7.5
1,211 votes
Dear White People

Dear White People

Netflix 2017

At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a diverse group of students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Dear White People

Dear White People - S1E5

#1 - Chapter V

8.46

Season 1 - Episode 5

Friends drag Reggie out on the town to stop him from brooding over the revolution and Sam's new beau. But the night takes a harrowing turn.

The episode was rated from 437 votes.

Dear White People - S2E8

#2 - Chapter VIII

8.40

Season 2 - Episode 8

Gabe finally gets a chance to interview Sam for his documentary, but they both have trouble sticking to their promise not to make things personal.

The episode was rated from 173 votes.

Dear White People - S2E9

#3 - Chapter IX

8.12

Season 2 - Episode 9

A family emergency draws Sam home, where she wrestles with feelings of guilt and stumbles across a piece of Winchester history.

The episode was rated from 152 votes.

Dear White People - S1E10

#4 - Chapter X

8.03

Season 1 - Episode 10

With tensions running high before the town hall, Sam tries to patch up her relationship, Coco steals Troy's thunder, and Lionel makes a bold move.

The episode was rated from 354 votes.

Dear White People - S2E5

#5 - Chapter V

8.02

Season 2 - Episode 5

Tired of living in Sam's shadow, Joelle strikes up a flirtation with a student outside the A-P circle who treats her like a queen.

The episode was rated from 153 votes.

#6 - Chapter VI
7.95
Season 1 - Episode 6

Shell-shocked, Sam and company plan a protest against the campus police, while Reggie finds his own way to process the ordeal.

The episode was rated from 375 votes.
#7 - Chapter VI
7.92
Season 2 - Episode 6

Lionel puts his fledgling romance in jeopardy as he teams up with Brooke to hunt down @AltIvyW's identity for an exposé.

The episode was rated from 154 votes.
#8 - Chapter X
7.91
Season 2 - Episode 10

As the campus braces for Rikki Carter's speech, Sam and Lionel piece together the clues they've gathered on the secret society known as Order of X.

The episode was rated from 151 votes.
#9 - Chapter IV
7.83
Season 2 - Episode 4

With her political capital on the rise, Coco sets her sights on a new role. But a startling discovery forces her to rethink her future at Winchester.

The episode was rated from 175 votes.
#10 - Chapter VII
7.80
Season 1 - Episode 7

Picking up on the chemistry between Sam and Reggie, Gabe obsesses over the state of his relationship -- and makes a startling confession to Joelle.

The episode was rated from 357 votes.

Last updated: sep 30, 2021

Comments

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The fact that Dear White People has such a low rating proves the point of the whole show

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I really wanted to give the benefit of the doubt to this show. The title is telling you that this show is going to be about the wall in the society that is race. I guess it was my fault expecting something more than that. After having to sit through 30 minutes of a badly written, directed and acted episode, I realized that the creator of this show only wants to fuel the hatred in the black society. The show tries to do this by diminishing the white race. (You're in an Ivy League college, who fucking asks "What are you?" to a black person?) But I'm sure the limited target audience of this show will love it.

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Although (I am sure) lots of things slipped my understanding firstly because I am white and secondly because I am European, I believe that shows like this one are extremely necessary for understanding others, changing ourselves and making society a better place.

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The political brouhaha over this show really stops us from talking about it as what it is: a TV show, and TV shows are supposed to entertain, which Dear White People clearly forgot to do. The message of the show is on point, but the whole thing acting-wise, writing-wise, directing-wise was clearly lacking, you can barely call it entertainment. It wasn't funny enough to be called a comedy, nor serious enough to be taken seriously as a drama, and if you peel all that sociopolitial layer off it you'll be watching a very typical teen drama, completely with love triangles and sexually confused characters. It is not inventive nor interesting, you have most likely seen or heard this shit a thousand times before in litterally any show that happens to take place in a high school or a university. I don't watch TV to get woke, that's what the news is for. I want to be entertained.

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Wish there were a way to validate someone has watched a show before rating it. It was quite good, better than I expected. Lionel is the hero we deserve, though all the main characters demonstrated worthy development arcs. Made me a little wistful for college even.

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This show has its flaws, but I still love it. There's nothing else like it on TV right now. It's such a complex exploration of racial tensions, systemic racism, and the way society affects the formation of a multitude of black identities. It's hilarious at times and heart breaking at others. The writing isn't always the greatest and the acting can be a little all over the place sometimes, but I love it. I'm a little worried for season three because I don't know how I feel about the [spoiler] secret society [/spoiler] plot but honestly it's so random that I'm also hyped to see where they go with it.

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It has been a consistent good show but the last couple episodes from the second season are amazing.

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Finally! A show with unimpeachable writing that relays a spectrum of experiences honestly and in relatable fashion. Well paced, sincere and not derivative or cliché. Identity is a fight that's more complex than white people this and black people that, and this show does a fantastic job of weaving the narrative so you stay hooked past your gut instinct the title might suggest you infer. Because the chapter structure allows each profile to focus, you're not left feeling like you don't remember or care about a person which, given that I erased "character" should tell you how much these don't just feel like people, they are. These are real conversations and real struggles. This is the mess of racial politics from every high to low comment or show of solidarity to split. The fauning of "serious subject" shows that got paid to the mockery that was 13 Reasons Why has me wondering what that show would have been worth with an ounce of the respect and reality this carries. You want to listen and pay attention. It makes you in only a way something loud and important and real can. I love when I'm not prepared to be delighted and engaged and am taken anyway.

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this would be the best show of all time if not for the third season :( how did this happen

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Definitely a good concept and I did enjoy it for the most part. However it got a "fair" rating from me because it was neither mind blowing or moving to me. As a minority myself it's nice to see a show where the stereotypes aren't the common jokes on us but it didn't do what I was hoping it would for my viewing pleasure.

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First season should put: "And you are right" under its poster, since it was all about how black people perceive misstreatment from white people and think they need to start a "revolution". Guess what, if you have a show, "showing" how some people are misstreated by other people, it is always about both the some and the others...

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