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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 (47) | Top Critics (22)

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…

Dear White People is a pop culture-savvy, sometimes explicit, always entertaining look at that process. It's the perfect series for young people negotiating a world where struggles over identity grow more complex every day.

April 27, 2017 | Full Review…
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As quick to back up its arguments as it is to acknowledge differing opinions, [DWP] always feels like a personal story first and intelligent satire second... I've spent three hours at Winchester. And I only want more.

March 13, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Smart, engaging new show, with exceptional cast, that gets better episode by episode - always a good sign.

May 4, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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All those detractors who accused it of "race-baiting" only proves why a series like this is so relevant and necessary. But Dear White People is not arrogant or deranged enough to think it's got the answers. It's simply asking the questions.

May 2, 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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