The Chi has been critically lauded for its rich portrayal of the complex realities of the black American experience in the south side of Chicago. Thanks to it consistency in delivering awe-inspiring storylines that tie up the personal with the political, the show has continued garnering praise from both fans and critics. Written and produced by Lena Waithe, the series has now debuted its third season on 1Magic.
Airing Mondays at 21:30, the Chi picks up where it left off. Moving beyond outdated narratives of rampant crime as being without context, Waithe drills far beyond violence and gangs to give up different layers of the psychology behind many undertakings. There are many heartbroken youths in Chicago, and it shows.
An average day here is characterized by kids getting ready for school as their parents go to work, young adults trying to push one hustle or another, and seniors keeping an eye on the streets from their front porches. But life is tough in this neighborhood, and survival can easily eclipse morality. Real dangers stifle dreams, and the narrow spaces between life and death are often just one simple decision away.
Make one wrong turn and you find yourself looking at death in the eye.
The Chi is a timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.
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