The Boondocks has always been one of my favourite shows. It is easily a top 5 contender. The comic book strip turned 4 season long sitcom first premiered in November of 2005. The show documents the experiences and adventures of brothers Huey and Riley as they adapt to their new lives in suburban Woodcrest. The show also follows the adventures of their grandad and neighbors within the predominantly white neighborhood.
The Boondocks was one of the very first shows I watched with a predominantly black cast. It was almost like a breath of fresh air because 12 year old didn't know that these type of shows exist. However, this was not the only reason I liked the show.As I got older, I also gravitated towards the blend of realism, unapologetic crude humor, representation of the different aspects of black culture.
Recently, one of my twitter followers tweeted that the characters in The Boondocks, in some way, represent different aspects of the black community. This notion was quite interesting to me because that idea had never crossed my mind. After watching a few episodes and reading articles about the show, I realized that this notion was significantly accurate. I paid particular attention to Huey, Grandad and Uncle Rukus' personalities and the way in which they interacted with the world around them. I decided that, instead of writing one large blog about them, I would do a mini series them because who doesn't love a good series? :)