Netflix’s “Coffee & Kareem” pairs a young black kid with an inept white cop and hopes that their differences will amuse (or at least distract) stuck-at-home audiences for 90 minutes or so.
If you’re desperate for a ‘sorta’ family-friendly show to watch, check out Coffee & Kareem. may be just what you need. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as a single mother dating a white cop (Ed Helms), an awkward, overly cautious cop — a role for which Ed Helms is well suited. Kareem Manning is a chubbier-than-most Detroit public school misfit forced to toughen up before his time. He’s played by Terrence Little Gardenhigh, who is really good at acting angry. Kareem hates that Coffee is dating his mom (Taraji P. Henson), so he arranges for local drug dealer Orlando Johnson (RonReaco Lee) to teach the guy a lesson.
This flick has received horrible reviews by the general public and critics, and sadly, TSF. We still love Taraji and we’ll continue to support her work but we can’t give this a thumbs up, sorry. However, since we’re in quarantine and you’ve probably watched everything Netflix has to offer, consider streaming this show while ironing clothes, washing dishes, or putting yourself to sleep. 🙁
Check out the official description:
As officer James Coffee enjoys a new relationship, the woman’s 12-year-old son plots their demise. Kareem employs criminal fugitives but accidentally exposes a secret network of criminal activity. As a result, Kareem makes his family a target. To protect Vanessa, Kareem teams up with Coffee — the partner he never wanted — for a dangerous chase across Detroit.
Coffee & Kareem is not streaming on Netflix.