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Black-ish Season 1 Episode 7 Review: “The Gift of Hunger” | TVOM

TVOM: "Admittedly, I was cold on Black-ish when it first aired, and one of the main reasons why was the disconcerting sense of consumerism at the heart of it, whether it was voice overs describing collections of Jordan sneakers, or Rainbow’s main plot in the pilot, which was ensuring that her husband made the most amount of money possible. Since then, the show’s been able to grow into an enjoyable family comedy, one that was learning how to reflect on African-American popular culture without turning itself into a racial caricature (though with characters like Charlie, the show’s still working out the kinks in that balance) – and with this week’s episode, finally able to mine the family’s economic situation for engaging stories and hilarious moments."

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