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The Chi 

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From Emmy® winner Lena Waithe, The Chi is a timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.


Lena Waithe
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Series cast summary:
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine ...  Ronnie Davis 30 episodes, 2018-2020
Jacob Latimore ...  Emmett Washington 29 episodes, 2018-2020
Alex R. Hibbert ...  Kevin Williams 29 episodes, 2018-2020
Shamon Brown Jr. ...  Stanley 'Papa' Jackson 28 episodes, 2018-2020
Michael Epps ...  Jake Taylor 27 episodes, 2018-2020
Yolonda Ross ...  Jada Washington 26 episodes, 2018-2020
Birgundi Baker Birgundi Baker ...  Kiesha Williams 22 episodes, 2018-2020
Tyla Abercrumbie ...  Nina Williams 21 episodes, 2018-2020
Jason Mitchell ...  Brandon Johnson 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Hannaha Hall Hannaha Hall ...  Tiffany 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Genesis Denise Hale Genesis Denise Hale ...  Maisha 17 episodes, 2018-2020
Tiffany Boone ...  Jerrika Little 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Armando Riesco ...  Det. Armando Cruz 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Curtiss Cook ...  Otis 'Douda' Perry 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Barton Fitzpatrick ...  Reg Taylor 16 episodes, 2018-2019
LaDonna Tittle LaDonna Tittle ...  Miss Ethel Davis / ... 16 episodes, 2018-2020
Tai Davis ...  Tracy Roxboro 15 episodes, 2018-2020
Cedric Young Cedric Young ...  Sonny 15 episodes, 2018-2020
David Alan Anderson David Alan Anderson ...  Greavy 14 episodes, 2018-2020


On Chicago's south side, an average day finds kids prepping for school as their parents head off to work, young adults trying to make a living, and the elders keeping an eye on things from their front porches. But in this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences. From Emmy® winner Lena Waithe, The Chi is a timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. Written by SHOWTIME

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Easily one of the best shows on TV now
22 January 2018 | by ksdouglas-23618See all my reviews

I'll tell you straight up, I'm from Chicago long time resident of the South Side and this show is by far the best portrayal of the South Side I have ever seen on TV. The Chi doesn't pull any punches and we get a show were the characters are so complicated and diverse, and the chemistry between them all is just so well balanced. The best way I can describe this show is like a fine tuned wristwatch. Don't go into this show thinking its all about gangs and poor black people living on food stamps.

As a citizen of Chicago living on the South Side, I am glad this show is showcasing how everyday life is. You watch the news and all you hear is "there was another shooting, possibly gang related.' Hence the words "Gang Related' this is the media's attempt to write off the violence that occurs in SOME not ALL of the communities on the South Side. Whenever I hear a shooting was a so-called gang hit on the news, I just shake my head. Most if not 100% of the time, shootings are the result of beefs or feuds between peoples that are not linked to a gang. And this show the Chi hits that mark square on with its first episode and its continuation. And also 100% of those shootings happen to be mistaken identity or what have you.

But moving away from the shootings and the gangs and all that, the South Side of Chicago is so much more than this. In the Chi. the creators of the show have highlighted these aspects, things people even living in Chicago do not know about.

If you're a TV buff with a taste for an authentic storyline, try the Chi. You won't disappointed.

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