Come Tuesday night on TBS, The Last OG is coming to a close for the first season — and, to go along with that, we wonder why more people aren’t talking about this show for Emmy buzz. It’s on a few wishlists here and there (including potentially our own — come back later this month for that), but the past nine episodes have proven to be a surprisingly emotional journey. Of course, there’s also been plenty of comedy along the way.
Sure, we knew that Tracy Morgan was hysterically funny, but there’s a tenderness here and a pain that we didn’t quite know existed with him as an actor. He can break your heart and then find a way to make you laugh a few seconds later. One of the best examples of this comes via the sneak peek below, where he delivers a really fantastic performance as Tray discusses the need to be a good father and to make his new, complicated life work. It’s him recognizes that life went on when he was in prison, something that he refused to do at the start of the season.
Of course, The Last OG is helped further by getting Tiffany Haddish and Cedric the Entertainer in its supporting cast, and by also airing on a network in TBS that has been putting out solid original comedies for quite some time. Why more viewers aren’t flocking over there is a pretty big mystery to us.
The good news entering the upcoming finale is clearly this: There will be a second season for The Last OG coming in the future and with that, it means you’ve got a reason to get invested if you haven’t had a chance to do so to date. You don’t have to worry about it being canceled, a pretty common fear for viewers these days.
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