Bob (Hearts) Abishola: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
Bob (Hearts) Abishola

Critics Consensus

Groundbreaking, but unfortunately grating, Bob (Hearts) Abishola undermines its own progressive premise with underwhelming humor that relies too heavily on outdated stereotypes.



Critic Ratings: 12


Audience Score

User Ratings: 110
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Air date: Sep 23, 2019
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Critic Reviews for Bob (Hearts) Abishola Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

If you got chuckles and awws out of Mike & Molly, cuddle up with this twist on that 2010-2016 hit.

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

But there's also an earnestness about Bob Hearts Abishola that makes it likable, and the writers' efforts at slowly bringing the two characters together to find common ground give these stereotypes some context.

Sep 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Bob Hearts Abishola has just enough heart (no pun intended) to put it ahead of how most Chuck Lorre comedies started, including huge hits like Two and a Half Men or The Big Bang Theory.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The straining attempt at inclusion has its sweet moments, but a lot of its humor is based on unfunny tropes.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

They have zero chemistry. They do not go on a date. They do not say anything funny.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The problem with the show, which is evident pretty much from the start: Abishola can do better than Bob.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Although the jokes are broad and the studio audience laughter as loud and long as any other Lorre show, there's something quiet, simple and satisfying about "Abishola" that makes it stand out among the producer's canon

Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show probably can't keep them from a relationship for too long without stretching its premise too thin, but for now, their dynamic is a refreshingly unique one for a broadcast network sitcom.

Sep 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Olowofoyeku and Gardell work diligently, but they're not given much to play besides good intentions.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm happy to report my concerns were (mostly) unfounded due to the show's surprising level of nuance, which renders Bob Hearts Abishola nothing short of groundbreaking.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Ostensibly, the show is an attempt to bridge cultural differences... In practice, however-and despite the participation of Nigerian-British co-creator Gina Yashere-it exoticizes its female lead and cracks easy jokes grounded in stereotypes.

Sep 20, 2019 | Full Review…

There's no denying Lorre's gift for hooking an audience... Bob Hearts Abishola may be the funniest (and certainly the sweetest) pilot the man with the golden laugh track has ever produced.

Sep 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bob (Hearts) Abishola: Season 1

  • 1d ago
    This show is smart and funny. Nice to see a show that explores the nuances of different cultures and the universal language of love.
  • 5d ago
    Blacks have worked hard in the United States creating an America that welcomes immigrants like Nigerians. I just feel African Americans should not be the butt of jokes on this show. The struggle of African Americans is rooted in a unique history dating back to 1619. I couldn't understand why African-Americans are even discussed on a show where the main characters; a White man and a Nigerian woman, will fall in love at some point. Let the focus be love, NOT HATE.
  • 5d ago
    My wife and I enjoy the show. It's refreshingly different and has some good writers. I wouldn't rate it as awesome but had to. It's more like very good. It's the first new show we've made a point to watch(record) in years.
  • 5d ago
    Did not enjoy this show. It was not funny.
  • 6d ago
    I absolutely love this show! So wonderful to see the hilarious Gina Yashere able to use all her talents as producer, writer, and actress. I was excited to hear about the show and it has not disappointed. Different, extremely funny, and I was rooting for the two main characters from the get-go.
  • 6d ago
    Negative stereotypes over laugh tracks is not "opening the door" for dialogue. I'm tired of African Americans being treated this way
  • 6d ago
    This show is god-awful and to the Hebrew and Nigerian writers you should be ashamed of making fun of ADOS. The group that Fought for Civil Rights and allowed your rotten behinds to be in this country to make this filth. Take this mess off. Got some immigrant talking about how ADOS wont be a doctor but her son will. Well i guess so because he checks African Amer to get alllll the hand-outs, mind you taking a slot from a real ADOS, and then talking crap about us after eating the proverbial feast. All of you can go to Hell. Pull this show you bunch of ingrates, grifters, tethers and leeches.
  • 6d ago
    The show is heart breaking. Its just one big stereotype of Black Americans akin to something from the 50's. For what? An uncomfortable laugh track? If you're a person that harbors any ill will towards Black Americans than I'm sure you'll find this show awesome.
  • 6d ago
    Even though one of the showrunners said that the characters will develop, it's very stereotypical and not all that funny either.
  • 6d ago
    The creators of this farce apparently thought American Descendants of Slaves would just let this slide. We are putting Hollywood and everyone else on notice that you will no longer disrespect us with your stereotypes all in the name of comedy because we don't find it remotely funny. This show needs to be canceled and shame on CBS for airing it. #ADOS

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