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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 15
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  • Summary: Chris Rock narrates this comedic look back on his childhood in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant in the early 1980s. It is being compared by critics to classic series such as "The Wonder Years" and "The Cosby Show."
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. With elements of "Wonder Years," "Cosby" and the "The Jeffersons," but also a spirit all its own, "Chris" is a sitcom that finally makes the family funny again.
  2. 100
    Sweet but never treacly, nostalgic but never dishonest, startlingly frank about race and always painfully funny, Everybody Hates Chris is the sitcom for which the networks have been yearning for the better part of a decade.
  3. Much of the charm in this show, as well as the humor, comes from Rock's ability to vanquish political correctness in favor of a candid but affectionate look at the past.
  4. 90
    The kid is funny, the mom is funny, the dad is funny, the stories are funny, and Rock's voice-over is fantastic.
  5. [It has] a rich mix of sharp observant humor and a sure feel for the family dynamic.
  6. Should appeal to fans of Rock and to viewers who long for a family comedy reminiscent of "The Cosby Show" (albeit with a sharper edge).
  7. 50
    What's missing here are the big laughs, despite Rock's clever narration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 106
  2. Negative: 16 out of 106
  1. SaaraS
    Feb 22, 2007
    10
    This show is the best show in the whole world I love it to bits!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. AndyR
    Nov 11, 2005
    10
    This is a very funny, intelligent show that reminds me of so many people from my own childhood.
  3. gustavo
    Oct 7, 2005
    10
    this show is da best show i have ever seen in my life
  4. SarahM
    Mar 7, 2006
    10
    I remember sitting down every week with my family to watch the Cosby Show, now my son and I sit down evey week to watch Everybody Hates I remember sitting down every week with my family to watch the Cosby Show, now my son and I sit down evey week to watch Everybody Hates Chris. We LOVE the show. My son and I both find characters with whom we identify. It is great family fun, and it is the show my son will remember as fondly as I remember the Cosby Show. Expand
  5. lisa
    Nov 4, 2005
    9
    You don't have to be black to relate to this funny show. Very entertaining and without violence or outright sexuality. Bravo Chris Rock.
  6. JohnM
    Jul 20, 2006
    7
    great show in the beginning, but I don't see it lasting another season. As a previous poster mentioned, they seem to have run out of great show in the beginning, but I don't see it lasting another season. As a previous poster mentioned, they seem to have run out of ideas about Cris' past, and are now ad-libbing it. Great cast, and excellent narraration from Chris. Will miss it. Expand
  7. CraigM.
    Oct 8, 2005
    0
    Not very funny. On top of that, the script is full of rascism.

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