Dear White People: Season 3 (2019)

SEASON:

Season 3
Dear White People

Critics Consensus

Though at times it vamps more than it grows, Dear White People's third season still excels thanks to its continued willingness to confront tough social issues with comedic grace.

90%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 20

32%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 113

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)



  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

Episodes

Air date: Aug 2, 2019

With Sam, Lionel and the rest of the crew caught up in their own priorities, Al suddenly feels like the only one fighting for change at Winchester.

View Details
Air date: Aug 2, 2019

As an admirer hovers around Joelle, Reggie pressures her to go public with their relationship. Moses Brown pitches his new app on the radio show.

View Details
Air date: Aug 2, 2019

While Brooke chases a story on a controversial filmmaker-in-residence, Sam tries to bluff her way through a big pitch, and Lionel goes on the prowl.

View Details
Air date: Aug 2, 2019

After landing his first cover story in Pastiche, Troy makes an unsettling discovery. Money troubles prompt Gabe to join a campus labor movement.

View Details
Air date: Aug 2, 2019

On Parents Weekend, Coco sets out to win a recommendation from the toughest professor on campus -- while contending with an unexpected visitor.

View Details
Air date: Aug 2, 2019

Troy leads an insurrection at Pastiche, Gabe takes a dubious step to raise money for his film, and Reggie makes some improvements to Moses's app.

View Details
Air date: Aug 2, 2019

As Chester's popularity soars, Lionel tries to convince D'unte and friends that he's ready for the gay "deep end." Sam gets a chance to meet her idol.

View Details
Air date: Aug 2, 2019

A sexual assault allegation stirs up fierce debate at Armstrong-Parker House and drives Joelle and Reggie even farther apart.

View Details
Air date: Aug 2, 2019

Brooke takes a new approach with Muffy, a guilt-stricken Gabe tries to make up for his mistake, and Troy woos an investor for his new magazine.

View Details
Air date: Aug 2, 2019

A bombshell story in the debut issue of Fried Chicanery leads to a moment of reckoning. Sam and Lionel learn there's more to the Order than they knew.

View Details

Dear White People: Season 3 Videos

Tv Season Info

News & Interviews for Dear White People: Season 3

Critic Reviews for Dear White People Season 3

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

"Dear White People" has wonderfully fluid cinematography, and is edited as well as anything on TV. Sure, the junior year of "DWP" hasn't quite found its voice, but that aspect of this year almost makes it the show's most ambitious.

Nov 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 3 builds very well on its core goodness - if you enjoyed past seasons, you'll continue to enjoy this one.

Aug 5, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The college campus satire attempts to reconcile two complicated histories, and mostly succeeds.

Aug 25, 2019 | Full Review…

This might be a train wreck of a season in some ways, but it's a glorious one, spilling food for thought everywhere.

Aug 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Season Three continues to creatively and beautifully hold up a mirror to society at large for some much needed introspection and reflection.

Nov 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

I'm not sure that Season Three of Dear White People is it's strongest season, it finds itself lost and meandering for the entire first arc before settling in and ending the season on firm ground. Still, it's positively its gayest season by a mile.

Aug 20, 2019 | Full Review…

It is the boldest season so far, but the risks it takes only serve to elevate a highly entertaining and thought provoking show.

Aug 17, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Dear White People is just as impactful in its third season as it was in its first, but what's upsetting is how few people will probably watch it.

Aug 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The season is ultimately successful - at least in the back half - even if it takes a few episodes for it all to come together and for audiences to adjust to the new iterations of the characters.

Aug 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Dear White People has exploded into a weighty comedy about those tough issues... that is also chasing the specter of a secret society.

Aug 5, 2019 | Full Review…

If there isn't much engagement in terms of plotting, the show still has great energy as a social satire and overall commentary.

Aug 5, 2019 | Full Review…

A more expansive season opts for character beats over cohesive storytelling.

Aug 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dear White People: Season 3

  • Sep 11, 2020
    And it sinks even deeper. I couldn't finish the season.
  • Dec 19, 2019
    The META jokes about this being the "third season of a Netflix series" ended up being funny for the wrong reasons. Narratively, this season is a mess: I couldn't tell you what the main plot is, whilst the show gets lost in hundreds of subplots with little to no connection to one another. Sometimes, the show even forgets them halfway through the season. It seems like its desperately trying to stay on top of current events despite being out of date almost as soon as it aired. Such a shame after a strong first season and decent second season, made even more disappointing by the brilliant cinematography still present.
  • Sep 07, 2019
    Waste of time. Failed so much after the first two series being great
  • Sep 05, 2019
    Just watched 3 seasons in 3 days. I wasn't sure what to expect when this first came up on Netflix, but you don't have to be black to love it. We all have different experiences yet there is so much that we have in common too. Season 3 was less stylistic in some ways than the previous seasons, moving focus to underline a message of commonality. That we are all just people. It portrays an unusual level of depth for a comedy, with human flaws and character, every person ever changing. There has got to be a season 4. Netflix, please.
  • Sep 04, 2019
    A bit preachey, and admittedly unfocused, still this third season of Dear White People succeeds through pertinent themes, and strong acting.
  • Aug 31, 2019
    I absolutely loved season 2 and I really enjoyed season 1, but too many things went wrong this season for me to praise it this time. The structure of the show has gone from only exploring a single character's perspective for a full episode to sort of focusing on one character while still showing us what other characters are doing. I think this is a complete downgrade. Aside from that, the show has gotten worse in a multitude of ways like reusing jokes, questionable use of time for each episode being used on insignificant characters, plot threads that are weirdly dropped, and a lack of a climax. The plot point with Troy was completely unimpressive considering how that group was constantly brushed aside this season. Not everything is negative about this season though. There are some good things present here like how the show deals with STIs, unions, and abuse of power by higher-ups. The acting is also as good as it can be with how the script was. Ultimately I feel like this season was a failure, but only in the context of being a follow up to the masterpiece that was season 2. If you watch this season, then my recommendation is to go into it with your expectations lowered.
  • Aug 14, 2019
    Excellent! Important and needed conversation done with grace, style and humor. Thoroughly enjoyed season 3, looking forward to season 4!
  • Aug 11, 2019
    Even if the story changed it's course it was still an amazing well written show. Love the references and the humor.
  • Aug 09, 2019
    It takes a little longer to get going, but another home run of a season
  • Aug 06, 2019
    I loved Season 1; really loved Season 2, and still loved Season 3,but I thought it took a little too long to build. The series managed to avoid the sophomore curse and the writers knew that too with so many winking Netflix self referential jokes about this season; so was this too overly self aware? Was it risk aversive and a little less audacious? No matter, its still funny and relevant and smart. Example is Sam's search for her artistic voice seemed to take too long a journey; I get that in real life it can be an enduring process but it also felt a little... undramatic? Also the sexual impropriety/professor taking advantage of their position storyline... Id like to have seen it build earlier and not with the basket of muffins which seemed... contrived... But truly... Love this show.

News & Features