Chocolate News : Season 1

Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    Chocolate News is a moderately tasty, low-nutrition snack--the kind that, with apologies to perhaps the next ethnic frontier, will leave you hungry a half-hour later.
  2. Reviewed by: James Hannaham
    50
    The pilot delivers some hearty laughs, but it also has a couple of painfully tired bits that come close to deflating the entire proceedings.
  3. It aspires to distill the news from an African-American perspective, and in two weeks on the air its comedy has been variously anachronistic and plodding, and timely and sharp.
  4. David Alan Grier, star of the new Chocolate News gets points for moxie, but the series fails on too many other counts.
User Score
3.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 26
  2. Negative: 20 out of 26
  1. Dec 9, 2011
    2
    The potential was there but it was terrible execution of this show. There were a few funny moments but it was mostly trash and it was prettyThe potential was there but it was terrible execution of this show. There were a few funny moments but it was mostly trash and it was pretty boring as well. Full Review »
  2. TeeJ
    Jan 28, 2009
    9
    I have always loved D.A.G. and I am hapy he has finally found the proper forum for his tremendous and versitile talent. I absolutely LOVE I have always loved D.A.G. and I am hapy he has finally found the proper forum for his tremendous and versitile talent. I absolutely LOVE this show. So much so that I have watched the episodes again on On-Demand. Keep up the good work!! Full Review »
  3. j.c.
    Dec 24, 2008
    1
    This show was terrible. I understood most of the jokes as I downgraded to their level. when they said ''news at the african This show was terrible. I understood most of the jokes as I downgraded to their level. when they said ''news at the african american'' perspective I expected an urban- colbert/stewart type of show which is a good idea. but this show went off the theme of news. it was just plain sketches... since they said news the expectations were not met and it makes african americans appear unintelligent when comparing to the other comical news shows such as colbert and stewart who mantain a balance of current news and comedy. Full Review »