Blackish, an ABC sitcom featuring Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, is my new fave TV show.
The comedy is hilarious and totally relatable -- hey, no one ever said all Black TV families should be Good Times or even The Cosby Show, because this is neither.
I like the show because it deals with race in a 21st century kinda way. No, not the Pharrell Williams' 'new Black way," but front and center -- in a totally relatable and comical way on a very serious topic.
No, it's not race relations 101, but a big dose of humor is added in -- not too much, just enough sarcasm to make if side stitches funny. I've never seen topics like this -- such as Anthony Anderson's character's dismay over being promoted the head of the "urban division," and his worries that his suburban lifestyle has made his kids too "soft," when his son demands to be called Andy instead of Andre and asks to have a bar mitzvah and be renamed a Jewish name, Shalom.
The show's last Wednesday premiere landed the #2 spot on Wednesday night prime time TV -- not a bad showing at all, quite good, actually for a debut; still waiting to see what tonight's numbers bring, but ABC commercials peg it as the #1 new-rated TV show.
Ross, pictured here wearing this gorge print dress from Nigerian designer Duro Olowu and shoes by Christian Louboutin, made a number of press apperances, looking fab at each. I love Tracee's sense of style and fashion - classic and feminine while keeping it classy.
|Tracee wearing Duro Olowu and Christian Louboutin|
|Tracee wearing Reed Krakoff and Louboutin|
|Tracee wearing another Doro Oluwo at The View|
|Tracee wearing a RAOUL dress and Kurt Geiger shoes|