A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Hart retells inspirational stories from throughout American history, from unconventional war heroes to the doctor who invented heart surgery.
Re-enacts lesser-known stories of important figures in Black history, with an emphasis on inspirational stories.
Positive Role Models
Features stories of courage, perseverance, and creativity.
Focuses on lesser-known stories from Black history. The cast features a mix of Black and White actors.
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Violence & Scariness
Descriptions of historical violence, as well as jokes about characters attacking other characters.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some mild body part humor.
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Some mild profanity ("screwed," "nuts," etc.) and some jokes about profanity.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some jokes about prescription drugs. No alcohol or smoking are shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History is a comedy educational show that re-enacts moments from Black American history, with an emphasis on inspirational stories. The stories range from tales of Civil War heroes to those of more recent figures in science, sports, and entertainment.
Is It Any Good?
One of the most important questions about history is who gets to tell it. Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History sets out to tell inspirational stories of Black Americans, as a counterpoint to the stories of violence and oppression that tend to get the most focus. Hart tries to keep his version of history light and accessible, with corny humor and fun guests throughout. Of course, the focus on entertainment means that the actual history doesn't get as deep or rich as it otherwise might.
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