Aaron vs. Luca: A Grownish Showdown

By Lindsey Mutz Review of Grownish 1x12 “Crew Love” This episode of Grownish opens with Zoey Johnson saying that kids these days hide behind social media, that we feeling comfortable enough to bare our souls to strangers online but not enough to talk to people face to face about what we are feeling. She’s not…

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Life Sentence — Pilot Episode Review

by Gianluca Russo “I don’t want anything to change,” Stella says, still reeling from the news that her terminal cancer has been—shockingly—cured. Little does she know, nothing is as it seems. The CW’s latest series, “Life Sentence,” premiered last night, following the life of Stella Abbott (played by “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale) who…

Grown-ish Explores Dating Bias for Women of Color

By Lindsey Mutz Review of Grown-ish 1x10 “It’s Hard Out There for A Pimp” This week, Grown-ish tackles an issue that has not been largely explored by popular media, probably because of the nuance behind it: the stereotypes behind dating as a woman of color. The focus of this episode is on twins Jazz and…

Zoey Cashes Out: Review of Grownish 1×06

Review of Grownish 1x06 “Cashin’ Out” by Lindsey Mutz This episode of Grown-ish opens on a fairly big reveal: Zoey and Cash have had sex. It isn’t explored or focused on, but mentioned casually at the top of the episode, indicated by just how much Zoey and Cash’s relationship has grown since we last saw…

Zoey’s Relationship Is Put to the Test

by Lindsey Mutz Review of Grown-ish, Episode 1x05, C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Alters Everything Around Me). In last week’s episode, Zoey took an interest in Cash Mooney, the school’s newest basketball star. In this episode, they have become a solid couple, and have been dating long enough to make everyone in the school jealous. Things seem to…