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Dear White People: Season 1 (2017)




Critic Consensus: Timely, provocative, and sharply written, Dear White People is an entertaining blend of social commentary and incisive humor.


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Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Dear White People is a send-up of the now post "post-racial" America that weaves together a universal story of finding one's own identity and forging a wholly unique path. The satirical series -- based on the acclaimed 2014 film by the same name -- continues to follow a group of Winchester University students of color as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and activism in the millennial age. Through an absurdist lens, Dear White People utilizes biting irony, self-deprecation and sometimes brutal honesty to hold up a mirror to the issues plaguing society today, all the while leading with laughter.


Logan Browning
as Samantha White
Brandon P Bell
as Troy Fairbanks
DeRon Horton
as Lionel Higgins
Antoinette Robertson
as Colandrea "Coco" Conners
John Patrick Amedori
as Gabe Mitchell
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Critic Reviews for Dear White People: Season 1

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (32)

I enjoyed the show, and that's an accomplishment because I didn't like the film at all. I think this incarnation did a lot to flesh out characters in ways I found satisfying, and its use of multiple angles on the same basic events worked pretty well.

September 5, 2018 | Full Review…

As someone who also went to a PWI, I get that the perception of the black student body at PWIs might align closely with what's presented in Dear White People.

September 5, 2018 | Full Review…

I think Dear White People, the show, is a tremendous artistic achievement. It's always hinting that there is something beyond the pleading and wokeness, something that the show's more militant characters can't see.

September 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Dear White People juggles aspirations to be both a scripted commentary on race and a sitcom about college students, and fails mildly in both regards.

September 5, 2018 | Full Review…

There is a ton of plot in Dear White People, but the way in which it plays fast and loose with storytelling devices makes that plot both easily digestible and entertaining to watch.

December 27, 2017 | Full Review…
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The best thing about Dear White People is that it adopts the loose, varied feel of college life, filled with the highs, lows, fierce arguments, and ephemeral joys that come with it.

April 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dear White People: Season 1


Outstanding, outrageous and above all satirical, Dear White compliments and criticizes every racial aspect of modern society while creating thought-provoking dialogue and sequences that explore other social problems, spiced with witty doses of brilliant humor.


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