Black Jesus : Season 1

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  • Summary: Black Jesus is the live-action Adult Swim series from The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder which follows the adventures of Black Jesus. Adult Swim is the cable network that shares channel space with Cartoon Network, taking over the airwaves from 9:00PM to 6:00AM for some wild and crazyBlack Jesus is the live-action Adult Swim series from The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder which follows the adventures of Black Jesus. Adult Swim is the cable network that shares channel space with Cartoon Network, taking over the airwaves from 9:00PM to 6:00AM for some wild and crazy adult-oriented fun. The channel launched in 2001, and features animated shows, both original and syndicated, often geared to the 18 and up crowd. With hit shows like The Venture Bros., Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and more, the channel has cemented itself as a cult favorite amongst late night viewers who might be under the influence of certain substances. Aaron McGruder is the cartoonist best known for creating the controversial satirical comic strip The Boondocks, and now he has taken his signature style to live-action with Black Jesus. We join an outspoken black Jesus as he gives the secrets to Steve Jobs' success, turns water into Hennessy, heads to the club and many more hilarious adventures. Tune in for the hilarious hijinks of a street-smart savior in Adult Swim's Black Jesus. Expand
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  1. Jun 11, 2015
    9
    Black Jesus is one of the best shows on Adult Swim. Murphy and Witherspoon are so funny and reminds me of Redd Foxx or the movie Friday inBlack Jesus is one of the best shows on Adult Swim. Murphy and Witherspoon are so funny and reminds me of Redd Foxx or the movie Friday in some moments. I can definitely see this show lasting for 5 seasons or more. I also think that Samuel Jackson and Chris Rock should be on the show at some point in the future. Great job mister mcgruder. Expand
  2. Oct 3, 2015
    8
    Good natured comedy about Black Jesus today in Compton. Is he REALLY Jesus? Or a nut job with some identity issue that just believe he isGood natured comedy about Black Jesus today in Compton. Is he REALLY Jesus? Or a nut job with some identity issue that just believe he is Jesus? Doesn't matter... He is on the mission of spreading love and the word all the same.

    This show has some language in it, it might offend some people, I can see true christians not liking it while some like it, it just depends on their outlook. But you know it just shows that good can come in many forms. And real Jesus or not, we can all strive to be more like him.
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  3. Jan 10, 2016
    8
    Black Jesus is a comical success. The humour is not only witty, but at times deeply satirical as the show comes at real modern-day issues. AsBlack Jesus is a comical success. The humour is not only witty, but at times deeply satirical as the show comes at real modern-day issues. As sickeningly optimistic as Black Jesus' character is, even he succumbs to the occasional naughty nature of neighbourhood life, indulging in one or two vices himself (namely marijuana smoking and gambling). The whole cast is consistently true to character, and the hilarity is constant. A lovely way to unwind on a lazy weekend. In terms of demographic appeal, Black Jesus is everything The Cleveland Show longs to be to its audience, with half the effort. I think the fact that the Boondocks creators produce this show, means the background & filler music bring that same sense of comfort and familiarity that you'll find with the Boondocks- although with Black Jesus, it's slightly more retro (70s perhaps). In terms of cinematography, an episode feels a little like a long and intriguing cut scene from a Rockstar game (Saints Row, GTA IV). All-in-all, I'm a fan, Those who've written it off because of the name, are missing out. Expand