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BLACK-ISH Review: “Liberal Arts”
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Black-ish ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 23 – Black-ish aired the backdoor pilot for a proposed spinoff centering on Zoey at college, which unfortunately felt like a watered-down, inferior version of the excellent Netflix series Dear White People.

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BLACK-ISH Review: “Manternity”
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Black-ish ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 18 – This week’s episode of Black-ish felt like filler, as it focused too much on Vivian, the “Black Nanny” who’s been missing in action for months. Bow tries to hide her pregnancy in hopes of getting a promotion, while Dre considers paternity leave.

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BLACK-ISH Review: “ToysRn’tUs”
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Black-ish ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 17 – Black-ish takes on the issues of representation and colorism in an inspiring, funny episode. Bow decides to protest the fact that a store doesn’t carry a wide array of black dolls, while Dre faces his own biases while working on an ad campaign.

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BLACK-ISH Review: “One Angry Man”
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Black-ish ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 16 – Dre reluctantly attends jury duty, but begins to care about the trial once he sees that the defendant is a young black man. Meanwhile, Bow lets the children swear in hopes that it will help them open up to her.

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BLACK-ISH Review: “I’m A Survivor”
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Black-ish ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 15 – Dre attends a funeral in Compton, reconnecting with his childhood crew, but experiencing guilt over the fact that he’s the only one who made it out of the neighborhood. There’s some interesting ideas, but the episode could be more focused.

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BLACK-ISH Review: “The Name Game”
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Black-ish ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 14 – Black-ish returns with an episode that hits all the rights notes, managing to be silly, sweet, and serious all at the same time. Bow and Dre argue over what to name their upcoming child, while Junior puts the moves on Zoey’s friend Shelly.

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BLACK-ISH Review: “Lemons”
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Black-ish ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 12 – Black-ish addresses the election in a timely, resonant episode. Set eight weeks after the election, the Johnsons deal with the uncertainty, despair, and other feelings that have plagued many of us since Trump’s surprise win.

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BLACK-ISH Review: “Just Christmas, Baby”
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Black-ish ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 10 – It’s Christmastime at the Johnson household. The holiday brings old friends (a returning Tyra Banks as Dre’s best friend Gigi) and new challenges, as Dre can’t deal with the fact that it’s Zoey’s last holiday before she goes to college.

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BLACK-ISH Review: “Auntsgiving”
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Black-ish ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 7 – Black-ish celebrates Thanksgiving with a special appearance by Pops’s sister AV (Orange is the New Black’s Yvonne Parker), as the origins of her legendary feud with Ruby are finally revealed.

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