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Bob (Hearts) Abishola undermines its own progressive premise with underwhelming humor that relies too heavily on outdated stereotypes.

54%

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Critic Ratings: 13

43%

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User Ratings: 161
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 23, 2019
2
Air date: Sep 30, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 7, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 14, 2019
5
Air date: Oct 21, 2019
6
Air date: Oct 28, 2019
7
Air date: Nov 4, 2019
8
Air date: Nov 18, 2019
9
Air date: Nov 25, 2019
10
Air date: Dec 9, 2019
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Critic Reviews for Bob (Hearts) Abishola Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

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

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…

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…

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

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

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…

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

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The show is well-intentioned, but so far walks an unsteady line between the canned-laughter sound of a run-of-the-mill sitcom, and an attempt at something more ambitious.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bob (Hearts) Abishola: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    nice and relaxing comedy cutting across boarders and race, love it
  • 4d ago
    I LOVE this show! It is funny, different and very entertaining! Please do not cancel this show! The entire Monday night line up is a hit! CBS please do not cancel nor move this show to another night. It's perfect right where it is! Thanks!
  • 4d ago
    As a Nigerian, most features that portrays a Nigerian character in several other movies and shows are either misleading, out of touch or simply played by actors who doesn't possess a fundamental understanding of the Nigerian culture, language, remarks etc. But I find this show highly apt and funny too. Nigerians will love this.
  • Dec 03, 2019
    It's easy to miss the story here but it's a portrayal of two broken people. She is a single mother whose husband left her to raise a son on her own. He is a widowed business owner who seems like he has it together. But in reality he is lonely, has health issues, and feels the burden of trying to be his dad for siblings and mom. The show makes a point to point out that no one is perfect. Nigerians tend to think they are better than people because they weren't slaves. But in reality she is working long hours, has little social life, has a failed marriage, has a bad relationship with her son, can't afford her own place, and is lonely. And with the white characters the same is true. The brother for example, white male with a high level job in a large company. Sounds like he has it made right? He even makes an effort to date girls in recovery programs because he thinks he is better. But as we find out he also is lonely. He struggles with addictions himself. And he is just as broken as everyone else. When you spend time getting to know someone they become more than "white man", "black girl", "African girl", etc. They are a person like you who has challenges.
  • Nov 26, 2019
    This show is Awesome! The actors are great and I can't wait to see a second season!
  • Nov 23, 2019
    I wasn't too sure when I first started watching the show (had to DVR it because I also watch DWTS, but found it binge worthy. At the heart of it, it is about overcoming differences and finding the qualities you can love in each other.
  • Nov 22, 2019
    I love the show. It's different and Abishola's dry humor and straightforwardness is great. It has a weird cast of characters with Bob as the link. I enjoy watching every week.
  • Nov 21, 2019
    I find this program to be refreshingly funny. The cast is strong - each character is well developed and well acted and very likeable and very funny in their own right. Perhaps best is how it thumbs its nose at the politically correct world - unlike any other sitcom I have seen lately. I hope it runs multiple seasons. As it is, I can hardly wait until next week.
  • Nov 21, 2019
    I love the show! It's funny and sweet with a great cast.
  • Nov 19, 2019
    It's terrible...avoid!

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