The Boondocks: First season on DVD
July 28, 2006
The following is an excerpt from AlterNet's feature article: Boondocks: Cosby's Younger, Hipper Son.
The Boondocks: The Complete First Season DVD, released this week, provides a well-packaged opportunity to review a comprehensively funny, clever, well-timed manifesto on the world according to Aaron McGruder.
In the post-9/11 era, it seems, any topic not directly related to patriotically correct rhetoric about defending "the homeland" dies on the vine of public discourse for lack of nourishment. One of the few ways to bring attention to a myriad of now secondary topics is through satire. It's an idiom that fits [Boondock characters] Huey and Riley much better than Fat Albert and Old Weird Harold.Read more...