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The Chi: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: Like an optimistic companion to The Wire, The Chi explores the complexities of life in the South Side of Chicago, with a tender touch and a clear affection for its captivating characters.


Air date: Jan 7, 2017
Air date: Jan 14, 2018
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Air date: Jan 28, 2018
Air date: Feb 11, 2018
Air date: Feb 18, 2018
Air date: Feb 25, 2018
Air date: Mar 4, 2018
Air date: Mar 11, 2018
Air date: Mar 18, 2018

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Coming-of-age drama follows a half dozen interrelated characters on the South Side of Chicago.

Genre: Drama
Network: Showtime
Premiere Date: Jan 7, 2018
Executive Producers: , , , ,


Armando Riesco
as Det. Cruz
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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (23)

Ms. Waithe has succeeded in putting a wide web of interesting and sympathetic characters on screen and telling their stories with a minimum of sentimentality and a consistent, welcome dose of low-key humor.

March 4, 2018 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

The show reveals the intricacies not only of crime but of life in general-how victimhood extends beyond the morgue, and how heroes are made every day in the smallest of acts.

March 2, 2018 | Full Review…
The Nation

Remarkably cast, expertly written, and flourishing with promise, The Chi makes a stunning debut. I look forward to spending more time in Waithe's Chicago

January 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Black Girl Nerds

Well-written South Chicago-themed drama isn't for kids.

January 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Common Sense Media

All this plot leaves characters with so little downtime that they can only appear skeletally sketched.

January 22, 2018 | Full Review…
New Yorker
Top Critic

Television is waiting for a show that turns the South Side's unique struggle into groundbreaking pop culture poetry, but The Chi will have to raise its game a bit more to pull that off.

January 12, 2018 | Full Review…
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