The Chi (2018– )
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Pilot 

Series premiere. A fateful event sends shockwaves through a community on the South Side of Chicago and connects the lives of Brandon, Ronnie, Emmett, and Kevin in wholly unexpected ways.

Director:

Rick Famuyiwa

Writers:

Lena Waithe, Lena Waithe (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Mitchell ... Brandon Johnson
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine ... Ronnie Davis
Jacob Latimore ... Emmett Washington
Alex R. Hibbert ... Kevin Williams (as Alex Hibbert)
Tiffany Boone ... Jerrika Little
Yolonda Ross ... Jada Washington
Armando Riesco ... Detective Cruz
Sonja Sohn ... Laverne Johnson
Jahking Guillory ... Coogie Johnson
Behzad Dabu ... Amir
Tai'isha Davis ... Tracy Roxboro (as Tai Davis)
Kristina Emerson ... Sarah
Brian King ... Detective Bill Wallace
Birgundi Baker ... Kiesha
Shamon Brown Jr. ... Papa
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Series premiere. A fateful event sends shockwaves through a community on the South Side of Chicago and connects the lives of Brandon, Ronnie, Emmett, and Kevin in wholly unexpected ways.

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Genres:

Drama

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Release Date:

7 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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When the brother and sister are in front of the store arguing over the phone, the same two boys come out of the store multiple times. See more »

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Not bad - not good
22 January 2018 | by lixeixSee all my reviews

Overall not bad. Good pilot.

What I disliked was that the story feels a bit cliché and has a weird mix of comedy/drama ; your sort of loose focus.

Though it has good acting & twist, don't really feel like coming back.

Being set in the Chicago's Southside, I wondered if it would get a Shameless-vibe. It has not and that maybe what's missing.


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