Parents' Guide to

Black Jesus

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Irreverent, edgy comedy puts the Savior in the inner city.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

luv it

i watched this w my son he 6 n he still love this shit i kno its kinda sensitive cos its a satirical representation of a religious figure but the humor is good and its well made

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 18+

Should be cancelled!!!!

Mocks the Christian Jesus and the Jewish Jesus who is the Messiah of the World!!! It is blasphemous and mocks the Saviour! Therefore do not let your kids watch this.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

A TV version of a popular YouTube character, Black Jesus is so simple it's almost complex, which makes it mildly confusing for those who watch. The concept is easy to grasp: What if Jesus returned today as the antithesis of what popular opinion portrays him to be? On one hand, the show's irreverent trampling of Christianity's sacred beliefs about the Son of God's impeccable moral character is laugh-out-loud funny; on the other hand, this nontraditional portrayal still manages to reflect many of the Biblical savior's original messages, despite the bearer's pot-smoking, insult-slinging trappings.

Clearly this isn't a show for teens who won't see past the superficial absurdity to its better messages, and the rampant language is a strong deterrent for this age group. But adults will see it better for what it is -- a comical supposition of how modern-day Jesus's charismatic messages might fall on our ears today. Would new takes on Jesus quotes such as "He not know what the f--k he do" and "You do realize I died for you, right?" impress themselves upon us, or would we write them off because of the messenger's delivery? If nothing else, Black Jesus makes you look at long-held beliefs about Christianity in a different way, and even believers will see that the character's redemptive qualities outweigh his questionable moral fiber in this uniquely comical reimagining.

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