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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive messages about honest, trust, loyalty, and finding one's voice.
Positive Role Models
Dave and other characters display creativity, humility, dedication, and curiosity.
Violence & Scariness
Some jokes and bragging about violence and the threat of violence, but no violent acts occur on screen.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A lot of humor is sexual in nature, including talk about genitalia and descriptions of sexual acts.
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Profanity is used throughout: "f--k," "d--k," "s--t," etc.
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Products & Purchases
Dave is about the music business and features guest stars who often promote their work or their brands. Social media is discussed and used throughout.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters are seen drinking alcohol and using marijuana, and talk about being drunk and high.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dave is a comedy series in which satirical rapper Lil Dicky plays a fictionalized version of himself. The show follows Dave as he tries to build a career in the music business. A lot of the jokes revolve around sex (Lil Dicky's moniker is itself a play on words), including a lot of descriptions of genitalia and sexual acts. One of the major themes of the show is that Lil Dicky is a White artist in a predominantly Black genre, and the series frequently calls attention to Dave's biases while still trotting out some stereotypical jokes about rap music and hip hop culture.
Is It Any Good?
Hip hop has been a monumental cultural force for nearly 50 years. so it's offputting to see this show indulge in a lot of the same easy jokes about rappers that have been made for decades. Expect jokes in Dave about thugs and gangsters and posses, and how everyone is absolutely astonished to find out a White guy can rap. The series is a lot more self-aware than it would have been even 10 or 15 years ago (one of the running jokes involves Lil Dicky's producer calling out ways he unwittingly stereotypes Black people), and it's clear from the guest stars that show up (including YG, Young Thug, J Balvin, Tierra Whack, Rae Srummerd, and a ton more) that, despite being labelled as a satirical rapper, Lil Dicky has some legitimate credibility in the industry. Still, there's a lot of tired material here alongside the stuff that feels contemporary.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.