Freeform's "Grown-ish" is Super Relatable-ish

By Ashley Logan on January 15, 2018

Freeform’s newest sitcom Grown-ish, starring Yara Shahidi, is a spinoff of ABC’s Black-ish.

Source: Freeform

Shahidi plays “Zoey Johnson” on both shows. In Grown-ish her character’s personality is the center of focus. Zoey is a laid-back, highly intelligent, highly fashionable young woman who goes through almost everything a college freshman girl goes through in her first year away from home.

Freshman year is the year that young adults feel they are grown-ish, since they’re away from home and their parents. However, that is truly not the case. As Zoey finds out for herself, college isn’t all rainbows and butterflies but can be almost too freeing in a way that might not result too well.

She goes through the torment of how fine college boys are in comparison to the still-growing high schooler’s she was once used to. Zoey also delves into the party life where you almost forget that you’re in college for schooling and not partying.

The antics and experiences of a college freshman are not limited to just Zoey, but the rest of the cast plays a huge part as well. I won’t spoil too much of the series if you haven’t checked it out for yourself already, but just know there are plenty of almost-too-loud laughs ahead

Source: Freeform

Grown-ish features an amazing cast filled with diversity and unique personalities. You’ll see someone that you know personally from your own college experience in at least one of these characters.

I relate the most to Zoey and her embarrassing ways to get at those college guys. We’ll leave it at that, but if you haven’t checked out Grown-ish for yourself I’d highly recommend doing so!

Grown-ish airs on Freeform, Wednesday’s at 8pm/est

By Ashley Logan

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My name is Ashley Logan and I'm a Communications/ Journalism major studying at Albright College. I'll be graduating in 2018 and I'm so excited to enter the workforce and put all my ideas to use. I love writing about music, fashion, inclusivity, and whatever has been on my mind lately.

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