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On My Block 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2018– )
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A coming-of-age story about four bright, street-savvy friends navigating their way through high school in the gritty inner city of South Central Los Angeles. Dealing with the danger of getting their friend out of a gang and friends turning into romance, danger is constant.
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Series cast summary:
Sierra Capri ...  Monse Finnie 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Jason Genao ...  Ruby Martinez 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Brett Gray ...  Jamal Turner 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Diego Tinoco ...  Cesar Diaz 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Jessica Marie Garcia ...  Jasmine 17 episodes, 2018-2019
Peggy Blow ...  Ruby's Abuela 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Julio Macias ...  Oscar 'Spooky' Diaz 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Ronni Hawk ...  Olivia 9 episodes, 2018
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On My Block, co-created by Lauren Iungerich (creator of Awkward) and Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft (All Eyez On Me, Empire), is a coming of age comedy about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high-school set in the rough inner city. Written by Netflix

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Netflix.com/OnMyBlock

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USA

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English

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2018 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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High school scenes are filmed at John Burroughs High School in Burbank, CA. See more »

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Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Most Underrated Teen Shows (2019) See more »

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It has its flaws, but I still enjoyed it
17 March 2018 | by WeilEsRegnetSee all my reviews

I watched On My Block in one go, which is always a good sign. Overall, I liked the story. Four teenagers have been friends for years and are now facing numerous challenges that come with first love and growing up which threaten their friendship. The main characters are all people of color who live in a poor neighborhood which is a nice change to your usually very white middle class coming of age setting. There have been quite a few more diverse TV shows lately which I think is really great.

However, there are some problems with this show (hence the seven star rating). The acting is mediocre at times. Especially the actor who plays Cesar (a teenage boy who follows in his brother's footsteps and joins the local gang) was not convincing to me. He didn't really portray much emotions which is a bad thing if you play a character who has such a serious storyline. Some scenes, especially in the first few episodes, felt awkward. I can't exactly point out why that was. I blame it on the acting and maybe also the camera work. I also haven't made up my mind about wether or not I like the characters. Sometimes they are real assholes and/or don't feel like realistic, complex human beings. Other times I really liked them. I'd say that the girl,Monse, is my favourite and gives the most consistent (good) performance. There were some sexist tropes that bothered me but I won't go into it here. It would have been cool if the creators had realized this and deconstrucetd it in the same way the deconstructed other elements / tropes but you can't have everything and it's probably only a minor detail for most viewers.

In conclusion, I enjoyed the show and might even watch it a second time. It made me laugh out loud on several occasions even if the humour wasn't always my taste. It's not a master piece, it doesn't stand out but it's also better (I feel) than your average TV show and offers an original take on an old concept.


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