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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 15
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  • Starring: Chris Rock, Tichina Arnold, Tyler James Williams
  • 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. 100
    [A] rare work of brilliance.
  2. 100
    Blends Rock's signature, whip-smart irreverence with richly humorous, character-driven stories of his own adolescence to create the rare family comedy that is both hilariously honest and filled with heart.
  3. 90
    The kid is funny, the mom is funny, the dad is funny, the stories are funny, and Rock's voice-over is fantastic.
  4. 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.
  5. The best of the new fall sitcoms.
  6. Reviewed by: Tamara Watkins
    80
    "Everybody Hates Chris" is family-friendly, but it doesn't detract considerably from Rock's usual profanity-drenched style of (brutally) honest comedy. Rather, the scope of the show's humor is broadened, and allows the coming-of-age tale to speak to the general experiences of growing up.
  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 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 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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