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Air Date: January 7th, 2018

Network: Showtime

Series Summary
The lives of residents of the south side of Chicago.

Rating: TVMA

Genres: Drama

Episodes

  • Season 1 - Episode 10 : Ease on Down the Road Mar 18, 2018

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    Ronnie faces his past crimes; Brandon's plan to finance his business goes awry; Kevin stars in the school play and attends a cast party with his friends; Emmett decides to fight for full custody.

  • Season 1 - Episode 9 : Namaste Muthaf... Mar 11, 2018

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    Brandon attempts a reconciliation with Jerrika, but struggles to establish his business; Kevin realizes he can't stop Jake; Emmett reels when Jada is offered a job in another state.

  • Season 1 - Episode 8 : Wallets Mar 4, 2018

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    Brandon branches out on his own; Emmett searches for his son after Tiffany takes him away; Ronnie seeks redemption at a mosque where he meets Rafiq; Kevin tries to stop his best friend from going down a dark path.

  • Season 1 - Episode 7 : The Whistle Feb 25, 2018

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    Brandon compromises his employment by defending a co-worker; Emmett spends an eye-opening day with Quentin; Kevin tries to get Andrea's attention at the roller rink.

  • Season 1 - Episode 6 : Penetrate a Fraud Feb 18, 2018

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    Brandon's actions jeopardize his relationship with Jerrika; Ronnie uncovers secrets about his surrogate son's past and gives a crucial piece of information to the police; Emmett's shoe hustle goes awry.

ratings & reviews

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  • It's the writing that gets in the way of some of the believability issues in The Chi. Some of this might work out with more episodes as Waithe and her writing staff breathe more life into the characters. Several additional storylines aren't fleshed out enough yet to know if they'll become interesting. With barely half the stories and characters piquing interest early on, The Chi doesn't come out of the gate strong and will have to overcome structural weaknesses and acting issues to have any chance to succeed, so patience will be needed. Show More

  • Created and written by Emmy winner Lena Waithe (“Master of None”), The Chi isn’t always an easy show to watch, but it imbues its characters with a humanity and complexity that makes the series commendable. Show More

  • If its ambitions sometimes outstrip its execution, the drama’s generosity and seriousness of purpose give heft to its most successful storylines. Show More

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