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Everybody Hates Chris – The Final Season (Season Four/2009/Paramount DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C+     Episodes: C+



Chris Rock can be funny, but his humor can also be predictable and in order to do a TV series (TV grind and all), that is closer to what we get in his now wrapped-up hit TV series Everybody Hates Chris about his alter-ego (more or less) dealing with growing up.  It breaks down into living up to the title of the show, self-deprecating humor and some politically incorrect jokes that wear thin quickly.


This 4-DVD set has the final 22 episodes and enough is enough.  Tyler James Williams plays the younger Rock, with the real Rock constantly narrating every single moment of every single show.  That does not always work and though this is aimed at more of a family audience, it did not have to be this overly simple.  Still, here it is and you can see for yourself.  In this case, I can’t imagine an earlier season being better than the last one.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is a little soft throughout with some motion blur to boot and can look good, but sometimes just looks generic.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is joke and dialogue-based so the surrounds are not engaged with much to offer.  Extras include a gag reel, deleted scenes, director webisodes and six featurettes.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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