Chewing Gum: Season 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: Deftly juggling its Christian convictions and crude intentions, Chewing Gum is balanced by a brazen performance from series creator Michaela Cole.


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Air date: Oct 31, 2016
Air date: Oct 31, 2016
Air date: Oct 31, 2016
Air date: Oct 31, 2016
Air date: Oct 31, 2016
Air date: Oct 31, 2016

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Comedy series about Tracey Gordon, a religious, Beyoncé-obsessed twenty-something who is fast finding out that the more she learns about the world, the less she understands.

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Critic Reviews for Chewing Gum Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Chewing Gum is a concentrated burst of life and colour that's a far cry from the stereotypical bleak portrayal of social housing in so-called "gritty" dramas.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The underrated gem is worth a watch.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…
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Like all the best comedy writers, Michaela Coel, who also stars, has a knack for taking an everyday situation and spinning it with the absurd.

Jan 12, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The real treat of Chewing Gum is Cole herself, whose demeanor, humor, and fabulous, expressive face make the show what it is.

Apr 21, 2017 | Full Review…

There's something about the everyday locations that make the outrageous melodrama all the better.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Michaela Coel's comedy about the awkward extremes of spirituality, sex, and relationships is much like its main character - proudly and loudly its own confusing thing.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

She's crude, confused and deeply human. If ever there was a show that deserved a second series, it was this.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

This is not a performance. This is a tour de force. Probably the most liberated series in the history of television. Never in my lifetime have I seen something so sexually subversive, irreverent, condescending, colorful and fun.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Given that Michaela Coel's incredible timing, warmth and gift for physical comedy basically make her, in my eyes, the second coming of Lucille Ball, I feel she could carry it off whatever.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Other shows have offered similiar awkward laughter, but the sharp writing, underlying sweetness, and Coel's unique radiance makes this show something truly special.

Jan 12, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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