The Boondocks : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 4
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21

Where To Watch

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Critic Reviews

  1. 100
    If you love a big, seriously politically incorrect, brilliantly funny show that delivers belly laughs of the "South Park" quantity, then this one's for you.
  2. Right out of the gate, "The Boondocks" is a water-cooler series that lives up to the hype. It is funny, fearless and continues the vibe of the strip.
  3. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    90
    Animation has rarely felt so explosively, hilariously defiant.
  4. An out-of-the-gate triumph.
  5. As hilariously scalding onscreen as it is on the daily comics pages.
  6. The Boondocks is can't-miss TV, as vicious, funny and relevant as McGruder's comic strip.
  7. 90
    I can't think of another recent work of art, popular or serious, that's as caustic about race as this wild little cartoon.
  8. Outrageous at times, sentimental at other times, "The Boondocks" brings a unique and satiric vision to animation.
  9. There are very few series for young adults that deal with race as brazenly and defiantly as "The Boondocks."
  10. 80
    "The Boondocks" takes on racism the way ''All in the Family" did, by sending up ignorance and extremism rather than moralizing about them.
  11. "The Boondocks," with all its knowingly controversial observations and language, is a sort of animated equivalent of "All in the Family." It'll make you think, and maybe even wince - but at the same time, it makes you smile.
  12. 75
    "Boondocks" is a charming, amusing and good-looking cartoon. What's more, it establishes fertile, identifiable characters and story lines.
  13. 75
    Like the frequently audacious comic strip that gave it life, "The Boondocks" doesn't mess around.
  14. 70
    After two episodes, "The Boondocks" shows promise, defies categorization and, basically, could either evolve into a great show or become repetitive really fast.
  15. 60
    Deliberate pacing muffles the comedy's energy. Stylish animation clashes with coarse language and situations. Would arty photography help a Mel Brooks movie? Not one with a wobbly script.
  16. 50
    The timing of a TV show is a different animal from the punchy joys of an in-and-out three-panel strip, and there’s a clunkiness to the pacing of this new Boondocks incarnation.
  17. Despite its wish to be incendiary, Boondocks seems hesitant. [11 Nov 2005, p.60]
  18. 40
    Given the first episode's promise, it's too bad the second outing of "The Boondocks" is a complete waste of time.
  19. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    Aaron McGruder's anger comes through loud and clear in this adaptation of his comicstrip into an Adult Swim animated series, but the dearth of humor reflects another awkward and disappointing transition from three-panel glory to TV series.
  20. 30
    There is not a single fresh moment in the three episodes that have run so far; it turns out you can be controversial without being the least bit interesting.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 268 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 157
  1. Dec 25, 2011
    10
    Hilarious show, very amusing with its wit and racial stereotypes which they manage to turn into pure laughter, great jokes, and just comedyHilarious show, very amusing with its wit and racial stereotypes which they manage to turn into pure laughter, great jokes, and just comedy at some of its finest. Full Review »
  2. Oct 4, 2011
    9
    THE BOONDOCKS is the gem of absurdly hysterical (but, nevertheless, controversially racist) humor. Based on Aaron McGruder's comic strip thatTHE BOONDOCKS is the gem of absurdly hysterical (but, nevertheless, controversially racist) humor. Based on Aaron McGruder's comic strip that was first published six years before this show was first aired, it has humor that can't get more funny. (The only bad thing about it is you feel so cruel for being sucked into laughing...) Full Review »
  3. Aug 21, 2011
    10
    The Boondocks does an amazing Job when it reflects on Black American Culture. People either have no clue that this Show is satirical or haveThe Boondocks does an amazing Job when it reflects on Black American Culture. People either have no clue that this Show is satirical or have no understanding of the word whatsoever. People complain about the heavy use of the word **** but fail to realize that some black people repeatedly use the word **** It tackles many issues and many stereotypes in society today. The Boondocks did not create stereotypes; stereotypes have been through Black Culture for many years. Aaron McGruder is merely putting those stereotypes onto his Comic strip, now onto to his TV Show. Full Review »