“The Upshaws” stars comic and forgotten “Sopranos” actor Mike Epps as Bennie Upshaw, the proprietor of a mechanic store in Indianapolis. Bennie tries to be husband to Regina (Kim Fields) and father to his 4 children — considered one of whom is an grownup, two of whom are teenage ladies, and considered one of whom is a teenage boy he conceived with one other girl, whereas he and Regina have been separated. He would not all the time dwell as much as expectations, as his sister-in-law Lucretia (Wanda Sykes) likes to level out. Collectively, they cope with they face relatable issues with humor and coronary heart.
Based on its creators, a present like this was overdue. “These reveals simply do not exist anymore — it is both we’re doing very well, or we’re popping out of slavery, like Black ache,” Sykes instructed The New York Occasions. “So, we knocked it round and got here up with a brand new thought.”
The result’s a humorous present that is a bit too crass to be household pleasant, however is filled with laughs because of its skilled core solid of Epps, Fields, and Sykes. And when you’ve got somebody like Bennie in your loved ones, you will discover lots to narrate to.