7.3
320 votes
The Chair

The Chair

Netflix 2021

At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Chair

The Chair - S1E6

#1 - The Chair

7.62

Season 1 - Episode 6

As his hearing approaches, Bill's academic future comes into question. Ji-Yoon's revelation puts the board on the spot and shakes up the department.

The episode was rated from 60 votes.

The Chair - S1E5

#2 - The Last Bus in Town

7.60

Season 1 - Episode 5

Ji-Yoon visits Pembroke's new lecturer as Bill joins in on a Korean tradition. The tenured professors band together, and Yaz receives an enticing offer.

The episode was rated from 62 votes.

The Chair - S1E4

#3 - Don't Kill Bill

7.46

Season 1 - Episode 4

Pressure mounts for Ji-Yoon to turn the department around after Bill's suspension. The hiring of a new professor undermines Yaz's chance at tenure.

The episode was rated from 61 votes.

The Chair - S1E3

#4 - The Town Hall

7.39

Season 1 - Episode 3

Bill hosts a town hall with the students that quickly takes a turn. Joan starts a fire. A dinner with the dean puts Ji-Yoon in an awkward position.

The episode was rated from 70 votes.

The Chair - S1E1

#5 - Brilliant Mistake

7.34

Season 1 - Episode 1

With the department facing budget cuts and low enrollment, Ji-Yoon vows to make some changes as chair while one professor struggles to keep it together.

The episode was rated from 105 votes.

#6 - The Faculty Party
7.28
Season 1 - Episode 2

Tired of the lack of diversity in Pembroke’s staff, Ji-Yoon makes a bold decision during a faculty soiree. A video from Bill's lecture causes a stir.

The episode was rated from 79 votes.

Last updated: oct 14, 2021

Comments

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I like this show. I think it should make the "woke" mob think that in some ways they are no better than those they despise by being intolerant of about everything that makes them slightly uncomfortable.

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Let's say it could be the faculty side of Dear White People, without the image filters and weaker comedy. However, Sandra Oh could star in your fifth grade play and we'd demand a Tony for her because she's way more than we deserve. It's not bad at all, but I might have gone in with too many expectations. Race, age, the stagnation of dying institutions and single motherhood, all stirred and poured correctly, but left with a feeling of "you could've done more with so many ingredients".

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This show tries to cater to everyone's wants. On one hand it shows the cancel culture for the mob that it is. On the other hand it criticises the non-science departments for not being inclusive enough. Overall this is an immensly mediocre show barely worth watching.

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