For many, Black-ish is one of the favourites of all time. Black-ish totally nailed the concept “The Goldbergs” tried to grasp. Also, the show tackles real problems that the world is having. The show will make you laugh so much, so don’t go in with a full glass of water. But after every few episodes, you come across some excellent depiction of some real-life struggles that you face in real lives as well.
The show absolutely nails many of the issues the black people have to deal with daily. It’s not all racism. It’s more of a day to day interactions with non-blacks, who don’t or can’t understand, what it’s like being black. The show has humour, and attitude that can be typical within black culture, that also includes language, hair, and familial drama. The non-black viewers are being educated as it relates to black culture, relationships, racism, and social issues dealing with humanity. The way they portrayed everything was just soo great. Episodes are also 25 mins around each, and honestly, they cover nearly the whole episode with entertainment, not like some of those lengthy time-wasting TV series. Overall, great show, great cast, great episodes, great premise.
The Release Date of Black-ish Season 7:
First of all, on May 21, 2020, ABC renewed the series for a seventh season. Secondly, on October 4, 2020, ABC aired Election Special Part 1, and the next episode was Election Special Part 2, which was aired on October 4 2020, as well. However, these were the specials from Black-ish as an early gift for their fans. Furthermore, season 7 will air from October 21 2020.
It’s not just about a black family and funny racist jokes. The first three seasons are INSTANT CLASSICS. It is funny, smart, “Woke” and pretty on point with a discussion of the Black Experience. I think it provides a comical window into the lives of the middle class and upper-class minorities in a way that The Cosby show never did because Cosby was so clean and perfect. The Johnson Family is quirky, silly, deeply flawed, funny, angry, suspicious and wounded, but they love each other, and they love being Black. Right On! They worry about losing their Blackness because of how well they live. Are they just “Black-ish”? I guess it is up to the audience to decide. But I’d say, they are Black as volcanic ash!
Furthermore, the episode LEMONS really does it because it was right when Trump got sworn into office. Moreover, it said that other people out there were going through the same thing as you and me. At the same time, The hair episode was fantastic and on point.
The Cast for Black-ish:
First of all, whoever selected the cast, did an excellent job in forming an all-star black cast such as Tracee Ellis Ross, Lawrence Fishburne, Anthony Anderson, and Yara Shahidi. There is not one weak character that I could pick out except for maybe Janine, but she isn’t supposed to be an immense character, so it’s okay.
Furthermore, the cast, along with their characters, are listed below:
Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson
Tracee Ellis Ross as Dr Rainbow “Bow” Johnson
Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson (starring seasons 1–3; recurring seasons 4–5; guest season 6
Marcus Scribner as Andre “Junior” Johnson Jr.
Miles Brown as Jackson “Jack” Johnson
Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson
August and Berlin Gross as DeVante Johnson
Anna Deavere Smith as Alicia Johnson
Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy (recurring seasons 1–3; starring seasons 4–present)
Jenifer Lewis as Ruby Johnson (starring season 2–present; recurring season 1)
Jeff Meacham as Josh Oppenhol (starring seasons 2 and 6; recurring seasons 1, 3–5)
Peter Mackenzie as Leslie Stevens (starring seasons 3–present; recurring seasons 1–2)
When they go to ‘Dre’s workplace, all of the secondary characters are doing such a freaking’ great job. The recurring pivotalcast of the Black-ish is mentioned down below: