TUNEIN: Sunday, November 6 11pm
Boondocks Premieres on the Cartoon Network
Adult Swim Schedule
The Boondocks: Animated series
Aaron McGruder's comic strip about two brothers, 10 year-old Huey
and 8-year-old Riley Freeman, centers on their being moved out of
Chicago's South Side and into the bucolic suburban setting of
Woodcrest -- "The Boondocks" -- with their cantankerous "Granddad,"
The strip, and now the series, sets up a world where old and new
schools collide, white and black perspectives clash, and race and
class are never out of mind. But lost in the din of McGruder's
politics and fierce skewering of black and white pop and political
figures is a touching coming-of-age story with enough warmth to
melt many of the sharp -- and hilarious -- edges.
Right out of the gate, "The Boondocks" is a water-cooler series that
lives up to the hype. It is funny, fearless and continues the vibe of
the strip -- Huey forever let down by the antics of his black
brethren, the president and white people in general, and Riley,
mostly the opposite, an 8-year-old with less of a furrowed-brow,
worry-about-the-world outlook than his brother.
Be forewarned, this show is not for those that get easily offended.
It takes potshots at everyone and Richard Pryor-type humor and
language though out.
Regina King- Huey and Riley Freeman
John Witherspoon - Granddad