Thursday, February 25, 2016
Black-ish aired a powerful episode last night featuring the Johnson family's discussion of police brutality. Pilot Viruet says it's a standout episode of the series (she's previously written about representations of Black Lives Matter on TV), and James Poniewozik says it illustrated that sitcoms can still matter. The program's showrunner talked to the NYT and to Daniel Fienberg about the episode. Maureen Ryan talked with the cast on her podcast. Matt Zoller Seitz says Black-ish is in the Norman Lear tradition.