The Carmichael Show Season 3 premieres May 31, 9pm on NBC.
The Carmichael Show is back for a third season and doesn’t disappoint. While the premiere, centered on the issue of sexual assault, leaves a lot to be desired, the show quickly gets back to the core “family argument” dynamic I’ve grown to love.
Creator and star Jerrod Carmichael toes the line between comedy and real life issues very well. Each episode focuses on another topic, and they’ve gotten to pretty much every political issue out there. It’s a dangerous line to dance around but this sitcom does it very well. The show is certainly not for the easily offended, which is refreshing. The script is daring and takes big risks for your standard network show. Some might not like how the characters compare Michael Jordan’s decision to play his final seasons with the Wizards to suicide, but I think they nailed it.
While the show is much darker than It has been in the past, it still does a great job bringing comedy into subjects that we usually would never laugh about. (For example, episode four, entitled “Shoot-up-able”, deals with mass shootings.) I’m a huge fan of the risks they take and how they break down this ordinary family and use them as a platform for politics while keeping it hilarious all the time.
The Carmichael Show is a must watch comedy. Last year’s Trump episode brought arguments you may never have never heard to the table. It’s extremely funny and overall just a great watch.
I give The Carmichael Show’s third season a B+.