Where To Watch: Netflix ($8.99 per month)
Starring: Jaden Michael, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Offerman
Description: From co-creators Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick comes Colin in Black and White, a bold new limited series that chronicles Kaepernick’s story, tackling the obstacles of race, class and culture as the Black adopted child of a white family. Colin in Black and White stars Jaden Michael as Young Colin before reaching the highest levels of American football as an NFL quarterback and becoming a cultural icon and activist; Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker as his well-meaning parents Rick and Teresa; and Colin Kaepernick himself, who appears as the present-day narrator of his own story, guiding viewers through a robust and colorfully presented array of historical and contemporary contextual moments. You don’t know Kaepernick until you know Colin.
“Overall, Colin in Black & White demonstrates why Kaepernick has become the principled man he is today. It’s a very good series which humanizes a courageous athlete who has too often been belittled and misrepresented by ignorant ideologues. But a little more subtlety and a slightly wider lens could have turned this very good program into a truly great one.”
Eric Deggans, NPR | Read The Full Review Here
“There are times when Colin leaves all subtlety behind and makes its points and metaphors jarringly obvious. But where it might be clunky or unwelcome in another show, the message is more important than the story here. Kaepernick’s story has already been spun wildly out of control by the media, his critics and commentators. It’s here, with DuVernay’s help, that he gets to say exactly what he means. He can’t get much more black and white about it.”
Kelly Lawler, USA Today I Read The Full Review Here
“Colin in Black and White can feel sentimental and blunt in a way that feels as disparate as those two terms are. But there’s something highly watchable about it, particularly in young Colin’s narrative. The cast within the storyline about Kaepernick’s life are great, even if Kaepernick himself isn’t the best host and narrator. Go in knowing that it tries hard to cast a wide net and won’t be able to catch everything or everyone.”
Kristen Lopez, IndieWire | Read The Full Review Here
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— ??rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) October 30, 2021
Bro I’m watching “Colin in Black and White” on @netflix & I want to say THANK YOU ??
Thank u for giving ppl like me who grew up like u a VOICE. I’ve cried every episode so far.I’m from a small WI town
“We get to decide, they don’t” Watch it. You’ll learn? pic.twitter.com/KLnWyA4fYn
— Andy Rochon (@AJRochon22) October 29, 2021