulders and then have a chuckle about it.
I watched parts of 2 episodes and was underwhelmed. Maybe I missed all the good parts. I was just watching because I wanted to see if the acting was good and if it was funny. I enjoy good sitcoms but this...meh, not sure I will tune in again.

Josephine, I must have missed the episode dealing with moms. Or else I fell asleep before it got well underway.
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No it wasn't about moms but the father in the show shocked that his son didn't notice or care if he saw another black person/person of color and I remember having this exact conversation with my mom and her same reaction.
Interesting! (Not the show, but that you had the exact same conversation with your mom.) I have a fondness for Diana Ross (I'm ancient) so I've been interested in her daughter's career. Maybe the show will take off - all depends on the writers. It was interesting to see Lawrence Fishburne cast "against type" as the saying goes - he's usually not in that type of role. Maybe the actors will get to have a say in the writing - that might improve it.
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I really like the show so far. I've heard a lot of my Black relatives and colleagues say they don't like it. I think one reason is that people like Tyler Perry and Spike Lee kinda keep us in a box. We either have to be gut-busting funny or poor and violent. Yes, these issues they present are real and true in many Black societies, but it has become a bit of a stereotype for us. I like that Black-ish has the same format of popular and successful white shows because not all Black people have gone through "the struggle."
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Last edited by SweetRellie; 10-13-2014 at 08:36 PM.
SweetRellie, did you watch the Cosby show, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Family Matters, The Bernie Mac Show, Moesha? Those shows did fit the Spike Lee/Tyler Perry mold you speak about nor did they struggle. Blackish premise really isn't new, just updated.
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Not impressed. I agree with Frau. I am constantly thinking to myself "I wonder how many black writers/exec they have on this show". It's almost like this is a show about how white people think black people think.

That being said, it gave me a moment of actually liking it. I've been seeing this guy from Malawi and he and his family are always to surprised at how not "black" I am. I am always telling them to look in the mirror (they are half indian/half Africa. I call them halfrican). So I can't wait to show them that scene where the dad and son are looking for black people at the school and come across the Malawian
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It seemed a little obvious to me in the previews that it wouldn't be that great but I was wondering if anyone liked it. Most shows are going to generalize/exaggerate and won't be relatable (i dont know if thats a word) to everyone. For example, sex and the cit, big bang theory, sofia vergara's portrayal on modern family, tyler perry shows, etc.
I haven't seen it. I might try but the reviews have been bad and I am always disappointed in her bc of the way she likes to perpetuate the biracial and "Blackish" cliches on her shows. Time to move on Tracee Silberstein...
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It seems to be a hit. More shows have been requested for the season.
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Last edited by juanab; 10-14-2014 at 10:47 AM.
Interesting! (Not the show, but that you had the exact same conversation with your mom.)
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Ha, I'm sure if I ask my friends, they all had the same convo, I know at least on of our friends did. It's a common thing, just funny to see it depicted on a tv show.
My slightly racist co-worker loves this show. :-)
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My slightly racist co-worker loves this show. :-)
Originally Posted by scrills
Dare I ask, how is he/she 'slightly' racist?
I haven't seen it. I might try but the reviews have been bad and I am always disappointed in her bc of the way she likes to perpetuate the biracial and "Blackish" cliches on her shows. Time to move on Tracee Silberstein...
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
If you're talking about Tracee she isn't fully Black American. She always looked Middle Eastern to me, not African American, though she has her mother's eyes. I always thought she looked out of place in some of her past roles. I actually think it's the husband on the show that points out her being biracial and her "white" hippie upbringing.

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I actually like it. It's a slightly less funny version of Modern Family. I would think that for some black Americans who grew up in the hood, they could probably relate to the father and his "dated" viewpoints when compared to his children's generation or the generation immediately following him. The man is living a completely lifestyle than he had when growing up. The grandfather is also realistic. Some of my friends have relatives thst are like this.

I don't find this show like The Cosby Show. The vibe is different. The only thing in common is that both shows are about a black family.

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Last edited by multicultcurly; 10-14-2014 at 11:49 AM.
I know the show is called Blac-ish, but I think the issue is that every ep is centered around them being black. That makes it not like the Cosby's or Modern Family for me. I wish they were more a family first and black second. but they are black, black-ish, kind black first, second and third and fouth, oh yeah, a family.

Like someone said upthread. These conversations are real, just not every day and all the time.
My slightly racist co-worker loves this show. :-)
Originally Posted by scrills
Dare I ask, how is he/she 'slightly' racist?
Originally Posted by Josephine
Not sure if you saw my post in the SIIDY thread, but this is one that when I was eating chicken that she wanted to get me some watermelon and caption the picture STEREOTYPE. And every year, she suggests something really black as costume because she is obsessed with the idea of me picking my hair out to an afro.

In my office, she is medium on the racist scale.
Eek Scrills. Just reading it is embarrassing.
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I haven't seen it. I might try but the reviews have been bad and I am always disappointed in her bc of the way she likes to perpetuate the biracial and "Blackish" cliches on her shows. Time to move on Tracee Silberstein...
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
If you're talking about Tracee she isn't fully Black American. She always looked Middle Eastern to me, not African American, though she has her mother's eyes. I always thought she looked out of place in some of her past roles. I actually think it's the husband on the show that points out her being biracial and her "white" hippie upbringing.

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Originally Posted by multicultcurly
Yes, I know what she is. And that's why her overuse of these dumb biracial and "Blackish" type cliches is annoying to me.
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