Schooled is mediocre, but it could've been better off it didn't "whitewash" its initial premise
The Goldbergs' 1990s-set spinoff was originally supposed to focus on Tim Meadows' character. Instead, it was rewritten to put AJ Michalka front and center. "ABC should have trusted the series’ creators more," says Hanh Nguyen. "What could’ve been an insightful and interesting comedy about a funny and caring black man in a position of authority instead becomes another vehicle for a white privileged person to bemoan their rather ordinary fate, and yet eventually become a white savior for the school." ALSO: Schooled doesn't delve into 1990s nostalgia like The Goldbergs did with the 1980s.
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