‘Black-ish’ Is The New (Better) Modern Family

Posted on September 30, 2014

For years, Modern Family has been the reigning comedy sitcom with it’s blunt look at the makeup of modern families, but ABC’sBlack-ish is giving it a run for its money.

The premiere episode was packed with so much funny, there is almost no point in me recapping it all here. Anthony Anderson, a comedian I’ve mostly had disdain for, is perfect as the patriarch of a well-to-do black family dealing with living in an upscale white-centric neighborhood. Tracee Ellis Ross plays his “light skinned” physician wife who is clearly more easy going when it comes to race issues. And their quartet of kids keep them on their toes whether the conversation is about President Obama or Bar Mitzvahs.

But perhaps the most striking thing about this show was how much I personally identified with it.

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