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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 16, 2018
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

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  • Summary: The coming of age comedy co-created by Eddie Gonzalez, Jeremy Haft and Lauren Iungerich, follows friends Cesar (Diego Tinoco), Ruby (Jason Genao), Monse (Sierra Capri), and Jamal (Brett Gray) as they navigate high school and life in South Central Los Angeles.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Liz Shannon Miller
    Mar 19, 2018
    83
    At first the show does feel exactly like what might happen if the creator of a MTV dark comedy and the writers of a Tupac biopic teamed up together to make a show. It’s a combination that at first doesn’t really seem to click, but by the end of the season, On My Block does feel like a world unto itself, a universe with its own rules and logic.
  2. 80
    Earnest, sometimes ungainly, but always funny and appealing.
  3. Reviewed by: Lorraine Ali
    Mar 15, 2018
    70
    On My Block suffers from some stiff writing and amateur performances, but it possess a charm that's hard to resist. Perhaps it's because nothing earth-shattering happens here, and for a story that takes place in the hood, it's a refreshing turnabout.
  4. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Mar 15, 2018
    60
    As all-over-the-place as On My Block is in tone, I have to acknowledge that the 10-episode first season is reasonably carefully planned out in terms of weaving the disparate storylines toward a finale that certainly will get people talking, or it will get people talking if anybody watches the series at all.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Apr 5, 2018
    60
    On My Block has the off-center charm and quirky comic rhythms Ms. Iungerich is known for, but it has a problem that’s tied to its setting. ... The shifts from football game high jinks or a character’s apple-bong-toking abuelita to the question of whether to shoot another teenager in the head are disconcerting, to say the least.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Mar 18, 2018
    10
    Make more episodes please the **** is good also if you could not let Ruby die please. I mean Olivia too but mainly Ruby. Make season 2 now please...
  2. Mar 29, 2018
    10
    This show gives a generation of POC a show that unfortunately I did not have as a kid. I really really hope netflix gives On My Block a seasonThis show gives a generation of POC a show that unfortunately I did not have as a kid. I really really hope netflix gives On My Block a season 2. Besides what it is doing for representation behind and in front of the camera, the show is very well written and planned out. By having these elements they are already on the road to success. With the added feature of having an amazing cast that all shine in their own way is amazing. I think the humor and heart of this show will live on for many generations Expand
  3. Mar 20, 2018
    10
    WHAT?! This show is amazing! Loved every minute and need MORE! Everyone needs to watch this so I can talk about the end!
  4. May 11, 2018
    10
    How did I miss this show? Watched one episode and got hooked and finished the season in a couple of days. Being from outside of the US the LAHow did I miss this show? Watched one episode and got hooked and finished the season in a couple of days. Being from outside of the US the LA ghetto's have always intrigued me. This show reminds me a lot of the movie "Dope" from 2015 with the humor, drama and romance. The cast is great and have excellent chemistry. And oh boy the ending gave me chills. Expand
  5. Apr 2, 2018
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I was weary of the acting in the first few episodes. Being all relatively unheard of young actors, and having the dialogue at times feel inorganic made it tough to keep watching. What a pay off. The show builds and what seemed to be inorganic dialogue, merely shaped the unique vernacular of the characters. I was thoroughly impressed with the "side-kicks", sometimes more then the leading characters. Jamal was my favorite character, perhaps because he always seems to be everyone least favorite person, for doing relatively nothing. I loved how he character builds and how he seems to be in another universe in comparison to his four other "family" members. I loved how the show didn't seem to sugar coat what it means to be born into a gang, and how even though everything is pretty PG (maybe PG-13?) you still capture the essence of violence and brokenness. Expand
  6. Mar 18, 2018
    9
    This is THE 2018 break-out show!
    The performances and writing is amazing. Jasmine is my spirit animal. The ending had me jumping up and down.
    This is THE 2018 break-out show!
    The performances and writing is amazing. Jasmine is my spirit animal. The ending had me jumping up and down. I sure hope that there is a second season because if there isn't I'm gonna die. EVERYONE READING THIS MUST WATCH THE SHOW
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  7. Apr 30, 2018
    0
    I really wanted to like this series but I just couldn't get into it. It's not realistic or relatable and I grew up in Los Angeles. It movesI really wanted to like this series but I just couldn't get into it. It's not realistic or relatable and I grew up in Los Angeles. It moves very slow and you lose interest, I couldn't finish the series. Expand

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