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A Kinder, Gentler Huey Freeman?

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | April 21, 2014 |


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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.


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