The Boondocks

After finishing Westworld, I was looking for a new show to get into. I normally like limiting my television to one ongoing series (Taboo) and one finished series. I have decided to make The Boondocks my new finished series.

Based on Aaron McGruder’s comic strip of the same name, The Boondocks originally aired on Adult Swim in 2005. The show revolves around a black family, The Freemans, settling into the fictional white suburb of Woodcrest. The series has received a lot of controversy and a lot of praise for its examination of racism, hip-hop culture and stereotypes.

I originally caught some episodes on tv back in 2005 but never watched the show regularly. While surfing through YouTube ( a habit I want to cut down on) I came across one of my favourite scenes from the few episodes I previously watched.

Seeing this scene motivated me to start viewing the series from the beginning. McGruder was not involved with season 4 and I have been told it represents a significant drop in quality, but there are still 3 seasons I am looking forward to.