A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Themes of aspirations, community, and identity. Some conversations on race, stereotypes, and discrimination.
Positive Role Models
Characters often speak ignorantly when it comes to race. Internally, Kwabena wants to follow his dreams, but his actions reflect his need to make money and survive in the corporate world. His friends are sometimes brutally honest but supportive.
The series follows a British Jamaican Black man (creator-star Adjani Salmon) A inajdAaAdjani Salmontrying to make his filmmaking dreams a reality while working a day job in a White-dominated corporate company. He deals with racism, microaggressions, and stereotyping, especially from his White colleagues. He tries to address these humorously but is usually met with ignorance (often masked by humor as well). The show features many Black characters of various ages.
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Violence & Scariness
Occasional verbal hostility.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual innuendos, explicit conversations about sex, romance.
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Repeated use of swears like "f--k," "motherf-----r," and "ni--a."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dreaming Whilst Black is a British comedy series following a Black man who wants to become a filmmaker and how he navigates roadblocks and the compromises he has to make. It's based on a TV miniseries of the same name. The Black characters experience microagressions in their interatction with White characters. There are sexual innuendos, explicit sexual conversations, and a focus on romance. Swearing includes repeated use of words such as "f--k," "motherf----r," and "n--a." Adult characters drink alcohol, and there's occasional verbal hostility.
Is It Any Good?
This series dreams up scenarios that are hilariously insightful into the reality of a Black person's experience in a mostly White country. Dreaming Whilst Black has fast pacing and witty, funny writing. Salmon plays the "straight man" role in this unfortunately realistic but still over-the-top world very well. The strong language, adult humor, and sexual innuendos make this suitable for older teens.
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