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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Air date: Apr 28, 2017
Air date: Apr 28, 2017
Air date: Apr 28, 2017
Air date: Apr 28, 2017
Air date: Apr 28, 2017
Air date: Apr 28, 2017
Air date: Apr 28, 2017
Air date: Apr 28, 2017
Air date: Apr 28, 2017
Air date: Apr 28, 2017

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Critic Reviews for Dear White People Season 1

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (29)

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.

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

Dec 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.

Apr 28, 2017 | Full Review…

In the movie version of DWP, everything was rushed-the story and issues were too big to cram into 100 minutes. But as I'd hoped, the premise works much better on TV.

Aug 22, 2017 | Full Review…

This show panders to no audience. Everyone is in Simien's crosshairs and what ensues is a refreshing and often quite funny look at how many different ways there are to approach issues of identity as well as the shortcomings of all the different approaches

Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Luckily it is not just socially relevant content, but extremely nuanced and strong comedy that makes Dear White People excel.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

With almost every episode being centered on one character and their specific situation, each episode packs a lot of drama and emotion into 26 minutes.

Aug 26, 2018 | 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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