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Pilot

Original Air Date: Jan 7, 2018

A fateful event sends shockwaves through a community on the South Side of Chicago and connects the lives of Brandon, Ronnie, Emmett and Kevin in wholly unexpected ways. Series premiere.

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Sneak Peek: Brandon's Eulogy for Coogi

Sneak Peek: Brandon's Eulogy for Coogi

"We start off riding through the city with Coogie (Jahking Guillory), a playful 16-year-old with a wild mane of hair, on a canary yellow bicycle with a banana seat... we see Chicago through his eyes. We’ve already seen in the news what the city is, at least on corners like this one. What it can be — the vibrant place of possibility that Coogie sees — gives The Chi its heart and its heartbreak."

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"The Chi performs an important service: It transforms the word 'Chicago' from something approaching an epithet into a three-dimensional place, a city in which a believable array of human beings live their lives and try to overcome the difficulties in their paths."

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Music from this episode
All We Got (Coloring Book)
Chance the Rapper
Cake (ft. Talia Stewart)
Taylor Bennett
Roof Gone (Produced by CEO Beatz)
Taylor Bennett
Dreams Makin It Big
Izzy ft. Deralph
Shotgun
R.L. Boyce
Its A Reason feat. Moe Cheez
Yung Tragic
Brother where are you?
Oscar Brown Jr.
Smoked Clean
Zion I
Let the Horns Blow (feat. Homeboy Sandman)
evitaN
Nobody Speak (feat. Run The Jewels)
DJ Shadow

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    As lives intersect, the people who call the South Side of Chicago home strive to make the right choices and overcome life’s challenges.

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