My roommate went to a sort of family reunion a few weeks back, and left with the first season of Boondocks on DVD. You might be familiar with the cartoon, the one appearing in the comic section of the newspaper, or the series showing on Cartoon Network.
Anyway, that very day she pops in the first DVD. Hilarity ensues.
There's no way to briefly summarize without doing the entire premise injustice. The only thing I really regret about the show is the language--I'm afraid to watch too much for fear that I adopt such vulgarity into my own vernacular--but I know it's there for effect and... well, without it, the show would lose a lot of its humor.
And wherein lies the humor but in the truth? The shameful, critical truth in the eyes of a 10-year old boy looking at his 8-year old brother. We've watched the first two DVDs and I think one episode on the third. A fascinating look at our American society... we laugh but we should all look at such criticism I think with a somber eye, and strive to change the reality instead of indulging in the entertainment which blinds us from it.