A Kinder, Gentler Huey Freeman?

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | April 21, 2014 |


Dancing With the Stars on ABC at 8:00pm ET. Shockingly, the two gold-medalist ice dancers are still leading the competition. I never would have guessed.

The Following on Fox at 9:00pm ET.

Archer: Archer Vice on FX at 10:00pm ET. Fifth season finale.

RuPaul’s Drag Race on Logo at 10:00pm ET.

The Boondocks on Adult Swim at 10:30pm Et. Fourth season premiere. While I might otherwise enjoy the return of the most socially uncomfortable TV show in history, I can’t get too excited because the series creator, Aaron McGruder, is not involved in this season. A lot of ink (and type) has been dedicated to assuring fans that McGruder’s departure won’t affect the tone of the show, but I find it hard to believe that anyone else will be able to manage the razor’s edge that McGruder took to standard cultural sensibilities. A razor’s edge that has been carefully honed since the late-90’s when I began reading The Boondocks as a comic strip. I suspect there will still be a lot of “offensive” humor, but I doubt it will have the same blistering intellectual rage behind it. Pity. McGruder does have a new show in production for Adult Swim called Black Jesus about Jesus living in modern-day Compton. It premieres later this year.

Genevieve Burgess has always been made better by the kind of discomfort Huey brings to her life.

Get entertainment, celebrity and politics updates via Facebook or Twitter. Buy Pajiba merch at the Pajiba Store.

'Field of Dreams' Review: Maybe This Is Heaven | Zack Snyder Finds Our Personal Investment In Superheroes Laughable

Bigots, Trolls & MRAs Are Not Welcome in the Comments


The Pajiba Store

Privacy Policy