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Blackish vs Grownish: Parental Favour


Meet the two hottest comedy movie series,Blackish and Grownish. Blackish first premiered in premiered on September 24, 2014, and has run for five seasons on ABC Television. It was created by Kenya Barris. Blackish follows an upper middle class African-American family led by Andre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross). Blackish follows an upper middle class African-American family led by Andre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross).The show revolves around the family’s lives, as they juggle several personal and sociopolitical issues. The show also features the characters Zoe Johnson (Yara Shahidi), Andre Johnson, Jr. (Marcus Scribner), Jack Johnson (Miles Brown), and Diane Johnson (Marsai Martin). It features Andre Johnson’s work colleagues and his children’s school life and struggles. The show has received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, and a TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. This show has especially been beneficial to Tracee Ellis Ross (Rainbow Johnson) career where she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.


Blackish gave birth to Grownish who continues to enjoy it’s fans. It premiered on January 3, 2018, when Zoe Johnson graduate from high school and moved to college. It is so interesting how her life story can support its own seasonal movie. She heads off to college and begins her journey to adulthood but quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest she always knew. Deon Cole, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat, Chloe x Halle, Luka Sabbat, and Chris Parnell also star. Without Andre Johnson to solve her problems, Zoe learns to stand on her own and battles emotional traumas.


Another character that I feel can warrant her own movie is Diane Johnson (Marsai Martin). This is because she has a captivating unpredictable character. She is a geek who has managed to break into the world of the popular children in her school. Like every girl in her age grade, Diane learns to deal with the emotional trauma of love and high school. She has her twin brother to help and support her. I can’t wait to see who Diane would grow into.Would she be as popular as her sister was? Would she develop a love for beauty and an exquisite eye for fashion? Or will she shrink into her old patterns of mean and soul wrenching remarks? The plot continues…


For those of you who have not watched an episode of Blackish or Grownish, this is a ‘must watch sitcom movie series’. It is black, bold and funny and a good way to lift up your day. F or all those who have watched these movies, don’t forget to leave a comment. Tell us about your favourite characters and let’s keep watching.  

  1. I love Blackish sooo much. I love the Johnson family. neutral about the first son, and their co-workers. Grownish is so high fashion although I am not a fan of Zoe’s friends.

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