“One of the good ones”: How The Chi explores a damning convention
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The Chi’s setting may have struck a chord with the Chicago-based A.V. Club, but early glimpses indicated the show had something to offer viewers everywhere, including an exceptional cast led by Mudbound’s Jason Mitchell, and innovative directors like Rick Famuyiwa, who helmed the pilot. Then there was creator Lena Waithe’s compelling vision for the show, which called for authentic storytelling and rich characterization in an underseen community on Chicago’s South Side, all set within an...

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