Right from the start, we knew black-ish was special. It showed a real Black family dealing with real world issues, but did it with a very unique brand of humor. Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross lead the way as parents Dre and Bow, with a talented group of young actors as their children Zoey, Junior, Jack and Diane. TV favorites Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis round out the family, who would become as familiar as our own relatives.
black-ish is at its best when it’s tackling important issues, and using comedy to make them relatable. We’ve seen the show do it over and over with police violence, colorism, the n-word and postpartum depression. As black-ish begins the end of its run, let’s take a moment and honor a ground-breaking series with the 10 best episodes.