- Number of Discs: 4
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Video: Color
- Released: October 10, 2006
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Paramount
- 4-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case - Checkpoint
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Ultimate DVD - 12/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "It's gently but consistently funny, relatable and has a superb cast."
Comedian Chris Rock parleys his real-life childhood experiences into an endearingly family-friendly coming-of-age sitcom with UPN's popular and critically acclaimed EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS. Set in 1980s Brooklyn (where Rock himself grew up), the series follows 13-year-old Chris (a brilliant Tyler James Williams) as his efforts at being cool are constantly stifled by his pennypinching father, Julius (former NFL player Terry Crews), overprotective mother, Rochelle (Tichina Arnold, MARTIN), and annoying younger siblings, Drew (Tequan Richmond) and Tanya (Imani Hakim). To make matters worse, Chris is forced to attend an all-white school where his only friend is the equally hapless white boy Greg (Vincent Martella), ensuring that his peer interactions are just as exasperating as his befuddled, yet loving, family life. Rock himself provides the voiceover narration, while period-piece detail and an impeccable soul soundtrack add authentic '80s nostalgia. Whether you call it an African-American WONDER YEARS or a working-class COSBY SHOW, EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS is funny, creative, clever, and full of heart--and one of the best television series to come around in quite a while. This collection presents the series' debut season in its entirety for a total of 22 episodes.