From the comedy of Jerrod Carmichael and Nick Stoller (“Neighbors”) comes an irreverent sitcom inspired by Jerrod’s relationships with his say-anything contrarian father, therapist-in training girlfriend, ever-hustling brother and mother, who is always, always, always right with Jesus. Taking the next step and moving in together, Jerrod and his girlfriend, Maxine (Amber West), are your average young couple trying to make it in the city. They’re smart, motivated and looking to build a fulfilling life together. The only thing standing in their way is family. Between Jerrod’s larger-than-life brother, Bobby (Lil Rel Howery), and his smothering and passionate parents (David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine), Jerrod and Maxine will be put to the test navigating the boundaries of romance, family and sanity.
While there are some things not to like, overall, I really like this show. It is edgy, bringing up controversial topics be it political, social, even personal. Their family dynamics is the situation that is comedic, but they delve deeply into taboo topics, that's why it's not as funny as it could be. When I want stupid comedy, I'll watch VEEP, The New Odd Couple or 2 Broke Girls, this show makes you think.
Comedian Jerrod Carmichael has taken on the task of sinking his own show.
Without the comedic stylings of Loretta Devine and David Alan Grier this show would die a horrible death, their timing and delivery causes one to burst into laughter. Thank you Mr. Grier, you have been missed. Unfortunately, Amber Stevens-West hasn't hit the comedic stride that was apparent in Greek.
If this show focused more on the funny rather then trying to make social comments, its life may be extended.
Its got some risque jokes and there is some funny button pushing and sillyness, The Carmichael Show has possibilities
but everyone delivers well . I just need to see some more to decide ,
But so far , so good !