Black-ish (S03E04) “Who’s Afraid of the Big Black Man”

Review: Well that could have been handled better! Dre arrives at an elevator to find a little girl there with no parent. He leaves her there! Yes!! HE ABANDONED HER!! Dre was caught on camera abandoning the little girl and Mr. Stevens calls him out on just leaving her on the elevator. The discussion at…

Black-ish (S03E03) “40 Acres and a Vote”

Review: Hahahahahahaha!!!!! Lawd, I needed that laugh. Ok, so this episode opens with Dre taking a “sick day” to pick the right song for his slide show of the Obama’s ventures while in the White House. Of course you can imagine Bow’s reaction to this and she decides enough is enough and just walks away…

Black-ish: (S03E02) “God”

Review: What!!! Zoe doesn’t believe in God!! This episode opens with the family plus Bow’s brother, which Dre isn’t all too happy about him staying, at the dinner table and Dre asks Zoe to bless the food. One problem, Zoe explains she doesn’t think she believes in God. Dre flips out and is determined to…

Black-ish (S03E01): “VIP”

Review: Welcome back! The season premiere takes us to Walt Disney World! Determined to give his kids a better experience at Disney World than he ever had on vacation as a kid,  Dre gives his family the first-class VIP experience by going all out. With a first class flight and a VIP tour guide and everything. At…

Black-ish (S02E24): “Good-ish Times”

Review: Now that Bow is pregnant, Dre thinks that Bow should take some time off from work. Sure that the layoffs at work are behind them, Dre is confident that they’ll be able to afford it. However, Dre quickly discovers that he’s dead wrong when his co-worker Lucy gets fired anyway. On her birthday. Ouch. “The tighter the…

Black-ish (S02E23): “Daddy Dre-care”

Review: When the entire Johnson family comes down with the flu, it’s Dre’s job to keep the household afloat. Being the only one who’s not sick, Dre does everything he can to avoid being next, as that would mean missing out on work and potentially losing his job. But when the kids keep resisting his…

Black-ish (S02E22): “Super Rich Kids”

Review: When Junior gets some really cool (and rich) friends, Dre finally sees an aspect of himself in his oldest son.There’s hope for him yet! With Junior having an opportunity for a social life “that doesn’t involve action figures or wizards”, Dre tries everything he can to be a cool dad and encourage him.  But, in…

Black-ish (S02E21): “The Johnson Show”

Review: When Dre catches wind of possible layoffs at his job, he starts worrying about losing his job and what that will do to the Johnson family’s reputation. Having grown up watching the Cosby Show, Dre has always wanted his own middle class black family headed by two parents with impressive careers. On a sidenote,…

Black-ish (S02E20): “Johnson & Johnson”

Review: This week’s theme? Marriage! With Rhonda and her girlfriend Sharon’s wedding approaching, Dre starts thinking about marriage and the tradition of taking one’s name. When he asks Bow who she thinks will take the other’s name, Dre discovers that Bow never changed hers! Turns out, Bow’s maiden name was already Johnson, and marrying Dre didn’t have any…

Black-ish (S02E19): The Leftovers

Review: It’s family movie night! The movie? The Lion King, Dre’s favorite classic! But a discussion the movie leads to two revelations: Jack has been lied to his entire life, and Dre and Bow have no idea what to do about the kids if they just so happen to follow Mufasa into an early grave!  When Dre and…

Black-ish (S02E18): “Black Nanny”

Review: Bow decides that  what the family needs is a nanny! Dre isn’t all too happy about this idea, as he doesn’t think hiring a nanny is a very black thing to do. After a few interviews, they meet Vivian, consistently referred to by Dre as “black nanny”. Vivian seems more than perfect, as she not…

Black-ish (S02E17): “Any Given Saturday”

Review: This week’s episode is all about Jack! Jack and his gift for basketball and his patented “Jack Attack!”. Being the only one of the Johnson kids not affected by the “Caucasian curse” of Bow’s father, Jack is the only kid out of the four who’s actually good at sports. And because he’s so good at…