Favorite socially conscious college comedy: 'Dear White People' or 'Grown-ish'? | The Tylt
"Dear White People" and "Grown-ish" are both socially conscious college comedies a little reminiscent of "School Daze" and "A Different World." Freeform's "Grown-ish" is a spin-off of the praised ABC sitcom "Black-ish," and tackles social issues that college kids face today. Netflix's "Dear White People" is based on the acclaimed film of the same name and centers on what black students face at a predominantly white Ivy League school. Which college-themed show is your favorite?
Favorite socially conscious college comedy: 'Dear White People' or 'Grown-ish'?
Below is the synopsis of "Dear White People," per Rotten Tomatoes.
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.
"Dear White People" holds a fresh rating of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication). This socially conscious comedy tackles the issues black students face in a so-called "post-racial America" while attending a predominantly white Ivy League university. It's gearing up for season four on Netflix.
Below is the synopsis of "Grown-ish," per Rotten Tomatoes.
Zoey Johnson heads off to college, where she quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest in this spin-off of "Black-ish."
The first season of "Grown-ish" holds a fresh rating of 95 percent, while the overall series holds a 61 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication). The college-themed show focuses on a variety of issues, trials and tribulations that Gen Z faces while moving into adulthood. The show is now in its third season on Freeform.