Friday, April 21, 2006
Surfing Through "Everybody Hates Chris"
Chris Rock's sitcom equals "My Name Is Earl" for sweet, good-natured humor. Last night, Chris -- feeling overshadowed by his little brother (who is bigger than him and better at sports and girls and everything else that matters) -- decided to take up karate. (How early 80s is that for a kid?) And the mom took Tanya to the beauty parlor for the first time, where the little girl got an earful of gossip. That's it, but the show spins these premises out with hilarious one-liners, some over-the-top pop culture references but mostly humor grounded in very real, loving characters. Next week: Chris finds his dad's porn magazine stash. If you haven't been watching, start.