Parents' Guide to

Deaf U

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Reality show explores deaf culture, college life; some sex.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

It was very negative. I am a Gallaudet Alumni and black male professional. To be blunt, the show seems racist. why I stated that because focus on the two black students and white female students sex and etcs. The film showed no positive of People of Colors, black females and others. Parents who watch this show will not find any positive view or decision in sending their deaf, or Hard of hearing students to a Prostitute University since the main theme is sex, pregnant, and non- education stories about success , experiences at Gallaudet.

The show is a negative overall. Nothing positive to add to the few.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This unscripted series is a lot like many reality shows in a way; it's got the standard dramatic stories, but this time combined with interesting details about deaf culture and community. Viewers hear lots of personal details about the cast thanks to one-on-one interviews, and the endless conversations they have with each other about their romantic entanglements. Unfortunately, there's not a ton of depth, which can make the discussions feel more exhausting than engaging.

However, Deaf U succeeds at informing viewers about the existence of deaf culture, and some of the particulars associated with it. Students share details about the differences in ASL (American Sign Language) fluency, how they create name signs to identify themselves and others, and the social strata within the community that are defined by deafness. Thoughts and concerns about some deaf students' willingness to cater to the hearing population is also discussed. If you can look past the mundane storylines, these conversations are the ones worth tuning in to.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 9, 2020
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: February 27, 2022

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