My first viewing of The Chi was only passive and in snippets as I would pass through the living room as my mama watched it. Even she began only partially paying attention as she began to drift off midway through episodes inching toward the second season.
Admittedly, I thought it was a boring mess of a show from the 1 1/2 episodes and pieces of other episodes I’d seen. Granted, I didn’t know what in the world was going on, which may have influenced my initial perspective. So I thought I’d never try watching it again, especially with hour-long episodes.
Fast forward a year or so later, I figured since I had Showtime on my iPad now, I might as well give the show another shot. So I started the right way: Season 1 episode 1.
It started to make sense as I pieced together scenes I saw the first time and connected them to what I was currently seeing. Coogie, Brandon’s brother, plays a more important role in the show than I initially thought. The little boys, particularly Kevin, also play a more important part than I thought.
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