Unlike Minority Report, Black-ish's season premiere "The Word" was a flawless victory. I laughed so hard, out loud, the whole way through. I'm really glad that ABC - for the time being - appears to be sitting back and just letting Kenya Barris do what he do, hear? Having Andre Johnson, Jr. tackle the n-word - the only way Andre - can is a stroke of sheer genius.
The smartest move, however, was to not make Andre go entirely overboard the way he usually does, at least not this time. When his younger son Jack is expelled from school for using the word, Andre has to start re-evaluating it, starting with his family, friends and coworkers, and then the school board.
It's a really funny episode.